Kim Kardashian West has made her first chat show appearance on Ellen since her traumatic Paris robbery last year.
The 36-year-old mother of two joined the Ellen show this Thursday (April 27) where she tearfully talked to host, Ellen DeGeneres about the changes she’s made in her life since she was gaged, bound and robbed at gunpoint in her hotel room.
Miraculously, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star seems to have found a way to look at the whole experience as fate and she talked about how she’s learned a lot about herself and what truly matters since the attack.
"I know this sounds crazy, but I know that was meant to happen to me,” Kim told Ellen as she wiped away tears. “I don't want to start crying, but I feel like that was so meant to happen to me."
“I'm such a different person. I, um...I don't want to start crying anymore. It was meant to happen to me. I really feel like things happen in your life to teach you things. It was probably no secret, and you see it on the show—I was being flashy and I was definitely materialistic before."
Kim says that she’s totally changed the way she views herself as a parent since Paris.
"I'm so happy that my kids get this me and that this is who I'm raising my kids [as]. 'Cause I just don't care about that stuff anymore. I really don't."
And while she is clearly proud of the empire she’s built, she feels like being flashy with her materialistic things aren’t worth risking her life, or the life if her family.
"Like I said, everyone gets so excited when they get things. Or, of course when you get engaged, you're going to show off your ring.” Kim told Ellen. “If you get a new car—I don't care what kind it is—you get so proud and you get so happy and you show that off on social media. But it's just...it's not worth it. Like, I don't care about that stuff."
Kim went on: “I don't care to show off the way that I used to. Even though there's nothing wrong, truly—it's OK if you're proud of that and you work so hard and you get something—it's just not who I am anymore."
In the wide-ranging interview Kim also took a beat to defend her mum, Kris Jenner, who she says is being hurt by confessions being made in Caitlyn Jenner’s new memoir, The Secrets of My Life.
Kim says Cait, who had Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner with Kris, isn’t being totally honest about how she portrays her marriage to her mother in the book.
"My heart breaks for my mum, because I feel like she's been through so much...She's (Caitlyn) promoting this book and she's saying all these things and, you know, I just don't think it's necessary," Kim told Ellen. "I just feel like it's unfair; things aren't truthful."
While Kim was one of the first people in her family to come out and publicly support Caitlyn when she announced herself as transgender in 2015, their once close relationship seems to have now cooled.
"I mean, I feel like it's taken her a really long time to be honest with herself," Kim told Ellen of Cait. "I don't expect her to be honest about my mum now, but it's just so hurtful. Like, I just wish her all the success in the world, but not at our expense."