Kim Kardashian reveals how she explained her divorce from Kanye West to her children
Kim Kardashian has revealed that being a child of divorce made it easier for her when it came to handling her own divorce from husband Kanye West.
Talking to GQKardashian explained that she used memories of how her parents explained their divorce in 1991 to her and her siblings.
“I thought about how my parents handled it with us. I remember them being open,” she said, despite noting that her parents were afraid he would stop.
“In the end, what is important is that children feel loved and heard,” she told the service.
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“You want to be aware because they’re just kids, and it’s hard to go through no matter what age they are,” she said.
“You have to make sure you only go to a point where they can understand,” she continued. “It’s okay to show a vulnerable side. You don’t go in a negative direction.”
Kardashian and West’s divorce was finalized in March 2022 and since then, both stars have publicly expressed their post-divorce struggles.
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The star admitted that she turned to therapy before her divorce and sought out a child psychologist to help her after the split.
“I have a therapist who only deals in child psychology that I talk to to get tips and advice for parents,” she explained.
“Sometimes I feel challenge with parenting.”
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Despite the challenges she faces, however, the television star expressed her gratitude to her friends who support her.
“I have the best group of friends and we talk about everything together, so it’s therapy for me,” she said. “I hit the lottery, the f –Mega Ball king of friends.”
Kim’s childhood friend, Allison Statter, told the publication that she is proud that the mother of four was able to put aside her fears and go ahead with the divorce.
“I know how scared she was to do that ’cause deep down, she wanted her family to stay together,” she said. “And because she was like, ‘I don’t know who life will be similar on the other side of this.’ I was just so proud of him.”
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Kardashian’s sister Khloe also sang.
“It’s a different commitment in itself,” she said.
“She knows she can do it on her own. She knows the power within herself, instead of thinking the power was in someone else’s hands.”