Kaia Gerber threw Instagram a giant curveball this week. The 18-year-old model and daughter to Cindy Crawford had social media stumped when she posted a selfie of herself in a sports bra and crop top – the sporty wardrobe wasn’t the confusion, though, as Kaia posed holding an ice-cream tub and a parenting book.
“READ INTO THIS,” the model wrote as she concealed her face, showed off her stomach, and managed to cause a giant pregnancy rumor on Twitter. Kaia is, of course, fresh from her split from 25-year-old comedian Pete Davidson.
There’s been an update, and it was a stunning one. You can see it here.
Kaia updated her Instagram on Friday. The model had opted for an unusual bathroom setting, with the tiled backdrop also including a floor drain to take in shower water.
Eyes were likely on the hottie in the foreground, though. Kaia was sizzling in selfie mode and wearing a spaghetti-strap bra in black paired with a tiny pair of shorts. The shorts were worn over polka-dot pantyhose, flaunting the model’s trim thighs. Likewise on show was Kaia’s super-flat stomach. Definitely no baby bump.
Kaia also wore a loose white jacket worn off-the-shoulder. She posed confidently looking into her phone, also opting out of a caption.
Kaia’s post racked up likes and comments in lighting speed. The former sat at over 100,000 by the time the post was just 45 minutes old.
Fan responses did praise Kaia on her beauty and sensational body, but a fair few users seemed out to mention the mysterious Instagram story.
“Okay we know you’re not pregnant now,” one fan wrote, with their comment quickly gaining likes.
“Gee so hot,” another said.
“UNREAL” was another comment.
The post also brought in a celebrity like from supermodel Emily Ratajkowski.
Kaia’s parenting book story sparked a wave of pregnancy speculation over on Twitter as users took to the platform to query whether the model might be expecting.
“Is Kaia Gerber pregnant or is this the first time we’ve ever seen her look bloated?” one fan had written.
“Kaia Gerber and Pete Davidson we’re dating but broke up not long ago, then out of nowhere she’s pregnant hmm,” another had said.
Kaia has made no official statement since her reported split from Pete. The two haven’t been spotted together in weeks, though, with mid-January marking the start of the media documenting their break-up.
Kaia is, indeed, fast-rising. The model has reached “it” girl status despite having a relatively-modest Instagram following. While Kendall Jenner has 122 million Instagram followers, Kaia has a much lower 5.2 million.
Kaia has an edge on Kendall, though. In 2018, Kaia was reported as having higher social media engagement than the Calabasas-based model – that means more likes and comments per post.
Kaia appears to have been embracing her career since becoming single. The model wowed on the runway at Paris Fashion Week, also making headlines this month for hanging poolside with Netflix faces Antoni Polowski and Tommy Dorfman.