A story about Kim Kardashian being “brought to tears” while holding her “miracle baby” was made-up. Just as multiple fake “exclusives” were manufactured during the pregnancy, the same webloid is now concocting an inauthentic narrative in the wake of the baby’s birth. Gossip Cop can bust it.
As we reported earlier, Kardashian announced on her website that her daughter was born on Monday. HollywoodLife had no inside knowledge to offer, which is why at a little after 3 p.m. Eastern, it ran a post with the headline, “Kim Kardashian Reportedly Had Front Row Seat To Baby’s Birth Via Surrogate: Who Else Was There?” (See first screengrab below.) The site told readers, “Reports claim Kim witnessed the entire birth start to finish. Find out who else was reportedly there!”
But a little over three hours later, HollywoodLies, as it’s known, suddenly went from relying on others for information about the delivery to claiming it had its own insight. The headline of this faux exclusive declares, “Kim Kardashian ‘Brought To Tears’ As She Holds Her Miracle Baby For The First Time.” (See second screengrab below.) In the story, the outlet purports to have a “source close to the Kardashians” saying such no-brainer comments like, “Kim and Kanye fell instantly in love with their new daughter.” What, were they going to fall instantly in hate?
This supposed snitch then goes on to assert, “Kim and the surrogate were both brought to tears in the delivery room as the baby was immediately handed over to Kim who was overwhelmed with joy. It was an emotional moment for Kanye too who joined the women after birth, and also fought back the tears as he was allowed to hold the baby shortly after Kim.”
But consider what TMZ reported hours prior: “Sources familiar with the birth tell us, Kim was at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. when the surrogate was in labor and, when the baby was born, she was the first person to have skin-to-skin contact with the baby.” The outlet also noted, “We’re told Kanye was in the delivery room, but behind a curtain. He came out after the baby was born and held his daughter for the first time.”
It was that genuine reporting that formed the basis of HollywoodLies’ initial report. And it’s that legitimate reporting that inspired the follow-up story in which the blog essentially says the same thing and tries to pass it off as its own scoop. It is not. This is really just a rewrite of another publication’s work with the added flourish about “tears.”
As we’ve repeatedly noted, those in Kardashian’s inner circle don’t go dishing to this webloid. It’s track record shows that. Last June, HollywoodLies had an “exclusive” in which they claimed Kardashian and West were expecting twins. (See third screengrab below.) That’s a very substantial allegation to get wrong. But egregious mistakes are made when you don’t actually have real “sources.” And that’s why this unoriginal story about Kardashian and her newborn was made-up based on another’s reporting.
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.