Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made headlines for being worlds apart during much of her pregnancy, but that certainly wasn’t the case on Friday night as the rapper made sure he was front and centre for the birth of his first child with the reality star.
Kanye west, 36, had been scheduled to make an appearance at a release party in Los Angeles for his new album Yeezus, which is due out on Tuesday.
But Kim Kardashian, 32, had started feeling ill Friday and, after having contractions, admitted herself to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center near Beverly Hills five weeks ahead of her scheduled due date, causing Kanye West to skip out on his own party.
Several of Kim Kardashian’s close friends, including Scott Disick and Jonathan Cheban both attended the event and sources said that there were whispers around the room that Kim had already gone into labour by the time the party started.
According to sources, Kanye West stayed by Kim Kardashian’s side through the ordeal and refused to leave her side even as she went into full labour and had a natural birth at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.
“Of course, Kanye was there with Kim when she went to the hospital and had the baby,” Us Weekly reported, saying that he “wouldn’t have missed the arrival of the couple’s bundle of joy for anything”.
Only days earlier the couple had been fielding rumors that Kanye West had strayed from their relationship.
Canadian model Leyla Ghobadi, 24, told Star Magazine that she and Kanye West had a fling last July that continued for several months, but reps for both Kim and Kanye vigorously deny the claims.
While Kanye West is undoubtedly happy to be celebrating his first Father’s Day, the focus on his latest album Yeezus prevented the duo from spending much time together.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced the pregnancy in December and shortly thereafter Kanye sought refuge in France to begin recording.