Kim Kardashian’s third child born via surrogate: Full announcement & family reactions

Kim Kardashian’s third child is here! Kim and Kanye just announced that their surrogate gave birth to a healthy baby girl early Monday morning.

The full text of the couple’s announcement came via Kim’s blog, and is as cheerful and to-the-point as you’d expect of Kris Jenner’s daughter. You can read the original here; the entire note is below:

January 15, 2018


7lbs 6oz

Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl. We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.


Kim Kardashian West

News of Kim Kardashian’s third child originally broke in early September, and was part of a wave of family pregnancy gossip that included both Khloe Kardashian (since confirmed) and Kylie Jenner (as yet unconfirmed, and she still could have been Kim’s surrogate — keep your fingers crossed, conspiracy theorists).

Speaking of the surrogate, Kim and Kanye reportedly paid the still-anonymous woman $45,000 plus expenses to carry Kim Kardashian’s third child. That seems like kind of a paltry amount of money, given the inevitable headaches that must come with being at the heart of the most gossiped- and sought-after secret since the Russian pee tape. But, since the baby’s been born and the woman’s identity is still unknown, it would appear that everything worked out for the best.

As of right now, only one member of the Kardashian family has responded to the news on social media:

Which is actually kind of nice, since it suggests that — for now, at least — everyone is too busy gushing over the latest addition to the family to bother with Instagram. We’ll continue to update this post as congratulations, photos, and more details continue to roll in.

UPDATE – Kourtney Kardashian has tweeted out a closer look at her meal plan, and Khloe followed up her congratulatory tweet with one promoting a quiz on her app. It would seem that public congratulations for Kim and Kanye is not high on the list of the family’s social media priorities today.

(Photo credits: via Splash News, Brian To /

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