Loose lips sink ships? Khloé Kardashian Tristan Thompson’s surrogacy news has not been as under-the-radar as the parents-to-be may have hoped it would be.
“Kim [Kardashian]It was something she has been telling her entire circle. It was a badly kept secret,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly, referring to the 38-year-old Good American cofounder’s sister.
Multiple sources confirmed the existence of this information previously Use on Wednesday, July 13, that Khloé and the NBA star, 31, are expecting their second child — a baby boy — via gestational carrier.
“We can confirm True will have a sibling who was conceived in November,” a rep for the Revenge Body The statement was made by the alum at the time. “Khloe is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing. We’d like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloe can focus on her family.”
While neither Khloé nor the Canada native have publicly discussed their new bundle of joy, the pair also share 4-year-old daughter True. The new little one will be named Keeping up with Kardashians alum’s second child and Thompson’s fourth. (The Chicago Bulls star also shares his son Prince, 5, Jordan CraigWith their 7-month-old son TheoMaralee Nichols.)
“I sort of wish [I was pregnant] because now I’m like, [True’s] just getting big,” Khloé previously said during a SiriusXM Hits 1’s Morning Mash Up appearance in July 2020 about expanding her family. “She’s 2. It goes so quickly and I know why people keep having kids now, but then they just all turn into teenagers.”
She continued: “I love kids. I love my nieces, nephews. I love children. [love to have more]. If True is all that I ever have, True will be my true love. She fulfills everything I’ve ever dreamt of and wanted, she’s perfect. I know that’s a lot of pressure to put on her, but to me she is. If I have another one, what a blessing, but if not, I feel fine with that.”
The Kardashians star and Thompson — who dated on and off between 2016 and 2021 — had been looking into in vitro fertilization (IVF) and surrogacy following their reunion amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’m gonna need you,” she told the basketball player during a February 2021 episode of KUWTK. “We have to line it up with your schedule so I can make embryos with my frozen eggs. … I think I’m ready to do the whole pregnancy thing again. This process may take time. I don’t know. I want to be prepared.”
Khloé and Thompson eventually split for good amid his paternity scandal. Nichols, 31, named the professional athlete as a defendant in a June 2021 case. He claimed that they secretly had a child in March. Amid the court proceedings, Thompson requested a paternity test over the fitness influencer’s claims. (He publicly confirmed his results in January.
“Khloé and Tristan are not back together,” a second source told Use on Wednesday, noting that they “have not spoken since December outside of coparenting matters.”
Reporting by James Robertson