The new season of The Kardashians has dropped and Khloé Kardashian has confessed that she’s grappling to form the same bond with her son – who was born via surrogacy – that she did with her daughter, who she carried herself.
By Mama Disrupt®
In an emotion-filled moment, Khloé, alongside Scott Disick and her sister Kim Kardashian – who’s no stranger to surrogacy with her third and fourth littlies, Chicago and Psalm – reveals her honest feelings about surrogacy.
“But a surrogate process – Kim knows – is very hard for me. It’s a mindf***. It is really the weirdest thing,” she bravely shares about her nine-month-old cherub, Tatum. “I do feel less connected. People do say it takes a minute to feel connected but Kim said hers was easy. This is not easy.”
“I WISH SOMEONE WAS HONEST ABOUT SURROGACY AND THE DIFFERENCE OF IT. BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN IT IS BAD OR GOOD. IT IS JUST VERY DIFFERENT.”
Khloé opens up about the surreal vibes that surrounded her son’s birth back in August 2022.
“I definitely was in a state of shock from my entire experience in general,” she said. “I felt really guilty that this woman just had my baby and I take the baby and go to another room and you are separated.
“It felt like such a transactional experience because it is not about him. I wish someone was honest about surrogacy and the difference of it. But it doesn’t mean it is bad or good. It is just very different.”
A challenging start
Throughout the surrogate’s pregnancy journey with Khloé and Tristan Thompson’s son, some shocking news surfaced.
Thompson had fathered another child prior to Tatum’s conception through IVF – a bombshell that Khloé only discovered alongside the rest of us in late 2021. It’s clear that this, coupled with the emotional whirlwind of surrogacy, made for a pretty intense time.
“I definitely buried my head in the sand during that pregnancy that I didn’t digest what was happening,” she said. “So I think when I went to the hospital that was the first time it really registered. It has nothing to do with the baby.”
Kim then shared her two cents on the differences between pregnancy and surrogacy, both experiences leading to a biological child, yet so strikingly different.
“I do think that there’s a difference when the baby is in your belly,” Kim says. “The baby actually feels your real heart – think about it.”
Yet, in true Kim style, she emphasises the most crucial point – that forming a connection can take time, and that’s perfectly okay.
“People connect in different ways.”