Her sister Kourtney last week announced she is expecting her second baby with boyfriend Scott Disick. But although Khloe Kardashian has made no secret of her desire to start a family, there has been no baby joy so far in her two year marriage to basketball player Lamar Odom. And now, in a bid for that longed-for baby, Khloe has started preparing for in-vitro fertilisation treatment, according to magazine reports.
‘She is desperate for a baby with Lamar and will do whatever it takes,’ a friend of the couple tells Us Weekly magazine. ‘They have faith the IVF will work.’
Khloe, who looked ultra-glamorous as she stepped out in Los Angeles yesterday, is reported to have had several consultations about IVF treatment and is taking pre-natal vitamins. IVF costs around $10,000 to $15,000 per treatment.
A source close to the couple told the publication that Khloe and 32-year-old Lamar ‘have been trying everything to get pregnant but nothing works.’
And the news that Kourtney is expecting a brother or sister to son Mason, only highlighted the fact that Khloe is not yet pregnant herself.
‘She’s thrilled for Kourtney, but she’s really sensitive,’ another source said. ‘And it’s hard to see your sister get something you want so badly.’
The star is feeling under pressure to become pregnant. She told the magazine in the spring: ‘People keep saying “Why aren’t you pregnant yet?’ That’s what scares me, when people are like, “Did you go to the doctor? Do you know if everything’s working?” It’s nerve-racking. Sometimes I feel like I’m letting everyone down.’
The reality star is also stepmother to Lamar’s children from a previous relationship – 13-year-old Destiny and Lamar Jr, 10. Although the sports star’s children live in New York, Khloe has a good relationship with them and keeps in touch via Twitter.
She also ‘loves being an aunt’ to nephew Mason, two, and is often spotted carrying the youngster while filming the family’s many reality shows. The Kardashian and Jenner family have also lent their support to Khloe, with little sisters Kendall and Kylie also hoping for a niece of nephew.
‘They always say “You’ve got to have a baby. It’ll be so cute and tall, and we’ll babysit,” Khloe told Us. I’m like “You’ve got to get off my back.”‘
Even family matriarch Kris Jenner has had words of reassurance for her third daughter, despite once calling her daughters ‘stingy’ for not providing more grandchildren.
‘Maybe she thought I was having a bad day,’ Khloe recalled. ‘But she starts telling me that when she and Bruce first met, they were trying to have kids and it took her five years to get pregnant with Kendall. She was just like ‘With certain people, it just takes a minute.’
However, when or if Khloe and Lamar do have children, the star won’t be carrying on her mother’s tradition of names beginning with ‘K’. ‘I definitely want some L names,’ she admits.
A representative for Khloe Kardashian did not immediately respond when contacted by Mail Online for comment..