Kim Kardashian says ex Kanye West was her ‘first real marriage’ after walking down the aisle TWO times before
Kim Kardashian confessed that she considers her marriage to ex-husband Kanye West her ‘first real’ one after walking down the aisle two times before.
Kim and Kanye – who recently settled their divorce – wed in 2014 during a lavish ceremony in Florence, Italy after three years of dating.
‘I feel, like honestly my last marriage was my first real,’ she confessed to Gwyneth Paltrow on the actress’ GOOP podcast this week.
She was previously married to music producer Damon Thomas from 2000 to 2003 and NFL star Kris Humphries in 2011, who she famously split from after just 72 days.
While speaking to Gwyneth, the reality TV star recalled how she felt during her first two marriages and realizing she wasn’t mentally ready to be a wife.
‘The first one [to Damond], I just don’t know what was happening,’ she admitted, before elaborating on what led to end of her and Kris’ marriage.
‘The second one, I felt like I wanted to be married so badly,’ Kim said. ‘All my friends were at that place and that’s where I should have been, and I didn’t accept that that just wasn’t where I was and realized that that was ok.’
Though she considers her and Kanye’s wedding her ‘real’ one, the nearly seven year marriage came to an end in 2021.
Kim filed for divorce that February after nearly seven years of marriage. The former couple share four children: North, nine, Saint, seven, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three.
It took over a year – and countless of fiery Instagram rants from Kanye that aired out their custody battle and behind-the-scenes drama – for the pair to settle the split.
TMZ revealed that Kim will receive $200,000 in child support monthly. It was also agreed upon that Kim and Kanye will have joint custody and ‘equal access’ to their kids.
Though the pair have come to an agreement, Kim recently confessed that co-parenting with the rapper, 45, has been ‘really f***ing hard.’
She was brought to tears after making the admission during an appearance on the Angie Martinez IRL Podcast this week.
Kim explained that she has tried to shield her kids from ‘all of the crazy s***’ that comes with Kanye’s public outbursts, but insisted if they after question her about it in the future she will be ‘prepared’ to answer.
Kim cried as she spoke about the childhood she had with her late father Robert Kardashian: ‘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.’
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 said she will be prepared when her children do ask about Kanye’s public outbursts but for now she is remaining silent.
She said: ‘One day my kids will thank me for sitting here and not bashing their dad when I could,’ she told host Angie Martinez.
‘All the crazy s***. They’ll thank me and I’ll privately answer anything that they want to know. It’s not my place anymore to jump in.’
‘I definitely protected him and I still will in the eyes of my kids for my kids. In my home, my kids don’t know anything that goes on on the outside world …
‘I’m holding on by a thread. I know I’m so close to that not happening. While that’s still happening, I will protect that to the ends of the earth as long as I can.
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.’