New mum and reality star Khloé Kardashian opens up about regaining her pre-baby body and her desire for another child
“I’d love more kids”
She’d dreamed of starting a family of her own for years, but her first pregnancy was rocked by scandal when, just days before giving birth in April, her partner Tristan Thompson was spotted kissing a woman thought to be stripper Lani Blair – closely followed by other cheating rumours. But after appearing to forgive the basketball star for his alleged infidelities – with the pair since being pictured holding hands on numerous occasions – Khloé Kardashian appears happier than ever as a doting mum to their now four-month-old daughter, True.
Opening up about motherhood, the 34-year-old star admits, “True is so girlie and so sweet. She doesn’t have a lot of hair yet, so I love to put big bows on her head. I am doing exactly what I hated. What my mum did to me, I am basically doing it to True. I used to see pictures of me, Kourtney and Kim dressed up as triplets with huge metallic bows. I was like, ‘What the f***! You couldn’t have put a smaller bow on?’ And now I’m doing it to True. I’m like, ‘What is wrong with me?’”
Khloé shocked her famous reality family – including mum Kris, 63, and sisters Kourtney, 39, Kim, 37, Kendall, 22, and Kylie, 21 – when she relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, to be closer to Tristan, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, soon after they began dating in 2016.
But after becoming a first-time mum, Khloé made the decision to move back to LA, and says she loves baby True growing up alongside Kim’s daughter, seven-month-old Chicago, and Kylie’s six-month-old daughter, Stormi.
She says, “It’s so crucial to have my family around me. I will say, I really appreciated having those first two months in Cleveland. I loved having that time alone with my baby – that one-on-one time. I love my family, but anyone’s family can be very overwhelming. Everyone has something to say. Then coming back home two months ago, the first week was super overwhelming. But it’s awesome and now all of the cousins are in music class together, and I love that we have a routine. Kylie’s baby and Kim’s baby are so close in age, so it’s really awesome.”
After finding fame with her family on their TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians in 2007, Khloé has been no stranger to trolling – once admitting people would refer to her as the “fat, funny sister”.
She’s also had to endure harsh criticism from online commenters for exercising throughout her pregnancy, returning to the gym soon after giving birth and attending a handful of events without True.
Opening up about the negative comments, Khloé says, “When I work out, my baby is asleep and the monitor is with me. Even if it’s not, do you really think I am leaving my child alone? It just drives me crazy that people are passing judgement, based on what? What do you want me to do? I get crazy with that, because we also have to work to support our families and the lifestyles that we have. I don’t know what people want us to do now that we have kids. Stay at home forever?”
Khloé became famed for overhauling her health and
fitness in 2013 and shedding over 2st. And the star recently admitted she feared she’d never get her size 8 body back, telling fans, “Body after baby is definitely not the same. My body… Will it ever go back to normal?”
But she insists it’s vital for new mums to go at their own pace and enjoy their time with their baby.
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She says, “I would never compare my journey to somebody else’s and I hope nobody compares their journey to mine. You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors and how much work it really takes to get this body and the dieting. Just enjoy your new time as a mum. When I was in Cleveland, I was alone – no family, no nothing – so I had all the time in the world to enjoy my baby. I had my one hour a day that I would work out. It was my time. The other 23 hours a day was about me and my baby. So, enjoy your baby and don’t put that much pressure on yourself.” Asked if she sees more babies in her future, Khloé adds, “I would love to have more kids, yeah, but I don’t know if I’m ready to get pregnant again. It’s a lot on your body, but I definitely want more kids. I just don’t know when that is going to be. I heard that you should wait at least a year.”
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