The Kardashian clan is certainly kicking things off with a bang amidst the 10th anniversary of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Because get this: Us Weekly reported that Khloe Kardashian is pregnant and expecting her first child with NBA baller Tristan Thompson. (Bustle has reached out to Kardashian's rep for comment and Thompson's agent, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.) The father of Kardashian's rumored baby is certainly no stranger to parenting game, having recently welcomed a baby boy with ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig just 9 months ago. The Cleveland Cavaliers center and Craig reportedly became the proud parents of Prince Oliver Craig Thompson on Dec. 12, 2016, according to E!.
Should Kardashian's preggo chatter prove to be true, the new baby will mark the 26-year-old basketball player's second run at fatherhood, while Kardashian will become a mother for the first time following the highly publicized fertility woes that at one point appeared to be a lingering issue for the 33-year-old reality star.
Thompson and Kardashian began dating just over a year ago and have seemingly fallen head over heels with one another since reportedly meeting in August of 2016. The whirlwind relationship ignited as Thompson was expecting a baby with Craig, and with Kardashian still legally married to Lamar Odom, although they had been separated since 2013. Despite the drama, their bond has seemingly remained strong with Kardashian reportedly splitting her time between L.A. and Cleveland, the city where her beau plays basketball, according to Bravo.
Us Weekly notes that Kardashian once joked about starting a family with Thompson during an episode of KUWTK. The moment may have, perhaps, been an important hint from the Good American designer that many fans missed. She explained,
"He wants to have, like, five or six kids with me, and that's lovely. We could start at one and then grow from there. But now, knowing I'm not on birth control, it's really scary. It's like a really big step."
The news is the third baby announcement to come from the Kardashian camp in recent weeks. On Sept 22, TMZ reported that Kylie Jenner was expecting her first child with rapper boyfriend, Travis Scott. Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian and husband, Kanye West are awaiting the arrival of their third child via surrogate, according to People. TMZ notes that both of Khloe's sisters are allegedly expecting baby girls sometime in January of next year and indicates that Khloe is about 3 months into her pregnancy, meaning that all three siblings will welcome children at the beginning of 2018.
Although the sex of Khloe's alleged baby has yet to be revealed, it's safe to say that her baby will likely share a strong bond with Kim and Kylie's daughters. The Kardashians are a tight knit family, so the new babies will definitely be like peas in a pod.
As the Kardashian empire continues to expand exponentially, the next generation seems to be getting off to a huge start. In just a matter of years, Kourtney, Kim, Rob, and now Kylie and Khloe have collectively managed to add nine new members to the growing KUWTK dynasty. With Keeping Up With The Kardashians gearing up to make its Season 14 premiere on Oct. 1, the new pregnancy rumors may prove to be just the thing to keep fans tuning in to the long running reality series.
The undisputed first family of reality television never ceases to entertain fans with the reinvention of themselves and the twisted drama that they call life. It seems that every time you've thought you'd seen it all from the Kardashians, they always have more in store.