Khloé Kardashian will soon be a mother of two, PEOPLE can confirm.
The Kardashians star, 38, and Tristan Thompson, 31, are expecting another child together via surrogate, a Khloé PEOPLE representative said
“We can confirm that True will have a sibling who was conceived in November,” the rep told PEOPLE.
“Khloé is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing.
“We would like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloe can focus on her family.”
Jerritt Clark/Getty Images Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian
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A source told PEOPLE that although the couple is expecting a sibling for 4-year-old daughter True, “Khloe and Tristan are not back together and have not spoken to each other except on matters of co-parenting since December.”
The source adds, “The baby was conceived via surrogate before Khloe and the public learned that Tristan had a baby with someone else in December.”
Khloé and Thompson officially ended their romance in January after discovering the NBA player had fathered another child with Maralee Nichols, who was born on December 1.
At the time of conceiving the child, he was still in a relationship with Khloé. The couple have been in an on-and-off relationship since 2016 and welcomed daughter True in 2018. Thompson is also father to son Prince, 5, with ex Jordan Craig.
The new addition comes after Khloé opened up about her struggles conceiving.
During the March 2021 premiere episode KUWTKKhloé shared last season that doctors told her she would have a “high risk pregnancy” if she decided to carry her own second child. She told her sister Kim Kardashian that she was considering surrogacy at the time.
khloekardashian/Instagram True Thompson becomes a big sister
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“I won’t go into specifics on camera,” she said in the episode, “but they said there’s about an 80 percent chance I’ll miscarry.” I almost had a miscarriage with True in the beginning. But I didn’t do it.” I don’t know that it was like a permanent thing.”
“This is all really shocking to me,” Khloé added in her confessional. “All I’m trying to do is bring more love into my life and into my family and I just seem to keep hitting more and more roadblocks. It’s really hard for me to digest.”
“I honestly had the best experience with surrogacy,” Kim, who has four children, two of whom she welcomed as surrogates, said during the scene. “And I think you know what childbirth feels like – I always say when you make it, it’s such an amazing experience. But you will see, the love you have for your children is exactly the same. There’s no difference except someone else was the carrier.”
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A source previously told PEOPLE that the Good American co-founder is anxious to have more children but can occasionally get “frustrated” with the timing of the process.
“She really, really wants another baby and is having a hard time being patient. But she’s trying to stay positive,” the source said at the time. “She believes and hopes that it will happen this year.”
Khloé also spoke about family planning in a March 2021 episode Lady Parts with Sarah Hylandand explained that the pandemic disrupted her plans to have another child sooner.
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“…If you need help with fertility, it’s a lot harder during COVID,” the star said. “They say, ‘If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.’ So the one time I’m really trying to plan, God says, ‘Uh uh, you can’t make your plans like that!’ “
“My plan was to have kids the same age,” the reality star continued. “But with COVID and all, my plan has been delayed a bit. I definitely want more children. I have so many brothers and sisters. I think it’s such a blessing – especially in these times – to have a family member or people that you can play with and rely on and just have a mate through life.”