Kourtney Kardashian, 35, and her children’s father Scott Disick, 31, are officially statistics. US Weekly is reporting today that the eldest Kardashian sibling is pregnant with her third child. Kourtney and Disick are not married, although maybe her sister Kim Kardashian West’s recent nuptials with Kanye West will start her to thinking along those lines.
This was no teenaged “oops”. Kardashian has always made it known that she wants a lot of children. She knows what it takes to get them and this pregnancy was planned. Where she differs from many is that she is showing no interest in making it a priority to bring her children into the world under the covering a covenant marriage household. Not every marriage lasts till death does the couple part. Some shatter in divorce long before the silver anniversary.
But Kardashian is travelling down a parental path that is seemingly widening day by day. The Center for Disease Control’s latest data in February 2014 reported that 40.7 percent of all babies in the United States are born into unwed households. That is not to say that the parents are not both in these children’s lives. Often they are still together, but the statistics are tracking babies born outside of the legal and religious umbrella of a traditional marriage.
Kardashian and Disick, regulars on the E! reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK), are already parents to adorable scene stealer Mason, 4, and his sister Penelope, 23 months. In a 2012 interview Kardashian said "I need to see what it's like when I have two, but (having kids) is what life is about. I'm not going on the pill. I don't believe in it anymore.”
Many young women look up to Kardashian as a role model for living an exciting and glamorous life; taking Miami, New York and other cities by storm. The problem is that many women who might try to live like her do not necessarily have the wealth and resources that she has.
In KUWTK and many other reality shows, out-of-wedlock pregnancies are glorified and the difficulties that might be faced in actual life are left on the editing floor. Also Kardashian has two younger sisters, Kylie and Kendall, to set an example for. KUWTK returns Sunday, June 8, (9/8c) with a brand new season. Tune in to see if Disick puts a ring on it before the babies go to college.