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Kylie Jenner skips the Met Gala to focus on her pregnancy after becoming ‘overwhelmed’

Kylie Jenner surprised her fans when she announced that she would not be attending the 2021 Met Gala.

And on Tuesday, an insider explained why the 24-year-old Kylie Cosmetics mogul skipped the star-studded event.

‘She pulled out last minute because she is overwhelmed and just doesn’t feel great,’ the source told E! Online. 

She needs to relax: Kylie Jenner surprised her fans when she announced that she would not be attending the 2021 Met Gala. And on Tuesday, an insider explained why the 24-year-old Kylie Cosmetics mogul skipped the star-studded event

‘She did a lot this past weekend and pushed it. Kylie has been going back and forth for the last two months on if she wanted to attend or not and decided she doesn’t really need to go.’ 

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star recently revealed that she was pregnant, which factored into her decision to miss the gala. 

The insider said, ‘Kylie is focused on her pregnancy right now and just wants to take it easy.’

Baby on the way: Jenner is expecting her second child with her boyfriend Travis Scott, 30. The couple are already parents to daughter Stormi Webster, three. Pictured in June 2021

Baby on the way: Jenner is expecting her second child with her boyfriend Travis Scott, 30. The couple are already parents to daughter Stormi Webster, three. Pictured in June 2021

Jenner is expecting her second child with her boyfriend Travis Scott, 30. The couple are already parents to daughter Stormi Webster, three. 

A separate source told E! that the television personality initially planned to announce her pregnancy and debut her baby bump at the Met Gala, but it ‘didn’t work out the way she had hoped.’ 

On Monday, Kylie told her 267 million Instagram followers that she planned to skip the gala.    

‘I’m so sad I couldn’t make it this year,’ Kylie wrote her Instagram Stories. ‘I can’t wait to see all the looks.’

Too much: An insider explained that Kylie skipped the Met Gala because she 'is overwhelmed and just doesn't feel great.' Seen in 2018

Too much: An insider explained that Kylie skipped the Met Gala because she ‘is overwhelmed and just doesn’t feel great.’ Seen in 2018

'I'm so sad I couldn't make it this year': Jenner announced on Monday that she will not be attending the Met Gala, despite having attended every bash since 2016 (pictured in 2019)

‘I’m so sad I couldn’t make it this year’: Jenner announced on Monday that she will not be attending the Met Gala, despite having attended every bash since 2016 (pictured in 2019)

Her decision to miss the gala came as a surprise since she had already attended numerous events during New York Fashion Week. 

Though Jenner did not disclose the reason for her absence, she was obviously feeling sentimental for the experience as she posted a slew of snaps taken at previous Met Gala shows to her Stories.

Kylie has not missed the bash ever since she first started attending in 2016, where she dropped jaws in a dazzling silver Balmain dress. 

Bummer: Jenner took to her Instagram Stories to break the news to fans

Bummer: Jenner took to her Instagram Stories to break the news to fans 

Fashion icon: Kylie has not missed a Met Gala ever since she first started attending in 2016, where she dropped jaws in a dazzling silver Balmain dress (pictured L in 2016)

Razzle dazzle 'em: The beauty mogul continued the sparkle trend in 2017 with a metallic Versace dress

Fashion icon: Kylie has not missed a Met Gala ever since she first started attending in 2016, where she dropped jaws in a dazzling silver Balmain dress (pictured L in 2016 and R in 2017)

Jenner continued the sparkle trend the next year with a metallic Versace dress. 

In 2018 she went for an edgier vibe with her jaw-dropping black floor length gown with metallic shades and was joined on the famous steps by Travis for their first red carpet appearance together. 

Kylie brought out her most memorable look in 2019 when she rocked the Met Gala in an elaborate violet feathered ensemble that showcased her cleavage and legs. 

Bump in the night! Since confirming her pregnancy, Kylie has not shied away from showing off her baby bump, in contrast to her first pregnancy with daughter Stormi Webster which she kept secret; seen on September 9 in NYC

Bump in the night! Since confirming her pregnancy, Kylie has not shied away from showing off her baby bump, in contrast to her first pregnancy with daughter Stormi Webster which she kept secret; seen on September 9 in NYC

Aww: Jenner enjoyed some quality time with her daughter Stormi in NYC last week; seen on September 10

Aww: Jenner enjoyed some quality time with her daughter Stormi in NYC last week; seen on September 10

This year’s Met Gala was unlike any other with guests required to show proof of vaccination before entering. In addition, the show, which was themed In America: A Lexicon of Fashion this year, had a more pared-down guest list due to COVID-19.  

Since confirming her pregnancy, Kylie has not shied away from showing off her baby bump, in contrast to her first pregnancy with daughter Stormi which she kept secret. 

Meanwhile, Kylie’s mom Kris Jenner said she ‘excited’ about her daughter’s pregnancy.

The 65-year-old matriarch is thrilled her youngest child is expecting her second child and thinks it is ‘great’ she’s going to become a grandmother for the eleventh time in the coming months.

Speaking to E! News at the Met Gala, where she was joined by boyfriend Corey Gamble, Kris gushed: ‘I’m really excited. Number eleven, it’s really great!’

Thrilled: Kylie's mom Kris Jenner told E! News that she was 'excited' about her daughter's pregnancy when she attended the Met Gala with her boyfriend Corey Gamble on Monday

Thrilled: Kylie’s mom Kris Jenner told E! News that she was ‘excited’ about her daughter’s pregnancy when she attended the Met Gala with her boyfriend Corey Gamble on Monday

Her sissy: Sister Kendall Jenner posed with longtime pal Gigi Hadid at the event

Her sissy: Sister Kendall Jenner posed with longtime pal Gigi Hadid at the event

In addition to Stormi, Kris is also already grandmother to eldest daughter Kourtney Kardashian’s three children with Scott Disick; Mason, 11, Penelope, nine, and five-year-old Reign, as well as Kim Kardashian West and estranged husband Kanye West’s brood; North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and two-year-old Psalm, Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s daughter, True, three, and four-year-old Dream, her son Rob Kardashian’s daughter with former fiancee Blac Chyna.

Kris previously hailed Kylie’s pregnancy as ‘one of the happiest days of [her] life’ in a video shared by the billionaire to break the news.

Jenner shared the clip to Instagram, in which she showed a positive pregnancy test to Travis.

Sweet: Kris previously hailed Kylie's pregnancy as 'one of the happiest days of [her] life' in a video shared by the billionaire to break the news

 Sweet: Kris previously hailed Kylie’s pregnancy as ‘one of the happiest days of [her] life’ in a video shared by the billionaire to break the news

Reveal: Jenner shared the clip to Instagram, in which she showed a positive pregnancy test to Travis

Reveal: Jenner shared the clip to Instagram, in which she showed a positive pregnancy test to Travis

Surprise: She then asked Stormi to hand Kris an envelope containing ultrasound images as a way to tell her mom her happy news

Surprise: She then asked Stormi to hand Kris an envelope containing ultrasound images as a way to tell her mom her happy news

She then asked Stormi to hand Kris an envelope containing ultrasound images as a way to tell her mom her happy news.

Kris laughed with excitement as soon as she saw the photographs.

She said: ‘What are you pregnant?’ before turning her attention to granddaughter Stormi.

She gushed: ‘Stormi! We’re gonna have a baby! This is one of the happiest days of my life.’ 

Overjoyed: Kris laughed with excitement as soon as she saw the photographs

Overjoyed: Kris laughed with excitement as soon as she saw the photographs

Members of the famous family were all quick to send their congratulations to Kylie upon her announcement of the pregnancy.

Kylie’s older sister Kendall Jenner was excited at the news that she would become an aunt again.

The 25-year-old socialite and model commented on the Instagram post ‘I can’t handle it’ alongside a heart emoji,

Hailey Bieber was also quick to weigh in on the happy news.

The wife of pop star Justin Bieber, 27, gushed ‘I love you guys!!!!’ upon seeing the news on Instagram.

Happy: Kris gushed: 'Stormi! We're gonna have a baby! This is one of the happiest days of my life'

Happy: Kris gushed: ‘Stormi! We’re gonna have a baby! This is one of the happiest days of my life’

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