Are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West naming their fourth baby Trump West, in honor of President Donald Trump? That's the ridiculous claim in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and we can set the record straight.
Kardashian revealed last week that she's expecting a baby boy via surrogate, and according to NW, the parents of North, Saint and Chicago have chosen another unique moniker for their fourth child. "Kanye has made no secret of his loyalty to Donald Trump and everything he stands for, so it's likely he'll want to name him after the President to pledge his allegiance," an alleged insider tells the magazine.
The supposed source adds, "Kim's so happy about the baby that she may even go along with it. She really wanted another one and had to kiss up to Ye to get him to agree. Everyone's wondering if naming the baby Trump West will be part of the deal."
The outlet's questionable tipster further contends that Kardashian would be on board with naming their child Trump West because she has "a soft spot" for the president. "She was thrilled when the President allowed her to meet with him to discuss the pardon of a drug offender - and then granted her wish," says the suspicious source. "Naming her son after him would be her way to honor him."
From there, the "insider" speculates that Kardashian and West will use Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, "or even the White House, as the location for one of Kim's extravagant baby showers." The seemingly nonexistent tipster further believes that the rapper "might even make [Trump] the godfather" of his new son.
The tabloid's article has more in common with creative writing than journalism. Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the couple, who laughed off the idea that they're naming their fourth child Trump West. We also reached out to reps for the stars for an official statement, but have yet to hear back.
Based on NW's poor track record of reporting about the couple, there's no reason to believe this latest article is accurate. Gossip Cop busted the tabloid two months ago for falsely claiming that West had "dumped" Kardashian and moved to Chicago with their 2-year-old son Saint. In reality, the spouses are expanding their family and primarily living in Los Angeles.
Last May, the outlet falsely claimed that Kardashian was upset with West for not spending enough time with their third baby, who was just a few months old at the time. It's highly unlikely the couple would be having a fourth child if the reality star felt her husband was being neglectful.
Gossip Cop also called out the tabloid last May for falsely claiming that Kardashian was replacing West with a "new husband." And shortly before that, the publication wrongly reported that Kardashian was filing for divorce from West. It's clear at this point that the magazine's "sources" are either nonexistent or horribly misinformed. When the couple's fourth baby arrives later this year, "Trump West" simply won't be on the birth certificate.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.