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

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Kylie Jenner surprised her fans when she announced 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 at the last minute because she’s overwhelmed and just doesn’t feel great,” the source said e! Online.

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

“She’s been doing and pushing a lot this past weekend. Kylie has been going back and forth for the past two months whether she wanted to come or not and decided she didn’t really need to go.”

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

The insider said: “Kylie is now focused on her pregnancy and just wants to take it easy.”

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

A separate source told E! that the TV personality initially planned to announce her pregnancy and debut her baby bump at the Met Gala, but that it “didn’t go the way she hoped.”

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

“I’m so sad I couldn’t be there this year,” Kylie wrote in her Instagram Stories. “Can’t wait to see all the looks.”

Too much: An insider explained that Kylie skipped the Met Gala because she's

Too much: An insider explained that Kylie skipped the Met Gala because she’s “overwhelmed and just not feeling well.” Seen in 2018

'I'm so sad I couldn't attend this year': Jenner announced Monday that she won't be attending the Met Gala, despite attending every bash since 2016 (pictured in 2019)

‘I’m so sad I couldn’t attend this year’: Jenner announced Monday that she won’t be attending the Met Gala, despite attending every bash since 2016 (pictured in 2019)

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

Though Jenner didn’t disclose the reason for her absence, she was clearly sentimental for the experience as she posted a slew of photos taken during previous Met Gala shows in her Stories.

Kylie hasn’t missed the bash since she first started in 2016, where she dropped her jaws in a dazzling silver Balmain gown.

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 hasn't missed a Met Gala since she first attended in 2016, where she dropped her jaw in a dazzling silver Balmain gown (photo L in 2016)

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

Fashion icon: Kylie hasn’t missed a Met Gala since she first attended in 2016, where she fell open in a dazzling silver Balmain gown (pictured L in 2016 and R in 2017)

Jenner continued the glittering trend the following year with a metallic Versace dress.

In 2018, she went for a edgier vibe with her stunning floor-length black dress in metallic hues, and Travis joined Travis on the famous steps for their first red carpet appearance together.

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

Hump ​​in the night!  Since confirming her pregnancy, Kylie hasn't shied away from showing off her baby bump, unlike her first pregnancy with daughter Stormi Webster who she kept a secret;  seen on September 9 in NYC

Hump ​​in the night! Since confirming her pregnancy, Kylie hasn’t shied away from showing off her baby bump, unlike her first pregnancy with daughter Stormi Webster who she kept a 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. Additionally, the show, which this year was themed In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, had a more stripped-down guest list due to COVID-19.

Since confirming her pregnancy, Kylie hasn’t shied away from showing off her baby bump, unlike her first pregnancy with daughter Stormi who she kept a secret.

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

The 65-year-old matriarch is overjoyed that her youngest child is expecting her second child and is “wonderful” that she will be a grandmother for the eleventh time in the coming months.

Speak with 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!’

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

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

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

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

In addition to Stormi, Kris is also grandmother to the three children of eldest daughter Kourtney Kardashian with Scott Disick; Mason, 11, Penelope, nine and five-year-old Reign, as well as the brood of Kim Kardashian West and estranged husband Kanye West; 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 fiancé Blac Chyna.

Kris previously praised 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 on Instagram, in which she showed Travis a positive pregnancy test.

Sweet: Kris previously praised 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 praised 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 on Instagram showing a positive pregnancy test to Travis

Reveal: Jenner shared the clip on Instagram showing a positive pregnancy test to Travis

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

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

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

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

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

She gushed, “Stormi! We’re having a baby! This is one of the happiest days of my life.’

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

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

Members of the famous family were quick to congratulate Kylie on her pregnancy announcement.

Kylie’s older sister Kendall Jenner was thrilled at the news that she was going to be an aunt again.

The 25-year-old socialite and model responded to the Instagram post “I can’t handle it” alongside a heart emoji,

Hailey Bieber was also quick to estimate the happy news.

Pop star Justin Bieber’s wife, 27, gushed ‘I love you!!!!’ when seeing the news on Instagram.

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

Happy: Kris gushed, “Stormi! We’re having a baby! This is one of the happiest days of my life’

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