Every time we think the Kardashian and Jenner group have found the ultimate way to brand their family, a new name is created, a beauty line started, a fashion fad made, or a social media record broken. In this case, it was the family’s youngest member–including the new *really* youngest member–who stepped up to break the internet. Thanks to Kylie Jenner’s Instagram post introducing the world to her daughter Stormi, the makeup mogul now holds the title for the most-liked Instagram post of all time. Kanye would be proud.
Jenner gave birth to her first child on February 1, with her pregnancy largely speculated on, but never confirmed, by Jenner or her family or friends. (Side note, those are some pretty loyal friends. You can bet magazines were offering big paydays to any ‘sources’ willing to supply a picture of a pregnant Kylie holding a tub of ice cream.)
On February 4, Jenner announced not only her pregnancy, but the birth of the child that she shares with rapper and boyfriend Travis Scott. In a lengthy Instagram post, Jenner apologized for not telling her fans about her pregnancy, but said she made the decision in order to prepare for motherhood in the “most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew how.” That announcement now sits as the fifth most liked image of all time on Instagram, with 10.5 million likes. It doesn’t even have a picture! That’s the power of a secret.
That same day, Jenner also dropped an 11-minute video showcasing her pregnancy, including spending time with Scott, celebrating her baby shower, and holding her newest niece, Chicago West.
But we were still without a name, at least until February 6. Uploading an image of a sweet new Kardashian/Jenner baby holding her mother’s thumb, the reality star announced her child’s name, writing simply, “Stormi Webster.’”
Where Stormi came from exactly is unclear, but what is clear is that the picture is now the most liked Instagram post ever. Ever. Amassing 15 million likes and more than 536,000 comments, the post quickly surpassed a number of huge Instagram contenders.
Cristiano Renaldo and his picture introducing the world to his fourth child was the previous record holder, garnering 11.3 million likes.
Beyoncé scored 11.2 million likes when she announced that she was pregnant with twins in February 2017. Social media loves babies.
Not far behind is Selena Gomez’s post announcing her kidney transplant with friend Francia Raisa, which garnered 10.4 million likes.
I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith
Of course, big Instagram numbers aren’t anything new for the Kardashian and Jenner family. They eat, sleep, and breath ‘likes.’ Big sister Khloe Kardashian’s announcement that she was expecting her first child came in December 2017 and boasts 8.8 million likes. Again, babies are ‘like’ machines.
My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can’t believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!! You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you’ve been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love! Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we’ve been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us ❤ Thank you all for understanding. I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one! But it’s the best bundle of feelings I’ve ever felt in my life! ❤❤❤
To put in perspective how many new users Instagram has gained in the past few years, social media queen Kim Kardashian and her Paper Magazine post, which aimed to ‘Break the Internet,’ earned less than 1 million likes back in 2014.
Her wedding picture to husband Kanye West took in an impressive 2.4 million likes only a few months earlier. By the time baby Stormi starts school we can expect the first day of class picture to boast somewhere around 100 million likes.