Last summer, when Kylie Jenner found out she was expecting a baby, she immediately decided to keep her pregnancy out of the spotlight. For nearly nine months, Jenner went virtually MIA on social media, which led to speculation from pretty much everyone that something was up.
The pregnancy rumors surfaced in September, but the Keeping Up With the Kardashians never addressed the issue – until last week when her daughter Stormi arrived. Jenner has shared every aspect of her life on television and online since she was nine years old, so how did she pull off her disappearing act?
Jenner revealed in a post on Instagram that she kept her pregnancy a secret to avoid any unnecessary stress.
She immediately canceled every appearance and event, so she could be home by herself and enjoy the luxury of sleeping in, indulging in her favorite foods, and binge-watching TV shows like Stranger Things.
Since her 101 million Instagram followers had the habit of being involved with every aspect of her life, Jenner’s choice to live a reclusive life added more intrigue to the strange situation. But, she continued to keep a low profile and limit her rare social media posts to throwback photos or close-up selfies.
Jenner’s family and friends also refused to talk about the situation, helping her to keep the lowest profile she has had in over a decade.
One of the biggest contributing factors to her disappearance was her changing figure. Apparently, for someone who is used to being slim and always looking her best for the camera, the pregnancy weight was a difficult challenge.
“She feels fat and frumpy,” an insider revealed during the pregnancy, “and she is obsessed with looking her very best.”
However, there is a chance that Jenner calculated the entire thing to pull off something her family is known for – a television series. A source claims that Jenner had a cameraman with her the entire pregnancy to secretly film a spin-off documenting her road to motherhood.
Avoiding the public could have been a means to an end – locking down a second season of The Life of Kylie and pretty much guaranteeing huge ratings when the episodes air.
When Jenner announced Stormi’s birth, she accompanied her post with an 11-minute video montage of her pregnancy. It included clips from her baby shower and the moment she met her niece, Chicago West.
So, it’s entirely possible that Jenner’s pregnancy will result in a special second season of her reality spin-off. Since she is a proven businesswoman – her cosmetics empire has made her the wealthiest sibling in her family – making this big moment in her life a money-making endeavor makes perfect sense.
Kylie Jenner is also reportedly planning a clothing line for newborns and toddlers, which will be just another way for her to capitalize on giving birth to her first child.