Blac Chyna Baby: Did The Kardashians Leak Her Baby Announcement To Promote Season 12 Of KUWTK?
The Kardashians have been relatively quiet about the recent news that Rob Kardashian, Jr.’s fiancée, celebrity entrepreneur Blac Chyna, is expecting his first child. According to a Friday report from People, however, there’s no way the Kardashians were blindsided by the news — Blac Chyna’s representative told the magazine that she would have preferred to announce her pregnancy herself on Mother’s Day, May 8, but the Kardashians foiled this by leaking the story early as a form of promotion for the latest season of their E! reality television series, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
— People (@people) May 8, 2016
Blac Chyna’s representative goes on to say that it must have been the Kardashians who leaked the story of her pregnancy to the press because Blac Chyna hadn’t told anyone in her circle other than her best friend, Amber Rose (the ex-girlfriend of Rob Kardashian’s brother-in-law, Kim Kardashian’s husband Kanye West), and the aforementioned representative.
“She would have preferred to have announced it on Mother’s Day herself, but her hand was forced. […] The only people that knew from Chyna’s side was [sic] myself and Amber [Rose]. Her mother didn’t even know. [Chyna’s] moment was taken from her, which is really sad.”
The Kardashians aren’t the only family members of this new and only heir to the Kardashian name (Rob Kardashian has no brothers) who have something to promote to the public. Blac Chyna is a legitimate entrepreneur in her own right and attended school to become a makeup artist before launching an online boutique and brand of adhesive eyelashes in December 2013.
Blac Chyna followed this success by opening a beauty bar in Los Angeles in September 2014 called LASHED by Blac Chyna, sharing a name with her line of lashes. LASHED offers makeup classes in addition to lashes, facials, makeup applications, waxing and threading, spray tans, and other beauty services.
— Kards Katch Up (@kardskatchup) May 9, 2016
Blac Chyna, who announced her pregnancy with an emoji posted to Instagram after the Kardashians allegedly leaked the story, will be officially launching a collection of emojis on Tuesday, May 10. She spent years as a model and appeared on several magazine covers prior to attending beauty school.
When Blac Chyna’s representative was asked why he thought the Kardashians may have leaked Blac Chyna’s pregnancy announcement without her permission, he said, “It’s the business. There’s a TV show to promote.” Season 12 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered on Sunday, May 1.
— People (@people) May 8, 2016
Blac Chyna’s representative told People that she was planning to spend Mother’s Day with her 3-year-old son, whose father is rapper Tyga — the on-again, off-again boyfriend of Rob Kardashian’s younger half-sister, Kylie Jenner. Her representative also stated that she is having an “easy pregnancy” and has not had morning sickness thus far.
The British newspaper The Daily Mirror reported recently that Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian canceled events in Los Angeles and Atlantic City because Blac Chyna was feeling ill, and the press as a whole seems to have assumed that it was morning sickness. Her representative’s comments to People on Friday dispute this, so there is no reason to assume that her illness was in any way associated with her pregnancy.
Blac Chyna’s mother has also joined the celebration publicly. Shalana Jones-Hunter, also known as Tokyo Toni — who is CEO and owner of her own entertainment company — took to social media to congratulate her daughter and Rob Kardashian and to share her excitement and joy upon learning that she will have another grandchild soon. She also made sure to congratulate her daughter’s future in-laws and included both the Kardashians and the Jenners in her well-wishes for “the other side of the family.”
Rob Kardashian’s mother, talent manager Kris Jenner, shares her two youngest daughters with 1976 Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner. His father, attorney Robert Kardashian, Sr., unfortunately passed away from cancer in September 2003.
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