Khloé Kardashian & Tristan Thompson Welcome Their Second Baby Via Surrogate
Four-year-old True is a big sister now.
Three weeks after news broke that Khloé Kardashian would soon be welcoming another baby with ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson via surrogate, the former couple are now parents of two, a representative for Kardashian confirmed to Bustle. On Aug. 5, People initially reported that the 38-year-old reality star and 31-year-old basketball player welcomed a boy, citing a source who said she hasn’t picked a name yet. This baby is the second KarJenner grandchild whose name is a mystery.
The baby boy was conceived in November, a Kardashian rep told Bustle in July. Once that news was announced, fans of the Good American co-founder quickly crunched numbers and realized the new baby plans were put into place while Thompson had another son on the way — whom he’d fathered with Maralee Nichols, he confirmed in January. Of course, as fans saw during the emotional Kardashians finale, Kardashian didn’t know it at the time.
The parents — who already share daughter 4-year-old True — haven’t shared the news on social media, but Kardashian has been vocal about expanding her family in the past. “I want [True] to have a sibling,” she wrote on Twitter in October. “If it’s Gods plan.”
Surrogacy plans were also explored at length during the final season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2021. “Watching my sister go through her surrogacy journey it seemed so seamless and easy,” Kardashian wrote on Twitter, referring to Kim’s experience welcoming two kids via surrogacy. “Maybe it is for some people. My journey has been a lot more intense and grueling but still a huge blessing.”
Kardashian detailed part of the process during the show’s finale reunion later that summer. “It’s a lot to do with COVID,” she said. “I did have one [surrogate] and it fell through — there are so many tests they have to do, and all these things. So I’m still on that journey. It’s just, I thought it would be a much easier process. And it’s challenging for me.”
At the time, Kardashian and Thompson were pursuing a relationship, but after Thompson’s paternity scandal and the events of the Kardashians finale, she acknowledged on the show that it was “time to walk away.” Thompson is definitely still in her life in a co-parenting capacity, People reported. “Just like they do with True, Khloé will co-parent the baby with Tristan,” a source told the magazine in July. “Tristan is the dad and Khloé wants him involved as much as possible. He is great with True.”