As fans have witnessed on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kourtney Kardashian has often struggled to raise her family with Scott Disick — her former longtime love and the father of her three children, Mason, 7, Penelope, 5, and Reign, 2 — because he’s been in and out of rehab over the last several years.

According to an insider, Kourt, 38, decided to expand her family with her 24-year-old beau, Younes Bendjima, rather than Scott, 34, because she is looking for more stability. “She needs a man who will be both present and sober,” a source exclusively tells Life & Style. Despite Younes’ age, Kourtney’s convinced her’s ready to be a dad. “With his charming personality and intelligence, Younes will make the perfect father.”

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As Life & Style exclusively revealed earlier this week, Kourtney is pregnant and expecting her fourth child with the hunky male model — joining sisters Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner, who are all set to welcome their own bundles of joy in early 2018. And, according to the insider, the eldest Kardashian sister can’t wait to give her three kids a new sibling.

“She loves children and wasn’t willing to give up her dreams of having another because Scott walked away,” continues the source. “She was ready for her fourth.” And Kourtney’s not slowing down anytime soon. The insider says that the E! personality actually is hoping to be a mother-of-six just like momager Kris Jenner. “Kourtney has no intention of stopping at baby No. 4,” adds the source. “She actually wants to have six kids!”

Indeed, Kourtney has never been shy about expressing her love for motherhood. “I actually think my favorite part is that you relive your own childhood — going to Disneyland and watching all the movies I watched when I was a kid. I have so many of the books we read when we were little — so reading all the same books again,” she gushed to Harper’s Bazaar in 2015. “It’s really fun — you almost get to be a kid again and do all those magical things.”

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