From the moment Khloé Kardashian married NBA star Lamar Odom and expressed her desire to have a baby, many have fixated on her belly, straining to find signs of a baby bump. There have even been rumors that the reality star is desperate to have a baby and jealous of her sisters for getting pregnant so easily.
But those, says Khloé, are just rumors: She’s fine with not having kids (right now).
“Do I wish people would quit asking me about it 24-7? Yes, but I don’t regret it,” she tells Redbook in its June cover story.
“I was 26 when that started, and I admit, I didn t know a lot about my body,” she says. “It was hard for me to understand what was happening because my mom had six kids and Kourtney got pregnant quickly. People assume I’m desperate for a baby. And yes, I would love to have a baby. But I’m 28, and I’ve been married three and a half years. I love my life, but it doesn’t feel incomplete right now.”
Khloé also clarifies the cause of her fertility issues – “It’s more about my hormones being off,” she says – and says that while she’s addressing it, her life isn’t revolving around it.
“I was taking hormone shots to stabilize them, and you have to take those shots consistently and they have to be done by a doctor. You can do them yourself, but I couldn’t,” she says. “And then after your cycle, you have to go to the doctor for ultrasounds and more testing. And if I’m in Miami and miss a treatment, I have to start all over again. It’s a commitment, and I don’t mind doing it, but the timing was just off.”
Nobody would blame her if she felt a twinge of jealously toward big sister and mom-of-two Kourtney Kardashian as well as other big sis Kim Kardashian for getting pregnant so easily with Kanye West, but Khloe swears she feels nothing but joy.
“Please. People want to assume that I’m devastated. I couldn’t be happier,” she says. “I actually got mad at Kourtney because she was afraid to tell me at first. So I get why people think I’m hurt, because my own sister thought I would be.”