According to US Weekly, Kim, 36, and 40 year old Kanye are having the child via a surrogate mother who is now “three months along”.
The woman is reported to be “in her late 20s” and was referred to the power couple “by an agency.”
The San Diego-based woman is said to be three months along, meaning Kim and Kanye would be welcoming their third child into the world in January 2018.
US Weekly reports that the woman has served as a surrogate before and has appeared in a promotional video about the process with her own family.
The couple are already parents to two children, daughter North and son Saint.
It’s rumoured that the couple will pay the surrogate mother $45k in 10 monthly instalments of $4,500, after paying an initial deposit of $68,850.
According to TMZ if the pregnancy produces more than one child, the surrogate will receive an additional $5k per child.
The pair are reported to have turned to a surrogate after discovering that Kim suffers from placenta accreta, which is a condition that would make another pregnancy life-threatening for her.