Caitlyn Jenner never hired Kim Kardashian‘s surrogate for Chicago, despite a report from exactly one year ago today. At the time, Gossip Cop said the former Olympian wasn’t going to have a baby via a surrogate, including the one Kardashian used for her third child. We noted it was untrue then, and now 12 months later it’s clear the claim was 100 percent false.
On January 26, 2018, Heat maintained Jenner contacted the surrogate Kardashian hired to carry Chicago. An alleged insider explained to the publication that with “dozens of other surrogates” available to Jenner, Kardashian’s family questioned why the transgender rights activist had to zero in on the woman her former stepdaughter entrusted to carry her third baby. According to the tabloid’s supposed “source,” Kardashian secretly wanted her surrogate to turn down Jenner’s request, but she didn’t want to meddle and cause more “tension” than there already was.
Of course, a full 365 days have passed and Jenner didn’t hire Kardashian’s surrogate or anyone else to carry a baby for her. As Gossip Cop exclusively reported, contrary to the magazine’s premise that Jenner wanted to become a mother after having been a dad (and stepdad), she had no plans whatsoever to have another child. And as opposed to the outlet’s article, which was entirely based on a nameless and untraceable “source,” Jenner’s rep told Gossip Cop on behalf of her that the publication’s story was completely false.
Since then, Heat hasn’t gotten much better with its reports about Jenner or Kardashian. In May, for instance, Gossip Cop busted the British tabloid when it published a piece that wrongly contended Jenner was going to marry Sophia Hutchins. While the two women are closest of friends and inseparable, Jenner has publicly denied they are in a romance.
Gossip Cop also corrected the magazine in June when it inaccurately asserted Kardashian was running for president in 2020 or 2024. Once again, the outlet relied on an anonymous “insider” to claim the reality star was ready to embark on a “$100 million bid” for the White House. However, Kardashian herself said in a CNN interview in June that running for president was “not what I’m going for.”
As Gossip Cop has mentioned before, we occasionally look back at articles from a year ago to show how they’ve held up over time. Last January, the tabloid alleged Jenner was looking for a surrogate, and obviously she didn’t have another child nor is she going to. It’s precisely because we fact-check every claim that Gossip Cop has become known for its reliability.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.