Kim Kardashian will become a mum for the third time in a matter of months and the selfie queen is understood to have turned to a surrogate after experiencing troubles during her last pregnancies.
TMZ report that Kim and husband Kanye West have paid $45,000 [£35,000] for the opportunity.
The surrogate whom Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian West hired to carry their third child is pregnant, sources confirm to PEOPLE MAGAZINE.
A source said: “The entire family is over the moon. Kim had been looking for a surrogate for months until recently when she found the perfect candidate.”
“Given her health scares in the past, Kim felt the need to hire a surrogacy agency that helped serve as the liaison in finding a healthy woman who would be a great surrogate option for her and Kanye. Both of them have been super involved in the process.”
The source added that the child is due in January 2018.
“They want everything to be perfect and for the baby to be extremely healthy. They don’t want any complications and Kim is providing an ideal eating regimen and diet so everyone knows what the baby is consuming before it’s born.”
Kardashian West, 36, and West, 40, were married in May 2014. Son Saint is 21 months old, while daughter North turned 4 in June.
TMZ alleges that the unnamed surrogate is banned from smoking, drinking or doing drugs during the pregnancy.
They also claim that Kim is stopping her from using hot tubs, dying her hair or eating raw fish.