Kim Kardashian reportedly wants to have a baby with Kanye West to show how "serious" she is about their relationship.
The 31-year-old reality star has been embroiled in lengthy divorce proceedings with Kris Humphries, which has scuppered her plans to tie the knot with rapper West.
And according to heat, Kardashian has now switched her focus to having a baby with West instead.
A source told the gossip magazine: "Kim and Kanye are serious - they want to get married as soon as possible.
"But Kim figures that if Kris is going to drag their divorce on for as long as possible, then she'll put her wedding plans on hold and concentrate on stating a family with Kanye first.
"Kim has had her heart set on having a baby for a while now.
"Watching her sister Kourtney have a girl recently has confirmed it even more, but above all she wants to show Kanye how serious she is about them spending the rest of their lives together, which had been proving difficult with all the noise Kris has been making about their divorce."
The source insisted that Kardashian was not "rushing" into a relationship with West – because they have been friends for a number of years.
"The truth is that Kim and Kanye have known each other for a long time and first met over 10 years ago, so it's not a rush decision for her at all.
"She thinks Kanye has everything; he's incredibly rich, talented, and good-looking.
"She knows her baby will be taken care of and loves the ideas that they would be first-time parents together.
"Kim can't help but think how a baby could cement her and Kanye's 'brand'.
"But most of all it would mean she had a family, finally after all her heartbreak over the last year."
Kardashian was married to basketball player Humphries for just 72 days before filing for divorce in October – with Humphries claiming that the wedding was a sham to boost ratings on Kardashian's show.