This Kylie Jenner post just became the most liked photo on Instagram

This Kylie Jenner post just became the most liked photo on Instagram

Despite having one of the most popular Instagram accounts in the world, Kylie Jenner recently stepped back from the platform that has helped elevate her fame over the years. Many of us had theories over why exactly she had disappeared from the spotlight, with fans suggesting that she might be hiding a pregnancy. Five months later we got our answer: not only was she pregnant all along, but she had had her baby too.

Earlier this week she posted a full statement on the pregnancy to her Instagram page, as well as linking to an 11-minute YouTube video that chronicled her personal journey over the last few months. In the statement she wrote:

"I'm sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions. I understand you're used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. my pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world. I knew for myself i needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way i knew how. there was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal i had planned. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness."

"pregnancy has been the most beautiful, empowering, and life changing experience I've had in my entire life and I'm actually going to miss it. I appreciate my friends and especially my family for helping me make this special moment as private as we could. my beautiful and healthy baby girl arrived February 1st and i just couldn't wait to share this blessing. I've never felt love and happiness like this i could burst! Thank you for understanding."

While the video showed us a lot of what went on behind the scenes, fans were still clamoring for a photo of the baby girl, who we later learned has been named 'Stormi'.

On Tuesday the 20-year-old reality star shared the first photo of Stormi, adorably holding her mother's thumb. Remarkably, the photo became the most-liked photo on Instagram in just 19 hours.

Kylie's mother Kris re-posted the image onto her Instagram, writing "Meet my precious granddaughter Stormi! I love you endlessly" and also commented on the original post to write:

"Wow Kylie!! How incredible, this is the most-liked picture in the history of Instagram!! Thank you everyone for the outpouring of love for our precious Stormi!"

The photo took out the competition from Cristiano Ronaldo, whose fourth baby announcement from back in November reached 11.3 million likes. Jenner's baby photo, on the other hand, has nearly reached 15 million likes at the time of writing, but you can expect it to rise even higher over the coming weeks.

It looks like Stormi Webster is following in her mother's (and the rest of the family's) footsteps already, going viral when she is less than two weeks old!