- Associated Press - Monday, December 31, 2012

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are feeling lucky about their first child together.

“It’s true,” Miss Kardashian, the 32-year-old reality TV star, said in a statement on her site Monday. “Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us.”

Miss Kardashian’s father, Robert Kardashian, died in 2003. Mr. West’s mother, Donda West, died in 2007.

Miss Kardashian added in the blog post that she was “looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family.”

Mr. West, the 35-year-old rapper, revealed to a crowd of more than 5,000 in song form at a concert Sunday that his girlfriend is pregnant. Miss Kardashian was in the crowd at Revel Resort’s Ovation Hall with her mother, Kris Jenner, and Mr. West’s mentor and best friend, Jay-Z.

The news instantly went viral online, with thousands posting and commenting on the expecting couple.

Most of the Kardashian clan tweeted about the news, including Miss Kardashian’s sisters. Kourtney Kardashian wrote: “Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!”

Mr. West told concertgoers to congratulate his “baby mom” and said this was the “most amazing thing.”

Representatives for Mr. West and Miss Kardashian didn’t immediately respond to emails about the pregnancy.

The rapper and reality TV star went public with their relationship in March.

Miss Kardashian married NBA player Kris Humphries in August 2011, but their divorce is not finalized.

Mr. West’s Sunday-night show was his third consecutive performance at Revel. He took the stage for nearly two hours, performing such hits as “Good Life,” ”Jesus Walks” and “Clique” in an all-white ensemble with two bandmates.

Miss Kardashian is expected to spend New Year’s Eve at public appearance at a Las Vegas nightclub.

• AP writer Bianca Roach contributed to this article.



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