Kim Kardashian is planning to give birth in Paris, it is being reported.
The reality TV star and her beau Kanye West checked out maternity wards in the French capital while on a recent visit.
The alleged main reason for LA-based Kim having her baby there is because of the city”s strict anti-paparazzi laws.
Kim and Kanye”s baby is due in July. By giving birth in Paris, the couple would have more privacy as they are unlikely to have paparazzi swarming around them and their newborn.
Pregnant Kim, whose family life is televised on hit TV series Keeping Up With The Kardashians, recently spoke about life in moving away from the spotlight.
“My boyfriend has taught me a lot about privacy,” the 32-year-old said. “I”m ready to be a little less open about some things, like my relationships.
“I”m realising everyone doesn”t need to know everything. I”m shifting my priorities.”
Kim also reflected on the trappings of fame and being in the public eye, and said that music mogul Kanye, 35, is helping her to cope with celebrity .
“When you live your life so publicly, like on a reality show, people assume that they know every side of you already,” she said. “But they always want more.”
The parents-to-be clearly have a soft spot for the chic capital and have been spotted here on numerous occasions. Rapper Kanye is temporarily based there while he records a new album. They were last seen together in Paris at the beginning of April when Kim visited her partner and they were seen shopping for baby clothes together.
Kim isn”t the first celebrity who is lured by the romantic city”s tight paparazzi laws. Halle Berry, who is engaged to Frenchman Olivier Martinez, lost a custody battle to move with her daughter Nahla to France in December 2012.
“It”s the appeal of privacy and a greater sense of safety for Nahla,” the former Bond girl said in an interview.
“Because we are followed all the time, she is starting to feel like she is somehow special, and of course she is, but I want her to understand that she”s special because of who she is, not because she was born into this celebrity blender.”