The world will have to keep up with another Kardashian! Kim Kardashian and husband, rapper Kanye West are expanding their family of four as the couple is pregnant via a surrogate.
According to reports, the celebrity couple started looking for a surrogate in June, and now their pick — a San Diego mom in her late 20s, referred by an agency — is three months along, which means they’ll welcome baby No. 3 in January 2018.
The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star and the rapper are in experienced hands, as the woman has reportedly served as a surrogate before.
Kim and Kanye have agreed to pay $45,000 in 10 monthly installments of $4,500. In the case of multiples, Kardashian and West will pay over $5,000 per additional child.
There are other stipulations in the contract that focus on the surrogate’s wellness habits. Among the standard expectant-mom guidelines are no drinking, smoking or drug use; no hot tubs or saunas; no raw fish; and no handling cat litter.
Her hit show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, has followed Kim’s struggle with her previous pregnancies.
During her first pregnancy with North in 2013, Kim suffered from preeclampsia, a condition characterized by swelling, high blood pressure and a restriction of blood flow, as well as placenta accreta, a critical condition in which the placenta stays attached to the uterus rather than coming out after the child is delivered. After a surgery to remove leftover placenta, and a second surgery to remove the scar tissue, Kardashian was able to conceive Saint in 2015; however, she suffered from placenta accreta during his delivery again.
The reality show not only has followed the star’s struggles but also her open and frank discussions with her family about having a third child.
“I’ve come to the conclusion in my mind that I can’t carry another one,” Kardashian West told mom Kris Jenner during an episode. “So now I want to explore surrogacy.”
This desire for a big family was also expressed by Kim in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres back in 2014, “I have so many siblings and I love it, they’re my best friends and I would love that for my kids.” That’s why now, instead of enduring another high-risk situation, the famous couple decided that via surrogate would be the best and safest way to expand their family.