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Khloe Kardashian has always maintained an "it will happen when it happens" approach to starting a family -- but she may have a backup plan. In a new cover story for Allure, Khloe's big sister Kim Kardashian says that Khloe has asked her, albeit jokingly, to be a surrogate for her and husband Lamar Odom.
"Khloe joked with me and said, 'Will you be my surrogate?'" Kim tells the magazine when asked about having children of her own. "I said, 'I think I have a couple more years when I just want my body to myself. At 35, I promise I'll consider it.'"
It's hard to tell how sincere the sisters are about this (or anything, really), but at 31, Kim only has a few more years to make good on her promise! Meanwhile, Khloe, 27, is sticking to doing things the natural way. In a visit to the Today show on Wednesday morning, Khloe denied rumors that she's seeking fertility treatments. (Watch the clip below!)
"It's always been a plan for Lamar and I to start a family," says Khloe, who admits that her husband is jealous that sister Kourtney Kardashian is on her second pregnancy. "Definitely, we want kids, but we really are like, when it happens it happens."
Still, Khloe says she's now being courted by the whole fertility industry -- which made for an interesting Valentine's Day.
"Yesterday I actually got sent all these bouquets of flowers to my condo in Dallas, and I read the cards and it's from three different fertility treatments, saying 'I hope you try us out!'" she tells Today. "It's like, that's a little presumptuous!"
In a recent interview with People, Khloe said she's actually relieved that she didn't get pregnant when she and Lamar first started trying, before Lamar was traded from the L.A. Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks.
"I think, 'Gosh, what if I did get pregnant last season or a few months ago?'" Kardashian told the magazine. "Or what if I had a newborn baby and all this (NBA) trade stuff happened? I don't think I could have dealt with everything at one time. Doing this trade and my husband's emotions and going through all that is so stressful."
As for potential surrogate Kim, she's still not sure if kids are in her own future.
"Do I want kids of my own? Absolutely," Kim tells Allure. "But I don't know if that's what's meant for me. Maybe I'll just work, work, work, and not think about it."
If Kim does have kids, they may be born into more privacy than the Kardashian family is accustomed to; Kim swears that her recent marriage debacle has made her "more private of a person." (She even says that her next wedding should be "on a deserted island" with "no cameras.") But don't expect her to give up TV any time soon.
"I'm a firm believer that my show is who I am," says Kim.
And could that next wedding on a deserted island be with former flame Reggie Bush? The pair, who dated on and off from 2007 to 2010, were spotted grabbing lunch in Beverly Hills on Sunday, sparking a new round of rumors that they might be rekindling their romance.
During an interview with Ryan Seacrest on his KISS-FM radio show, Khloe would neither confirm nor deny whether her older sis and the 26-year-old NFL player are once again dating -- but she did say that she wouldn't mind if they were.
"I think they both were just at the same place at the same time," Khloe told Seacrest. "I don't think they were on a date together."
That said, Khloe thinks they make a good match... for somewhat of a strange reason. "I love 'The Bush and The Tush,'" she said, referring to Kim's famously curvaceous derriere. "You can't do much better than that."