Baby No. 4 on board! In a surprise news flash, news broke that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their fourth child via surrogate. Multiple publications, including People, Us Weekly and E! confirmed the news. The baby-to-be will join Chicago, 1 this month, Saint, 3, and North, 5.
The announcement comes as a surprise because as recently as August, the 38-year-old mom was reportedly not "in a huge rush" for another baby, despite the 41-year-old rapper’s desire for more.
"But I’ve been really open about it and talked about it on our show, so I don’t know," the KKW Beauty guru told E! in August. "We start filming season 16 next week, so if I think about it more and it’s gonna happen, you’ll definitely see it on the show. But as of now, no."
Over on Twitter, after fans got over the shock, they started weighing in with name recommendations. Mercury, South, East and West are among the most-frequently floated. Haters were quick to posit that Drake (who Kanye is feuding with) is "probably" the father, and that they only decided on a fourth child because ratings are down on KUWTK.
After having two rough pregnancies with North and Saint, she opted for surrogacy following a doctor’s recommendation. Despite how challenging it was for her to give up control over the pregnancy, Kim ultimately has said having a surrogate "is the best decision I ever made."
She is reportedly using the same surrogate she used with Chicago. An insider tells Us Weekly that the baby is due in May. Us Weekly is also reporting the baby is male.