The theme was cherry blossoms, or at least that’s what it looked like at Kim Kardashian West’s baby shower this weekend. Everyone in Kim’s circle was there, except for one important person- her surrogate that’s carrying the reality TV star’s third child with husband Kanye West.
Kardashian went on “The Real” to promote her new line of fragrances and explained the situation on-air. Host Loni Love had asked whether Kardashian invited the surrogate to the party.
“I did not,” Kardashian explained. “I introduced her to my family earlier that day, and I just thought … I don’t know, it was a weird decision to have to make.”
She went on, “Of course I would have wanted her to be there, and be a part of it, but I hadn’t really gone that far in explaining it to my kids yet.”
Kardashian already has 2 other children with West, daughter North, 4, and son Saint, 2. She felt they weren’t ready to understand the surrogate’s role.
“I think I have to explain it to my kids first, and figure out how I’m going to explain it to them,” she said. “So I have to figure that out first before they really see, and then if we’re celebrating, you know, her … I just wanted to celebrate the baby.”
The reality star/beauty mogul went on to praise the surrogate, who didn’t even know she was carrying a famous offspring in the beginning. Surrogacy could be done anonymously but Kardashian wanted to be upfront with the surrogate.
“What if they weren’t a fan of me or my husband?” she said. “What if they didn’t want to be carrying our baby? I wanted to give them that choice.”
When they met, Kardashian says the surrogate was “really excited.”
“I love her. I have the best relationship with my surrogate. She’s so nice,” Kardashian added. “She’s the perfect person to do this for my family.”
“Anyone that says or thinks (surrogacy) is just the easy way out is just completely wrong,” she recently told Entertainment Tonight. “Obviously you pick someone that you completely trust and that you have a good bond and relationship with, but it is still … knowing that I was able to carry my first two babies and not, you know, my baby now, it’s hard for me. So, it’s definitely a harder experience than I anticipated just in the control area.”