As has been previously confirmed, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West really are having a third child.
Via surrogate, that is.
Following multiple months of rumors and speculation, a source close to the famous couple revealed on Wednesday that Kim and Kanye have hired a woman to give birth to their fifth immediate family member.
Moreover, we know when this surrogate is due:
Kimye will become parents again in January.
How exciting, right?!?
And now we can contribute another vital tidbit to this initial report:
According to TMZ insiders, Kim and Kanye will welcome a baby girl into the world in very early 2018!
Neither superstar has spoken out specifically about the surrogacy, which is pleasantly surprising.
For a celebrity who shares absolutely everything with the public, it’s nice to see Kardashian is taking this major life step seriously, while also respecting the privacy of her surrogate.
All we know at the moment is that she’s a twenty-something from San Diego.
The baby to whom she has agreed to carry to term on behalf of Kardashian and West will join four-year old daughter North and 21-month old son in the busy household.
Kim has said several times that she’d love to have more children, but she suffered dangerous complications with both her earlier pregnancies.
“It would be a really dangerous environment for me if I were to get pregnant again," Kim said last year, adding that her husband is very much on board with another child.
"Kanye has been mentioning" the prospect of another kid every day for over a week, Kim told sister Khloe on the latter’s short-lived talk show in 2016.
Under the terms of their arrangement with the unnamed surrogate…
… Kim and Kanye will pay $45,000 in ten $4,500 monthly installments.
… will also pay $5,000 for each additional baby in the case of multiples.
… will pay $4,000 if surrogate loses reproductive organs.
In exchange for these payments, the surrogate has agreed to various health-related terms, such as no drinking or smoking while pregnant.
“This was always the plan," a source tells Entertainment Tonight, explaining that the surrogate was found and hired by the stars in June.
"After the complications with the other pregnancies, they knew they wanted to go the surrogacy route for the next baby,” the source adds.
“They took their time finding the right woman to carry their baby and of course they are being very hands-on during this process.”
We’re so very happy for Kardashian and West.
No, really, we are!
It’s easy to mock these superstars for a variety of reasons, but no one can doubt that they love their children and provide those children with a stable, healthy environment at home.
So if they want to expand? And if they went about it in responsible, legitimate fashion? Hey, more power to them! Mazel Tov!
(Editor’s Note: We still reserve the right to make fun of the baby’s name if Kim and Kanye go a North or Saint-like route once again.)