And then there were 6?
Two-and-a-half months ago, news broke that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West hired a surrogate after a source confirmed the story to PEOPLE. Today a source confirmed the surrogate, who wishes to remain persona non grata, is officially pregnant with Kimye’s third child.
“The entire family is over the moon,” the source told PEOPLE. “Kim had been looking for a surrogate for months until recently when she found the perfect candidate.”
The source continued, “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 has been looking forward to welcoming another child into her family for quite some time, but was hesitant to do so because doctors warned her about the health risks involved as a result from her last pregnancy where she suffered from placenta accreta (a condition that causes placenta to grow into the wall of the womb and prevents it from detaching during birth).
To ensue a healthy pregnancy, the Hollywood couple struck a deal with a surrogate in June (for the low cost of $45,000).
According to TMZ, Kim and Kanye are paying the surrogate $4,500 per month for 10 months. As part of their agreement, the surrogate will refrain from smoking, drinking, or partaking in any drugs while also avoiding hot tubs, saunas, drinking more than one caffeinated beverage per day, eating raw fish, handling cat litter, and applying hair dye.
The source told PEOPLE, “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.”