Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are going to be parents—again! The family of four is looking to become a family of five, this time with the assistance of a surrogate. And, according to a source, the famous couple has already hired someone for the job.
While Kim has been pretty clear about her desire to have another child on reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, her doctors have made it equally clear that doing so herself involves some serious health risks. The fashion-famous celebrity suffered from placenta accreta, a condition in which the placenta attaches too deeply and is difficult to remove easily during birth, and which can even lead to an emergency hysterectomy.
"I'd just love nothing more than to expand my family and just know that I have this world at home that's safe," Kim said on KUWTK, adding later that she has "come to the conclusion in my mind that I can't carry another one. So now I want to explore surrogacy." The mother of two first started exploring the idea of surrogacy after a second doctor told her a third pregnancy would be unsafe, People reports. She also sought to address fears of not loving the child the same by speaking to another mother who had hired a surrogate after giving birth herself.
But while it sounds like Kimye have their surrogate situation all sorted out, there has been no shortage of offers from close friends and family to carry the couple's third child. Sister Khloe Kardashian and model Chrissy Teigen have both offered to help out in the past. "I would be her surrogate in a second," Teigen even said to Access Hollywood. "I really enjoyed the pregnancy process—I loved it. Yes. In a heartbeat."