Kim Kardashian revealed that her mother, Kris Jenner, influenced her decision to divorce Kanye West.
Kim Kardashian Opens Up About Kris Jenner’s Influence on Her Divorce From Kanye West
While both have moved on, with the Kardashian now dating SNL star Pete Davidson and West – now known as Ye – dating Chaney Jones, the couple’s divorce was only finalized last month.
Kardashian has since opened up about her reasons for filing for divorce, citing motherager Jenner as a major influence.
In a preview of her interview on Today’s Hoda Kotb’s podcast Making Space, Kardashian explained that she’d seen her mother “stay in a relationship too long when she wasn’t as happy’ which made her realise that people around her would ‘heal quicker’ if she made ‘the move instead of not being [her] authentic self and not finding [her] inner peace.”
“My mom used to always cry to me when I was in these bad relationships and, you know, college and years ago, and she used to say: ‘All I want for my kids and all I want for you is peace of mind,” she explained.
“And when I woke up and realised that I didn’t have that, that’s all I was looking for.”
In an interview with Vogue last February, Kardashian expressed a similar sentiment.
She stated: “For so long, I did what made other people happy. And I think in the last two years I decided, I’m going to make myself happy. And that feels really good.”
“And even if that created changes and caused my divorce, I think it’s important to be honest with yourself about what really makes you happy. I’ve chosen myself. I think it’s OK to choose you.”
Despite admitting that she wished her relationship with West had “ended differently,” the Skims founder concluded that her handling of the situation demonstrated “a lot of personal strength.”
She stated: “I was really a people-pleaser and I wanted everyone else to be happy, that I finally was like: ‘Why am I measuring and trying to make other people happy over myself?’
“And that takes a lot of strength to do, even if you know that it’ll make your kids upset, as well, for a time period.
“One day they’re going to grow up and be out of the house, and it’s just going to be me, and I’m going to have to sit there with my happiness.”