Kim Kardashian took the kids to Armenia to be baptized, Kanye West didn’t go

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West  spotted leaving Cipriani's

Kim Kardashian is from LA. Her father, Robert Kardashian, was born in LA. But Robert Kardashian Sr. was a second-generation American – his grandparents were Armenian. That was very important to Kim’s father, and it’s become more important to Kim as she gets older. She’s been exploring more and more of her Armenian roots, making trips to Armenia and looking up second-cousins and third-cousins and all of that. So when it came time to baptize her children, she didn’t want them baptized in Kanye West’s hokey fake-ass church. She wanted them baptized in Armenia:

Happy baptism to Kim Kardashian West‘s kids! Kim and Kanye West‘s three youngest children — Psalm, 4 months, Chicago, 20 months, and Saint, 3½ — were baptized Monday morning at the Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Vagharshapat, Armenia, as their aunt Kourtney Kardashian and her kids (Reign Aston, 4½, Penelope Scotland, 7, and Mason Dash, 9½) joined them for the ceremony, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

Video footage on one Instagram account showed Kim, 38, walking to the ceremony with all three of her younger kids plus her oldest, 6-year-old daughter North, followed by sister Kourtney, 40, and her three children. In a clip on her Instagram Story, the KKW Beauty founder held Psalm as they walked toward the cathedral.

The source tells PEOPLE that Kim and Kourtney are staying with their kids in the nearby capital city of Yerevan, pointing out that the “Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church.” (West, 42, is not along for the trip.)

[From People]

That upsets me a little that Kanye didn’t bother to come. Those are HIS kids and they’re being baptized! That’s a big deal. Kanye could have spared a few days to go. I get that it was probably something Kim wanted to do and maybe it’s not a big deal to her. After all, I get the feeling that she’s just used to making all of those kinds of decisions by herself. Anyway… Armenian baptisms! I was wondering why North wasn’t being baptized on this trip too, but then I remembered the trip Kim, Kanye, Khloe and North made to Armenia in 2015. I think North was baptized during that visit.

Here’s Kim and the kids on the way to church:

Photos courtesy of Instagram and Backgrid.

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  1. Sushismama says:

    North was baptized in Israel. Same trip where they went to Armenia first.

  2. Eyeroll says:

    Is the little girl in those pictures Pslam?? She doesn’t look 4 months at all!

    • Sushismama says:

      Eye roll: that’s Chicago, Psalm is a boy.

    • Swack says:

      Psalm is their 4th child and is male. Chicago is their second girl – that is who she is carrying. Don’t see Psalm in any of the pictures. Most likely with the nanny as Kanye is not there to help her – which I do not blame her as she is handling 4 young children in a place that is strange to them and they need to have the extra people helping keep an eye on them.

      • olive says:

        there’s video showing kim walking holding both psalm & chicago, it just wasn’t posted here

  3. Eliza says:

    They weren’t baptized Armenian… they were baptized into the Apostolic faith in Armenia. I wonder who the Godparents are as they’d have to be baptized in that church themselves, so maybe Khloe for North, and Kourtney for all her other children?

    I mean I dont get it. They don’t go to an Armenian Apostolic church in California. Baptizing them for the purpose of not attending that church ever again is very odd.

    • ME says:

      That’s why none of this make sense. I don’t think Khloe went to Armenia with them this time and this is Kourtney’s first trip to Armenia so something is not making sense. Did they bend the rules for Kim?

      • tw says:

        Yeah and let’s be honest, Khloe isn’t Armenian.

      • Eliza says:

        You don’t have to be baptized in Armenia to belong to the church. There are churches all over the US of this faith. So they could have been baptized as children into the faith. But they’re not practicing members, so not in good standing. Very odd.

      • Bookie says:

        Good one, tw.

      • olive says:

        i can’t believe this is kourtney’s first time there. i thought she went along with khloe and kim last time when they visited the genocide memorial but it looks like she didn’t.

      • ME says:

        @ Olive

        Kourtney didn’t go with Kim, Kanye, and Khloe the last time. This is her first trip to Armenia.

  4. Jadedone says:

    I know she is super rich but it still must be hard raising four kids basically alone.

  5. ME says:

    1. Kim has only been to Armenia one other time, with E cameras in toe…a free trip she got paid to go on.

    2. This current trip is also about business. She is trying to open “Skims” factories in Armenia. I can bet you anything E cameras were also in toe AGAIN.

    3. Aren’t these kids supposed to be in school? Kourtney’s kids seem to go on vacation a lot too. They aren’t home schooled so how do they get away with this?

    • tw says:

      The kids are a quarter Armenian and being raised in LA with no connection to Armenian relatives or culture. This is PR and for a storyline.

      • ME says:

        Kim’s grandfather (her dad’s dad) is still alive and lives not to far from them in a retirement/nursing home. Kim also has Armenian cousins that live in LA. But yeah everything they do is for a storyline, wouldn’t be surprised at all.

    • Anilehcim says:


      I stated in my original post, I was so surprised to learn Kim is a FIFTH generation American. The last people in their family to be born in Armenia were Robert Kardashian’s great-grandparents.

      It’s cool that she feels so connected to her heritage, but she is more American than the average American citizen in present times. Personally, most people I know are only at the most third generation in the US. They tend to play up their heritage as if their dad was born there and it’s misleading.

      • Ange says:

        Same! Like what? I have immigrant relatives much closer than them and don’t play it up nearly as much as they do. Weird.

  6. Anilehcim says:

    It’s cool that they feel so connected to their Armenian heritage, but I found it pretty interesting that they are FIFTH generation Americans. The last members of their family to be born in Armenia were Robert Kardashian’s great-grandparents. I think a lot of people think that Robert Kardashian was born there or something because Kim and her sisters are always talking about how Armenian they are. Kim is way more American than she is Armenian.

  7. EM says:

    I don’t think it’s weird. My dad’s great grandparents were born in Germany and Norway. I’ve visited both countries, and I studied German in college. (The rest of my family came over even earlier.) Lots of people have an ethnic identity even after several generations. I bet the Kennedys still feel Irish, right?

  8. SpencerAuLait says:

    Kanye was in Salt Lake City for a Sunday Service. I remember Kim saying traveling was a trigger for him. Maybe that’s why he decided to sit out on the long distance trip.

  9. Chisey says:

    I don’t really get why people are shading her for being interested in or claiming her Armenian heritage, as if you can’t be both American and identify with a particular ethnic heritage. My dad used to make a big fuss about how I was 1/8 Irish, which is an extremely small amount! I say let people embrace their family backgrounds in whatever way they like. Although I agree that baptizing a kid in a faith you have no intention of practicing or raising them in is odd. But to each their own.