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Kylie Jenner’s Best Kept Secret
Life&Style's Madeline McInnis discusses the revelation of Kylie Jenner's pregnancy
Like every other twenty-something Buzzfeed addict in the world, I was absolutely obsessed with Kylie Jenner and her rumoured baby for the last few months. Now, little Stormi has been introduced to the world, and I think we all have a lot of feelings.
I don’t follow any of the Kardashian-Jenner clan on social media, nor do I watch their shows, but I read nearly every article that comes up about them and I’m guilty of tweeting on their latest drama. This story was particularly tempting because of the mystery and the sheer amount of time that it took to come out — an entire pregnancy, in fact.
There’s no point in reiterating that the Kardashians live in the limelight. Every move is recorded and displayed on screens around the globe. The hum from Kylie’s pregnancy was not only unprecedented, it was frustratingly dull.
“They can feign sympathy from paparazzi shots and they can capitalise on feuds and drama, but they are also completely in control of their own lives
If anything, this whole thing just proves that the family is completely in control of their public image. They can feign sympathy from paparazzi shots and they can capitalise on feuds and drama, but they are also completely in control of their own lives.
Someone with a high profile like Kylie Jenner shouldn’t be able to hide from a pregnancy like that. There should be no way for her to stay hidden away for nearly ten months without a single good photograph of her pregnant.
She managed to do it. She managed to somehow hide away and protect herself from that media glare. If she can do that, she really can do anything to control the way she is presented in day-to-day life, as well.
The fact that she controlled the narrative of her pregnancy is also very interesting. It wasn’t announced through leaked photos or a television episode, just a simple post like any mother would do.
Like everyone else, I was expecting some kind of big reveal on social media or on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. It’s not like the family to do anything small or out of the limelight, so I thought that they were waiting for a calculated opportunity to capitalize on the news that kept us all gripped for months.
I also totally bought into the theory that Kylie was Kim’s surrogate. With all of these theories floating around, it was even more tempting to see the truth.
When we got the truth, it easily could have been disappointing. It was just a simple post, nothing extravagant and nothing that really screamed ‘Kardashian’. However, it just made it all the more sweet that she didn’t use her baby as a marketing tool.
She stated that she didn’t announce her pregnancy because she just wanted to enjoy this time with as little stress as possible. She claimed that she loved being pregnant, and she released a video of all her happy pregnancy memories after Stormi was born.
“She was just like every other mother that wants to have as safe and happy a pregnancy as she can for the sake of her family
On top of starting a huge bout of baby-fever on my Twitter feed, she also really humanized herself and her child. She’s not just a star to model the best maternity fashion and talk about what her ‘secret body tricks’ are for the world. She was just like every other mother that wants to have as safe and happy a pregnancy as she can for the sake of her family.
Women don’t have to share their pregnancies with the world. Especially after the public eye on Kim and her physical troubles while pregnant, no one can blame Kylie for wanting this time to herself. It also shows that she’s not ashamed of her choices, nor is she regretful like young mothers are told they should be.
Kylie will be able to provide for her child for the rest of her life. I’m confident that Stormi will be spoiled in all the best ways. If her pregnancy was any indication, Kylie is going to make an amazing mother.