The secret is very much out:
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a third child!
The couple has confirmed the long-gestating rumor that a surrogate is actually carrying their third kid to term, with Kim even celebrating the decision via an elaborate baby shower this week.
Kardashian and West, of course, are the parents to a four-year old named North and a nearly-two-year-old named Saint.
But Kim suffers from a health condition called placenta accreta that means it would be very dangerous for her to get pregnant again.
She has difficult experiences the first two times around and doctors have advised against her trying again.
Hence, the use of a surrogate.
Kardashian, however, wants to make something clear:
Just because there is no fetus in her womb, that doesn’t mean the last few months have been easy. Far from it, in fact.
“You know, it is really different,” Kardashian explained to Entertainment Tonight, adding in further detail:
“Anyone that says or thinks it is just the easy way out is just completely wrong. I think it is so much harder to go through it this way, because you are not really in control.
“Obviously you pick someone that you completely trust and that you have a good bond and relationship with, but it is still … knowing that I was able to carry my first two babies and not, my baby now, it’s hard for me.
“So, it’s definitely a harder experience than I anticipated just in the control area.”
Not much is known about Kardashian and West’s surrogate.
Which is basically the point: the couple has signed a contract with this woman that spells out exactly what she’ll get paid; when she’ll get paid; and the terms of these payments.
Once the boy or girl is born, he or she will be legally adopted by Kim and Kanye.
And that’s it. They will serve as the child’s parents in every conceivable way from that point forward, as if Kim had given birth herself.
“I hated being pregnant… [and] I thought this was going to be so easy,” Kim also told ET, admitting:
“But, you know, even in how much I hated it, if I could do it myself I would have preferred that.. that inner struggle is kind of hard, but I am just rolling with it and it is what it is.”
And she’s also aware of just how fortunate she has it.
Not everyone in her circumstance can afford surrogacy.
“I am blessed that I am able to do this, and technology is the way that it is that we can do this.
“But it is still a process that you need to digest. Even the fact that it is happening — and you do forget sometimes — because I think when you are pregnant, by the time you have the baby, you are so prepared and so ready, and now I am just like, ‘Oh my God I am going to freak out because I’m not ready and I’m not prepared.’
“But it’ll just all come into place.”
And reportedly soon!
We hear Kim and Kanye’s next baby is due shortly before Christmas!