Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Updated: June 15, 2013 9:32PM
Kim Kardashian gave birth Satuday morning to a baby girl Saturday, according to E!, which airs her reality shows.
Kardashian, 32, and 36-year-old Kanye West’s baby was born a few weeks early, by Caesarean section, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood, Calif.
Mother and baby were said to be doing well.
E! News reported that West was at Kardashian’s side for the delivery.
No word yet on a name. But, according to E!, Kardashian told friends it will begin with a K.
It’s the first child for the realty TV icon and the hip-hop superstar. They’ve been together for more than a year.
So far, Kardashian hasn’t Tweeted about the birth.
And her publicist, Jill Fritzo, did not respond Saturday to repeated requests for comment.
Us Weekly cited an unnamed hospital source as saying the reality star delivered “five weeks early. Kim got sick last night and had the baby early.”
The source added, “They’re all doing great and amazing!”
TMZ reported that Kardashian had a natural birth after beginning contractions on Friday and going into full labor on Saturday.
For those who have somehow been immune to the ongoing coverage of the Kardashian offspring, West first announced Kardashian’s pregnancy in December, during a concert in Atlantic City, N.J. “Stop the music and make noise for my baby mama … now you having my baby!” he shouted to the audience, which included Kardashian.
Since then, Kardashian has been a near-daily presence on blogs and websites and in magazines, which have chronicled her unusual choices in maternity wear (consisting mostly of black and white pieces), her growing girth and how much time she’s been spending with West (not much). Their most high-profile public outing: May’s Met Ball in New York City.
Kardashian told USA Today in March that she understood the interest in her. “I get that my life is very public, and I live my life on a reality show. It gets a little tedious sometimes when I’m asked a bunch of questions that are so silly,” she said.
On the season premiere of her reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” she revealed that she was having a girl. “I’m so excited we’re having a girl. Who doesn’t want a girl? They are the best, and I know that’s really what Kanye has always wanted. He wanted a little girl,” she said.