Khloé Kardashian Confirms Her Son’s Name and Says It’s “Not Easy” to Connect With Him
Khloé Kardashian got real about becoming a mom of two in the Season 3 premiere of Hulu's The Kardashians.
The Good American cofounder, who had been keeping the name of her son under wraps until the season premiere, at last confirmed in the episode that her son's name is Tatum.
Kardashian welcomed Tatum with her ex-boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, via a surrogate back in August 2022. (The couple also share five-year-old daughter True.)
During a conversation with Scott Disick, Kardashian talked candidly about her struggles connecting with little Tatum and her feelings of guilt for using a surrogate to give birth to her child.
"But a surrogate process—Kim [Kardashian] knows—is very hard for me. It's a mind fuck. It is really the weirdest thing," she said. "[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."
Of watching her son's birth in the hospital, Kardashian recalled, "I definitely buried my head in the sand during that pregnancy that I didn't digest what was happening. 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."
She added that she was "in a state of shock" from the experience.
"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," she continued. "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."
In the episode, Kardashian's older sister, Kim Kardashian, reflected on her own experience hiring surrogates to carry her two youngest children, Chicago and Psalm, after giving birth herself to her first two children, North and Saint West.
"She had a really hard time accepting the whole process," the SKIMS founder said. "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."
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