While Khloé Kardashian is best known as a reality TV star, the E! personality’s greatest role is being a mother to daughter True Thompson, whom she shares with ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson. The former couple also welcomed baby No. 2 via surrogate in August 2022, after Khloé’s tough experiences with fertility and pregnancy.
“I almost miscarried with True in the beginning, but I didn’t know that was a lingering thing,” the Good American founder explained during Keeping Up With the Kardashians in March 2021. Before she and Tristan split in Fall 2021, the pair decided to have another child. However, they opted to use in vitro fertilization (IVF) as opposed to conceiving naturally.
During Khloé’s second egg retrieval process, the doctors were able to retrieve 12 viable eggs to be fertilized with Tristan’s sample. After the procedure, doctors noticed an abnormality with Khloé’s heart thus rendering any of her future pregnancies as “high-risk” with “an 80 percent chance” of having a miscarriage.
“This is all really kind of shocking to me,” the Revenge Body host told sister Kim Kardashian. “All I’m trying to do is bring more love into my life and into my family and I seem to be running into more and more roadblocks and it’s all really hard for me to digest.”
Kim, who shares children North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm with Kanye West, tried to calm Khloé’s nerves by opening up about her own experiences with IVF. The KKW Beauty founder welcomed both Chicago and Psalm via surrogate after her two difficult pregnancies with North and Saint.
Kim assured her sibling that she had the “best experience with surrogacy.” Even so, Khloé had a hard time accepting the news, calling it “daunting,” “scary” and “stressful.” Moreover, the KUWTK fan favorite said the idea of not being able to carry another baby “breaks her heart.”
Ultimately, the doctors told Khloé that they were able to fertilize three healthy embryos, one girl and two boys. Although the California native’s romance with Tristan didn’t work out, they are still welcomed another bundle of joy.
“We can confirm True will have a sibling who was conceived in November,” a rep for Khloé told Life & Style in July 2022. “Khloé is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing. We’d like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloé can focus on her family.”
During the season 2 premiere of The Kardashians in September 2022, Khloé shared with fans an inside glimpse of her son’s birth. Kim accompanied her on the big day, as hospital restrictions only allowed one guest in the delivery room.
Scroll through the gallery below to see Khloé Kardashian’s quotes on pregnancy, fertility, IVF and more over the years.
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