After months of frenzied speculation in the media about the pregnancy, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kylie Jenner, announces the birth of her baby girl. In a statement published across her social media platforms on Sunday night, the 20-year-old said:
“I’m sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions. I understand you’re used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world. I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free and healthy way I knew how. There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness.
Pregnancy has been the most beautiful, empowering and life-changing experience I’ve had in my entire life and I’m actually going to miss it. I appreciate my friends and especially my family for helping me make this special moment as private as we could. My beautiful and healthy baby girl arrived February 1st and I just couldn’t wait to share this blessing. I’ve never felt love and happiness like this I could burst! Thank you for understanding.”
Reactions to the news have been monumental. When Kylie Jenner announced the birth of her daughter, her mom and manager Kris Jenner tweeted, “God is SO good!! I am so excited and thrilled to welcome another precious baby girl to our beautiful, ever growing family. We are blessed beyond belief!”
Along with the announcement, Kylie Jenner also published a 10-minute video via YouTube documenting her pregnancy journey. The video has racked up almost 22 million views in just 12 hours.