Kylie Jenner didn’t talk about her pregnancy for fear of being ‘judged for being so young’

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I actually wasn’t expecting people to care so much about Kylie Jenner giving birth. Do I think Kylie is a mess? For sure. Do I think she’s too young to have baby? Yes. Do I think Kris Jenner is probably going to end up raising this child in a few years? Yeah. But those are the breaks – Kylie is a legal adult, she made a series of choices and this is what she wanted, and now she’s the mother to healthy baby girl. Whose name we still don’t know! Her family sent her a lot of flowers, and Khloe sent her a floral arrangement that seemed to be in a “C” shape. A clue about the name? My (real) name starts with C and I will just die if this baby ends up with my Indian name. Or was the “C” bouquet intended for Kim and Chicago West? Hm. Meanwhile, People Magazine had this story about why Kylie stayed so quiet during her pregnancy:

PEOPLE first learned Jenner was expecting in September, but the star didn’t reveal any details — even going as far as to make sure her baby bump was concealed during any appearances — until Sunday.

“She really wasn’t ready for the pregnancy news to come out,” a source tells PEOPLE. “She knew it was inevitable, but she knew she would be judged for being so young.”

“Kylie’s very sensitive and is obsessed with her public image,” added the source. “When she started gaining weight, that’s when she really started going under the radar. She didn’t want the public scrutiny and didn’t think it would be healthy for her or the baby.”

A second source told PEOPLE that Jenner has been looking forward to everything that being out of the public eye will bring in new motherhood.

“She very much enjoys being out of the spotlight and can’t wait to spend quiet time with the baby,” the source says of the reality star and businesswoman. “She doesn’t seem in any rush to get back to a more public life,” adds the insider. “She is not selling baby pictures. She has a baby name.”

[From People]

I can see how she would be afraid of being “judged” or criticized, and I think that she probably made the right choice for her own well-being. I know a lot of people thought Kris Jenner would find a way to angle Kylie’s pregnancy and birth into some kind of spectacle, so it warms my heart a little bit that Kylie was able to do this on her terms. People Mag’s sources also say that the “baby is very cute with chubby cheeks. The baby sleeps a lot and so far Kylie feels everything is going well.”

Update: the baby’s name is STORMI!! We will discuss this further tomorrow.

Kylie posted this Instagram on Sunday:


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  1. Jag says:

    If she means it, that’s a really sweet post that she made and I have hope for her and her baby.

    It was surprising that she kept things so under wraps. I truly hope that she keeps the rest of the family from infecting her child with low self esteem or whatever it is that makes them fill and plump and go under the knife to change their appearance so much.

  2. Erinn says:

    It’s kind of sad… but this is probably the first time in almost her whole life where she’s been legit under the radar and living more a more ‘normal’ existence. I know that she’s kept herself in the spotlight by oversharing and whatnot – but this was what she was growing up around. It was their sort of normal as abnormal as it would be for someone like the rest of us.

    I hope she and the baby are doing well – I have no real ill will towards this girl. She’s kind of an idiot, but in the world that we’re living in “kind of an idiot” doesn’t bother me nearly as much as it used to.

    • FHMom says:

      I’m rooting for her and her child. She’s off to a great start.

      • Erinn says:

        I never thought I’d be saying it, but I am too. As long as she’s trying to be a good mom I’m happy for her. Even if the kid gets a bit more publicity later, if she’s genuinely involved, and taking care of her child to the best of her abilities, I think I’m going to cut her some slack.

    • Mrs. WelenMelon says:

      She’s not too young. It’s not what I would want for Kylie if she were my daughter, though. My dream for Kylie at 20 would be college or a job she loves and fun Spring Break plans to make, and a boyfriend who she loves and who loves her.

      My dream for Kylie would not be the responsibilities that come with a baby, no matter how many staff you have.

      But it is not my call, it’s Kylie’s.

      • Erinn says:

        Yeah, I mean – she’s not 15 or 16. She’s legally an adult. She’s had her own place for a while now so she’s more self-sufficient than a lot of girls her age. If it were my daughter I’d prefer to think she’s getting a career in order or going to school – or what have you. But she’s a mom now – and that’s that. So now I guess it’s a case of her doing what she can to be great for this kid.

  3. deets says:

    I don’t blame her for keeping it private. Not one bit. The Ks court controversy for fame and wealth. Controversy is not unstressful though, no matter how thick your skin.
    It’s probably the healthiest, most mature choices she’s ever made.

    Side note: She’s older than every one of my 5 aunts on my dads side when they had their first. Good christian girls, they all got married first or during pregnancy. Are all now divorced, except one. Kylie’s both older, more financially sound, and didn’t force herself into marriage for a baby. I think she’ll be just fine.

  4. HK9 says:

    So she thinks she actually has to say something for people to judge her?? (Eyeroll) People do that no matter what.

  5. Elkie says:

    Were people really judging her for being “too young” or for getting knocked up by a random guy she’d known for a week?

  6. Nicolea says:

    I am so over this family. Ugh

  7. KBB says:

    I can’t believe she’s only 20. I rolled my eyes when I saw this because I thought she was like 25-27. She looks so old.

  8. Ankhel says:

    Oh, honey! I would never judge you for becoming a mother at 20. I judge you for taking part in the Kardashian-Jenner flea circus.

  9. Starryfish says:

    I feel for her, and I’m glad that she did what she needed to for her own well-being, However I can’t help feeling like the fact that she hid her pregnancy reinforces the idea that young women in her situation have done something shameful that needs to be hidden. It’s not her reposponsibiity to counter the stigma, but it’s sad that she inadvertently reinforced it as well.

  10. Tiffany says:

    I still stick with my theory, she did not like how her body was changing during the pregnancy. Superficial is a strong family trait. All of them thought they were gonna have Courtney’s pregnancy.

    • MousyB says:

      Huh? If you look at the video she posted, you can see the happiness in her eyes /demeanor- that was the first time she didnt look dead in the eyes in years. I think she was being honest when she said she was the happiest shes ever been while pregnant and she stayed out of the spotlight for that reason.

      Kylie is the only one in the Klan who i think deserves a bit of a break/pass. She didnt really choose this life and when she does the right thing and stays out of the spotlight to take care of herself and her baby she still gets trashed with conspiracy theories – damned if she does, damned if she doesnt.

  11. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Becoming a mother doesn’t change who you are intrinsically. If she’s telling me that all of a sudden, she’s going to run to her waking infant before looking in the mirror or forego makeup, hair, showers, visitors, selfies, because she’s milling around the house in a robe in a sleep-deprived haze nurturing, loving and smothering her precious gift with kisses, then okay. We shall see.

    • Lizzie says:

      sorry but i have a baby and i don’t forego makeup and hair and showers or pictures and my child is very well loved. this is a stupid comment.

    • Dee says:

      What? I was a stupid vapid person when I had my first child. I was just as self obsessed, in to hair, make up, clothes etc as Kylie was. I wouldn’t leave the house to get the mail without being done up but guess what! I had a baby and I DID change. i stopped rushing to the mirror, to the nail salon, to my colorist. I paid attention to my child, I learned to love myself, but there came a time where I also paid attention to myself and did get my hair and nails done, put on make up and be me. Having a baby CAN change you. It doesn’t have to, and it doesn’t do it for anyone but to judge her so harshly isn’t fair.

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        Lol y’all can certainly go extreme. Like black or white extreme. The Kardashians are what they are. When I had infants, those first few weeks were all about my babies. Sure, I’d slap some quick makeup on to run to the grocery store, but all things considered, my life stopped being about me. It was all about them. Most of us mothers do exactly what we’re supposed to do (as I said, it’s intrinsic). Celebrities, by and large, do not know normalcy. And the K’s are at the top of that list. Shoot me if ya want. Stupidity is as stupidity does.

  12. Nancy says:

    She does realize gaining weight while pregnant isn’t getting fat, doesn’t she? PMK in the earlier days of her reign was always telling the daughters to get pregnant. By the time I was your age, I had two kids. Miss Kylie is very vain and very fragile. I hope she doesn’t place as much importance on aesthetics to her daughter as she does to herself. It’s your heart and soul, not your lips and hips that matter little Kyles.

  13. Rhys says:

    Out of curiosity: I keep seeing people writing in all lowercases – is this a thing now?

  14. serena says:

    She’s far too obsessed with her public image, it isn’t healthy and I hope she doesn’t pass that to her daughter in the future.

  15. Loopy says:

    If she wanted it so private then why the sudden over sharing?

  16. Veronica says:

    Oh, honey. You’re rich and white. Those “sins” are quickly forgiven as “eccentricities.” It’s everybody else who has to worry about it in the long term.

  17. Claire says:

    Calling the name – Chrysalis (possible nickname Kris)

  18. tw says:

    Oh come on. All she cares about is how she looks. She didn’t want anyone to see her face without fillers and her body with extra weight. The decision was as superficial as that.

  19. Myhairisfullofsecrets says:

    Kylie just can’t win no matter what she does. She didn’t milk her pregnancy for likes and money. She shared footage of her pregnant body and her weight gain and people are still blaming her silence on vanity and fear of getting fat. I think she looked absolutely radiant and happy. I sincerely hope the ones that are being mean to her find happiness with yourselves and stop judging others. I know this is a gossip site but some of you are so unnecessarily mean. I’m not a fan of the Kardashians/Jenners but I do feel bad for Kylie.

  20. Isabellalunatuna says:

    Perhaps “C” is for Caitlyn? I think that would be really sweet.

  21. Aang says:

    She is independent and has a successful career. I won’t judge her for choosing to have a baby. Maybe I’ll judge her for choosing to be made out of plastic, to absurd results. Mostly I feel sorry for her. But the baby thing doesn’t bother me. If she imparts the body dysmorphia from which her entire family suffers onto this child I’ll judge her for that as well.

  22. Alexandria says:

    I don’t find it hard to believe she wanted to be a young mother. My non-scientific analysis is that motherhood gave her a purpose and finally ‘something’ that she can truly call hers (without intervention or orders from Kris) and someone who would not judge her. She spent her fragile child and teen years under the spotlight and was often compared to Kendall. Do you recall the interview where she said some guy said her lips were too thin yikes. I think Kylie is craving the unconditional love and acceptance from a child.

  23. me says:

    I just wonder if she wanted a baby so badly, why she never got pregnant with Tyga. Unless she wanted a baby with him, but he didn’t? Is that why they broke up? I mean having a baby with Travis, a guy she JUST started dating does seem odd…but it happens.

  24. Jack Daniels is my Patronus says:

    Honestly, I hope this is the first step to her growing up and doing whats right for her and her daughter. It had to take a lot of guts in the family to do what she did. I’m glad she took the effort to protect her mental health and doing what was right for her, not what PMK thought was best for the “brand.”

    I wish her all the best.

    • V says:

      Avoiding the spotlight during the pregnancy WAS part of the ‘brand’, though. There was constant speculation on Kylie’s pregnancy for months, fuelled in part by the family. Its all about keeping their name out there. Why keep a pregnancy private but then launch a tsunami of info & leaks & tabloid stories upon birth?

  25. Cupcake says:

    I am dying to know the name!!

  26. Pansy says:

    Wait I thought I read her name was Posie?

  27. Lindylou says:

    I think it was more hiding her weight gain AND the fact she was with her BF for a minute before she got pregnant. There is NO WAY she will stay out the spotlight. She says she wants to, but it’s in her DNA to crave/need/want attention now. Plus would mean Kim regains the most popular Kardashian crown – and if there is anything I like about Kylie is that you just know that it’s likely driving Kim CRAZY that Kylie is more popular than she is now, Kylie has the 20-somethings which is big $ and they are the social media generation. Kim is entering middle-age territory and looking ridiculous at her age, being so me-me-me. Poor Kim can’t slow the hands of time!! Kylie is still very young, her fans can carry her through another decade or so . So I WANT Kylie to stay popular just to bug Kim lol!!

  28. Barb says:

    20 isn’t THAT young. I had 2 kids already at 19. AND I was married, something that whole family usually ignors.

  29. CatFoodJunkie says:

    I dunno. I kinda think you don’t get to hide what you don’t want seen, when you choose to exploit your very existence for publicity / money. Can you have it both ways ? She simply didn’t want to be seen by the public looking less than her self-perceived ideal. It’s a damn shame that she felt her pregnancy made her less attractive – but I’d bet my left lung that’s what she thought. We will see if she reappears before she’s back to her pre preg body. I hope she does. I hope this is enough of a change for her to want a normal life. As normal as can be for a reality family anyway. Surely she has enough money by now to “retire.” I can’t even imagine the time spent to maintain her facade. There’s so much joy in the confidence you feel running out to grab a smoothie in a tee shirt and shorts and zero makeup.

  30. Happyhappyjoyjoy says:

    I remember where I was at 20. In love, over the moon with the thought of love, the idea that a little bitty baby is going to make everything even more wonderful as you’re playing house and then it doesn’t workout that way…
    Kylie strikes me as that young woman.
    The one who is in love with love, in love with the idea of family, in love with the mushy moments, in love with it all in sake of love. And then the relationship breaks down and then things don’t work out like the fairy tale you envisioned and there you are a young woman with a baby and fighting with your ex for custody. Fortunately for her she does have a caring family and more money than she’ll ever know what to do with, not all of us are that fortunate.

  31. Rachel in August says:

    She’s so full of it, lol. She’s the same age now, isn’t she? Now that the baby has been born?

  32. Jordan says:

    I had my daughter when I was 21, going on 22. No judgement there. I judge based on the lies and taking of cultures to benefit their brand. That’s the issue I take with this family. I saw Cardi B and Chyna get described as stripper yet Kim and co get labeled business women. Doing almost the same thing. The hypocrisy is a turn off. But having a child young, nah no judgement on my end. People do it every day.

    • runcmc says:

      Well, plenty of people call Kim a P**rn star (which is super rude). And Chyna and Cardi B were actually employed as strippers, unlike literally everyone in this family. BUT I refer to Chyna and Cardi B as business women *too* because they monetized their lifestyles and appearance (and with Cardi B, her incredible talent) and turned it into an excellent booming career. Good for ALL of them.

      Also what does any of this have to do with Kylie’s baby?

      • jwoolman says:

        Kim has done a lot of nude photos distributed publicly, wouldn’t that be in the same category as a stripper? She just has a much bigger audience and more control over her work than most. She doesn’t do the act of gradually removing her clothes, but she definitely gives us the final images. And she does it frequently, not just as a one-off for a magazine shoot.

        The real business mastermind, though, isn’t Kim. It’s her mother. I don’t see any of them being able to keep up the dynasty if Kris Jenner becomes incapacitated or dies. Kourtney might to some extent, at least for what she is actually personally interested in. But the rest will be floundering.

        Black Chyna carefully saved her money from stripping and took classes to help her with business issues. I think she really is a businesswoman and a long-term thinker.

  33. Truthie says:

    The healthy part of this is that she put down a boundary and stuck with it, so cheers and congratulations for making a healthy choice and stepping away from the circus.

  34. Source says:

    Yeah, ummm…Momager told her to hide until she could announce her baby DURING THE SUPERBOWL. Coincidence? With this family? Please.

    They wanted to announce it during peak attention-getting time.

    Seriously, I just can’t take this attention-loving clan seriously.

    This is so much BS, I’m just blown away.

    • Antonym says:

      This argument doesn’t make any sense. If she was waiting for maximum attention from her announcement she would have picked a different day. I actually think she got less attention by announcing on super bowl Sunday than if she would have announced on the previous Thursday or Friday (or any other day without a huge event). The super bowl (and all the attached celebrities) were getting the bulk of the attention.

  35. reverie says:

    I can understand it. When I found out I was pregnant both times I never wanted to tell anyone. I was of a good age and married so it wasn’t a big deal. I guess I just didn’t want anyone to ruin my happiness or put that kind of negativity toward something so little and so innocent. I was the same way after they were born too. I’m glad she took a minute to think about how she wanted to present this to the world because it probably would have been a bumpy ride otherwise.

  36. Ozogirl says:

    All that money…all that opportunity for a good education…and that’s how she writes? Embarrassing.

    She is far too young, insecure, and immature to be having a child, but it’s her choice.

  37. Lyla says:

    Did they name the baby after trump’s mistress? Lol

  38. Beth says:

    I don’t know what makes celebrities pick weird names for their innocent babies. Stormi? I wonder if Melania is seething or laughing

  39. Snappyfish says:

    Stormi? A pole dancer in the naming

  40. justwastingtime says:

    We moved to the town she lives in 2 years ago due to the high quality of the public schools (and the hiking). Ironic given that the family seems to avoid school and academic achievements like the plague.