Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West did not choose to implant only male embryos during their successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment, which led to Kim’s current pregnancy. Contrary to a report by Us Weekly earlier this week, the couple said they did not manipulate the baby’s gender.
“The story is false,” a Kardashian family representative told the Daily Mail on Wednesday, shortly after the embryo-selection story emerged. Kim, along with her mom Kris Jenner and stepsister Kylie Jenner, are in France for the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. While there, they attended a yacht party hosted by Mail Online, the Internet counterpart of the Daily Mail.
The representative jumped on the chance to clarify the issue almost as soon as it came out. The Us Weekly report claims that Kim and Kanye opted to implant only male embryos when they went through their latest IVF procedure, to ensure that if the pregnancy progressed they would be guaranteed a male baby. The couple already has a 2-year-old daughter named North.
Kim announced the success of her IVF treatment about a month ago, on the midseason finale of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” She was seen in a teaser telling her sister Khloe that a blood test came back confirming her pregnancy. A couple of weeks after the announcement, Us Weekly broke the news that the couple is expecting a boy.
Kim responded to the report by saying that fans should not believe any news unless it comes directly from her. But the leaked report proved to be true, as Kim confirmed on Father’s Day that she and West would be having a son.