Kim Kardashian has given an unusual name to her third child.
Yes, she and Kanye West really have dubbed the baby girl Chicago.
But while fans debate the merits of this interesting moniker, it's another name that has been on their minds for several months now.
Who, exactly, is the woman who gave birth to Chicago, they've been wondering?
According to Radar Online, we now have an answer.
This is what the website just published about Kim's surrogate, beginning with her name:
- It is La'Reina Haynes.
- She is a stay-at-home mother with a degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix.
- She hails from San Diego and has two sons of her own.
- She is 27 years old.
- She posted a promotion video for the surrogate program Family Creations, which is how Kim and Kanye found her and selected her, in which she refers to surrogacy as a "humbling" experience.
- She also served as a surrogate in 2014, with a close friend saying the pregnancy and birth went very smoothly at that time.
- She was recommended to Kimye by Family Creations CEO Julie Alkire and she was unaware of the identity of her baby's parents-to-be when she initially agreed to the deal.
Aside from Haynes' name, a decent amount had been written about her prior to this revelation.
For example, we recently heard that she was paid about $70,000 for her pregnancy efforts.
This fee covered her “for all discomfort, pain, suffering, and inconveniences, for pregnancy and pre-birth child support expenses and post-birth expenses."
(It also would have been more if she had given birth to twins or triplets.)
In addition to this set amount, Kardashian and West agreed to cover “obstetrical, nursing, hospital and maternity care, pharmaceutical, pediatrics, or other costs."
Haynes didn't pay for any medical expenses, in other words.
She did, however, have to agree to certain terms and guidelines.
In a separate Radar Online report, the celebrity gossip site even alleges that these terms and guideslines were especially strict.
She was not permitted to eat soft cheese, for instance, nor undercooked meal or hot dogs. Raw peanuts or unwashed fruit? Off limits!
These were not examples of Kim and Kanye being diva celebrities or anything, of course.
They were simply rules put in place to ensure the health of their child.
And, by all account, they worked: Chicago was born last week and is now at her new home, resting comfortably and receiving the best care and all the love possible.
"She's here!" Kardashian declared in extra-large type on her Twitter account shortly after becoming a three-time parent. "We're so in love."
The reality star added:
"Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl.
"We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care."
For those unaware, Kim was advised by doctors NOT to get pregnant against due to health complications she experienced with her first two kids, North and Saint.
While we await the first photos of little Chicago (who will go by the nickname "Chi"), we're just like to take this opportunity and send our best wishes to Kim, Kanye and Haynes as well.
The latter gave two people the best gift one could possibly give.
We hope she's recovering well and we hope her baby is happy, healthy and adjusting to her new surroundings.