Kim Kardashian's surrogate didn't know she would be carrying her baby
There is a lot of pregnancy news going around for the extended Kardashian family. There are the rumours that Kylie Jenner is pregnant, and there are similar stories going around about Khloe Kardashian. On top of all this, the entire family have neither confirmed or denied these stories, leaving many wondering whether they are keeping a secret or using it all as a marketing strategy.
It's easy to forget with all this going down that Kim Kardashian has her own child on the way, one that she's happy to talk about. The celebrity sensation already has two children with her husband Kanye West, with North and Saint now at four years old and 23 months respectively. Now, their third is on the way, this time through a surrogate mother.
Despite being pleased with her choice of a surrogate, a woman in her twenties with two sons of her own, Kim revealed that she is finding the process difficult for different reasons. "You know, it is really different. Anyone that says or thinks it is just the easy way out is just completely wrong," she said. "I think it is so much harder to go through it this way, because you are not really in control."
"And, you know, obviously you pick someone that you completely trust and that you have a good bond and relationship with, but it is still ... knowing that I was able to carry my first two babies and not, you know, my baby now, it's hard for me. So, it's definitely a harder experience than I anticipated just in the control area."
But now Kim has revealed something new about her surrogate - namely, she wasn't aware the baby she was carrying would be that of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The surrogate, who is still unnamed, didn't know the identity of the parents at first, something that the 37-year-old reality star made a choice to change eventually.
"She didn’t know at the beginning. She didn’t know. You could do it totally anoymously. You could go that route."
"I just felt like, whoever is carrying my baby, what if they weren’t a fan of me or my husband? What if they didn’t want to be carrying our baby?
"I wanted to give them that choice, and be proud and on the same page. I wanted a relationship with her."
It turned out she was really excited when she found out the news. Kim points out that she was a fan of the show, but obsessive enough to make it weird. "She was really excited. She was someone who had watched the show – not like a super fan, that it would have been uncomfortable – but she’d seen my struggle and seen how open I was about it, so she was really proud to do it."
"I have the best relationship with my surrogate," she continued. "She’s the perfect person to do this for my family."
Imagine agreeing to become a surrogate mother, then only later on discovering that you're doing it for the most famous couple on the planet? Getting that phone call must have felt like a practical joke.