Every generation has its great mystery, from the Lindbergh baby's kidnapping, to "Who shot J.R.?" to "Who shot Mr. Burns?" We're living in weird times, friends, and now the question plaguing everyone is, "Does Khloé have a baby in there, or what?" Now, there might be another clue, or if you're skeptical, another nothingburger that people are blowing way out of proportion. You can make up your own mind on this one, but people think Khloé Kardashian confirmed her pregnancy in the comments of an Instagram post on Friday.
But "confirmed" might be a bit of a strong word; if you ask me, it's more of a vague reference to an ongoing story that's conveniently kept her name in the headlines, and outright confirming or denying that she's pregnant would no doubt lead to a slowdown in publicity (a big slowdown if it's the latter). So why not keep stringing fans along for a while? Much in the same way that her sister, Kylie Jenner, has also been posting wink-wink Snapchats hinting at her own rumored pregnancy, Kardashian buried a little social media nugget that's whipping her fans into a frenzy. After her rumored baby daddy, Tristan Thompson, commented on the post, Kardashian replied to him — hold on to your butts — "hey daddy" followed by four heart emojis.
Before you get your tinfoil hat on, I assure you, this came from her actual, verified account. If you don't have the patience to sort through more than 2,000 comments full of nonsensical emojis, booty compliments, complaints about the lack of "baby bump," and people wondering how you're supposed to wear underwear with this fishnet sweatsuit (valid point, girl), I've done the digging for you:
That. Just. Happened. So is Kardashian actually confirming that Thompson is a father, and his child currently resides within her womb, or is she just one of those people who refers to their partner by a nickname traditionally reserved for parents? Either way, it's not the first time she's done it. For Halloween this year, she and Thompson dressed as Game of Thrones characters Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo, according to the Huffington Post, and she shared a Snapchat of Thompson captioned, "That's daddy." True, Daenerys Targaryen is also known as the "Mother of Dragons," but that title does not extend to her partner. Maybe Kardashian doesn't actually watch Game of Thrones, and just thought she'd look cute in that outfit... or maybe there's something else going on here.
Back in June, Kardashian shared a photo from her birthday party featuring three Polaroids of herself and Thompson kissing, captioned "DAD = MOM." At the time, TMZ assured readers that "they're not preggo!!!" and sources said those were "just lovey dovey nicknames," but three months later — to the day — the site broke the story that they were expecting. How far along? Three months. True, most women don't know that they're pregnant the very moment it happens, but if they received any medical interventions to conceive, they might have known early on. Or maybe they were working on it, and trying on the titles in advance. Or maybe they just call each other those names because that's what they're into. Who knows?
At any rate, Kardashian seems very happy with her life, her boyfriend, and her improbably workout wear (still confused about the undergarment situation, and don't get me started on those shoes). It may be frustrating for fans who have become accustomed to knowing every single detail of her life to suddenly be in the dark about such big news (or lack of it), but until we "see an actual baby emerging from her," as Dave Barry famously advised, let's give her just a little bit of space.
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