Kim Kardashian West is currently expecting her third child with husband Kanye West, via surrogate. The surrogacy has been a delicate topic for Kim, who is no longer able to carry her own children due to health risks.
On Thursday’s episode of The Real, the 37-year-old reality star opened up about her recent cherry-blossom-filled baby shower, including why her surrogate wasn’t in attendance.
“I did not,” Kardashian West explained when Loni Love asked if she’d invited her surrogate to the shower. “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.”
“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.”
"I just wanted to celebrate the baby," she continued.
Kim recently spoke with Entertainment Tonight about her experience with surrogacy, revealing it is definitely the "harder" option.
"You know, it is really different," she said. "Anyone that says or thinks it is just the easy way out is just completely wrong. I think it is so much harder to go through it this way, because you are not really in control.”
“You know, 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.”
"I hated being pregnant and I never thought I'd ever ... I thought this was going to be so easy, but you know, even in how much I hated it, if I could do it myself I would have preferred that," she told ET.
"I think it is definitely a different experience and I am blessed that I am able to do this, and technology is the way that it is that we can do this," she said. "But it is still a process that you need to digest. Even the fact that it is happening—and you do forget sometimes—because I think when you are pregnant, by the time you have the baby, you are so prepared and so ready, and now I am just like, 'Oh my God I am going to freak out because I'm not ready and I'm not prepared,' but it'll just all come into place."