She was just a baby herself! It was less than a week ago that Kylie Jenner revealed that she had given birth to a baby girl named Stormi — whom she shares with her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott — on Feb. 1. But, two years before becoming a mom, the makeup mogul revealed that she still felt like “a baby.”
At 18 years old, Kylie appeared on her older sister Khloé Kardashian’s now-canceled FYI talk show, Kocktails With Khloé, on which she spoke about her dream of having kids one day. Though she expressed her desire to start a family, Kylie seemed unsure if she was ready.
“I feel like I’m a baby, too. I’m an infant child,” she told KoKo and fellow guests Kourtney Kardashian, RuPaul, and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. “I want kids, for sure. And I feel like seeing [my sisters] go through everything, it’s great knowledge. And I feel like I want kids before I’m 30. I want to have kids.”
Well, the lip kit queen’s wish finally came true. While she kept her entire pregnancy shrouded in mystery, Kylie gave fans a small glimpse at her journey to motherhood in an emotional YouTube video posted on Sunday, Feb. 4. In the 11-minute and 33-second clip, Kylie, now 20, and her 25-year-old beau, Travis, look more in love than ever.
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In an exclusive interview with Life & Style, clinical psychologist and relationship expert Dr. Danielle Forshee explained how Kylie’s decision to hide away during her pregnancy could have had a positive impact on her relationship.
“Kylie and Travis have a fairly young relationship, and Kylie is young in age. Both factors make their relationship vulnerable to not being able to last. Additionally, being in the spotlight is another very significant factor to creating vulnerability in a relationship not working out,” Dr. Forshee, who does not treat Kylie or Travis, said. “During her pregnancy and taking time away from the spotlight likely buffered their relationship in a positive way, and could result in them getting closer on an emotional level. Taking this time away from the spotlight also likely created a more meaningful and emotional bond between Travis and Kylie.”
According to Dr. Forshee, Kylie has most likely benefitted from her hiatus on an individual level, too. “Kylie taking a lot of personal time away from the public eye is likely a very positive thing for her mental, emotional and psychological growth as an individual,” she told Life & Style, “as well as for determining how she will transition into motherhood, and the family life.”