Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their third child into the world via a surrogate earlier this week — a little sister for North and Saint — and Kim shared the happy news officially on her website. She wrote that they were "incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give."
Kim and Kanye have kept the identity of their surrogate private for obvious reasons, and it was reported months ago that they had beefed up their surrogate's security to keep her safe. But that still hasn't stopped a bunch of people from thinking that Kim's surrogate was none other than her reportedly pregnant youngest sister, Kylie Jenner.
Well, Kim may have just blown that theory out of the water.
In her latest blog post titled 'The Truth About My Pregnancy Decision,' Kim wrote about her and Kanye's choice to use a "gestational carrier" for their third child, even though Kim's addressed the surrogacy issue before, since doctors had told her it would be a risk to her health if she fell pregnant again.
"After exploring many options, Kanye and I decided to use a gestational carrier," she wrote. Then she explained the difference between a surrogate and gestational carrier: "Although I have used the term surrogate in the past, a gestational carrier is actually the technical term for a woman who carries a baby that she has no biological relationship to. A traditional surrogate donates her egg, is artificially inseminated with the father's sperm and then carries the baby to term. Since we implanted my fertilized egg in our gestational carrier, our baby is biologically mine and Kanye's. You can either choose someone that you know or you can go through an agency, like Kanye and I did."
AHA! See what she did there?
- A gestational carrier is actually the technical term for a woman who carries a baby that she has no biological relationship to.
- You can either choose someone that you know or you can go through an agency, like Kanye and I did.
Of course, Kim could be saying whatever she wants to throw people off the scent that Kylie could have been her surrogate/gestational carrier, but there have been other reports to support the story that Kylie is pregnant with her own child — like when TMZ debunked reports that said Kylie had already gone into labour, and that she's reportedly due in March.
In any case, Kim seems to be sharing quite a bit about this pregnancy and her third child. Can we please get a name soon, Kim?