In news that is at best, semi-surprising, Khloe Kardashian has confirmed via Instagram that she is pregnant. Uploading a black and white close-up of her tummy, replete in Calvin Klein underwear, the youngest Kardashian sister included an emotional caption in which she thanked God for his timing, and her boyfriend Tristan, for making her a "mummy".
"My greatest dream realised! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing."
The speculation over the 33 year-old's pregnancy began in September, when multiple reports suggested that both Khloe and her younger sister, Kylie Jenner were expecting. Since then, older sister Kim attempted to quash reports, calling them "fake news" via Twitter. Fans remained unconvinced, and rumours abounded that the sisters were keeping things quiet in order to garner high ratings for their reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, now in its 14th season.
Earlier this week, Kardashian faced further scrutiny when a selfie she had taken showed a pregnancy pillow in the reflection of her sunglasses, leading fans to conclude the obvious.
Kardashian, who was married to basketball player Lamar Odom from 2009 until 2015, began dating her current boyfriend, basketball player, Tristan Thompson, 26, in September last year.
According to reports, Kardashian will give birth to a son in early 2018.
"They are absolutely thrilled," a source told People Magazine.
"This isn't something they were in a rush to announce to the whole world, and it's only been in just the past week or so that they've felt comfortable telling most of their inner circle."
Thompson will likely have his hands full - he already has a 1-year-old son named Prince from a previous relationship with his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig.
My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can't believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!! You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you've been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love! Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we've been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us ?????? Thank you all for understanding. I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one! But it's the best bundle of feelings I've ever felt in my life! ??????????????????