Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed the arrival of their third child, a baby girl, via surrogate on Monday, Jan. 15. According to TMZ, the couple has been fielding absurd offers to supply photos of the newborn months before the birth, but they have continually refused.
Various outlets were offering more than a million dollars, and even $2-5 million, for the photos. In the past, Kim and Kanye waited until North and Saint were two months old before posting their first photos online.
TMZ also reports that Kim was in the hospital room during the delivery, and was the first person to have skin-to-skin contact with the baby. Kanye was in the delivery room as well, but remained behind a curtain as to give the surrogate some privacy during birth. He held the baby after she was born.
Kim made the announcement on her website shortly after the baby's arrival. "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."
A source told People that Kanye is a "hands-on" dad. “Kanye says that his children have saved his life,” the insider further explained. “This one in particular came along after a very dark time. He’s so in love with his kids.” The couple endured a difficult 2016: Kim was robbed in Paris and Kanye was hospitalized for a nervous breakdown. But it seems that with the arrival of the new baby, the two are bouncing back.