Pregnant reality star Kim Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West are reportedly expecting a baby girl.
A source close to the 32-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians favorite told Us Weekly that the couple are over the moon about the news.
An insider close to the family revealed that the 35-year-old Gold Digger star was particularly excited as he ‘always wanted a girl’.
‘They’re over the moon!’ a source told Us Weekly. ‘Kanye always wanted a girl.’
And it seems that if the couple are having a daughter, she will be one stylish celebrity offspring.
Kim told Jimmy Kimmel on his late night talk show last month that her partner would most likely be splashing out on specially customised outfits for their impending arrival.
‘If anyone knows Kanye, they just know how into fashion he is, and I think he’s going to have things specially made,’ she said.
‘So I don’t think hand-me-downs are going to work.’
Kim also gushed about how cute Kanye was about the new addition to the Kardashian and West clans.
‘He is so excited,’ she said. ‘It’s really cute how excited he is.’
Kim is expected to give birth to her first child in July this year.
The couple announced that they were expecting on December 30th.
The happy news was first revealed by Kanye onstage during his concert in Atlantic City as Kim watched from the audience.
The rapper said ‘stop the music’, then announced ‘make noise for my baby mama right here,’ with a wide smile.
Kanye’s announcement prompted a flurry of excited tweets from the audience.
Kim, who was sat in the audience during the show, is said to have not known that her man would reveal their pregnancy and was in shock like many of the rappers fans.
She confirmed the news in a message to her fans titled ‘New Year, New Beginnings’ not long after.
She wrote: It’s true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us. Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family. Happy New Year!!! Xo
The couple have been dating since April last year, and before the pregnancy was announced previously denied rumours that Kim was expecting
Kim is currently thought to be around the four month mark in her pregnancy.
Of course, Kim is still married to her estranged second husband Kris Humphries. The pair’s divorce has been prolonged as the basketball star has insisted on a court case, claiming the marriage should be annulled as it was ‘fraud’.
After the news of Kim’s pregnancy broke last December her excited family took to Twitter.
Sister Kourtney wrote: ‘Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!’
And little sister Kendall added: ‘Whos excited about the KIMYE babbyyy?! weeee’.
Khloe wrote: ‘KIMYE!!!!! Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! ‘Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!
Khloe‘s husband Lamar tweeted: ‘I’m excited for Kanye and my sister! There’s nothing like bringing life into this world!
Let’s keep Gods blessings coming!’
And Grandma-to-be Kris Jenner added: ‘I’m a happy girl !!!!!!!!! Wowza!’
Since Kim and Kanye began dating in April they have rarely been apart.
Despite the shortness of their relationship, the two have been friends for years.
It has even been speculated that the rapper had been in love with Kim back in 2009, when he appeared to refer to her in his track Knock You Down.
At the time the song was penned, Kim was in a relationship with NFL star Reggie Bush, whom she went on to date on and off for three years.
The song includes the lines: ‘You was always the cheerleader of my dreams… To seem to only date the head of football teams… And I was the class clown that always kept you laughing… We were never meant to be, baby we just happened.’
He then goes on to rap: ‘You should leave your boyfriend now.’
And in December 2010, Kanye was on hand when Kim filmed her music video Jam (Turn It Up).
In scenes later broadcast on her reality show Kris Jenner was seen jokingly criticising Kanye for eyeing up Kim, telling him: ‘Don’t be looking at her a**’.
Not one to miss a beat, quick-witted Kanye replied: ‘I’ve never seen it actually.’