Kanye West Was Right by Kim Kardashian's Side During Birth

Celebrity News Jun. 15, 2013 AT 5:00PM
Kanye West was by Kim Kardashian's side when she gave birth, a source confirms to Us Weekly Kanye West was by Kim Kardashian's side when she gave birth, a source confirms to Us Weekly Credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage

It may be Father's Day weekend, but Kanye West made sure his love, new mom Kim Kardashian, felt #1. As Us Weekly exclusively reported on Saturday, June 15, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star gave birth five weeks early at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood, Calif., and West was right by her side during the delivery. 

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Although the jet-setting rapper has been busy promoting his upcoming album, Yeezus, in recent weeks, a source tells Us that he wouldn't have missed the arrival of the couple's bundle of joy for anything.

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"Of course, Kanye was there with Kim when she went to the hospital and had the baby," the source explains. "She started to feel sick late last night [Friday] and was having contractions."

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Speculation that the E! reality show star, 32, went into labor started late Friday night, when West, 36, didn't show up to a planned appearance at his own record release party at Milk Hangar Studios in Los Angeles. But a source tells Us that the rapper was intent on staying by Kardashian's side when she started feeling ill.

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Now that mom and baby are happy and healthy, a hospital source tells Us that the family is enjoying their special time together. "They're all doing great and amazing," the source adds.

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