People confirmed the arrival of Khloé and Tristan’s son (whose name was later revealed to be Tatum) on Aug. 5, 2022. The former pair welcomed their son, their second child together, via surrogate and kept the process private until news broke on July 13, 2022. Though Kardashian still hasn’t posted full photos of her son on Instagram yet, she first shared a small glimpse of his tiny foot on Oct. 31, 2022, for Halloween. “Owlette and Tigger aka True and Baby Brother. (Shhhhh…. But I can’t wait for Halloween to be over),” the reality-TV star captioned her post.
In the months following, Khloé only posted a few more rare photos of Tatum on Instagram, though she still blocked out his face. In “The Kardashians” season three, she gets candid about how she felt about welcoming Tatum via her surrogacy process. “I definitely was in a state of shock from my entire experience in general,” she said in one episode, speaking of the time she met her son in the hospital. “I felt really guilty that this woman just had my baby and then I take the baby and I go to another room and you’re just sort of separated. I felt it’s such a transactional experience . . . I wish someone was honest about surrogacy and the difference of it. But it doesn’t mean it’s bad or good. It’s just different.”
In another season three episode, Khloé revealed that she struggled to connect with her baby boy, explaining that with daughter True, it only “took days,” but with Tatum, “It’s taking months and we still don’t have a complete bond.” Though later on in the season, the mom of two said that bonding with her son “has definitely gotten easier.”
That ever-growing bond was made clear on Tatum’s first birthday, which appears to be July 28, with Khloé posting a loving Instagram message to her son where she shared her belief that God sent him to her. “I am a firm believer in that God gives you what you need and I needed you,” she wrote in part. “God knew my heart needed you. I needed your sweet and precious Smile. I needed your angelic spirit. I needed a love only you could give me. I needed my son. I am so proud to be your mommy.”
Tristan also shared a message to Tatum, writing on Instagram, “You are a reminder of what life represents to me. You have taught me every loss comes a lesson and you are my gift. You are my reminder of all of God’s messages. You are the reason that I began my story. The mistakes along the way are lessons not failures. There is no expiration date to reinventing yourself. Tatum your sweet soul reminds me of God’s grace. You are a future king my son and I am so blessed to be your DaDa!”