Parents-to-be Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have reportedly purchased an $11 million mansion in Bel Air. With a baby on the way, there’s no doubt the couple needs some extra space, but the new digs haven’t been purchased with just baby in mind. Kim and Kanye have begun renovations on the mansion to include a basketball court, movie theater, indoor and outdoor pools and a fully functional salon and make-up studio.
During his New Year’s Eve performance in Atlantic City, the ‘Golddigger’ rapper announced that he and Kim were expecting their first child together. There was some speculation over weather or not mom-ager Kris Jenner was upset that Kanye didn’t sell their baby announcement to the highest bidder. Because Jenner is known for exposing almost every moment of the Kardashian-Jenner clan on reality TV, naturally people assumed that she would encourage the couple to capitalize on and document Kim’s pregnancy and subsequent delivery in the family tradition of over-exposure. So far, Kim doesn’t appear to have a reality TV show about her pregnancy in the works – but at just three months pregnant, it’s still pretty early. Hopefully, we will not be treated to yet another Kardashian reality TV show.
For now, the couple seems to be happy to do things their way. Recently, the pair rejected a $3 million offer for exclusive rights to the first pictures of their baby. But before you think “good for them” because they didn’t accept the offer, think again. Kim and Kanye reportedly rejected that offer because the $3 million price was too low for the first photos of their baby. Insiders believe that egomaniac Mr. West wants pictures of his pride and joy to go for at least $4.1 million; the same amount offered for the first glimpse at Brad and Angelina’s firstborn Shiloh.
With the purchase of their new $11 million Bel Air mansion, Kim and Kanye are setting up to play house in a major way. A source confirms that the couple is “excited” and “they really wanted and needed the privacy.”
Let’s see how long this ‘need for privacy’ lasts for one of Hollywood’s most notorious fame-seeking couples.