Thursday night’s (May 13) episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians was definitely an episode that was awkward to watch at times. In the new episode of KUWTK, filmed at a time when Khloe Kardashian, 36, and Tristan Thompson, 30, were still making googly-eyes at each other, we saw the Good America founder and Boston Celtic player take a step forward on their mission to give their daughter True Thompson, three, a sibling; but it wasn’t without its hiccups.
Khloe Kardashian revealed she was having major doubts about using a surrogate for baby number two with Tristian Thompson, even before any cheating allegations against the 30-year-old basketball player ever came to light, citing the “need to have control” of the process as a major reason.
Previously, Khloe revealed she was in danger of a high-risk pregnancy if she carried the second baby herself, so upon big sis, Kim Kardashian’s advice – who hired a surrogate to carry third child, Chicago, three, in 2017 and again in 2018, for youngest Psalm, two – Khloe and Tristan decided to explore their options through surrogacy, and had an eye-opening Zoom meeting with a surrogacy therapist.
The 36-year-old KUWTK star explained in a confessional that before the pair gets approved for a surrogate, they need to be evaluated. She explained:
"“So, today, we have a Zoom call with a surrogate therapist. He’s going to ask some questions just to see if we completely understand what’s involved when hiring a surrogate.”"
Khloe Kardashian & Tristan Thompson learn eye-opening information on KUWTK
The call between Khloe, Tristan and the therapist started off positive; with the pair getting more and more excited at the prospect of becoming parents through surrogacy, however, their bubble of excitement soon came crashing down when the therapist posed a difficult hypothetical scenario.
The therapist warned the couple that they might find some of the hypothetical questions “uncomfortable” to get through but they were “important” to consider nonetheless. The therapist asked:
"“What are your beliefs about fetal reduction or termination of pregnancy due to multiple pregnancies? Say the embryo split and the surrogate was carrying twins suddenly.”"
Although Khloe Kardashian replied that should it occur, it would be a “blessing” for her and Tristan, and they would be more than happy to carry on with the pregnancy, the therapist shocked Khloe by informing her that the decision to terminate or whether to carry on the pregnancy, wouldn’t be up to them.
“What if your surrogate wasn’t on board with that?” he asked the pair.
And a surprised Khloe responded: “But, don’t they have to kind of go with what our wishes are?”
The specialist then informed Khloe and Tristan that while it may be their baby in the surrogate, ultimately, it’s still the surrogate’s body, so she has the final say on whether she wishes to carry the pregnancy to term.
This new information was obviously quite overwhelming for the pair, but especially for Khloe, who later in the episode revealed she was struggling with letting go of control. Confessing to momager, Kris Jenner, that she’s scared and surrogacy might not be the best way to give True a sibling, after all, she said:
"“This whole process is incredibly nerve-racking, it’s also confusing. It definitely makes me think about other options more. I’m starting to wonder if surrogacy is really going to work for me and my family.”"
Check out the video below for a recap of ep8 of KUWTK.