“I was told it wouldn’t happen for me – I’m so excited!”
She’s endured a turbulent divorce, relationship heartaches and fertility struggles over the years, but Khloé Kardashian is now celebrating her first pregnancy – something she never thought would happen.
After splitting from husband Lamar Odom in 2013 and finding out she may struggle to fall pregnant, Khloé went on to find love with basketball player Tristan Thompson, 33, in 2016. And last year, the pair were delighted – and surprised – to discover they were expecting.
“You just keep getting told it’s not going to happen for you, so I feel super lucky,” she says. “The first trimester was a little rocky, but the nausea has gone. Now I feel great and I’m really excited.”
There’s been a baby boom in the Kardashian household recently. Last month, 37-year-old Kim welcomed her third child, daughter Chicago, via a surrogate, and just last week, youngest sibling Kylie, 20, announced the arrival of her baby daughter, called Stormi, after keeping her pregnancy under wraps.
Khloé, 33, who shared most of her pregnancy with Kylie, posted a bump pic of the pair on Instagram, with the caption, “Never in a million years did I think we’d do this together, but it’s been that much more special because of it. What a magical ride it’s been.”
And the reality star says sisters Kim, who is also mum to North, four, and Saint, two, and Kourtney, who has Mason, eight, Penelope, five, and Reign, three, have been dishing out the parenting tips already.
“They’ve given me a lot of advice. Too much!” she laughs. “I have gotten to the point where I’m like, ‘Shut up and take your own advice!’”
But Khloé admits that telling the family was a very special moment, and something they caught on camera for their show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
“We told them all together because we didn’t want anybody to feel like we told someone before the other,” she says. “My mom [Kris Jenner] had the biggest reaction, though – she was crying!
“I know people probably think filming it is invasive or whatever, but we’ve been filming since 2007 so it’s our only way of life. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love that I get to look back at all of these moments.”
Khloé also documented on camera the moment she found out she was pregnant.
“I was feeling so different, I can’t explain it,” she says. “And Tristan kept saying, ‘I think you’re pregnant’. He was teasing me, but I guess he was semi-serious. I was saying, ‘There’s no way!’ Then I asked my assistant to get me a pregnancy test. Tristan was actually out of the country at the time, but I did it and I was freaking out. We filmed the whole thing and then I had to keep it quiet until Tristan came back – it was very special.”
And with all Khloé’s sisters – Kim, Kourtney, Kendall and Kylie – having names beginning with K too, Khloé admits it’s a trend she’d like to stick to.
“Tristan and I do talk about names, but naming a human is probably the hardest
thing ever. Right now, it’s just a K or a T. I like narrowing it down a little bit.”
The star, who lost 2½st in 2015 and launched her own show, Khloe Kardashian: Revenge Body, posted a pre-pregnancy throwback picture on Instagram last month, writing, “Body I miss you” along with a sad face emoji. But despite missing her intense workouts, she says she’s continuing to exercise most days and admits it has helped to ease common pregnancy ailments.
“My doctor wants me to work out – every day if I can. I am following doctor’s orders and I feel good,” she says. “They say it leads to a better delivery and I feel great. I would feel horrible if I was just sitting around and over-eating all day. I don’t have swollen feet; I don’t have a lot of these things because I’m staying so active right now. I feel that I’m in a really healthy place in my life, but it took me a long time to get there.”
here last month – says she feels “super lucky”
With her famous siblings – Kim, Kendall and Kourtney – and her niece North
The star and her boyfriend their Tristan are expecting first child together
‘Naming a human is the hardest thing ever’
She shared this bump pic alongside sister Kylie