Baldwin, a vociferous supporter of liberal causes — and not for nothing, the man behind Saturday Night Live‘s Donald Trump impression — asked Kardashian how she squares her views with the MAGA-hyping ones of hubby Kanye West. “I grew up in a household where Bruce [Jenner], who was my stepdad, had one political view and maybe my real dad had a different political view, or my mom, and we would just always talk about it and be really open about it, and it was always OK to have different views,” Kardashian said of the clash of cultures between the former Olympian [now known as Caitlyn Jenner] and her late father, attorney Robert Kardashian.
Which is why, she told Baldwin, she let’s Ye be “who he wants to be…I let him have his own views and opinions even if they’re different than mine…I love letting my husband be who he is. [We] definitely have conversations if I don’t understand something in private and talk about that.”
In addition to describing how being married to Kanye has made her approach fame differently, Kardashian opened up about how the armed robbery of a reported $10 million in cash and jewels transformed the way she approaches being a public figure. “My life has definitely changed a lot in the last two years from that experience and just wanting more privacy,” Kardashian, 38, said. “In the last three months, I feel like I’ve come out of my shell a little bit more, back to who I was. I felt, like for a good year, I almost lost myself.”
West, who was in Paris for Fashion Week in Oct. 2016, was tied up and gagged by some gun-toting men dressed as cops who stole jewels, including a 20-carat, $4.5 million ring that was a gift from West. Though the heist didn’t necessarily make Kardashian West depressed, she said she definitely lacked the motivation to work like she did before after the scary incident. “It shook me,” she told Baldwin. “I’m totally a realist. So I know, you post on social media your locations, your jewelry, your bags, what you’re doing, where you’re going, your cars, your stuff. I would always talk about my stuff.”
Realizing that she was measuring herself by her things, Kardashian said the robbery changed her, which she is grateful for. “Even though it was horrific, and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone,” she said. “It really did deeply change me to where now I feel like I can get back to myself, I can put on makeup and heal.” At one point, mother Kris Jenner had to convince Kardashian to get out of bed, take off her sweats and put on some makeup so she could feel like her old self again.
But the fear that gripped her slowly turned into a paranoia, leading the reality star who has made her private life a public affair for years to worry about being photographed at restaurants for fear that someone noticing she was out might rob her home while she was out. “I always had that thought in my mind of just danger,” she said. “I never thought about anything scary before, until then. I felt like I was living in a bubble, and that opened me up to so much.” The difference these days is that there are six security guards outside of the Kardashian-West home at all times now, as well as security by her side 24/7 when she travels.
Kardashian also talked about Caitlyn Jenner’s transition and when, at 25, she walked in on her stepdad dressed as a woman in the garage at Kris Jenner’s home, “and I ran in and packed a back so fast, shaking, and ran out and called Kourtney,” saying she as totally blindsided by situation, after which Caitlyn promised she would “sit down and [I’ll] explain this all to you.” She also credited Kanye’s vehement support of Pres. Trump with helping her to obtain a pardon for first-time nonviolent drug offender Alice Johnson. “Alice always says if it wasn’t for Kanye speaking up in support of Trump then she would still be in jail,” she said.
This article was originally writing by Billboard.com