Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are "beyond excited" to be expecting another baby.
The couple has made no secret of their desire to have a brother or sister for their 23-month-old daughter North, and on last night's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians Kim confirmed she is pregnant again.
That followed weeks of reports of the pair using IVF and considering surrogates in an effort to expand their brood.
Now everything is out in the open, the 34-year-old star couldn't be happier.
"We are so beyond excited," she confirmed to Glamour magazine.
Kim is the cover star of the latest edition of the publication, with the interview conducted before she had announced her news. She gave the above quote to the magazine just before it went to press, although inside its pages she was happy to discuss her efforts to fall pregnant.
"I didn’t know that I was going to be so open with [my fertility challenges]," she said of her storylines in the latest series of her reality show.
"But meeting people at my fertility doctor’s office who are going through the same things I’m going through, I thought, 'Why not share my story?' It’s been really emotional. One doctor told me I would need my uterus removed after I had another baby - I could only have one more. One was like, 'You should get a surrogate.' The other one was like, 'Oh, no, you’ll be fine.'
"Then I called my doctor, and he’s like, 'You know what? I believe - we’ll get through it.' There are definitely times when I walked out [of the doctor’s office] hysterically crying, and other times when I was like, 'OK, everything’s looking good - it’s going to be this month!' The waiting and waiting has been a roller coaster."
The star and her rapper spouse are delighted that things have worked out for them, although at the moment they haven't shared when their new arrival will make an appearance.
Becoming a mother has changed Kim completely. For one thing she has become more private, in part for the sake of North but also because Kanye likes to hold some things back from the public too.
When she found out she was pregnant with North Kim worried about the timing, but eventually reasoned that as she was in her 30s she should just get on with it. She hasn't looked back since, sharing becoming parents has brought her and Kanye closer.
"She’s empowered us to want to be the best parents and the best spouses... Today North put on these Manolo heels of mine and was walking perfectly around my closet. I sent Kanye a video of her; he was like, 'Tell her to stop! She cannot grow up, she cannot wear your heels,'" she giggled.