Kim Kardashian has opened up about her expertise co-parenting her youngsters with former husband Kanye “Ye” West after the rapper just lately got here underneath fireplace for racist and antisemitic conduct.
Throughout Sunday’s episode of the “Angie Martinez IRL” podcast, the truth TV star and wonder mogul shed tears whereas detailing her efforts to defend her youngsters from the controversy surrounding their notorious father. Kardashian and West — whose divorce was finalized this month — share 4 youngsters: North (9), Saint (7), Chicago (4) and Psalm (3).
“I definitely protected him, and I still will in the eyes of my kids — for my kids,” Kardashian advised Martinez.
“In my home, my kids don’t know anything that goes on [in] the outside world. … I’m holding on by a thread. I know I’m so close to that not happening, but while it’s still that way, I will protect that to the end of the Earth — as long as I can.”
Requested how she has managed to cover West’s current public downfall from their youngsters, Kardashian defined that she has change into “best friends” with their lecturers so she will hold tabs on what they’re uncovered to in school — along with taking preventative measures at residence, similar to limiting their entry to social media (“North has a TikTok account on my phone and my phone only”) and curating what they watch on TV.
She added that none of her youngsters’s schoolmates have “ever said anything” to them about their dad’s present state of affairs.
“Of course I want to disassociate [from West] in specific thoughts and things being said because that’s not me,” Kardashian continued.
“But if we’re riding to school, and they want to listen to their dad’s music — no matter what we’re going through, no matter what is happening in the world — I have to have that smile on my face and blast his music and sing along with my kids and act like nothing’s wrong. As soon as I drop them off, I can have a good cry or text back and do what I gotta do.”
Starting to cry, Kardashian stated she didn’t “want to get emotional” however admitted it had “been a day” earlier than elaborating on her relationships along with her third ex-husband and her late father, lawyer Robert Kardashian.
In February 2021, Kardashian filed for divorce from West. Almost two years later, the pair reached a settlement requiring West to pay $200,000 a month to Kardashian for baby assist.
“It’s hard,” Kardashian stated, wiping her eyes. “Co-parenting, it’s really f— hard.”
“And I had the best dad,” she added. “And I have the best memories and the greatest experience, and that’s all I want for my kids … If they don’t know things that are being said or what’s happening in the world, why would I ever bring that energy to them? That’s like real heavy, heavy grown-up s— that they’re not ready to deal with. And when they are, we’ll have those conversations … and I’ll be so prepared. But until then, I’ll do anything to like keep their life as normal as possible.”
Since submitting for divorce, Kardashian stated she has lastly “started to slowly feel that separation” from West regardless of beforehand feeling as if she needed to shoulder a lot of the media scrutiny directed at her ex-husband.
“I used to really feel that way,” she stated. “I think that will always follow me.”