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Posted on Oct 3, 2017

Here's How Kim Kardashian's Life Has Changed Since The Robbery

The robbery was exactly one year ago today, and so much – from her social media usage to the fact she's having another baby – has changed as a result.

Exactly one year ago today, Kim Kardashian was held up at gunpoint and robbed in her Paris apartment.

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Kim feared she'd be "raped and murdered" during the incident in which robbers stole $10 million in jewellery. In January, French officials indicted ten suspects in connection with the robbery. Their charges ranged from kidnapping to conspiracy, possession of false documents, possession of ammunition, and identify theft.

One year on, here's how the robbery has changed Kim's life.

1. She's completely changed the way she uses social media.

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Social media and safety concerns had become increasingly important for the whole Kardashian family prior to the robbery – in fact, a couple of episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians addressed the issue directly. And in hindsight, it seems that the robbery was precisely the sort of incident they were looking to prevent by being more cautious on social media.

In the early stages of the investigation into the robbery, the French police said that Kim's use of Snapchat may have alerted the robbers to the jewellery she had with her, and also the fact she was home alone.

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Kim shared the above Snapchats from her apartment just hours before the robbery took place, announcing to followers that her friends were going out and leaving her at home by herself. Furthermore, the ring-leader of the robbers has since revealed in court documents that Kim's social media usage had enabled them to plan the heist in its entirety. After hearing this information, Kim has completely changed how she uses social media.

Prior to the robbery, Kim would often post images and videos directly from whichever location she happened to be in at the time.

Kim recently revealed that since the robbery she no longer does this, preferring to save content and post it later.

The View

Speaking on The View, Kim explained: "I've learned through experience not to post things in real time. I might take a photo, save it, post it when I leave the place or when I'm in a different location, because I don't think that worked out for me so well when I was posting every last detail."

She also posts far less frequently across all social media, and has imposed boundaries on her usage.

The View

Kim went on to say: "I try to share my life. I definitely love doing that, but I think I'm a little bit more cautious these days about what I do share. I think it's so important [to monitor social media usage.] It's about boundaries. At home, I don't have my phone. Dinner time, breakfast time, there's no phone."

And the content of her feed has altered dramatically. Whereas we were once bombarded with predominantly ~sexy shots~, photos of her jewellery and designer clothes, nowadays Kim's Instagram is much more geared around her family and businesses. Just look at the before...

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And after.

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@kimkardashian / Instagram / Via Instagram: @kimkardashian

2. All of this makes sense, given that Kim has also revealed that the robbery has made her "less materialistic."

The Ellen Show

In her first televised interview since the robbery, Kim told The Ellen DeGeneres Show: "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 just don't care about that stuff anymore. I really don't."

And this definitely seems to be true. Since the robbery, Kim hasn't posted a single image showing off her possessions like she did in the past.

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Furthermore, she hasn't worn a single piece of expensive jewellery on a public outing, either – and that includes her engagement ring.

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The only piece of jewellery she wears now is her wedding band, which is so thin it's barely noticeable.

In fact, Kim has even admitted that she may never wear real jewellery again.

The Ellen Show

She told Ellen: "They [the robbers] had been hearing interviews that I did, getting excited about this jewellery or that jewellery. And it's not to say that I'll never wear jewellery again, but I truly don't know if I'd ever feel comfortable."

But perhaps the most visible example of Kim becoming less interested in fashion and jewellery is comparing this year's appearance at the Met Gala with previous years. This year, she wore a white dress, minimal makeup, straight hair and not a single accessory.

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In 2014, 2015 and 2016 it was a very different story.

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3. She's still experiencing anxiety. 😞

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In scenes of KUWTK shot shortly after the robbery, Kim was seen experiencing traumatic flashbacks to the incident.

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In fact, during one scene, in which Khloé arrived at Kim's house to find her hysterically crying as she recalled the events of that night, Khloé demanded that cameras stop rolling – something the family never normally do.

Kim went on to reveal that the flashbacks had become so severe that she'd decided to see a therapist to work through the trauma.

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She told Kris Jenner: "I know it's time that I have to see a therapist. Because I don't want to have these feelings and flashbacks. I've always been really aware of my emotions and how I've been feeling, and I never really thought therapy was right for me. But I also want to be responsible to my husband and kids, and do whatever I have to do to get through this and not be this crazy person that's always scared and anxious. I don't want to live my life like that."

And, one year on, she's still feeling the lasting effects of the robbery.

And it seems that her anxiety will be covered in the new season of KUWTK.

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A teaser trailer released last week included a scene in which Khloé announced that Kim is "now so insecure," before the camera cut to Kim sobbing down the phone in what appears to be a hotel room, asking: "Why did I come?"

4. Security has increased for the whole family.

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During an episode of KUWTK filmed in the weeks after the robbery, Kris Jenner was seen scaling up the entire family's security. Six months after the event, Kris confirmed to US Weekly that they're now much more protected: "It's an eye opener how many people have tried to access our homes. Now we're protected to a crazy level."

5. Kim has redefined her priorities, and family life is number one.

And the chance to spend increased time with her kids reaffirmed to Kim that they are her priority in life.

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Speaking on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim said: "Being at home for so many months and just taking work out of the equation and really being a stay at home mom has been so refreshing. I'd love to expand my family and have this whole world at home."

It was pretty telling that Kim decided to return to social media with a photo of her, Kanye, and their two kids North and Saint, alongside the caption: "Family."

In fact, for an entire week after returning to social media, Kim posted nothing other than photos of her family, which was a pretty clear signal that they were more important than anything else.

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It's a sentiment she repeated in a recent interview, where Kim said that her kids were "her world."

6. And, it turns out that the robbery is also the reason we have a new baby West on the way!

In an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians which aired in April, Kim revealed that the robbery had prompted her to begin seriously looking into surrogacy in order to have a third baby.

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Due to multiple complications during her first two pregnancies, Kim is unable to carry another child herself. After the robbery, Kim revealed that she felt an "urgent need" to expand her brood. During the episode, Kim explained: "After what I went through in Paris, the urgency to have more kids is even greater. It made me realise that if, for some reason, I left this Earth sooner than I would have wanted to, then my kids would have a support system at home, and I'd know that they'd be OK."

So it's pretty fitting that, just a week before the anniversary of the robbery, Kim confirmed that she and Kanye are expecting another baby via a surrogate, due in January.

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So good on Kim for managing to overcome such a horrific ordeal and create a positive future.

I took a tragic horrific experience and did not let it diminish me, rather grew and evolved and allowed the experience to teach me.

What a Queen.

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