What we know about Khloe Kardashian’s son and her decision to use a surrogate

As 'The Kardashians' second season drops, we explore the reason why the new mum-of-two opted to use a surrogate

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15: Khloe Kardashian is seen on June 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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Fans enjoyed a cuteness overload this week, as Khloe Kardashian’s son made his very first cameo on The Kardashians season two!

As fans of The Kardashians on Hulu will know, the first season ended with an explosive cliffhanger as Khloe learned from Kim that her boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, was expecting a baby with someone else. As dramatic as this was, little did viewers know that was just the tip of the iceberg—as news soon broke that Khloe and Tristan were also expecting a baby together. The pair welcomed their child via a surrogate, following in Khloe's sister Kim's footsteps.

Now, for the first time, Khloe has addressed the timeline of their surrogacy journey, and given a first look at her newborn baby boy and True’s younger brother.

When was Khloe Kardashian's son born?

On the show, it was announced that Khloe and Tristan had welcomed their son on 22 July 2022, just a week after the world learned the news that the pair were evening having another baby. At the time, fans were undoubtedly confused, as the world had, just months prior, learned that Tristan had been unfaithful to her and was expecting a baby with someone else. 

Now though, Khloe has addressed the whole timeline, from when they decided to have another baby, to when she learned the heartbreaking news herself.

Appearing in the first episode of The Kardashians season two, Khloe shared in her confessional that they had gone through with the embryo transfer with a surrogate a only few days before the Tristan Thompson baby scandal broke. 

An emotional Khloe said to the crew: “That day when you were shooting with Kim about Tristan, and you guys found out that Tristan was having a baby with somebody else, there was just something I wasn’t ready to talk about," referring to her new baby.

She recalled that in that moment that fans saw at the end of season one, Kim didn’t even know that they had another baby on the way. Khloe explained, “there was a minute, I don’t know, I wasn’t with you guys but from what I could see from watching the finale, I think [Kim] says, ‘If this is not a sign that you should not have another baby with him, I don’t know what it.’

“But you didn’t see this. I think I said, ‘I need to tell you something, take me off speaker—and I told her I said ‘well, we did an embryo transfer a couple of days ago.’”

Khloe then added that they had done the embryo transfer days before Thanksgiving and she found out about Tristan in the ‘first week of December.’ 

She said: “It’s just so close, I wouldn’t want anyone to think I did this after the fact. Why would I want to have a baby with someone, who’s having a baby with somebody else?”

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Throughout the first episode of the season, Khloe was visibly heartbroken over the devastating news of her partner's continuing infidelity, with her family attempting to cheer her up by throwing a baby shower at her mom Kris Jenner's home.

It was towards the end of the episode that Khloe welcomed her new son via surrogate, with camera's following her into the delivery room. Both Khloe and her sister Kim rushed to the hospital, as Khloe and Tristan's son actually arrived early.

The Kardashians star didn't end up revealing her baby boy's name in the episode—it seems like her sister Kylie, she's keeping things private for a little while longer. 

Why did Khloe Kardashian use a surrogate?

The new mum-of-two gave birth to her first baby, True Thompson, after conceiving naturally. But this time around, the 38-year-old notably used a surrogate to welcome her son, leaving fans wondering why she made a different decision this time around.

Reportedly, a source close to Khloe told Heat Magazine that the move was made as a 'medical decision'. They said, "There were medical reasons that factored into her decision to use a surrogate, but not putting such a strain on her body was a huge motivation."

While there are reports that Khloe decided on a surrogate in order to maintain her impressive physique, long-time fans of the Kardashians will know of her long-running struggles to fall pregnant.

The star was open about using IVF cycles to fall pregnant with her daughter years ago, and revealed to fans that multiple attempts failed. On Keeping Up With The Kardashians, she was also filmed freezing her eggs, but revealed that they were eventually no longer viable as they didn't make it through the defrosting process. 

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In the final season of KUWTK, Khloe revealed that she had decided to use a surrogate for her next baby, and explained that she was actively searching for a suitable person to carry out the important job—but that it was proving tricky.

She said, "I thought it would be a much easier process. And it’s not. It’s a very tedious, hard process. And it was interesting because Kim went through the journey, and I swear it felt like she said, 'I want to get pregnant,' and two weeks later she found a surrogate."

Clearly though, she was eventually successful, and her surrogate fell pregnant in November of 2021.

What is Khloe Kardashian son's name?

Much like Kylie Jenner’s son's name, Khloe has also not publicly released her baby boy's name yet, though now he’s made his TV debut maybe the name reveal will soon follow. Lots of fans noticed that True did call him ‘Snowy’ over FaceTime, but Khloe quickly shut that name suggestion down! 

She did however confirm on the show that his name will begin with a 'T' to match True's—so that's something!

As viewers will know, his birth was actually caught on camera, with Khloe in the room with her surrogate. We then saw both her and Kim give him cuddles before True got to meet her baby bro over the phone. Cute!

How many kids does Khloe Kardashian have?

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Khloe now shares two children with Tristan Thompson, four-year-old daughter True, who was born on April 12th, 2018 and their newborn son, though his exact birthday has not yet been confirmed.

He is the 12th Kardashian grandchild, joining Kim, Kourtney, Rob and Kylie's babies—Mason, Penelope, Reign, North, Saint, Chicago, Psalm, Dream, True, Stormi, and Kylie's newborn (as yet unnamed) son. Phew!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.