Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are reportedly expecting their fourth child. Yep, we must admit, even we’re surprised by the news.
According to Us Weekly, the couple's new surrogate, is now pregnant with a boy - with the baby due "in very early May".The previous surrogate, who they used to welcome now 11-month-old daughter Chicago into the world, wasn’t able to assist this time around, as she gave birth to her own child in December.
The news comes after it was reported that the couple, who are also parents to five-year-old North and three-year-old Saint, had one embryo left - a male.On an episode of the family reality series Keeping Up With the Kardashians last year, Kim told her pal Larsa Pippen that her rapper husband had been "harassing" her to have more children.
"Kanye wants to have more, though," she said. "He’s been harassing me. He wants like seven. He’s like stuck on seven." However, Kim wasn't so sure about the number, admitting to Larsa: "(Seven kids is) crazy. I could never, especially in like the world we live in... I’ve been kinda hesitant about having more kids because it literally keeps me up at night, thinking about how my kids will survive in a crazy world like this."
A few months ago, Kanye also told Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that he wanted seven children as he visited the State House in Entebbe. The camera panned over to a visibly stunned Kim, who sat patiently several feet away. In fact, Kim looked shocked and at first could not speak, but then she muttered: “I would not like to have seven.”
Whatever the final number of kids, it seems Kanye successfully convinced his wife to reach four kids. And while Kim carried North and Saint, she suffered complications in the pregnancies which meant she wasn't able to fall pregnant again herself. She and Kanye turned to a gestational carrier to have a third child, the term which refers to a woman who carries a child she has no genetic connection to herself, and Kim expressed her gratitude in a post on her app after welcoming daughter Chicago.
"I'm so grateful for modern technology and that this is even possible," she wrote. "It's not for everyone, but I absolutely love my gestational carrier and this was the best experience I've ever had. Our gestational carrier gave us the greatest gift one could give.
"The connection with our baby came instantly and it's as if she was with us the whole time. Having a gestational carrier was so special for us and she made our dreams of expanding our family come true. We are so excited to finally welcome home our baby girl."
At time of going to print, neither Kim nor Kanye had confirmed the news of baby number four. But in true Kardashian style, where there is smoke there is practically ALWAYS a fire.