On April 12, Khloé Kardashian welcomed her first child with NBA boyfriend Tristan Thompson. And just today, the proud new mama revealed her little girl's name via Instagram: True Thompson. For fans of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it's encouraging to see that Koko has officially broken her silence and confirmed the baby news. As Kardashian's followers wait for more updates (and their first glimpse of baby True!), some of them may have already noticed that a "True Thompson" Instagram account already exists. Because it looks like Khloé Kardashian's daughter already has an Instagram, and it actually makes total sense.
But first, let's get caught up with the exciting events that have unfolded over this past week. Kardashian delivered her baby girl during the early hours of April 12 at a hospital outside of Cleveland, according to TMZ. The very next day, Khloé's big sis Kim Kardashian confirmed the news with a congratulatory tweet, People reported. "I’m so happy for you! Your baby girl is so beautiful!" Kim K tweeted. "You are so strong, you made that look so easy! I can’t wait for our baby girls to grow up as best friends the way we are! I’m so happy I was able to return the favor of holding your leg while you pushed LOL."
This afternoon, Koko decided it was time to break her silence on the arrival of baby Thompson. Along with a photo of pink balloons and flowers, the new mom wrote, "Our little girl, True Thompson, has completely stolen our hearts and we are overwhelmed with LOVE. Such a blessing to welcome this angel into the family! Mommy and Daddy loooooove you True!"
As Seventeen reported, it was actually Kris Jenner who low-key spilled the beans on True's Instagram account. The proud grandma also provided some insight into the inspiration behind her name. "I’m so excited to welcome my precious little granddaughter True!!!," Jenner wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo jam-packed with pink balloons. "FUN FACT... my Grandfather’s name on my Dad’s side was True Otis Houghton....my Dad’s name was Robert True Houghton...so i am so excited Khloe named her daughter True!!! #lovebug#familytradition#family@true" Followers were quick to see that True was tagged in the sweet message — and then proceeded to "follow" the newborn in droves.
For huge reality TV stars and celebrities alike, keeping connected with fans via social media is a huge priority — and the Kar-Jenner clan in particular are basically social media royalty. The powerhouse family uses Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat to promote everything from their beauty and fashion brands, sponsored content, show teasers, family udpates, and more. So it only makes sense for them to snatch up social media handles for their children before anyone else can. And it looks like that's exactly what Khloé has done on behalf of her less-than-1-week-old daughter. Oh, and did I mention the newborn already has a whopping 63,900 followers? (And counting!)
To be fair, True Thompson's account doesn't appear to be verified yet by Instagram. (No little, blue checkmark.) But since Kris Jenner tagged the account in her most recent post, I'm going to go ahead and assume it's legit. The real question is this: Will Khloé Kardashian actually use this account — or is it simply a placeholder for True until she's old enough to use it herself? (Assuming Instagram is still a thing by then. Who knows how social media will evolve in the next decade or so.) Also: Will Khloé Kardashian be sharing her first photo of True on her own Instagram account, or her baby daughter's? To be safe, I'm following both. And judging by the volume of followers True Thompson has attracted in just a matter of hours, it seems Koko's fans all have the same idea.
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