The long awaited speculation over which famous baby would come into the world first was lifted over the weekend. Kim Kardashian gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday. Pop culture circles in Houston, London, Los Angeles and Las Vegas (of course) were debating whether who would give birth first: Princess Kate or Kim Kardashian.
Both were scheduled to give birth in July. With baby "Kimye" (which is not the baby's given name) coming early, the congratulatory Father's Day tweets to the Kardashian clan fathers (Kanye, Scott Discek, and Bruce Jenner) floated through the Internet
Amidst the congratulations and speculation over the little girl's name, an important (yet undiscussed) question is sure to make its way across the newswire.
Will Kanye West officially petition for custody and parenting rights?
It seems like a silly question given the nature of their relationship. The couple is reportedly very much in love despite the tabloid news speculating West's infidelity and harsh comments about Kim's weight during the pregnancy. However, most Hollywood relationships have beginnings, drama, and endings (much like movies). If this relationship ends without court ordered parenting time or custody, Kanye West may have more song material.
Essentially, when a child is born to unmarried parents, the mother retains both sole legal and sole physical custody of the child. This means that mom retains sole control over where the child may live, as well as the power to make important decisions in the child's life (i.e. religion, medical treatment, where to attend school).
Hence unmarried fathers must petition the court to obtain these rights.
Source: ABC News.com, Kim Kardashian gives birth to baby girl, June 17, 2013