Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expanding their family! According to multiple reports, the reality star and the rapper are expecting their fourth child via a surrogate.
Us Weekly was the first to report that the couple has another baby on the way. According to the magazine, the couple’s surrogate, who they used for their third child, 11-month-old Chicago, is pregnant with a boy and is due to arrive “in very early May.” People has also confirmed the exciting news, though didn’t comment on the gender.
In addition to Chicago, Kim and Kanye are also parents to Saint, 3, and North, 5 1/2. The reality star was very open about why she and Kanye decided to use a surrogate for her third pregnancy (after carrying her first two children herself) revealing that she suffered from placenta accreta during both pregnancies and it was too dangerous to try it again.
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CHRISTMAS 2018. This year we waited until the last minute to do a card. Schedules we’re changing, my husband was in and out of town. But The day of this card last minute realized we were all together so we had all of our kids come meet us. Kendall and my mom rushed to a meeting after this shoot so this is what we have! As many of us as possible! From our family to yours Merry Christmas 📸 @pierresnaps
“After giving birth, your placenta is supposed to come out. But mine was stuck. That’s what women usually die from in childbirth — you hemorrhage and bleed to death and they can’t stop it,” she told Elle in 2018. “To get it out — it’s so disgusting — the doctor had to stick his whole arm in me and scrape it off. It was the most painful.”
In May she revealed to People that she was thinking about having more children and that she “really, really enjoyed the surrogacy process,” namely because she didn’t have to nurse every few hours. “I can spend so much more time with the older kids and getting them used to the baby,” she said.
However, according to ET, who also confirmed the news, the Kardashian-West family will likely be complete once their fourth child arrives — despite the fact that Kanye would have “as many [kids] as possible.” "The couple is excited to welcome such an incredible gift in 2019,” the source told the outlet. “They’ve also talked that after this child, they are most likely done having kids.”
Congrats to Kim, Kanye, and the rest of their family! We can’t wait to meet the newest addition.