It's not Thursday yet, but Kylie Jenner already posted a throwback picture that appears to be designed to keep her fans talking. Jenner’s latest Instagram teases fans about the pregnancy rumors, which haven’t been confirmed or denied since word began circulating last week. The photo in question is clearly captioned "throwback" and features Jenner wearing a crop top that shows off her stomach. The fact that she intentionally let fans know the photo was old suggests she's aware of the hype surrounding the news that Jenner might be expecting.
A TMZ report on Friday kicked off the pregnancy rumors when a source told the site that Jenner and her boyfriend Travis Scott had begun telling people about their supposed baby news. According to People, multiple sources have confirmed the news, but the reality star is not one of them. Bustle reached out to Scott's rep for comment, but has yet to receive a response; Jenner's rep could not be reached.
Over the weekend, Jenner posted two new Instagram photos and was spotted in an Instagram video from hip-hop artist French Montana. In one photo, she's seen hanging out with a group of her girlfriends in matching bathrobes. In the second one, she's wearing a baggy sweatshirt, but she flashes a bit of her stomach. Those photos, in addition to her Monday throwback post, all suggest that Jenner is having fun teasing her fans as speculation about when she will comment on all of this pregnancy chatter mounts.
Sharp-eyed fans have noticed that Jenner has been posting quite a few throwback pictures lately. Her Instagram is full of shots from past modeling gigs, and many recent photos have featured the makeup mogul from the chest up. This doesn't mean the rumors are true, but the lack of recent photos is helping fuel the curiosity surrounding her potential pregnancy.
Adding to mystery is the fact that Jenner usually addresses gossip head on, especially pregnancy rumors. The 20-year-old has been dealing with speculation that she was expecting since she was in her teens. In the past, she would fire off a tweet shutting down the idea, but this time around she's being a bit coy.
Since Friday, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star's parents, Kris and Caitlyn Jenner, have both been asked about the rumors, but their responses have been vague. Kris told The Cut, "I just woke up this morning. She’s not confirmed anything. I think it’s kind of wild that everyone is just assuming that that’s just happening."
Meanwhile, Caitlyn's rep released a vague statement to The Sun. "All I can tell you is that it was some time ago," her rep reportedly told the outlet. Some have taken this as confirmation that Jenner is expecting, but is waiting to confirm the news in her own time.
For the time being, Jenner isn't keeping a low profile in light of the rumors. The star's approach to dealing with the speculation appears to be to let everyone talk as she keeps doing her thing. She spent the weekend celebrating her friend Jordyn Woods' birthday and attending the iHeartRadio Music Festival in support of Scott. Whether or not she's pregnant, Jenner is staying busy.
As for her cheeky throwback photo, the picture perfectly illustrates how clever Jenner is. She's been in the spotlight most of her life, and she knows how to generate buzz. Jenner's potential pregnancy is a hot topic right now, and she's clearly not in a hurry to confirm or deny the news. Instead, she seems to be having fun teasing her fans who can't wait to see what happens with the baby drama next.