In her first full TV interview since her Paris ordeal, Kim Kardashian-West appeared on The Ellen Show to address the controversy of Caitlyn Jenner's recently released autobiography and of course, to finally open up about the harrowing nightmare back in October 2016.
And from the moment that DeGeneres asked her about the incident, it became very clear that things were going to get incredibly emotional. Talking about horrific experience, Kim struggled to hold back tears as she admitted that it "was so meant to happen to me." She then continued:
"I'm such a different person. I just don't want to start crying anymore. It was meant to happen to me. I really feel like things happen in your life to teach you things."
'I Don't Care To Show Off Like The Way That I Used To'
#KimKardashian then went on to explain how she acknowledges how materialistic she was before she was forced into such terrifying circumstances, saying:
"I was definitely materialistic before, not that there's anything bad with having things and working hard to get those things, and I'm really proud of everyone around me that's successful. But I'm so happy that my kids get this me and that this is who I'm raising my kids [to be]. Because I just don't care about that stuff anymore, I really don't..."
Kim then went on to say that although there's nothing wrong with being proud of the things you've worked so hard to get, she's since changed her way of thinking. She told Ellen:
"I mean, everyone gets so excited when they get things. Of course when you're engaged, you're going to show off your ring. You get so proud and you get so happy and you show that off on social media. It's just, it's not worth it. I don't care about that stuff. I don't care to show off like the way that I used to... It's just not who I am anymore."
Prior to the Paris robbery, Kim took to social media to flaunt her diamonds and million of dollars worth of jewelry (as shown in the picture above). Months later and she's finally come to terms with the dangers of doing so, understanding that that was what attracted the criminals.
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'They Had Been Following Me For Two Years'
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star then went on to provide the audience with a bit of background information regarding the lead up to her robbery. She said:
"What was crazy is meeting with my attorneys and knowing the information that I know now, they had been following me for two years. They had been hearing interviews that I did, getting excited about this jewelry or this jewelry, and saying that it's real."
Looking forward and attempting to put the ordeal behind her, it's clear that Kim identifies herself as a completely different person these days. And although she's not lost all appreciation for the finer things in life, she certainly feels less comfortable being so ostentatious in front of the whole world. She told Ellen:
"It's not to say that I'll never wear jewelry again or anything like that, [but] I truly don't know if I'd ever feel comfortable. I don't know if I'd ever wear real jewelry again. Just...my whole life as changed as far as how I travel and security. I never thought that I needed security staying outside my door, even though I had a lot of jewelry. If you think about it, yeah, I should have had a security guard outside my door 24/7 when I'm traveling and I didn't. Now, I have several, just for me to be able to sleep at night."
'I'm A Much Better Person'
Still, all the security in the world will never make Kim feel the same again after experiencing what was the worst moment of her entire life. Speaking of the robbery itself, she stayed strong and prevented herself from bursting into tears once again, revealing:
"Automatically, you're stomach dropped. It's a feeling you can't even explain. Like, I knew that was it for me. I said a prayer, like, 'I know I'm going to heaven. I hope my kids are OK, and my husband.' I don't want to cry; you're making me cry. But it does happen really fast. It was a good seven or eight minutes of torture, but when I look back and I analyze it, I'm like, 'OK, they weren't aggressive.'"
Now though, she believes that the time has come to try to move on. She concluded the interview with the following:
"It could have been way worse, so I don't want to sound like I'm not grateful. I'm out, I'm home, I'm safe, I'm such a better person—it's OK. Let's move on."
Ultimately, we wouldn't wish what happened to Kimmy on our worst enemy and are incredibly thankful that she's safe and sound.
Watch the entire Paris segment on The Ellen Show in the clip below:
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