Kim Kardashian broke down into tears as she discussed what it has been like co-parenting with ex Kanye West.
The 42-year-old mogul – who recently shared a sweet throwback snap featuring mom Kris Jenner and her sisters – appeared on the Angie Martinez IRL Podcast on Monday where she was overcome with emotion as she talked about sharing four children with the 45-year-old rapper.
She explained that she has tried to shield the kids from the public trials and tribulations the former power couple have endured but began to tear up as she compared the lives of her children to hers being raised by late attorney Robert Kardashian.
Kim was crying as she said: ‘I had the best dad. I don’t want to get emotional. It has just been a day for me. It’s hard. S*** like co-parenting it’s really f***ing hard you know.’
She filed from divorce from Kanye in February of 2021, and the former couple are parents of four children: North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three.
Angie, 51, said that Kim was not co-parenting with the ‘quietest, easiest’ former partner.
Kim replied: ‘Yeah, but I had the best dad and I had the best memories and the greatest experience and that’s all I want for my kids. As long as they can have that, that’s what I would want for them, you know.
‘So like if they don’t know things that are being said or what’s happening in the world like why would I ever bring that energy to them. You know, that’s like real heavy, heavy grown up s***. That they are not ready to, like, deal with.
‘And when they are we will have those conversations and I’ll be so prepared but until then I will do anything to keep their life as normal as possible.’
Kim talked about how she has shielded her four children from the drama – both publicly and privately – between the two A-list parents.
She explained: ‘I definitely protected him and I still will. In the eyes of my kids – for my kids.
‘So in my home, my kids don’t anything that goes on in the outside world and I’ve managed to – I’m holding on by a thread and 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.’
Kim said she has truly done all that she can to keep her children away from the drama and even calls her ‘best friends’ the teachers at their school who keep her in the loop of what the kids are talking about.
She revealed: ‘None of the [other] kids have ever said anything to my kids, When stuff’s going down I protect stuff as far as the TVs and the content that’s on. It is [a full-time job].’
She got candid as she admitted: ‘[It’s] worth it because of course I want to disassociate in specific thoughts and things being said because that’s not me, but at the same time in my home, I could be going through something but if we’re riding to school and they want to listen to their dad’s music, no matter what is going on in the world, I have to have that smile on my face and blast his music and singalong and act like nothing’s wrong.
‘As soon as I drop them off I can have a good cry.’
She later got emotional again as she said that her kids will thank her years later for not bashing their father publicly.
Kardashian’s interview comes on the heels of a turbulent year for West, who viciously went after her then-boyfriend Pete Davidson through a multitude of platforms.
He then made headlines for race-related controversies this past fall when he and and conservative commentator Candace Owens donned tops that read White Lives Matter during a Paris Fashion Week showcase for his Yeezy line October 3.
West faced restrictions on his social media sites after he tweeted October 8: ‘I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE … you guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.’
The professional fallout to West’s repeated anti-Semitic statements about included Adidas cutting their ties with him October 25 over his conduct, while other one-time associates distanced themselves from him.
In November, he made headlines after visiting former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago with white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes. Appearing with Fuentes on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ show earlier this month, West said he saw ‘good things’ about Adolf Hitler and Nazis.
Said West: ‘I love everyone, and the Jewish people are not going to tell me, “You can love us and you can love what we are doing to you with the contracts, and you can love what we are pushing with the pornography” – but this guy that invented highways, invented the very microphone that I use as a musician, you can’t say out loud that this person never did anything good, and I am done with that.’
‘Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.’
On the same day, his Twitter account was suspended by CEO Elon Musk after he posted a picture of a swastika inside a star of David.
Musk said at the time, ‘I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.’
In the interview Monday, Kardashian referred to a statement she had released in October that read, ‘I stand together with the Jewish community and call on the terrible violence and hateful rhetoric towards them to come to an immediate end.’
Last month, Kim and Kanye finally settled their divorce after an ugly public battle that raged on for almost two years since they split.
The pair have now come to an accord on the custody of their four kids, parenting plans and division of their multimillion dollar real estate portfolio.
Kardashian will get getting $200,000 in child support monthly, TMZ reported on November 29 after reviewing court docs. West, 45, and Kardashian will share joint custody and have ‘equal access’ to their four kids.
Insiders told TMZ that Kardashian will have custody of the children most of the time.
Under terms of the agreement, West will be responsible for 50 percent of the educational and security expenses for the four kids.