Kim Kardashian Believes The Robbery Was "Meant To Happen" To Her
Kim revealed how she felt during the ordeal, how she's completely changed since, and her desire to move on.
Kim Kardashian has kept a low profile since being held up at gunpoint and robbed in Paris last October.
Well, Kim has now given her first interview about the ordeal, breaking down in tears as she revealed she believes the incident happened for a reason.
Speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres show, Kim said:
I know it sounds crazy, but I know that was meant to happen to me. I don't want to start crying, but I know it was meant to happen. I really feel like things happen in your life to teach you things, and I feel like I'm such a different person.
She explained that the robbery had taught her to be less materialistic and that she's grateful for her children's sake.
I was definitely materialistic before. Not that there's anything bad with having things and working to get those things – I'm really proud of everyone around me that's successful. And of course when you get engaged you're going to show off your ring, if you get a car, you feel really proud and you might show it off on social media. But I'm not here to show off the way I used to. It's just not who I am anymore. I'm so happy that my kids get this me, that this is who I am raising my kids. I just don't care about that stuff anymore. I really don't.
Kim went on to say that the robbers had been following her for two years and that her attitude towards security has changed hugely as a result.
Meeting with my attorneys and knowing the information that I know now, [the robbers] had been following me for two years. They had heard interviews that I did, getting excited about this jewellery, that jewellery. I truly don't know if I'd ever feel comfortable wearing jewellery any more – or wearing real jewellery again. My whole life has changed in terms of how I travel and my security. I never thought I would need security staying outside of my door. Now I have several just for me to be able to sleep at night.
Kim then revealed how she felt during the robbery – and her desire to move on from the ordeal.
Automatically, your stomach drops. It's a feeling you just can't describe. I thought, this is it for me. I 100% thought I was going to die. I said a prayer, I said I know I'm going to heaven, I hope my kids and my husband are OK. It does happen really fast. It was a good 7 or 8 minutes of torture, but when I look back and analyse it, it could have been worse. They weren't really aggressive, 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 a much better person. Let's move on.