Kim Kardashian Shares New Family Photo (Hi, Chicago!)

Easter marks the first (and only) time that Jesus Christ came back from the dead.

It’s a worthwhile reason to celebrate, for sure.

But Kim Kardashian also used the occasion this week to share a different kind of first (and, to date, only) of her own…

… her first family photo!

Her first family photo, we should say, when there are five members of her immediate family.

As you can see above, Kim is posing formally with husband Kanye West and her three kids:

Four-year old North West, two-year old Saint West and brand new baby Chicago West.

The latter of that trio, of course, was welcomed into this world just a couple months ago by Kim and Kanye via a surrogate, who the couple used due to Kardashian’s ongoing health problems.

She really struggled with her first two pregnancies and was advised by doctors not to get knocked up a third time.

“I don’t think you really understand how hard it is to take a good family pic,” Kim wrote as a caption to the image, adding:

“This was all we got before all three kids started crying. I think I cried too.”

If you look closely, you can tell that Kim is grabbing a hold of Saint’s shirt in the back, likely because he kept trying to run away.

Pretty funny stuff, actually.

It’s the most relatable Kim has ever been, practically, as we can all related to issues with getting young kids to stand still for a photo, can’t we?

No one is saying a bad word about this cute picture, which is a far cry from the backlash Kardashian faced after sharing a different Easter-themed image on social media.

On Sunday itself, the former sex tape star posted a snapshot of a cross with diamonds in the background.

Many haters dragged her hard for seemingly flaunting her wealth via such an image — which even we, as consistent Kim critics, must admit was a bit of a stretch.

Added Kim in regard to this family gathering:

“One hand holding the baby and the other hand grabbing the back of Saints shirt because he kept running away lol.”

We love it.

Because we can totally relate to it.

All of the Kardashians and Jenners gathered last Sunday for a celebration at one of their houses.

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott brought along baby Stormi Webster for the outing, according to E! News, which featured little baby bunnies, tiny chicks, lambs and MANY of treats for the attendees to enjoy.

Kourtney Kardashian’s kids – Mason Disick, Penelope Disick and Reign Disick – also participated in an Easter egg hunt alongside their cousins.

What fun!


DuShon Monique Brown Dies; Chicago Fire Star Was 49

Tragic news today out of the world of television:

DuShon Monique Brown, a veteran actress who had been a series regular on Chicago Fire since the inception of the NBC drama, has died of an apparent heart attack.

She was 49 years old.

Production sources tell TMZ that Brown admitted herself to an Illinois hospital a few days ago after suffering chest pains; she was reportedly tested at the time and then released.

But things then took a drastic and deadly turn on Friday.

The actress suffered some kind of cardiac episode and was found dead inside her home in Chicago.

The NBC star was a native of The Windy City who had portrayed Connie, the assistant to Chef Boden, since the very first episode of Chicago Fire.

She also appeared on Prison Break from 2005 through 2007.

Television fans may also recognize Brown from stints on Empire and Shameless.

Said Chicago Fire producer Dick Wolf upon learning of Brown’s stunning and untimely passing:

“The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own. Our thought and prayers are with DuShon’s family and we will all miss her.”

Along with her acting career, Brown had a background in social work and a Masters in Counseling. She once worked as a counselor at a local high school.

According to her IMDB page, she was also an accomplished violinist who played with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

This same page lists a few other facts about the late star.

To wit:

– Her nickname was “shoo-shoo.”

– She attended the same high school as Michelle Obama.

– Her mom is a retired social worker and her dad is a retired math teacher.

– She inspired to perform after seeing the film version of The WIZ at age seven.

Most importantly, and sadly, she leaves behind a daughter named Zoe, who actually appeared with her mother in a 2007 Super Bowl commercial for Frito Lay.

It’s unknown at this time just how Chicago Fire will wrote Brown’s character out of the series.

It’s also matters very little at the moment.

Our thoughts go out to the actress’ friends, family members and loved ones.

May DuShon Monique Brown rest in peace.


Chicago West: Kim Kardashian Shares First Real Photo of Her Baby

Sweet baby Chicago West is just over 2 months old.

Though the world has gotten glimpses of this adorable, “royal” offspring, we’ve only gotten glimpses of her. Until now.

Kim Kardashian has shared the first full photo of this adorable little princess. Take a look!

Back in January, Kim and Kanye welcomed their baby girl, who was born via gestational carrier.

Though she was born on January 15th, it took days before the public even learned her name. Kim Kardashian is famous for slowly rolling out new information about her children.

It’s part of striking a balance between her child’s privacy and realistic expectations of her fans. Also, always leaving fans wanting more can’t be hurting her brand.

Baby sister Kylie has been following that model with adorable little Stormi. And there’s a decent chance that Khloe will do the same.

Now, for the first time, we’re getting a real, full portrait of this unbearable adorable baby.

Take a look!

Hello there, Chicago!

Kim, of course, gets to see this overwhelmingly sweet little face every single day.

But for fans, looking at this oxytocin-inducing little bundle of love is a treat.

And, really, it’s a first.

In the past, we’ve seen Chicago’s face through Snapcaht filters, and we’ve seen her cheeks as a newborn in Kylie’s pregnancy video.

Neither of those are the same as seeing Chicago full-on and unfiltered.

Though we’re sure that Kim Kardashian is a great mother to North, Saint, and Chicago, some have been critical of her parenting.

Sometimes, there are just ridiculous claims — like people questioning if Kim Kardashian is neglecting baby Chicago because … get this … she’s on social media a lot.

Kim is a reality star who built her brand on social media. The only thing that’s “different” with Chicago versus with Saint and North is that Kim isn’t having to recover from pregnancy and childbirth.

And that’s the crux of why people think that she doesn’t love Chicago the same way that she loves her other kids. Some people have embraced absurd stigma against gestational carriers (and surrogates), and think that a mother who really loved her children would birth them herself.

That’s not only awful, it’s dangerous. Kim loves her children and herself enough to want to be alive to be their mother. Giving birth herself would have put her life at risk.

Some criticisms of her parenting, however, may be a little less absurd.

Recently, Kim shared a topless photo that was taken by North herself.

There were those who question whether it’s appropriate to let your child take thirst trap photos … least of all pictures in which their own mother is topless.

This may come down to cultural differences between families, however. For some families, it’s normal for a father to spend time around the house shirtless, while others would be shocked to see that.

In some families, parents and children kiss each other on the mouth. Others would basically rather die.

Then, of course, came Kim’s statement that her husband deserves as much attention as her children.

Since any parent’s first obligation is to their children, that line could be interpreted as Kim prioritizing Kanye over her kids.

But … maybe she was just offering marital advice. We can’t imagine Kim neglecting her children.

Kim clearly cares about her children.

Reportedly, she doesn’t want anyone else to tell Chicago about her surrogacy — because she wants to be the one to explain to her little girl how she was born and why.

That sounds fair.

Besides, if a bunch of people talk to Chicago about where she gestated, this sweet little girl might grow up thinking that it somehow marks her as different.

Kim wants to avoid that.

We can’t wait until we see more of her adorable little baby.


Kim Kardashian: Nobody Tell Chicago West About the Surrogacy!!

On January 15th of 2018, Kim and Kanye welcomed the birth of their third child — a precious little baby named Chicago West.

Chicago was born via surrogate — a smart and healthy choice considering the health risks that Kim would have endured with another pregnancy. But reports have claimed that something’s different with this new child.

Kim Kardashian is reportedly distant — but is apparently also insisting that no one tell Chicago about the surrogacy? How long does she think that she can keep it a secret.

This is a little odd, folks, and we’ll explain why.

RadarOnline reports that Kim Kardashian asks her family to let her be the one to tell Chicago — when she’s old enough to, you know, understand language and process the information — about how she was born.

“Kim asked her family to never tell Chicago that she was born via surrogate.”

If you’re wondering how long Kim thinks that she could possibly keep that up, what with the surrogacy being famous and all, she apparently does plan for Chicago to eventually learn the truth.

“Kim said that she wants to be the one to tell Chicago the story of how she was conceived and she does not want to do so until she asks.”

So she plans to hold out until the inevitable “where do babies come from?” question. That makes sense.

However, it sounds like Kanye’s unhappy with Kim’s request — and there might be more too it.

See, there have also been some bizarre reports that lead some to believe that Kim Kardashian may be neglecting baby Chicago.

Or, at the very least, not having the sort of bond with her that she did with North and Saint after they were born.

Reports claim that Kim seems less maternal in the aftermath of Chicago’s birth.

Descriptions make it sound like she’s phoning in motherhood with sweet baby Chi.

Could it be true?

Claims made to RadarOnline go on to suggest that Kim Kardashian views family as another part of her brand.

“Kim’s desire to have more kids comes from her need to stay rich and relevant.”

And, per these reports, that it’s driving a wedge between the Wests.

“But Kanye is starting to see how fake she is and, at this point, doesn’t want to add any more children to the mix. He is starting to not even recognize her at all anymore.”

That is stunning if true.

And Kanye is reportedly unhappy that Kim seems less devoted as a new mother this time around.

“It’s creating a lot of arguments for Kanye. He just doesn’t think that she’s into it.”

Obviously, you can’t just not be into your responsibilities as a parent.

“She just can’t quit with her selfie and body obsession — and it’s pushing Kanye away once more.”

That’s curious, since Kanye’s taken at least some of Kim’s seductive photos.

“He thought she’d calmed down when the new baby came, but it’s actually gotten worse.”

Now, we hope that someone’s just confused or has heard mixed signals, because Kim Kardashian loves her family and we’d hate to imagine her treating a baby born via surrogate any differently than she treated those she pushed out herself.

It may even be that someone is deliberately spreading rumors about her. Sometimes, a celebrity’s friend can become their worst enemy.

As for the request that no one tell Chicago about the surrogacy until she asks — well, that makes sense.

When your child asks about reproduction, you should tell them the truth — yes, even if they’re super young. That includes things like surrogacy.

We don’t think that Kim thinks that she can keep Chicago in a bubble for life. But a mom who wants to be the one to tell her daughter about how she was born doesn’t sound like a neglectful mother to us.