Khloe Kardashian Confirms Baby’s Name, Admits To Feel Less Connected To Son Post Transactional Birth

Khloe Kardashian Confirms Baby’s Name, Admits To Feel Less Connected To Son Post Transactional Birth

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Nearly a year after Khloe Kardashian welcomed her second child via surrogate with ex-Tristan Thompson, their baby boy’s name is finally revealed as Tatum. She confirmed the name during the season 3 premiere of The Kardashians on May 25 and claimed it was ‘really hard naming a human.’ The business mogul also spoke on how harder it was to bond with her son than it was with her daughter True Thompson. 

Khloe admitted to feeling less connected to her son and said, ‘people do say it takes a minute to feel connected but Kim said hers was easy. This is not easy.’ 

The American founder, 38, shared with Scott Disick and Kim Kardashian on the premiere, ‘A surrogate process – Kim [Kardashian] knows is very hard for me. It’s a mindf**k. It’s really the weirdest thing.’ Khloe birthed True in April 2018 with Thompson and just when they reconciled in 2021, they opted to use a surrogate to give True a sibling. The pair eventually split after news emerged, he fathered a child with personal trainer Maralee Nichols. 

Maralee’s son Theo was at the time born one month after Khloe and Tristan’s surrogate got pregnant. 

Kim, who had two of her four children with ex-husband Kanye West through a surrogate, in the confessional admitted to understanding Khloe’s feelings. She shared, ‘She had a really hard time accepting the whole process. I do think that there is a difference when the baby is in your belly — it actually feels your real heart. Think about it. It touches your organs. There is no one else on this planet that will feel you from the inside like that.’ 

Of her son’s birth, Khloe continued, “I buried my head in the sand during that pregnancy, and I didn’t digest what was happening. So, I think when I went to the hospital, I think that was the first time that it registered. You’re just like, ‘OK, we’re having a baby, and this is my son and I’m taking him home with me.’ She claimed to have been in a state of shock from the whole experience

She added, ‘I felt really guilty that this woman just had my baby and I take the baby and I go in another room, and we are sort of separated. I felt that it was such a transactional experience because it’s not about him.’ Khloe, who had posted an Instagram photo doing skin-to-skin bonding with her newborn concluded she wish someone was honest about surrogacy and the difference of it, adding, ‘it doesn’t mean it’s bad or good. It’s great. It’s just very different.’