Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly set to become parents again early next year, thanks to a surrogate.
The 36-year-old mum-of-two has been vocal about expanding her family, but health issues mean carrying and birthing a child are risky, so the reality TV star has turned to a surrogate, according to multiple reports.
A source tells Us Weekly a San Diego, California mother in her late 20s is three months pregnant with the couple’s third child, who is due in January.
The unnamed woman is an experienced surrogate, who has appeared in a promotional video about the process.
According to TMZ, Kim and Kanye have agreed to hand over US$45,000 when the child is born in addition to the US$69,000 deposit they’ve handed over to agency bosses who set up the surrogacy.
Kardashian has chosen not to carry her third child after suffering placenta accreta, a potentially life-threatening condition where the placenta remains attached inside the uterus after birth, while she was expecting daughter North and son Saint. She was warned by doctors following her last birth that another pregnancy could be life-threatening.
Kim’s mum Kris Jenner has offered to serve as her surrogate and her sister Khloe has also visited a doctor to see if she was a viable candidate.
Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that the obstetrician and gynaecologist (OB/GYN) who helped deliver Beyonce’s twins last month was the same doctor who treated Kim when she gave birth to North in 2013 and son Saint in 2015.
Dr. Paul Crane also delivered Kourtney Kardashian’s three children, as well as her brother Rob’s little girl Dream with his ex-fiancee Blac Chyna last year.