Three years ago, Kylie Jenner told Teen Vogue, "When I look to the far future and decide to have kids, I need to have a million girls. Ten years from now - in 2025 - I hope I have a kid." Since then, she has split from her long-term boyfriend Tyga and after just three months of dating Travis Scott, she fell pregnant with their daughter, Stormi Webster.
Aged just 20-years-old, she hid the pregnancy from the world the best she could until February this year when she announced the news in an emotional post, confirming that her social media silence had been because she was preparing for motherhood. The couple's baby reveal video titled "To Our Daughter" was uploaded to YouTube and over 20 million people had watched the film just 12 hours after it was then uploaded and shared on social media. Kylie's newborn became one of the most talked about topics on the planet.
For these first three months, Kylie has shared photos of her daughter on her own social media platforms, including Snapchat, as fans have fallen in love with the adorable tot. Then in a U-turn move; Kylie went on a mass cull of the pictures and deleted all images that clearly shows Stormi's face. It's underknown what her motives were behind this mysterious removal of the pics, but these were the pics she has attempted to hide from the world.
18 Was It This Photo That Caused The Whole Controversial Incident?
Kylie caused one of the biggest storms on the internet - completely unintentional - when she posted the above photo of baby Stormi resting on her hip. The cute mother-daughter duo wasn't intended to be anything more than an adorable pic, but her 109 million followers noticed something quite familiar.
They commented that Stormi looks almost identical to Kylie's bodyguard and part-time model, Tim Chung.
To add fuel to the flames, when Chung was asked by TMZ reporters in Los Angeles if he was the father, he reportedly smiled and replied, "Can’t answer that."
Kylie fell pregnant with Stormi after dating Travis for just 3 months and this isn't the first time she's faced questions over paternity as previously fans suggested that her ex-boyfriend, rapper Tyga, was likely the father. According to Hollywood Life, Kylie laughed off the rumors as they reported, "(She) thinks it’s hilarious that fans think her bodyguard could be her baby daddy and not Travis. Babies can look like anyone when they’re that young." This didn't stop fans commenting on every photo of Stormi and making further comparisons. Instead of switching off her comments - Kylie might have just decided to have a cull of any images of Stormi so everyone would quit it with the memes online.
17 Now All Photos Revealing Stormi's Face Have Been Deleted
Shortly after the speculation over Stormi's paternity began online, Kylie deleted more than a dozen intimate photos of the first few months of Stormi's life. She hasn't made a statement about her decision but with a new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians just around the corner - it's likely fans will understand soon why she made the cull.
However, her cull wasn't too successful because even though the newborn doesn't have her own Instagram, but she does have more than 20 fan accounts with thousands of followers worldwide. So although Kylie has tried to bury all photos of her daughter, she hasn't been able to completely erase her from the internet.
In previous interviews, Kylie claimed that when she started a family – she would delete her entire Instagram account but when you’re able to charge upwards of $500,000 per post, it appears the reality star has changed her mind. It turns out that even without a verified account, Stormi is already big money in the Instagram game. Yes, really. Hollywood expert and Chairman of Reputation Management Consultants, Eric Schiffer, told Metro online that through product promotion, Stormi could have raked in more than $1 million by her first birthday. With Kylie's estimated net worth of $50 million – the family is doing okay for the cash.
16 Only 4 Photos (With Stormi's Face Covered) Have Survived The Cut
Kylie has allowed just 4 photos to remain on the internet and none of them show Stormi's full face. The Life of Kylie star kept the first photo of her newborn she ever shared, where the baby is holding onto to her perfectly manicured pale pink thumb. Kylie dropped many hints about the gender of her baby via her own Snapchat feed as she showed off many pink butterfly images leading to speculation her baby's name was actually going to be 'Butterfly.'
One photo she kept was of her stood holding Stormi in her arms in front of the garage door which probably is home to an insane number of luxury vehicles on the other side and another is mother-daughter dressed in matching white outfits but luckily Kylie's bob haircut just hides Stormi's face enough so this one can stay.
Then there was the famous Fendi stroller photo, which saw Kylie stepping outside the gates of her mansion for the first time for a walk around the private community with Stormi.
Kylie captioned the pic with the money face emoji and it was well picked as according to Teen Vogue, the stroller costs a staggering $12,500. Not bad for a kid's first set of wheels.
15 Stormi Will Be The Only Newborn In The Family Who Won't Appear On Social Media
Stormi will never be alone growing up as is born within weeks of her other two cousins - Chicago "Chi" Kardashian-West (pictured far left) and True Thompson (pictured far right). The Kardashian baby boom caused quite a stir for the past nine months as everyone was left speculating when Kylie would confirm her pregnancy, if Khloe would stay with Tristan Thompson amid a cheating scandal and if Kim would adjust well to having her third child via surrogate.
A month after Chi was born; Kim shared the adorable shot of her daughter with full Snapchat filter fixed in place. She revealed to her fans on Twitter, "(She is the) best baby! She looks a tiny bit like North and a tiny bit like Saint but definitely her own person!"
Khloe also decided to add a Snapchat filter for baby True as she celebrated her daughter turning 1-month old in the sweet video where she tells her, "Mommy loves you." Khloe faced the toughest time of all as she had to decide between Tristan out of their shared Cleveland home or forgiving him for being caught out on nights, getting close with other unknown women. When Khloe appeared courtside during one of her baby daddy's basketball games - her decision to keep the family united was clear.
14 A Bare-Faced Kylie Looked Relaxed As She Celebrated Mother's Day
Never-before-seen photos of a barefaced, relaxed and content Kylie spending time with Stormi on Mother's Day made their way on social media. She could be seen smiling at the camera as she cradled her newborn with pride. This is just another photo that has been removed as part of Kylie's cull.
When Kim interviewed Kylie for ES magazine, they both spoke about motherhood and Kylie gushed about how much she was enjoying it - even when faced with challenges along the way.
She revealed, "I feel like it’s just been so amazing, and so much fun. I’m learning so much more about myself and life, and it’s been such a great experience. Of course, there’s hard times and stuff… even in the beginning, just not sleeping, the nights, like, baby blues… and all the ups and downs. And also even when I’m here it was so hard to leave this morning. I’m like, ‘I’ll be right back, I’m so sorry, I have to leave!’ and she doesn’t even know what’s going on."
Despite rumors that she has a team of nannies on standby, Kylie does actually change the diapers herself as she added, "I actually enjoy changing diapers. It’s really satisfying. To make her clean again. And I don’t know, the whole thing is really… it’s like such an amazing experience."
13 Was Tyga Trolling Kylie With This Throwback Photo?
Kylie was only 16-years-old when she first started dating rapper Tyga. After three years of being on-again-off-again, the couple called it quits early 2017 and three months later Kylie started dating Travis Scott. By February 2018 Kylie gave birth to their daughter, Stormi, and even though Kylie would have needed to be pregnant for a whole year if Tyga is believed to be the father of Stormi - this didn't stop fans from speculating he was the real father.
It appeared that even Tyga himself was fuelling the flames as he posted a throwback picture of himself as a baby on Instagram minutes after Kylie posted new photos of herself with Stormi. Fans questioned the rapper, "To prove what, exactly?" Others commented on the likeness between the two, writing, "You and Stormi are twins!" and "Somebody call Maury." According to Hollywood Life, Tyga hasn't left Kylie alone since the pair split and she has since had to block his number.
To clear the air, Tyga tweeted: "I’ve never said anything about someone else’s child or family insinuating my involvement; and will never do so. Please, Stop spreading false stories and attacking people’s families. I have nothing to do with any of that. People should be able to live in peace."
12 Stormi Has Rarely Been Outside Of The Gated Community In Calabasas
Aside from two photos picturing Stormi in her stroller and one holiday abroad, there are no paparazzi pictures of newborn Stormi as it appears Kylie prefers to keep her daughter inside the private gated community in Calabasas, California. The Hidden Hills 5,100-square-foot mansion has six bedrooms and six bathrooms so there's plenty of space for Stormi to grow. To arrive at her house, visitors must pass a security checkpoint and her neighbors include Kris, Kim, Rob, Kourtney, Drake, The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus and Lee Ann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian.
One insider told US Weekly, "You have to go to her house to visit. She’s being very careful about keeping the baby healthy and indoors.”
She might have chilled out now but when Stormi was first born, she was so over-protective she even bought medical masks for people to wear around the house. Hollywood Life reported, "Kylie got boxes of medical masks for people to wear around Stormi because she doesn’t want her exposed to any germs, she’s still so brand new."
Kylie spent her entire life in front of the camera, as she first appeared on Keeping Up With The Kardashians aged just 9 years old. She was homeschooled when the demands of filming became too much to juggle alongside school work, so it's likely she might want a different future for her own daughter.
11 The Newborn Did Enjoy One Holiday With Her Mom & Dad
Even if Kylie is keeping Stormi on lockdown, the tot was still allowed to come along for a beach holiday in the Caribbean to celebrate Travis turning 26. The adorable photo of Stormi looking up at the camera wearing a coral playsuit was also removed from social media - but Travis and Kylie's romantic beach walk and shots of her enviable post-baby body were allowed to stay. Kylie captioned the since-deleted photo: "My pretty girl is 3 months old today." The beach break came shortly after Kylie also rented out the whole Six Flags theme park for Travis - proving he's one lucky man.
Kylie confessed that she struggles to leave Stormi behind which is why she probably bought the tot along to the $3,000-a-night private resort. She revealed to ES magazine, "I think about her all the time, anywhere I am. I would rather be with her or wish she can come everywhere. I can’t wait till she can come everywhere with me, because right when she’s old enough I’ll bring her everywhere." So far, a golden sands holiday on a private beach at just three-months-old proves that Stormi can expect quite the life of luxury as she grows up.
10 Travis Scott Has Only Ever Shared One Photo Of Stormi & Received A Backlash
Travis was the first of the new parents to share a photo of Stormi's face - he chose a cute closeup of the newborn in a fluffy onesie, with a Snapchat filter and captioned the photo: "Our little rager!" Fans then flooded the pic with comments, "I'm not saying that's not your baby...but you need a DNA test asap!!" and "Stormi doesn't look like you, Travis."
According to In Touch Weekly, even Travis' mother was pleading with her son to take a paternity test.
An insider revealed, "(His mother) thinks it’s important for Travis to shut up all his haters who think (Kylie's) bodyguard is the father. She likes Kylie but is old school and is skeptical of everything and everybody. While Travis is laughing at the rumors and thinks people are being ridiculous, she wants him to absolutely sure."
Travis, who is known for keeping his personal life as private as possible, has not shared any images or information about his tot since. The young couple managed to keep the pregnancy secret and Kylie finally announced alongside the birth news, "I’m sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions. I understand you’re used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world."
9 Kylie & Travis Have Different Ideas About Parenting
Kylie and Travis have such different ideas about parenting that they are not yet officially living under the same roof. According to People, Travis still lives at his own place despite expectations that the couple would move in together following the birth of Stormi. The issue might be 'too fast, too soon' as Kylie is still dealing with trust issues from her relationship with Tyga. A close insider to the couple revealed, "Kylie and Travis are not officially living together. Kylie had a lot of trust issues with Tyga. He was her first love and she was obsessed with him, but she never felt like she could trust him 100 percent. With Travis, things got really serious fast, even though she was still getting over Tyga."
They also share very different ideas when it comes to parenting. Hollywood Life reported, "They both have strong opinions about the name of their baby but Kylie refuses to compromise with Travis at all. She has a few names picked out and she is being stubborn with Travis who does not agree with her choices." Adding, "Travis has his own thoughts on what the name should be and what it could represent but Kylie doesn’t want to listen to him."
Travis is not an over-sharer on social media so it might have been his idea to delete all the clear images of Stormi from social media and Kylie finally listened to his advice.
8 Kylie Was Determined To Prove The Doubters Wrong
Falling pregnant at 19-years-old and giving birth at 20 meant that Kylie knew she was going to face some criticism from those who claimed she was far too young to have a baby. In the emotional post announcing Stormi's birth, she explained, "Pregnancy has been the most beautiful, empowering, and life-changing experience I’ve had in my entire life, and I’m actually going to miss it. I appreciate my friends and especially my family for helping me make this special moment as private as we could. My beautiful and healthy baby girl arrived February 1st and I just couldn’t wait to share this blessing. I’ve never felt love and happiness like this I could burst! Thank you for understanding."
When she left the family home to attend Coachella, leaving Stormi behind in the care of a team of nannies, her doubters were quick to question if she was really taking motherhood seriously.
Kylie soon updated her Instagram with intimate mother-daughter moments to prove the haters wrong. Maybe now she's more secure and settled into motherhood with confidence, she no longer feels the need to share with the world just how well she really is doing and Stormi will be raised with complete privacy.
7 Cailtyn Jenner Was Made To Delete This Photo From Social Media
On Mother's Day, Kylie visited Cailtyn and her two half-brothers Brandon and Burt Jenner who were also with their adorable tots. The sweet family photo was posted on Instagram then deleted - likely due to Kylie's new rule. The news of Kylie's pregnancy didn't go down too well with Caitlyn at first.
Hollywood Life reported, "She thinks Kylie is way too young to have a baby, and that she should have waited until she was in a long-term committed relationship. Obviously, Kylie has more than enough money to ensure that she can pay for help but Caitlyn still thinks that having a baby will take a huge toll on Kylie's life." Fans also noticed that Caitlyn was absent from Kylie's baby announcement video and it was assumed there was still tension between them. The former athlete also missed the birth because she was in Dublin at the time.
Following the arrival of Stormi, Caitlyn appeared to soften to the idea of being a grandparent once again, as she posted a throwback photo of a baby Kylie to Instagram and wrote, "‘My daughter just had a daughter. It’s amazing to be by your side through this journey. She’s SO beautiful already. Can’t wait to watch her grow. Throwback to my baby, as a baby."
6 Kylie Will Have To Update Her Close Friends On The New Rules
Kylie's closest friends know the score when it comes to rubbing shoulders with one of the most recognizable celebrities in the world - privacy is everything. Nobody knows that better than Jordyn Woods - a.k.a Kylie's best friend. In an episode of Life of Kylie, the model and talent manager explained, "I feel like it’s important that you have the same understanding with your friend. You both have the same understanding and you know that I can trust this person, and I’m not going to do this, and that person is not going to do the same. Adding, "Honestly, you can’t really trust anyone. You really can’t. People stab you in the back all the time, but I feel like my friendships that I have, you just have the same understanding.”
Now photos of Stormi are going to be quite hard to come by, Kylie will be extra guarded what actually gets shared online.
She has already suffered a security breach before when a former staffer tried to take secret photos of her growing pregnancy bump.
In an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kris Jenner explained, "To have somebody in her own home trying to snap pictures they shouldn’t be snapping is really, really stressful. You want to be able to trust the people that you’re surrounded by, but we have to really be on alert at all time, and that’s extremely upsetting when you feel like you can’t be in your own bedroom."
5 Fans Loved Comparing Photos Of A Baby Kylie & Stormi
One thing most of her fans will miss is comparing photos of Kylie and Stormi and they are as identical as a mother and daughter can possibly be. Kylie posted a series of throwback pictures that were too cute and she tweeted fans, "She looks just like me when I was a baby."
Talking about the unusual name she gave her daughter, Kylie explained to ES magazine, " I really don’t know how we thought of Storm. Her dad insisted it was him, but I feel like it was me. And that kind of just stuck with us. And then I didn’t really like just Storm — I didn’t feel like that was her name. So then it became Stormi. And it just stuck. I feel like there were a lot of other names that I might have even liked better to be honest, but I feel like Stormi picked her own name, like it was just her name."
Kris Jenner advised that Kylie enjoys every moment of her daughter growing up. During a talk at an event in Beverly Hills, she said, "Just enjoy every moment, because it goes by so fast, just so fast. In a blink of an eye. And when you’re young - I had my kids really young, I was 22 years old - it’s overwhelming when you’re that young, so things go by so fast and moments slip by. So enjoy it, because all of a sudden, they’re 30."
4 Kylie Kept The First Photo Of Stormi Which Is The Most-Liked Of All Time
When it comes to Instagram, Kylie knows exactly what she's doing, as she explained to ES magazine, "There’s a lot to it. Editing your photos, posting things people want to see. I do think there’s more to it than just posting photos. I feel like for having my Instagram for so long, I just know what people like to see." She wasn't wrong with her choice for the first photo of Stormi as it's now the most-liked photo on Instagram of all time.
Currently, the photo has 17 million likes and climbing which kicked Beyonce's twin reveal off the top spot.
The photo was captured just days after Kylie left the delivery room and arrived back home ready to start a new family. When it came to giving birth, Kylie insisted that Khloe should be in the delivery room with her. She revealed, "I needed Khloé in the room with me. I think it made her more scared (because she was just weeks away from giving birth herself). She was there for all my other sisters. She’s just very, very nurturing. So she really helped me through the whole thing. Everyone should have Khloé in their delivery room."
3 Raising Stormi Has Been "The Happiest Days Of Her Life"
Even if the doubters thought she was too young for motherhood, Kylie has fallen in love with motherhood. She also told ES magazine that having a baby so young has made her "less selfish", revealing, "I think more about the future because of her. Every time I leave and I’m stressed about leaving her, I’m like, ‘I’m doing it for you.’ Everyone says you change completely when you become a mom, but I really feel the same, just better. So I don’t know what really has completely changed my world, besides her, of course. But I feel like it’s only gotten better. You’re less selfish."
Kylie has always wished for children young as she believed waiting till she was 30 was "too late." In an interview with Paper magazine, she revealed, "I don’t want to start (having) a baby when I’m 30! I don’t believe in after 30. (My sisters) all wanted to have kids before. Kim was like, ‘I better have two kids before 30.’ She always said that.” Kim and Khloe both had their first child at age 33 and Kourtney was 31. Kylie is the youngest to become a mother in the family but with that many nieces and nephews, she's certainly the most experienced when it comes to childcare.
2 Only Family & Close Friends Are Allowed To Visit Stormi - But Some Have Been Snubbed
The Kardashian family are the queens of the non-disclosure agreement and anyone who is in their private homes will be asked to sign the papers and keep quiet about anything that happens behind closed doors. Since the birth of Stormi, Kylie's security has become tighter than ever before. According to OK! Magazine, "Kylie Jenner is forcing any visitors to sign a whopping $10million confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement." Non-disclosures are not for every star, as Taylor Swift once told Rolling Stone magazine, "You know what I've found works even better than an NDA? Looking someone in the eye and saying, 'Please don't tell anyone about this.'" Yet, she hasn't ever tried being a Kardashian-Jenner.
One family member who likely won't be around during visiting hours is Kylie's half-brother, Brody. He is set to marry his long-term girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter but apparently, Kylie and Kendall both snubbed his wedding invite. Speaking with People magazine, Brody revealed,
"My two little sisters, we never even heard from them. They never even RSVP’d I don’t think. We sent them an invite but we just never heard anything back."
Adding, "Well they'll be missed!" The last time the siblings were seen together was a couple of years ago and it doesn't look like a reunion is on the cards anytime soon.
1 The First Few Months Of Raising Stormi Have Been Exhausting
Kylie has an overflowing schedule before she introduced baby Stormi to the world, so it's no surprise that now she's a mother to a newborn, her first few months have been exhausting. There's been changing diapers, attending Coachella, walking the red carpet at the Met Ball, sitting courtside with Travis for their basketball dates, and running a global cosmetics empire. It's no wonder she might be heading for a burnout and taking back her photos of Stormi could be the only way she feels some control in her crazy world.
She once revealed that she would completely give up the fame game when she has kids. In an interview with Elle magazine, she said, "Once I have a kid I'm not going to be on Instagram. You know, I'll probably delete my Instagram and just… I don't know, live life." Now she has changed her mind about being in the public eye she seems to be coping with fame a lot better and how to "deal with it." Speaking about if she would like to be famous forever, Kylie told ES magazine, "I do think about if I didn’t have to be famous. And it’s like a fantasy sometimes, but there’s really not one problem I have. You figure out how to deal with it."
References: standard.co.uk, people.com, dailymail.co.uk