Kim Kardashian fans are anxiously awaiting first baby photos of the reality TV star's newborn child and a new report claims she recently went to extreme measures to ensure that only trust worthy friends get first glimpses.
The new mother, 32, reportedly sent out bogus baby photos to half a dozen friends whom she does not completely trust in an attempt to determine who would try to sell them. Kardashian and the baby's father, Kanye West, are said to be hell-bent on protecting the privacy of their baby girl, according to TMZ.com.
One baby photo of a newborn draped in white was reportedly shopped to TMZ on Tuesday. The gossip website claims that an unidentified individual, who allegedly believed that the photo was of Kardashian and West's daughter, did in fact try to sell the bogus photo for an undisclosed sum.
A second baby photo of another newborn was also obtained by TMZ, but it allegedly had not yet been shopped around, according to the website. Kardashian insiders reportedly confirmed that both photos are not of the reality TV star's baby, who is believed to have been named North West.
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Reports previously estimated that the first baby photos of Kardashian and West's child could easily fetch over $1 million.
"A People [magazine] set up may be worth a million dollars easy," one source previously told RumorFix.
While Kardashian is often paid to expose her private life on reality TV shows, West, 36, is said to be strongly against the idea of selling photo rights and any information about his daughter.
"I know Kanye's not about to make money off that girl. Trust, that's not going to happen. Kanye isn't no pimp ... That's not in his character," a source told HollywoodLife.com.
"Whenever he does decide to bring his girl out in public, it won't be for money. It's going to be on his terms and in an appropriate place," the source explained.
Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner, is reportedly determined to garner rights to any exclusives on her newest grandchild. The Kardashian matriarch will launch her very first talk show "Kris" in July, and reports claim the mother-of-six is hoping West's daughter will help boost ratings.
"Kris Jenner wants Kim's baby all over her show. Either having the name reveal or have Kim bring the kid on the show to be the first to show what the kid looks like," a source told HollywoodLife.com.
"They know much will be revealed about the baby before the July 15 show debut, but many firsts with the baby will be revealed on Kris' show," the source explained.