Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have announced the birth of a third child via a surrogate mother.
The as-yet-unnamed baby girl arrived on 15 January and weighed 7lb 6oz. In a statement released on Kardashian’s official site, the star expressed gratitude and happiness.
“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” she wrote. “We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care.
North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”
Kim also took to her Instagram page to share her delight over the news, writing in the caption “#momofthree”.
Fans immediately rushed to post comments on her post. One read: “So happy to hear about the safe arrival of baby number 3.” Another follower said: “Congratulations!!! Lots of love to your lovely family and babies.”
A third post read: “Many Congratulations on the arrival of your Baby Girl! Very happy for you all.”
Kim’s mum, Kris Jenner, also sent a beautiful pink frosted cake, adorned with pretty flowers.
“Thank you mom,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star wrote alongside the snap, which was shared on her Instagram stories.
The decision to use a surrogate was spurred by a condition called placenta accreta which led to complications during the birth of the pair’s second child, Saint.
“Anyone that says or thinks it is just the easy way out is just completely wrong,” Kardashian said last year. “I think it is so much harder to go through it this way, because you are not really in control.”
West has been out of the spotlight since the end of his Saint Pablo tour. Kim continues to star in the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.