First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Kim Kardashian with a baby carriage. She seems to get stuck right before that last part, but Kim is determined to make it across that motherhood line.
The newest evidence of her momentum? Kim’s been sporting some serious “mystery bling” after celebrating her 32nd birthday with current soulmate Kanye West in a whirlwind trip to romantic Italy. Despite the fact that her most recent massive diamond is on the pinky finger, it hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from churning. Are they really engaged? Did she switch fingers to throw us off? We all know a reveal of the Kimye engagement on the premiere of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami would mean ratings gold but, honestly, it bores me. Instead, I’m hoping she side-steps the traditional and goes the route of big sister, Kourtney.
We know the twice married Kardashian is in love with the institution of marriage, but she also longs to join the ranks of motherhood. Who can forget her tear-streamed admission on the finale of Kourtney and Kim Take New York that her marriage was over? She expressed her greatest regret: “I’m 30-years-old. I thought I would be married with kids by now.” She’s had this fairytale picture of her life in her head for years and I wonder how long she will hold on to the notion that she must do everything in the proper sequence in order to be happy.
Her most recent shenanigans on Keeping Up With The Kardashians don’t give me much hope that she will forge a modern mom path. For multiple episodes, we watch Kim research, debate, and prepare to freeze her eggs to guarantee membership to the mom’s club. On the show, she freezes her eggs when she suddenly becomes afraid of missing her fertility window, even though she is in a committed relationship with someone she referred to as “the one” when talking to Barbara Walters last month. So why isn’t she just going for it? Perhaps the follies with her own mother, Kris Jenner, trying to inject her with hormones to harvest the eggs (Ow! You got my finger!) just made for good television. It might not be proof that motherhood is a long way off for her.
Will she get pregnant before getting married? The newest engagement rumors lead us to believe she’ll “do it right,” but the harsh criticism of her failed marriages and highly commercialized wedding have us thinking she might go in another direction. The clock is ticking and the tension is high but one thing is certain. The woman has made a successful business out of detailing every intimate occurrence in her life. We don’t need to watch the media for every clue, you can just watch the next season of her E! shows.