Khloé Kardashian admits to feeling ‘less connected’ to her baby as she says surrogacy was ‘difficult for me’

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Khloé Kardashian hasn’t had the same surrogacy experience as her sister Kim Kardashian.

In the Season 3 premiere of The Kardashiansthe new mum-of-two, 38, admits relying on a surrogate to welcome her son Tatum with Tristan Thompson was “difficult for me” while chatting with Kim and Scott Disick.

The SKIMS co-founder, 42, notes that Khloé “had a really hard time coming to terms with the whole process.”

Khloé went on to admit that she felt less connected to her newborn son than to her now 5-year-old daughter True after she was born.

“It’s a f— spirit. It’s really the weirdest thing,” Khloé says.

“I think there’s a difference when your baby is in your womb, the baby actually feels your real heart,” Kim tells the two. “Think about it. There’s no one else on this planet who will feel you inside like that, your heart.”

Kim notes that it’s easier for some people to connect with babies after surrogacy than others, with Khloé admitting she struggled, adding, “Kim said hers was easy, and it is not easy.”

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Last summer, a source told PEOPLE that Kim encouraged the Good American co-founder to pursue surrogacy after welcoming her two young children, Psalm, 4, and Chicago, 5, through maternity surrogacy after experiencing complications during her pregnancies with Saint, 7, and North. , 9.

“Khloé tried to get pregnant for a while. When that didn’t work out, they decided to explore other options. Kim supported and encouraged Khloé to find a surrogate,” the source told Reuters. ‘era.

The insider said Khloé was “thrilled” to learn her surrogate was pregnant in December, but things turned “bittersweet” when she found out the NBA player had fathered a child with Maralee. Nichols during their romantic relationship. Khloé and Thompson had been in an on-again-off-again relationship since 2016 and welcomed daughter True in 2018.

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Thompson is also dad to son Theo, 16 months, with Nichols, and Prince, 6, with his ex-girlfriend, model Jordan Craig.

“It was a bittersweet situation for Khloé,” the source noted. “She was so excited about the baby but incredibly disappointed with Tristan. Like Khloé always does, she turned it around and focused on the good.”

The former couple’s surrogate was already pregnant with their baby when Thompson’s cheating scandal surfaced in December 2021, a source told PEOPLE.

Season 3 of The Kardashians is now streaming on Hulu.

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