The Real Reason Khloe Kardashian Kept Her Pregnancy Under Wraps

Khloe Kardashian in a KUWTK confessional

Khloe Kardashian had a good reason to hold back on the pregnancy announcement. As it was revealed in a recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloe was concerned about the risks involved in her first pregnancy, believing that people need to respect the timing of her news delivery.

So far, TMZ has not published the article but I'm just mad because there's so many risks involved when you're newly pregnant. If the doctor is telling me not to announce anything until a specific time, then I respect that.

As it was shown in the newest episode, Khloe Kardashian must battle the privacy of this experience with her very public persona. As someone who wishes to announce her pregnancy at an appropriate time, Khloe was clearly upset that it come out against her will. But as she admits in the episode, the reality TV star does have the power to announce it officially on her own; she wasn't letting the likes of news outlets have full satisfaction of this moment. Even if she's a world-famous celebrity with multiple reality TV shows, Khloe K still wants to hold onto some of her privacy during this precious time.

There's nothing I can do about the article---it is out. But I'm not going to confirm it yet... Because I'm still waiting to be in a safe spot, and that's my choice to do that, that's my decision. At least, I would think.

It does bring up an interesting conversation on the extensions of celebrity and person, and whether anything can remain private with people in the public eye. Considering how these quotes were filmed for a mega-popular reality television show -- one that's being shot and distributed and seen by millions upon millions of viewers all around the globe, no less -- there is a bit of irony to the nature of this discussion. Nevertheless, Khloe Kardashian wants to honor her privacy, whatever she can find at this point in her life, and that's certainly commendable during this life-altering moment of time.

This newest episode of the reality program also covered some complications Khloe Kardashian has had with her pregnancy, including vaginal bleeding and distress. This proves that her requests for privacy were valid, and that there is reason for concern during this ongoing pregnancy. As she admits, Khloe doesn't enjoy how noisy people -- especially in the media -- can be about her life, and Khloe is annoyed by the public intrusions.

I hate that everyone is prying and so nosy. It's super frustrating.

Khloe Kardashian first confirmed her pregnancy with her first son in late December on Instagram. She revealed earlier this year that the reason why she decided to announce it then and there was because she "just wanted to something" herself and she wanted to "write something that was heartfelt" to the media personality. She shares the child with NBA player Tristan Thompson, and they plan to raise the child together in Los Angeles and Cleveland.

Will Ashton

Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.