She might be one of the most famous women in the world, but even someone like Kim Kardashian can’t escape the difficulties of pregnancy.
The 32-year-old star, who confirmed earlier this week that she is pregnant with her first child with rapper beau Kanye West, has opened up about the trials and tribulations of expecting.
Meanwhile, as Kim spoke to E! News about her pregnancy, new claims have emerged that the star will give birth to her baby while she is still married to basketball player Kris Humphries.
Despite the pair splitting back in October 2011, they have since been embroiled in a bitter divorce battle in the courts.
And now, according to RadarOnline.com, the next trial for the divorce will be set for mid-June, to fit in with Nets player Kris’ basketball commitments.
However, Kim, who is believed to be around three months along, is thought to be giving birth around late June time.
A source close to the situation told the website: ‘Unless Kim gives in to Kris’ demand that she admit the marriage fraudulent, the divorce proceedings will still be ongoing and she will still be legally married to him when she gives birth.’
Since they split after just 72 days of marriage, Kris has argued for an annullment rather than a divorce, arguing that he and Kim married under false pretenses.
The source said: ‘Kris isn’t trying to drag this out, but he wants to be vindicated in court. Kris will see this through to the end.’
‘But Kim is refusing to cave to any of Kris’ demands. She has moved on with her life, and she won’t agree to an annulment on grounds that the marriage was fraudulent because it would cause catastrophic damage to her brand.’
Shortly after announcing her pregnancy earlier this week, Kim told E! News that pregnancy is ‘not fun’ and that she is suffering from ‘growing pains’.
Kim, who reportedly earned herself $300,000 when she managed to fulfill her business obligations by hosting a party in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve, added that although she and Kanye, 35, do not know the sex of the baby yet, they are planning on finding out as soon as they can, according to TMZ.
Kim said: ‘I take lots of naps. Actually I feel really good. This New Year is just about being happy and healthy and that’s what I plan on doing.
‘I wouldn’t say that pregnancy has been easy but there’s been no morning sickness. When people say pregnancy is fun and they love it, I would disagree. I think from this stage on it does become easier and funner but it’s just adjusting.’
She added: ‘Even my sister has made it look so easy and it’s not as easy as people think. It’s a little painful, there’s a lot of growing pains.
‘But I’ve heard it’s all worth it so I’m looking forward to that.’
And as for any weird cravings, The Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s star said she is longing for seafood – though she knows it’s not encouraged for pregnant women.
She said: ‘I’m craving sushi, but I know I can’t really have it, so I’m eating a lot of carrots and celery with lots of ranch.’
Kim also doesn’t mind if she has a boy or a girl, and claimed: ‘No preference, I just want a healthy baby.’
The Twitter addicted star took to the social networking site to promote her new fragrance but later removed the post.
Kim said she was really ‘excited’ about her new scent but her followers may have though it made her seem too mercenary when she should be thinking about motherhood.
She also Tweeted about her beauty line, saying: ‘So excited about our #KhromaBeauty products launching this year!
‘Look forward to so many things this year!’