Kim Kardashian broke down in tears while discussing the difficulty of co-parenting with Ye during an interview with Angie Martinez, host of the “Angie Martinez IRL” podcast.
Kardashian shares custody of four children with ex-husband West: North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3.
I will do anything to keep his life as normal as possible. Kardashian told Martinez during the interview.which aired on Monday.
The public spectacle of the couple’s divorce has put a lot of unwanted attention on Kardashian’s relationship with West, she said, but she told Martinez she’s trying not to vilify him. “Someday my kids will thank me … for not criticizing their dad,” she said.
Kardashian said she’s putting on a brave face for the world, but it’s not easy behind the scenes.
“I definitely protected him, and I still will in the eyes of my children. for my children So, in my house, my children do not know anything about what happens [in] the outside world,” Kardashian told Martinez.
Kardashian’s parents separated when she was about 10 years old, not much older than her daughter North is now. Kardashian choked as she explained how the importance of her relationship with his fatherthe late Robert Kardashian, encourages her to keep her level head when it comes to discussing her ex-husband at home.
“I have the best memories and the best experience and that is what I would like for them,” Kardashian told Martinez.
Kardashian filed for divorce in February 2021. The divorce, and the custody issues that come with it, were finalized in November.
Kardashian said she’ll wait until the kids are older to have potentially difficult conversations, but until then, she’ll hold back the tears and confusion.
“No matter what we’re going through, I have to have that smile on my face and play their music and sing with my kids,” she said. “[I can] act like nothing is wrong and as soon as I leave them, I can cry a lot.”
Kardashian stressed that sometimes she is deeply affected by the struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy.
“I am holding on to a thread. I know I’m very close to that not happening, but as long as it stays that way, I’ll protect you to the end of the Earth as long as I can. My children don’t know anything,” he told Martínez.
She said she has been able to find allies in the teachers at her children’s school and they tell her what is going on, both with her children and those around them.
“Some of my best friends are teachers, so I know what happens during recess and lunch,” she said.
She said those relationships don’t completely shield her from some of the gossip about her family: “I hear what’s being talked about.” But at least for now, she said that she has been able to protect the children from her.
“They don’t know anything,” he said. And Kardashian aims to keep it that way for as long as possible.