Everything Birthday Girl Kylie Jenner Has Said About Motherhood & Wanting Kids
The 23-year-old reality star has never been shy about her desire to become a mom
On Co-Parenting with Ex Travis Scott
Kylie Jenner has no problem coparenting with her ex, Travis Scott. In fact, they have a "great relationship," according to the reality star.
"We’re like best friends," Jenner told Harper's Bazaar. "We both love Stormi and want what’s best for her. We stay connected and coordinated. I think about [my parents] in situations with Stormi, what they would do. They were very hands-on with me, and I want the same for Stormi."
On Raising Her Daughter in the Spotlight
Jenner told Harper's Bazaar that she often thinks about raising her daughter in the spotlight. "I think about it a lot because the world is just so crazy now. Exposing her to all of the negativity that comes with the Internet, I think about that too. I’m just trying my best, even though she’s still little, to remind her how blessed we are and that this isn’t normal, the way we live," Jenner explained. "It’s just our life. People want to take pictures. I think she would feel differently if I was always covering her face like, 'Don’t look!'"
On the Pressure to Have More Kids
In early 2020, Kylie told Harper's Bazaar, "My friends all pressure me about [having another child]. They love Stormi. I definitely feel pressure to give her a sibling, but there’s no plan."
On Being a Mom and Being Sexy
During a shoot for Playboy, Jenner said, “You can be sexy and still be a badass mom.”
The billionaire told her boyfriend and father to 2-year-old Stormi, Travis Scott, "You remind me that motherhood and sexuality can coexist, and just because you embrace your sexuality doesn’t mean you have loose morals or you’re not a good mother."
On How Her Perspective Changed Once She Became a Mom
Kylie told her older sister, Kim Kardashian West, “I think more about the future because of her. Every time I leave and I’m stressed about leaving her, I’m like, ‘I’m doing it for you.’ Everyone says you change completely when you become a mom, but I really feel the same, just better. So I don’t know what really has completely changed my world, besides her, of course. But I feel like it’s only gotten better. You’re less selfish — and I actually enjoy changing diapers. It’s really satisfying. To make her clean again. And I don’t know, the whole thing is really … it’s like such an amazing experience.”
On Parenting Her First Child
Jenner shared what it's been like for her to be a first-time parent saying, "I feel like it’s just been so amazing, and so much fun. I’m learning so much more about myself and life, and it’s been such a great experience. Of course there’s hard times and stuff … even in the beginning, just not sleeping, the nights, like, baby blues … and all the ups and downs. And also even when I’m here it was so hard to leave this morning. I’m like, ‘I’ll be right back, I’m so sorry, I have to leave!’ and she doesn’t even know what’s going on. I think about her all the time, anywhere I am. I would rather be with her or wish she can come everywhere. I can’t wait till she can come everywhere with me, because right when she’s old enough I’ll bring her everywhere."
On Being 'Ready'
Jenner told Interview Germany, "I always knew I wanted to be a young mother. I remember people used to ask, 'Are you ready for this?' And I always knew I was ready but you don't know what that love and that feeling is like until after you have a child. She really comes before me so that is a lot to take in at a young age but I feel like I was definitely made for this and she has changed my life for the better."
Announcing the arrival of her baby girl (born Feb. 1, 2018) on Feb. 4, 2018, Jenner wrote in an Instagram post, “I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew how. There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness.”
“Pregnancy has been the most beautiful, empowering, and life changing experience I’ve had in my entire life and I’m actually going to miss it,” she continued. “I appreciate my friends and especially my family for helping me make this special moment as private as we could. My beautiful and healthy baby girl arrived February 1st and I just couldn’t wait to share this blessing. I’ve never felt love and happiness like this I could burst! Thank you for understanding.”
On Young Motherhood
Though a source told PEOPLE that Jenner was "really surprised" but "so happy" to be expecting a baby girl with boyfriend Travis Scott at the age of 20, Jenner herself has spoken about wanting to start a family sooner rather than later in life.
"I feel like 30 is too late [to have kids]!" she declared on a 2016 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She also admitted on Kocktails with Khloé, "I want kids for sure, and I feel like seeing [my sisters] go through [motherhood], it's great knowledge. I feel like I want kids before I'm 30."
On Raising Her Kids Out of the Spotlight
Jenner has long been open about her desire to leave fame behind as she gets older, and even hinted that once she starts a family, she plans to move away from the paparazzi and TV cameras.
"I would love to have a family and build a home with a farm in Malibu Canyon and just have my kids and throw away my phone," she confessed to Elle UK in 2015. "Just really, like, live my life and not do this anymore."
On Keeping Her Future Family Off of Instagram
Can we expect Jenner's daughter to be just as much of a social-media maven as her mother? Think again: In that same Elle UK interview, she revealed, "Once I have a kid, I'm not going to be on Instagram. You know, I'll probably delete my Instagram and just … I don't know, live life." (That hasn't quite been true.)
On Prepping for Parenthood with Pets
On that same episode, she also shared that she doesn't consider her pups to be "dogs," and even yelled at an assistant who put collars on them.
On Baby Names
Though a source close to the Kardashian-Jenner family told PEOPLE that the pregnancy is "an unexpected but completely amazing turn of events," Jenner has often stated that she can't wait to become a mom.
On Life of Kylie, she confessed, "I do want kids. Who doesn’t want kids?" She also admitted to then-BFF Jordyn Woods in a video on her website and app, "I keep a list on my phone of names I like for my future kids. But they're my secrets for now!"
Her Family on Supporting Her
According to an insider, Jenner's then-boyfriend Scott was overjoyed about their new addition, adding to PEOPLE that he began telling friends about the baby in July. "He was so excited, he couldn't keep it in," said the insider. "He's been so affectionate and protective of Kylie since they found out. He can't wait to be a dad."
However, while a source told PEOPLE that the Kardashian-Jenner family "loves Travis," a different source revealed, "Kylie broke up with Tyga partly because she felt too young to get serious. Now she's having a baby with a guy she just started dating. People around her are really surprised."