A story about fans believing Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant with baby No. 4 is pure clickbait. The tabloid that posted the article online seems to know sheâ€™s not actually expecting, but still saw fit to fuel the untrue rumor. Gossip Cop can explain whatâ€™s shamefully going on.
â€śFans Think Kourtney Kardashian Is Pregnant With Baby No. 4 After Spying a Stroller in Her Instagram Story,â€ť reads the headline of a post on Life & Styleâ€™s website. The article begins with the magazine asking, â€śIs Kourtney Kardashian pregnant with baby No. 4?!â€ť According to the outlet, â€śThatâ€™s what some fans are sayingâ€ť after Kardashian uploaded an Instagram story â€śshowing something suspiciousâ€¦ a stroller!â€ť Noting that the â€śKUWTKâ€™ already has three kids, the outlet wonders, â€śIs she adidng [sic] another to the brood?â€ť
Rather than directly telling fans whether or not Kardashian is expecting again, readers are instead told to â€śwatch the video above to find out.â€ť The clip repeats the speculation that the reality star is pregnant and shows a screengrab of the stroller in question, before featuring recent bikini photos of Kardashian from Instagram. The caption on screen states, â€śYeah, we donâ€™t see a baby bump.â€ť The publication goes on to point out that since three of Kardashianâ€™s sisters have babies, having a stroller around â€śisnâ€™t that wild.â€ť
In other words, the tabloid crafted an article that leads readers to believe Kardashian may be pregnant with her fourth child, but fans have to watch a video in order to find out that sheâ€™s not really expecting. The magazine seemingly buried the truth in order to score clicks and increase its traffic. Thatâ€™s not how journalism is supposed to work. And what makes this even worse is that Life & Style has a history of wrongly claiming the mom of three is expanding her family with a fourth kid, dating back to 2015.
Just to give two examples from the last year and half alone, in February of 2017, the outlet claimed Kardashian was pregnant with Younes Bendjimaâ€™s baby, even though she was â€śstill in loveâ€ť with Scott Disick, the father of her children. At the time, Gossip Cop was told by a source, who was not at liberty to speak on the record, that the pregnancy allegation was â€śwrong.â€ť Time proved our reporting was correct. Kardashian was not pregnant with Bendjimaâ€™s baby.
Then in October of 2017, after it was revealed Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian were having kids, the publication maintained Kardashian was â€śpregnant, too.â€ť It was even ridiculously said that, with sister Kim set to welcome a baby via surrogate, Kardashian â€śfelt left outâ€ť and was â€śthrilled to learn sheâ€™s also expecting.â€ť Gossip Cop explained then that the false contentions were only concocted to piggyback off the Kardashian-Jenner baby boom, and we predicted that time would show our debunking was right. Sure enough, just a few weeks later, Kardashian addressed pregnancy rumors on â€śThe Ellen DeGeneres Showâ€ť and confirmed she was not pregnant again.
At no point has Life & Style issued an apology or retraction for these wrong pregnancy reports, or any of the ones that came before them. Itâ€™s shameful the tabloid is once again misleading readers with clickbait.