Kim Kardashian recently welcomed her third child (opens in new tab), and the internet was quick to theorize (opens in new tab) that Kylie Jenner (who is reportedly pregnant) was actually her surrogate—especially since there were incorrect rumors that Kylie was giving birth at around the same time Kim's daughter was born.
Weird that @KylieJenner was apparently in hospital this weekend and Kim’s Baby was born yesterday 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️ IS KYLIE THE SURROGATE? Yes or No??? pic.twitter.com/VNYr2GguJ8January 16, 2018
Definitely a "hmm, what is the truth?" moment, but Kim shut down the theory (opens in new tab) without directly addressing it in a blog post, saying she and Kanye decided to use a "gestational carrier"—AKA someone who has no relationship to either of them.
"After exploring many options, Kanye and I decided to use a gestational carrier," Kim said. "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."
Kim also added that she found their surrogate through an agency, which was "so helpful and made me feel at ease about the whole process. They ran a thorough background check, considered our gestational carrier’s medical history, and made sure that she and our family felt as comfortable as possible."
Sorry, conspiracy theorists, maybe next time.
Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.
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