Kim Kardashian says she had to 'let go' of her independence being married to 'a man like Kanye'
Kim Kardashian said she had to learn to "let go" of her independence when she married husband of four years Kanye West.
The reality tv star and beauty mogul has always had an entrepreneurial streak and began working at 14, said she had grown accustomed to providing for herself - and working around the clock to do so - by the time she began her relationship with West in 2012. In a new interview on The Alec Baldwin Show, she said: "I think being with a man like Kanye, you have to learn how to be a little bit not-so-independent.
"I’ve always been so independent, and working, and [had a] schedule, and when you get married and have a husband with a career and kids, your independence… you have to let it go. I had to learn that being with a man like Kanye."
For most of her life, she has craved the spotlight and earned a lucrative living for her and her family in the process, but said she began to pull back publicly for West and moreso when they began having children (North, five, Saint, two and Chicago, nine months).
"It started with Kanye…everything had to be public for me back then. And so I had to kind of flip it. Now, on my time off, I’m like, ‘Where are the locations that I can go eat, go on vacation, where no one will see us?’ All I want it privacy."
Since she was robbed at gunpoint in a Paris hotel room in 2016, Kardashian's approach to life has changed dramatically. In the same interview, she took a step back from herself and tried to place less emphasis on material things.
"For a good year, I almost lost myself. I was never depressed, but I wasn't motivated to get up and work like I used to. It shook me. There was a lot of me that measured who I was by how much I had. I thought, 'Oh, I'm worth so much.' That needed to change in me," she explained.
"Even though it was horrific and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone, it really did deeply change me to where now I feel like I can get back to myself. I felt like I was living in a bubble, and that opened me up to so much."