Khloe Kardashian admits she’s still struggling to bond baby Tatum after surrogate birth



By Brian Gallagher For Dailymail.com

05:04 08 Jun 2023, updated 08:00 08 Jun 2023



Khloe Kardashian opened up about failing to connect with her newborn son Tatum, three months after he was born via a surrogate on Hulu’s The Kardashians.

While Kim was jetsetting to Milan and Kourtney and Kendall were in New York City, Khloe was back home in Los Angeles with Tatum.

Her mother Kris Jenner pays her a visit early on in the third episode of The Kardashians Season 3 – entitled Everything Is My Fault!

Khloe – who was awkwardly asked out on a date by Scott Disick in last week’s episode – admitted to Kris, ‘I feel guilty,’ since she hasn’t been able to ‘connect’ with her son yet, three months after his birth.

Khloe also revealed to Kris that she has set new boundaries for her ex/baby’s father Tristan Thompson, insisting she’s not getting back together with him. 

Guilty: Khloe Kardashian opened up about failing to connect with her newborn son Tatum, three months after he was born via a surrogate on Hulu’s The Kardashians
Guilty: Khloe – who was awkwardly asked out on a date by Scott Disick in last week’s episode – admitted to Kris, ‘I feel guilty,’ since she hasn’t been able to ‘connect’ with her son yet, three months after his birth

Kris asks how Khloe feels – three months later – about the whole surrogacy process and Khloe says, ‘When you compare it between True and him, it’s a very different experience, the connection.’

‘With True, it took me a couple of days, to be like, ‘OK, this is my daughter and I was super into it,’ but just days. With him, it’s taking me months. I love him and I love kids, but I definitely still don’t have that complete bond, but so many people say it takes time,’ Khloe says.

Kris adds, ‘I think that for you, you’ve been through a lot. Your emotions are spent on trying to deal with trauma and all the stuff that you’ve been through and I think you have to remember that. I mean, you have to give yourself a little bit of credit.

Khloe agrees but says she feels, ‘guilty’ because it’s not the same, adding she doesn’t treat him differently but she just questions herself sometimes.

Kris adds that she should give herself a break because every time she comes over Khloe is, ‘mother of the year, always feeding someone or entertaining someone or doting on your kids. You’re the most attentive person to all of us.’

Khloe adds in confession that she wishes she wasn’t, ‘so critical of myself because I’m very kind to everyone else, I’m just not kind to myself.’

‘Being a mom is truly one of the most magical experiences ever,’ Khloe adds in confession, as Kris asks to hold the baby, but Khloe warns he might throw up on her.

Kris is holding the child and she starts crying as Kris adds, ‘See your mom jumps up. Who is connected? Who’s connected?’

Earlier in the episode, Kris asked how everything is going with Tristan Thompson, as Khloe takes a breath before adding, ‘We always get along great. Him and I have a great friendship relationship, we get along fine and for my kids, I will put anything to the side. What’s done is done, so what would I still be holding on to something for. I don’t need to ‘punish him’ because I’m not getting back with him.’

Kris adds that she came over the other day and Tristan was there feeding their five-year-old daughter True and it was, ‘really cute.’

‘And if I’m not here and not around, he’s here and I would rather him be here than a nanny. I mean, there are still boundaries. Like, I’ve definitely put my foot down around a lot of things. Like, no one is just here chilling if there are no kids involved,’ Khloe tells Kris.

Kris: Kris adds, ‘I think that for you, you’ve been through a lot. Your emotions are spent on trying to deal with trauma and all the stuff that you’ve been through and I think you have to remember that. I mean, you have to give yourself a little bit of credit.
Guilty: Khloe agrees but says she feels, ‘guilty’ because it’s not the same, adding she doesn’t treat him differently but she just questions herself sometimes

Khloe adds in confession that the boundaries are important because, ‘we’ve done this song-and-dance a handful of times already.’

‘I’ve gotten back with him after a cheating scandal, so I don’t know if Tristan is under the impression of, ‘Oh wow, let’s just ride this out and eventually she’ll get back with me.’ I get why he would think that. So it’s my job to set boundaries that my actions show otherwise,’ she says.

Khloe tells Kris that they are not there just hanging out by themselves or watching TV together, adding in confession that she makes sure he knows, ‘it’s all about the kids.’

‘I can’t let those old habits just easily come into my life. It’s just not what I want,’ she adds in confession, while Kris says that makes her happy.

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