Travis memorably deflected talk of future fatherhood in an interview with Billboard that was published about a month before Stormi was born. “I don’t want to talk about that. They’re just guesses,” he said of Kylie’s pregnancy, which was never officially confirmed by the couple. “Let them keep fishing.”
Subsequently, there was no word throughout the whole process on how involved Travis was.
But their silence made what happened when Kylie gave birth to Stormi on Feb. 1, 2018, all the sweeter: A few days after their daughter arrived, Kylie shared a video of her pregnancy journey that featured footage of Travis with her at doctor’s appointments, including a shot of them looking at a sonogram together, and otherwise completely along for the exciting ride.
“Going into it I was, like, nervous and scared,” Travis shared with Ellen on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in November 2018. “You know, we were just both, like, young. But when you first have a baby in your arms, it’s just, like, it’s uncontrollable. It’s like this whole, like, warp that takes over your whole body. I never thought I could just, like, love something so hard, you know? It’s crazy.”
As he said back in 2015, “Fame’s not important.”
Family, however, is everything.
(Originally published Nov. 12, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. PT)