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'Blessed' Kardashian announces baby with Kanye West

U.S. reality television star Kim Kardashian is expecting a baby with her boyfriend rapper Kanye West, she announced Monday, saying she was "blessed."

"It's true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby," she wrote in a blog post entitled "New Year, New Beginnings," as global celebrations were under way to ring in 2013.

"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," added the 32-year-old.

"Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family.

Happy New Year!!! Xo," wrote Kardashian, who announced in March that she and West were dating.

The news was first reported by the website E! News, which said 35-year-old West announced it at a show in Atlantic City on Sunday night.

The rapper was singing "Runaway" when he broke into a freestyle ballad with the words "and now she's having my baby," according to People magazine, which said the crowd of 5,000 broke into cheers.

On the last song of the show, "Lost in the World," he cut the music and asked his fans to applaud for his baby mama, said the celebrity bible.

Kardashian's family took to Twitter to welcome the news.

"Oh BABY BABY BABY!!" wrote her mother Kris Jenner, while sister Kourtney added: "Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!" Kardashian married professional basketball player Kris Humphries in August 2011, but they split shortly afterward, although their divorce has not been finalized. (AFP)

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섹시女배우 깜짝발표, "엄마 되요!"

미국의 여배우 겸 TV스타 킴 카다시안 (33)이 지난달 31일 (현지시간) 임신발표를 했다고 AFP통신 등 외신이 보도했다.

래퍼 카니에 웨스트 (36)와 교제중인 카다시안은 “새해, 새로운 시작”이라고 제목을 붙인 블로그 글을 통해 임신 사실을 알렸다. 카다시안은 이번이 첫 임신인 것으로 알려졌다.

카다시안은 남자친구 웨스트와 자신이 “너무나 축복받았고 행운이라고 느낀다”라며 양가의 부모님과 함께 이번 임신을 기념할 것이라고 밝혔다.

연예전문 사이트 이뉴스 (E! News)에 따르면, 임신사실을 처음 밝힌 것은 웨스트였다고 한다.

웨스트는 30일에 애틀란틱 시티에서 공연을 하던 도중, 갑자기 즉흥적으로 “이제 그녀는 내 아기를 갖게 된다(and now she's having my baby)”라고 노래했다.

카다시안은 2011년 8월, 농구선수 크리스 험프리스와 결혼했다가 몇 주 이후 이혼한 뒤, 지난해 3월부터 웨스트와 교제하기 시작했다.

Kim Kardashian (AP)
Kim Kardashian (AP)