Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are due a third baby, but it won't be Kim who's carrying it 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are due a third baby, but it won't be Kim who's carrying it 

Celebrity births are always such major news. It's like a holdover effect of royalty, where pop culture icons are expected to maintain meaningful family lines, and descendants to carry forth the tabloids - whether or not these children will grow into fame seekers is another question entirely.

Babies North and Saint West will have a third sibling soon. According to a source close to the family, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are planning on using a surrogate to have their third child, who will be due in January 2018.

“Kim had been looking for a surrogate for months until recently when she found the perfect candidate,” said the source to People magazine.

Given her health scares in the past, Kim felt the need to hire a surrogacy agency that helped serve as the liaison in finding a healthy woman who would be a great surrogate option for her and Kanye. Both of them have been super involved in the process.”

Kim also seems to have confirmed the rumors on Instagram, pointing out that she is not pregnant - but the plot twist is that a surrogate likely is.

“They want everything to be perfect and for the baby to be extremely healthy. They don’t want any complications and Kim is providing an ideal eating regimen and diet so everyone knows what the baby is consuming before it’s born.”

The extremely wealthy and powerful couple, who met long ago on a photoshoot where Kanye immediately fell in love with her, seem poised to have an excellent surrogate birth. Given the stress of the past year, including Kim being robbed at gunpoint in Paris and Kanye having a mental breakdown, it seems fitting that a surrogate is a safe and stress-free option.

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Kanye will also likely have a new album in 2018, paving the way for another personal renaissance for the man who redefined rap music with the classic College Dropout, changing the landscape of sound, personality and bars in the game forever.

Kanye is one of the few artists who does something entirely new for every single project, and after 2016's fractured Life of Pablo, no one but Kanye knows where he's going next.

Kim Kardashian, meanwhile, continues to participate in photoshoots, including some much-maligned ones recently, where she was mocked for climbing up a tree naked in an awkward pose.

Of course, Kanye is also not free from controversy, given his late-2016 endorsement of Donald Trump, and meeting with the man himself in Trump Tower. A black man endorsing Donald Trump is seen as some kind of 'sunken place', but the grim prospects of the 2016 election didn't leave much room for choice. After all, if you tell people that they have to pick the lesser of two evils, sooner or later, people start picking evil.

Kim and Kanye, married back in spring 2014, seem destined to stay together. It's a rare thing for such a high-profile celebrity marriage, and rarer still for such unpredictable figures like Kanye West and especially Kardashian, who divorced Kris Humphries within a few weeks of their marriage.

North and Saint, along with their parents, are sure to have a lot to contend with in their unique and bizarre life.