Ever since Kylie Jenner’s ‘pregnancy’ was first reported back in September last year, one of the hottest conspiracy theories was that the 20-year-old lip kit guru was actually her big sister Kim Kardashian’s surrogate.
By this point, Kim had all-but-confirmed that she and husband Kanye West were expecting their third child together via surrogacy, and speculation surrounding Kylie’s involvement went into overdrive last night [16 January].
Just days after sources reported that Kylie – who is yet to confirm or deny her reported pregnancy – had gone into labour, Kim took to social media last night to reveal that her surrogate had given birth to a healthy baby girl.
Releasing a statement on her official website, Kim shared: “January 15, 2018, 12:47am, 7lbs 6oz. Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl.
“We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”
Clevver News had previously reported that Kylie went into labour on Friday 12 January, and Kim’s bundle of joy arriving just three days later is highly suspicious for some Kardashian fans, who took to Twitter to share their theories:
So apparently Kylie Jenner was in hospital at the weekend and Kim's baby was born 2 days ago, I think Kylie was Kim's surrogate!
— Arlana Allan (@ArlanaAllan) January 17, 2018
Kylie MUST have been Kim’s surrogate !! she didn’t show up to khloe’s announcement so she was already preg then (khlo was 6w preg), and it’d work out perfect timing that she’d have the baby now, right ??? 100% sure she was Kim’s surrogate
— ✨ (@amenharrystyles) January 17, 2018
I truly believe that Kim Ks surrogate was Kylie Jenner…..doctors released info saying she was in labor…..then all of a sudden Kim Ks baby was born
— yuliya (@YulichkaMaks) January 17, 2018
Although some are wondering if Kim and Kylie privately arranged for Kylie to be the surrogate, other fans have suggested that Kim and Kanye are adopting Kylie and her boyfriend Travis Scott’s baby:
Come on Ya'll… there was no surrogate. Kylie gave birth and will let Kim raise it as her own. This is Kylie's baby.
— Celeste Cvach (@CCvach) January 17, 2018
what if the whole surrogacy thing was staged and Kylie gave birth and Kim adopted the baby .
— -,`nappy -,` (@cindy_gabasiane) January 16, 2018
Sooo Kim adopted Kylie’s baby or????? https://t.co/V0eUacLmvx
— emily robinson (@xoxomamiii) January 16, 2018
Kim has always said that her surrogate is an anonymous African-American woman in her twenties, who is married with two sons of her own.
The star also previously revealed that the woman did not initially know that she was carrying one of the most famous couple in the world’s baby, saying during an appearance on The Real: “She didn’t know at the beginning. She didn’t know.
“You could do it totally anonymously. You could go that route. And I just felt like, whoever is carrying my baby, what if they weren’t a fan of me or my husband? What if they didn’t want to be carrying our baby?
“I wanted to give them that choice, and be proud and on the same page. I wanted a relationship with her.”
The entire Kardashian-Jenner family are yet to comment on reports surrounding Kylie.