LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are reportedly using a surrogate to have their first child together after trying to have a baby for more than two years.

“The heartbreak of repeated negative pregnancy tests became too much for LeAnn,” a source tells OK! Magazine. “She desperately wants to be a mother. So they started the process of picking a woman to carry their child.”

The 33-year-old has had some practice raising kids, as she is a stepmother to Eddie’s two children — Mason, 12, and Jake, 8 — from his first marriage to Brandi Glanville.

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LeAnn, Eddie, Mason and Jake.

So — when is the country crooner hoping to welcome the new addition into the blended family?!

“[They] hope to have a child by the end of the year,” says the source.

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Though LeAnn has talked about her desires to have another baby, the blonde beauty recently told In Touch she was in no rush to have biological children.

“Life is fine just as it is. We have lots of love at home,” she revealed.

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