Kylie Jenner has been very, very secretive about her rumored pregnancy thus far. The reality star hasn’t confirmed or commented on her and boyfriend Travis Scott expecting their first child in early 2018, though there have been many signs (and rumors) pointing to Kylie adding a new member to the Jenner-Kardashian clan. So fans have started to rely on subtle hints in Kylie’s Instagram feed for any info about the alleged pregnancy, and her latest post has some wondering if she knows the baby’s sex.
On Thursday, Kylie posted a picture of her brand new, very pink, 20-foot Christmas tree, which was designed for the makeup mogul by artistic director Jeff Leatham, according to People. Jenner captioned the photo of the rosy tree, “Thank you @jeffleatham & his team for making my XMAS dreams come true! 20 feet of magic! Even more perfect in real life … ” (The recent KUWTK holiday special also showed Kris Jenner scooping up holiday decor for her youngest child, as Kylie advised via FaceTime.) But could the collection of rose gold ornaments be a nod to Kylie expecting a baby girl? People did report back in September that the star was having a girl, so the color scheme would make sense. Of course, it could also just mean Kylie, like the rest of the world, prefers the trendy hue over traditional holiday shades.
The last time the Internet got excited that Kylie (and her big sister Khloe) were expecting turned out to be based on a false lead. When family matriarch Kris posted a photo of nine gifts for her grandkids, fans did the math — six grandkids plus the little girl Kim and Kanye have confirmed is on the way, meant the two extra presents (Burt’s Bees baby gift sets) had to be for Kylie and Khloe’s future children, right? But Kris insists there’s no meaning behind the number, and the sets were actually a gift to her, straight from the company. She explained after seeing Oprah name the sets one of her favorite things (and putting great trust in the talk show host’s taste, like all Americans), she went to buy a few, only to find them sold out. She then leapt into action, calling the company, who sent her the collection of baby sets. Mystery solved.
So, fans will probably have to wait until the actual births of the next generation of Kardashian-Jenners to see if all the clues they’ve been collecting were pointing them in the right direction, considering Kylie reportedly has no plans to “publicly address” the rumors until then.
A Celebration of Kylie Jenner’s 20 Years of Not Letting the Critics Get Her Down
In 2011, Tyga and Kylie first met at Kendall Jenner’s Sweet Sixteen, where the rapper performed. Kylie was 14 at the time. Three years later, Tyga ended his engagement with Blac Chyna, the mother of his son King Cairo—and shortly after, began appearing on Kylie’s Instagram, prompting rumors they were dating. Both Kylie and Tyga denied the relationship—though it was the subject of a line in Drake’s “6 p.m. in New York” and the topic of some scathing words from Amber Rose—until the following year, when Kanye West let slip on The Breakfast Club. The gist of the controversy: Kylie and Tyga’s wide age gap, and the appearance that he left Blac Chyna for a teenager.
After Kylie launched Kylie Cosmetics with her eponymous lip kits, some beauty bloggers noted distinct similarities to ColourPop’s far more affordable range; parent company Seed Cosmetics later confirmed it manufactured both ColourPop and Kylie Cosmetics.
Kylie Cosmetics has been at the center of many of its founder’s controversies over the past two years—both because of the beauty brand itself, and because it has presented Kylie with a massive platform. For the brand’s Holiday 2016 campaign, which debuted in September, it released an image of gold-painted fingers framing a deep, cranberry lip—mirroring almost exactly an image by makeup artist Vlada Haggerty. Haggerty filed a suit against Kylie Cosmetics, but the feud was resolved before any court battle began.
Considering the previous Tyga drama, someone might have advised Kylie that naming one of her new blushes “Barely Legal” might not be the best plan.
Earlier this year, Kylie, one of the celebrity faces of Puma (like Rihanna, and like The Weeknd), appeared in a campaign in which she was depicted mid-running stride, in one image, and springing up into the air as if on a trampoline, in another. Just as her sister Kendall before her was criticized for appearing in a ballet-themed Vogue España editorial, Kylie was criticized for ostensibly taking the place of a real athlete in the campaign. Complaints about her running form—her feet not flexed properly, her knees not at the right angle—abounded, and then subsided in time for Kylie to appear in another campaign several months later.
Just after her brother Rob Kardashian was embroiled in his own controversy with ex-girlfriend Blac Chyna (the same Blac Chyna who was once engaged to Tyga), Kylie tapped her brother, sock entrepreneur and founder of Arthur George, to collaborate with Kylie Cosmetics. Many questioned the timing of the collaboration, as it was unveiled just after Rob had unleashed an Instagram tirade, including several graphic photos (that Chyna had not consented to be released), against his former girlfriend.
In the midst of building a beauty empire, Kylie also manages to balance collaborating with her elder sister Kendall on their Kendall + Kylie clothing label. As part of the brand’s most recent drop, the sisters debuted new “vintage” merch, featuring iconic images of the likes of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. with Kendall and Kylie’s own likenesses splashed over the front. The families and estates of the late rappers, as well as other artists featured in the collection, immediately struck back—and the tees were promptly pulled from Kendall + Kylie. (Since then, Kendall + Kylie has been struck by several lawsuits.)