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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are forking out millions to keep their surrogate safe

No expense has been spared.

By Jessica Chandra

It’s an exciting time for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: they’re expecting their third child! Kim and Kanye will welcome another sibling for their kids, North and Saint, via an unnamed surrogate.

As there’s bound to be heaps of interest in the woman who’s carrying the next West baby, Kim and Kanye are reportedly doing everything they can to protect her privacy, and make sure she can continue the rest of the pregnancy in safety.

The Sun reports that Kim and Kanye have moved their surrogate into a new home in L.A., which is decked out with state-of-the-art security equipment.

The middle-class neighbourhood is “the last place you would think to find the surrogate for one of the richest families in Hollywood,” said a source. “It’s a nice house, actually, split level, and Kanye has cameras put in everywhere in the house, and outside too, for safety and security.”

That’s not all. On top of putting her up, Kim and Kanye have pretty much given her a security detail that could rival a world leader. OK, maybe it’s not that extreme, but she will apparently have “six security guards on rotation duties, for nine months,” and will also have her own driver.

In total, Kim and Kanye have forked out approx. $1.9 million to ensure their surrogate’s safety.

Kim broke her silence about the pregnancy news on the weekend, when she attended the Harper’s BAZAAR ‘ICONS By Carine Roitfeld’ event.

“I’ve definitely seen a lot of things, we’ve never confirmed anything,” she told E! News. “So I think when we’re ready to talk about it we will, and I think it’s super invasive when people are just… So many details out there, like I’ve never heard this, I’ve never heard this. Like whatever. We have not confirmed it, and that’s that. I’ll let you know when we’re ready.”

According to previous reports, Kim and Kanye’s surrogate has already passed the three-month mark, and is expecting a girl.

The famous couple decided to go down the surrogacy path after Kim was told by doctors that it would be too dangerous for her to fall pregnant a third time. On an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim talked about how a doctor told her she could “bleed to death” if she fell pregnant again.

Even though she hasn’t officially confirmed the third baby news, Kim’s always been open about expanding her family. “I hope so,” she told The Hollywood Reporter about the possibility of a third child. “There have been a lot of things said and Kanye and I have not confirmed anything. We’re definitely trying. We are hoping so.”