Just when you thought the Kardashians were everywhere, there’s news that another one is coming … sooner rather than later. The surrogate that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West hired to carry their third child is pregnant.
“The entire family is over the moon,” a source said. “Kim had been looking for a surrogate for months until recently when she found the perfect candidate.”
Kim and Kanye, who married in 2014, already share two photogenic kids: North, their 4-year-old daughter, and Saint, their 21-month-old son.
They turned to a surrogate for help, after Kim suffered complications with both pregnancies and was advised by doctors that carrying another baby herself wouldn’t be safe.
Her realization that she would need a surrogate played out on an April episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, when Kim resorted to surgery on her uterus in an attempt to be able to carry another child, only to be disappointed.
“Not only has this been really painful, but now hearing that I can’t carry any more kids, it couldn’t get any worse,” she explained. “I mean, f**k, like I really tried everything and I really want this and it’s just not going to happen for me.”
She concluded that surrogacy was her only option for another baby.
The surrogate they chose is a San Diego mom in her late 20s, referred by an agency, who has served as a surrogate before.
The cost is also very high, although Kim and Kanye can certainly afford it. The deal includes a $68,850 deposit for the agency, plus $45,000 in monthly installments and $5,000 per additional child to the mother, should she give birth to multiple babies.
Kardashian who is the product of a large family herself, has been vocal about wanting to have a big family, despite the challenges.