Filthy rich Kim Kardashian’s decision to hire a surrogate to carry and deliver her and Kanye West’s most precious cargo – their third child – may have ended up saving the reality star an insanely large chunk of dough!
RadarOnline.com got an exclusive look at the binding agreement between the Wests, their surrogate and the surrogate’s husband – and it turns out the stars forked over just $68K, which is pennies compared to the multi-million dollar empire the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is sitting on.
As Radar reported, the Wests were in the room as their surrogate gave birth to their baby girl at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 15.
Kim, 37, and Kanye, 40, opted for a surrogate after Kim was told her own life would be at risk if she had a natural birth having gone through complications during her pregnancies with North, 4, and Saint, 2.
According to a contract viewed by Radar, Kardashian and her rapper husband agreed to shell out a mere total of $68,850 to their surrogate “for all discomfort, pain, suffering, and inconveniences, for pregnancy and pre-birth child support expenses and post-birth expenses.”
The contract furthered that Kimye was responsible for paying “obstetrical, nursing, hospital and maternity care, pharmaceutical, pediatrics, or other costs” for the surrogate, as well as covering all “medical expenses, fees, costs and services relating to the pregnancy and the birth of the child” that aren’t paid by the surrogate’s insurance.
The surrogate is in her 20s and married with her two children of her own. Her parents exclusively told Radar that she’s spent the week “at home resting” after delivering the newest Kardashian family member.
Included in the nearly $69k bottom line number, Mr. and Mrs. West agreed to purchase a life insurance policy or accidental death insurance policy with a face value of $350,000 and a cost “not to exceed $600.”
The Wests also were responsible covering $2,500 for the surrogate and husband’s legal fees, according to the document.
Of course, the agreement also covers the costs of some day-to-day necessities for the surrogate and her husband. Radar can reveal the Wests, who reportedly sold their Bel-Air mansion last November for a whopping $17.8 million – agreed to paying a “monthly non-accountable expense allowance” of just $200 per month for their surrogate!
And if that seems low, the fashion moguls made out like bandits when it came to supporting their surrogate’s maternity wardrobe in comparison to their own designer collections. According to the contract, the surrogate signed off on receiving $800 “once” from Kimye, who launched their first-ever kids collection together last year, for maternity clothes.
The contract also spells out in detail the costs Kardashian and her husband were not responsible for during the pregnancy. The items include hotel room service, TV shows, game rentals, gift shop purchases, mini bar expenses, bottled water, and alcohol “no matter who consumed” it during their travels.
Despite the stingy contract, a source close to the surrogate told Radar that she didn’t agree to carrying the famous infant for a monetary gain and didn't once ask for more money!
“Neither she or her husband have asked for a nick more from Kim or Kanye” said the source. “They just wanted to bless someone’s family with the gift of a child.”
While Kardashian is officially now a mother of three, the contract stipulated that if the surrogate were to have given birth to twins, Kimye would have had to fork up an $5,000 per additional child!
Of course, there’s still costs for the surrogate after the baby is born. The agreement explains that Kimye would allow for their surrogate to provide breast milk if emotionally and physically able– and it would cost them a total of $250 for a one week’s supply of milk in addition to providing a breast pump.
The insider also confirmed that unlike Kardashian and West, the surrogate is an out-of-work stay at home mom. The agreement states that in the event her husband were to lose his job at any time during the contract, Kim and Kanye were off the hook for it.
“The Intended Parents shall have no responsibility to pay the gestational carrier’s husband’s lost wages under this agreement,” it states.
Although low-balled by the A-listers, the insider dished that the source is a devoted fan of Kardashian’s and her famous sisters.
“She’s watched all of the shows,” dished the source. “Kim’s vanity was touched when she found out.”
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