The Twitterverse exploded this morning after everyone’s (least) favorite rapper Kanye West announced that his girlfriend — Kim Kardashian — was pregnant.
Kim’s spokesperson confirmed the news, but provided no other detail other than to say that Kanye West announced it at a show Sunday in Atlantic City in New Jersey.
The couple have been dating for about eight months and have denied pregnancy rumors in the past.
Kardashian, for her part, is still legally married to Kris Humphries — although she filed for divorce from the NBA player 72 days after tying the knot in October 2011.
Soon after the Monday morning’s announcement, Kardashian family members took to Twitter to share the news with the world.
“Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!” Kardashian’s sister, Khloe, tweeted.
Another sister, Kourtney, then announced: “Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can!
Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!”
And new grandma-to-be, Kris Jenner, simply gushed: “oh BABY BABY BABY!!”
Within minutes, the hashtag #Kimye took off on Twitter — as did the inevitable ribbing.
Some poked fun at West’s healthy ego, saying Kanye will name his baby “Kanye” — or perhaps “Babye.”
This is of course huge for both Kanye and Kim and neither of them have had any children in the past and the two seem to be happily in love.
Don’t be shocked if there is another big wedding around the corner as well!
Congratulations to both Kanye West and Kim Kardashian!
Can you imagine how many more seasons of her reality TV show this has just added?
Ashton Tyler | Elite.