By now, you’ve surely heard the good news a billion times over …
Khloe Kardashian is pregnant! For real! She confirmed it herself and everything!
A lot of people were happy to hear about the pregnancy, both because Khloe is typically considered the best Kardashian and because so many of us have been following her fertility struggle for years.
When she was married to Lamar Odom, back in the good ol’ days of Khloe & Lamar, we saw them try to have a baby for a very, very long time.
She went to fertility specialists, and she really seemed to struggle with the fact that she was never able to get pregnant.
That’s a big part of why this pregnancy with Tristan Thompson is such good news, but we also can’t ignore a little piece of information that Khloe shared earlier this year.
In an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloe visited a doctor who told her that she had fewer follicles on her ovaries than most women her age have.
Meaning that if she were to try to get pregnant, she could have a hard time.
She was taken aback by the news, which didn’t really make sense, given how long she and Lamar tried for a baby.
But, as she revealed later, she "fake-tried" to have a baby.
"I was married," Khloe explained, "but I knew the circumstances weren’t the healthiest, so I just kept pretending I was trying."
She said that when she was going through with the fertility treatments, "they were more so for Lamar," but "I had to stop because there was much deeper stuff that was happening in our marriage."
It "wasn’t the right kind of situation to bring a child into," she revealed, and knowing what we know now about Lamar, we can definitely understand that.
But she also said "I think I’ve done a lot of covering up for him. Like, even when it made me look like I was the problem. But I was fine taking on that burden on my shoulders because he had a lot of other, deeper sh-t to deal with."
She wasn’t very clear here, but the general understanding of all this was that she pretended to have problems with her fertility so that she wouldn’t have to discuss with anyone, even Lamar himself, that her marriage wasn’t the healthiest.
And it’s rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.
After the big pregnancy reveal, one person tweeted "After watching how much @khloekardashian struggled a few years back on kuwtk about getting pregnant, I’m so happy for her & I feel like everything does happen for a reason and she’s finally gonna get her baby."
It was a sweet sentiment, but someone else replied with "Didn’t she lie (and make a mockery of) about fertility issues all bc she didn’t wanna have kids at the time?"
Thanks to that tweet, Khloe is finally clarifying what she meant when she said she "fake-tried" to get pregnant with Lamar.
"I def wasn’t lying," she tweeted in response. "I did all my treatments but then when we did further testing we realized I was NOT the one with the issue at the time."
"It takes two to have a baby. But anyways thank you for the love."
But see, it’s still confusing, because she did say on the show that she was "pretending I was trying." Her statement now doesn’t really mesh with what she said then.
Of course, we don’t know the full story, and we’ll never know unless Khloe sits down and really details everything that happened back then with Lamar.
Either way, if she lied or if she didn’t lie, if she fibbed or misspoke or whatever, that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t deserve all the well wishes for this precious pregnancy now!