The couple already share a daughter True, 4, who was born in 2018, and whose birth in Ohio was captured on camera as part of season 15 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. But as Khloe carried True to term herself, her decision to use a surrogate for her second has left fans with questions about why.
Well, according to a source, the use of a surrogate is down to “medical reasons: “There were medical reasons that factored into her decision to use a surrogate, but not putting such a strain on her body was a huge motivation”, they told Heat Magazine.
“Kim and Khloe know their bodies are their meal ticket, they made a pact at the start of the year that they’d go all out to get into the best possible shape, and they’ve thrown themselves into the project,” the source added.
“It’s getting quite competitive between them – they’re both in the gym constantly and are spending thousands every month on their looks. They live to see jaws dropping with envy, admiration and confusion everywhere they go.”
But some fans have speculated that deciding to use a surrogate might also be down to the rounds of IVF and sustained angst that getting pregnant with daughter True entailed. Khloe underwent three failed cycles of IVF and was forced to abandon the eggs she once froze because they weren’t strong enough to survive the defrosting process.
The star has previously revealed that she was so worried that something would go wrong, she waited until she was six months gone before she and partner Tristan announced the news.
Hinting at her struggles to conceive, she told the hosts of the Lady Parts podcast at the time: “I had been waiting and wondering, but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient.”
Well, whatever the reason for her decision, we’re sending our gal Khloe Kardashian the biggest congratulations, we’re sure True is the most adorable big sister.