Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy has the potential to bring in big, big bucks. Few would be surprised to hear the reality star is endorsing this stretch-mark cream or that maternity line — which makes a report that surfaced Monday all that more interesting.
Is is possible Kim Kardashian and Kanye West won’t be selling baby’s first photo rights to a glossy magazine? Could the woman who sold the image rights to her televised wedding to Kris Humphries be seeking a new bit of privacy?
(Kris Jenner has refuted claims her daughter made upwards of $10 million on the wedding, telling MTV, ‘”Kim didn’t make any money off of this wedding. No. She didn’t make five cents off of the wedding.”)
TMZ reported Monday an overseas tabloid (Hello! mag perhaps? They bought Brangelina’s pics) has already offered up $3 million for the first photo of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s baby. They turned the offer down.
It’s unclear, however, if the couple is simply not going to sell the photo at all — ever — or if they’re just not interested in a bidding war quite yet.
Here’s a look back at celebrities who’ve sold baby’s first photo to a magazine, as well as those that have shared a picture through social media. At $3 million, baby ‘Kimye’ would be somewhere between Larry Birkhead’s profits for the first photos of Dannielynn, and Angelina Jolie debuting Shiloh.
The first photo offer aside, money is being flung at pregnant Kim Kardashian.
A pregnancy site has reportedly offered the mom-to-be a $250,000 signing bonus to document her pregnancy on their members-only site, with the suggestion an additional $100,000 monthly sum be donated to charity.
Those looking to sign the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star up for any sort of endorsement better have their pocketbooks open wide. Reports have circulated a sponsored tweet to her 17 million followers goes for a whopping $10,000 — a point which makes one of her recent blog posts of even greater interest.
Following Kanye West’s pregnancy announcement, Kim wrote:
“Tracy Anderson is keeping me in shape! She is helping me make the adjustments necessary to keep me feeling happy, healthy and most importantly create a workout plan that is safe for the baby. It’s really important for me to have a fitness routine that works for my body and my schedule and I’m really happy with the workout plan Tracy is working with me on. Xo”
The controversial trainer either has friends in mighty high places, or is forking over some serious cash for that endorsement…perhaps both!
Morally, how do you feel about a person profiting from their pregnancy?
How about via their baby once he or she has been born?