Kim Kardashian had a rough few years. After a well-publicized relationship and quickie engagement to a professional basketball player, she watched as that marriage ended within a few months. As the tabloids reported that her union was actually a sham, she fought back by claiming that she was in love, though that didn’t stop her from keeping the engagement ring and the wedding gifts. She almost immediately jumped into a relationship with rapper Kanye West, who is no stranger to controversy himself. When West publicly announced Kardashian’s pregnancy, tabloids instantly went on bump watch, and Kim didn’t disappoint.
The reality star recently announced that she was due next summer. Prior to the couple’s public announcements, some tabloids and magazines reported that she had gained a large amount of weight while touring with him around the world. Kardashian laughed off those rumors, claiming that she gained weight early on in their relationship in the hopes of getting pregnant. She’d frequently mentioned in the past that she hoped to be a mother, and now she hopes to further her career by helping other mothers.
Kardashian owns several boutiques with her sisters Kourtney and Khloe. The Dash stores, located in several states, primarily sell clothing and accessories designed by the family. Kardashian recently announced her interest in creating a line of maternity clothing for the stores, and she hopes that the clothing catches on with a wider audience. Their brand recently had some problems when the sisters decided to expand the line and several stores in Britain that sold the brand had to discount merchandise and ultimately send it back to the manufacturer when it didn’t sell.
Those problems don’t bother Kardashian, who admits that she isn’t willing to sacrifice her personal sense of style during her pregnancy. The model and reality star, who is often spotted wearing high heels, recently walked through the city in a pair of flats. She later told a reporter that she is so accustomed to wearing heels that she has problems with flats, saying that they make her feel uncomfortable and actually hurt her feet. That might explain why she walked the red carpet in recent weeks wearing six-inch Jimmy Choo heels.
Kardashian recently fought back against reports that she wore a fake pregnancy bump for several months. A popular magazine ran a photograph of her from the beginning of March, which showed her with a toned and taut tummy, and the magazine compared that image to one just a few days later, which showed her large pregnant stomach. Several blogs and websites picked up the story, highlighting pictures of Kardashian in different settings from the same week. The star occasionally appeared with a rounded stomach, but she later hit the streets in clingy clothing that showed no signs of a bump. One site even showed images of Kardashian wearing an oddly shaped piece of fabric under her clothes, which some reporters claimed was a pregnancy pillow.
The star instantly fought back on Twitter, where she responded to the allegations. Kardashian claimed that her body shape constantly changed as her pregnancy changed, causing her clothing to fit differently on different days. She also claimed that her bump sometimes looked bigger, and she immediately began complaining about the difficulties she had when it came to finding stylish maternity clothes. Though Kardashian remained mum on the subject, some reports indicate that she actually wears Spanx under her clothing to make her bump look smaller.
Kardashian is also outspoken in regards to the way she wants to raise her child. The star, who spent most of her life in Beverly Hills, recently toured the world with boyfriend West when he embarked on a tour with fellow rapper Jay-Z. After seeing some of the top attractions and cities in the world, she discovered that she enjoys learning about new and different cultures, which is something that she hopes to share with her child. Kardashian told reporters that she doesn’t want her child to worry about being bi-racial and doesn’t want to teach her child to see people based on their skin color, so she wants to take the baby around the world with them on tour.
Those who hoped to see Kardashian fail in her pregnancy must be sadly disappointed by her recent actions. Even while touring the world, filming two reality shows, and dealing with her drawn out divorce, she still managed to film a role in the upcoming film “Tyler Perry’s Temptation,” and she looked fantastic while doing it all. Fans of the actress might find themselves crossing their fingers and hoping that she continues wowing even after her baby comes.