Posted on January 17, 2022, at 12:26 p.m. ET
Contrary to popular belief, Kylie Jenner is ~still~ pregnant.
It was a busy weekend for the Kardashian/Jenner family, who all gathered at Kylie’s home on Saturday to celebrate the fourth birthdays of Kylie and Kim Kardashian’s respective daughters, Stormi and Chicago.
Taking a quick break from the festivities, Kylie went to the mirror in her hallway to flaunt her bubblegum pink jumpsuit and matching overcoat. However, it was her growing baby bump which stole the show.
If you’ve been keeping up with the Kardashian/Jenners in recent months, you’ll be well aware that these selfies mark a significant turning point in a detailed fan theory that Kylie has secretly given birth.
And before you question the legitimacy of this conspiracy, it's important that we remind ourselves of what social media sleuths are capable of.
So, cast your mind back to August last year, when TikTok user @EmilyCShwartz shared a theory that Kylie — who famously hid her first pregnancy in 2017-2018 — was hiding a pregnancy for the second time.
As you may remember, the whole thing started after a number of fans noticed that Kylie’s nail color in her Instagram post marking her 24th birthday did not match the brief glimpse of her manicure that was shown in Kim’s Instagram story shared on the same day.
At the time, Kylie continued sharing pre-filmed videos of her flat tummy on social media in an attempt to silence the speculation. But — as we now know — her efforts were no match for the TikTok detectives, and she officially announced her pregnancy a few weeks later on Sept. 8.
And so, while the eventual announcement of Kylie’s second pregnancy was surrounded by secrecy, fans were still able to pick up on certain clues to calculate that baby number 2 is due to arrive any day now.
Which brings us to today.
So, acclaimed TikTok sleuth @EmilyCShwartz recently returned with yet another conspiracy about Kylie’s second pregnancy — this time theorizing that she’s secretly given birth already.
The theory begins by establishing the most important piece of information: when is the baby even due?
As we previously discussed, the exact timeline of the pregnancy is difficult to determine. However, Emily pointed out that there is reason to believe Kylie was aware of her second pregnancy on Apr. 23, when the Keeping Up With The Kardashians reunion was filmed.
If you’ve watched the episodes, you might remember that the KarJenners each took a shot of tequila — except for Kylie who, upon further inspection, can be seen holding the shot to her mouth without actually drinking the alcohol.
And so, basic math suggests that if Kylie knew she was pregnant in mid April, her due date would have been in the last week of December at the latest, meaning that it’s not out of the question to assume that she would have given birth by now.
With this vital piece of information at the core of the theory, fans grew even more suspicious on Dec. 24 when Kylie was noticeably absent from the Kardashian/Jenner’s annual Christmas Eve party, where the rest of her famous family were seen celebrating in style.
Whether she sat out because she was heavily pregnant or nursing a newborn is still up for debate, however, despite seemingly not attending herself, Kylie’s daughter was present.
Little Stormi was filmed enjoying the festivities with her cousins, and interestingly was the only attendee who was wearing a mask — perhaps suggesting that her household is taking strict precautions to protect a newborn.
Nonetheless, time ticked on and we were provided with our first piece of tangible evidence just two days later.
On Dec. 26, Kourtney Kardashian’s fiancé, Travis Barker, perhaps leaked the best piece of evidence yet, after he shared a photograph on his Instagram story which had a pink-rimmed Comotomo newborn bottle in shot.
It wasn’t long before eagle-eyed fans noticed the potential clue, and pointed out that while Kris Jenner has a lot of grandchildren, they’re all too old to be using such a bottle. Some particularly observant detectives even realized that it was the same brand that Kylie used for Stormi when she was born.
The plot thickened once again on Dec. 29, when a celebrity nail technician shared close up photographs of Kylie’s freshly manicured nails, which were noticeably shorter than her usual style. Fans were quick to notice a correlation, theorizing that she trimmed down her signature extensions to prevent scratching her delicate newborn.
But, with the New Year came the most interesting clue yet.
Fans were left more confused than ever after Kylie’s security covered her entire body with blankets as she departed from a private jet with Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble on Jan. 2.
The decision to hide her body raised suspicions in itself, but plenty of fans were also quick to highlight that pregnant women are advised against flying after 36 weeks, and therefore, if Kylie was in fact pregnant in April, her decision to fly at all is extremely questionable.