Karawai Tang/Getty; Kevin Mazur / Getty Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian is opening up about how her relationship with Kanye West affected her celebrity status.
speak with Interview Mel Ottenberg, the 41-year-old SKIMS founder, editor-in-chief for the magazine’s September 2022 American Dream issue, recalled the moment she realized she had “reached high society.”
“I mean, when I was with Kanye, and he was introducing me to a lot of people, I think a lot of people definitely got a different level of respect,” Kardashian said.
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The former couple first began dating in 2012 and married in 2014; Kardashian filed for divorce in 2021. They have four children: North, 9, St, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3.
She added that her relationship with West, 45, isn’t the only thing that gave Kardashian new respect.
Star said, “I also recently saw a s— going to law school, just doing what I want and being my own person and people are watching and it’s Respecting. It has its levels.”
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in chat with Interview, Kardashian had good things to say about ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson, whom she broke up with last month.
When Ottenberg joked about BDE (“Big D—Energy”) and suggested Davidson as the future Interview cover star, keeping up with the Kardashians The alum replied, “He’s a sweetheart.”
She said, “He’s really such a nice person, they don’t really make him look like him anymore. I’m excited for everything he’s doing.”
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Kardashian and Davidson linked up for the first time when they kissed during a sketch on her SNL Hosting debuted last October. Later that month, they were romantically linked while they were holding hands on a roller coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm. Davidson formally confirmed his relationship with Kardashian in February, calling her his girlfriend.
In August, Davidson and Kardashian ended their relationship after being together for nine months, a source told People. The insider added, “One of the reasons for their separation was their busy schedules.” “They both travel all the time and it was tough.”