When speaking to Sean Manning for GQ as part of Kim’s “Man of The Year” profile, Khloé said she noticed a renewed confidence in Kim since her highly publicized divorce from Kanye West. “Not that she wasn’t confident before,” said Khloé, “but it’s a different assurance that she has in herself. She knows she can do it on her own. She knows the power that she has within herself, as opposed to thinking the power was in someone else’s hands.”
Allison Statter, one of six women from Kim’s childhood that refer to themselves as “The Lifers” and has known her pre-fame, also weighed in on the matter.
“I know how scared she was to do it,” said Statter. “‘Cause deep down inside she wanted her family to stay together. And because she was like, ‘I don’t know what life is going to be like on the other side of this.’ I was just so proud of her.”
Kim, who experienced a divorce at age nine with her own parents, the late Robert Kardashian with Kris Jenner, treaded lightly but openly when explaining the split to her children. “Ultimately, what matters is that kids feel loved and heard,” said Kim. “You want to be sensitive because they’re just kids, and it’s hard to go through no matter what age. You have to make sure that you only go to a level they can understand. It’s okay to show a vulnerable side. You never go to a negative side.”
Kim and Kanye began dating in 2011 before going public with their relationship the following year and exchanging vows in 2014. They officially separated in 2020 and their divorce was finalized two years later. During their relationship, they welcomed four children — North, ten, Saint, seven, Chicago, five, and Psalm, four.