Kim Kardashian has opened up about her previous 'obsession' with fame in the September issue of Vogue Australia, interviewed by none other than her husband; Kanye West.
Dressed by Thierry Mugler, Kim looks beyond breathtaking in the latest Vogue cover, but fans were surprised at her honesty in conversation with Kanye;
"I do agree that fame can be addictive and it took me a long time to recognise how lost you can become when you put too much focus on it. Before, I was obsessed with fame, like, embarrassingly obsessed, but my focus has shifted."
When speaking about her first real date with Kanye, she says; “I was like, ‘Damn, why did I waste so much time and energy? Why didn’t I do this sooner?"
She also gets candid about the idea of herself as an inspiration, and the pressure she's under to be a decent role model to young people as one of the most followed people on social media;
“I never felt the responsibility of being a role model until I had kids,” she said. "Even in my darkest of times I don’t regret putting myself out there for the world to see.
"People have shared with me over the years how much it has helped them to feel less alone when dealing with their own adversity. I love having a voice and I appreciate the platform that I have been given, even though I do wish I could have more privacy at times.”
West later asks Kim to choose her favourite sister, controversially: “It changes, just like friends or relationships go in and out. I think this year has been a really strong Kim and Khloé year,” she reveals.
“I’m obviously so close with Kendall and Kylie too but I’ve spent so much more time on this earth with Kourtney and Khloé – 16 and 17 years longer with them. We have more history, have been through so much together, and we have more friends in common. Kourtney and I will always be really close, but this year, Khloé and I really bonded.”
This might have been as a result of Khloé's drama with baby daddy and cheating ex Tristan Thompson, who kissed Kylie Jenner's long-time 21-year-old best friend Jordyn Woods.
The reality TV star was leaving the Hollywood Beauty Awards with Chris Appleton last night, and the 38-year-old was asked whether or not it was "too soon for North West to have a boyfriend" by a paparazzi.
The query was referring to seven-year-old Caiden Mills, son of Consequence. Kardashian replied, "She doesn't have a boyfriend. Like, is that for real? She's five."
Consequence was part of Good Music, the music label created by North's famous dad, Kanye West. Mills himself has over 52,000 Instagram followers, and has been pictured with both Kanye and Kim.
Kanye is well-known around the world for his….controversial… and often not actually requested opinions. Scratch that, they're rarely requested, if ever.
However, he gives them anyway, even to his wife Kim Kardashian; queen of social media and reality TV.
We've already seen him controlling her closet, essentially throwing out her entire wardrobe so he could re-do the whole thing on Keeping Up With The Kardashians in 2012. He EVISCERATES her clothes choice.
As if that wasn't cringe-worthy enough, Kim's make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic has revealed that Kanye doesn't hold back his thoughts on his wife's beauty and cosmetic routine.
During Dedivanovic’s The Master Class last weekend, Kim's long-time MUA let it slip that Kanye West has plenty of opinions about the choice of products.
He allegedly even offered to pay Mario to move to L.A. from New York so he could be with Kim legit 24 hours a day, according to People.
Stop the world, it's officially Stormi Webster's first birthday. The glamorous baby Kardashian is Kylie's precious bundle of joy, with boyfriend Travis Scott. She's given us some memorable moments, so we just HAD to make a list.
The precious lil baby has a pretty extravagant lifestyle, if we do say so ourselves. The tot is flown all around the world, decked in the finest designer gear you can buy.
Who can forget the Scott and Jenner's YouTube announcement of Kylie's pregnancy, titled To Our Daughter. The video racked up 80 MILLION views, and shows flashback shots to Kris Jenner's own pregnancy and the labour of Stormi.
The baby's arrival meant that she was born into an army of Kardashian kids, such as Khloé's adorable True Thompson and Kim and Kanye's bunch; Chicago, North and Saint West.
Here are some of our favourite Stormi moments;
1. The Announcement
On February 4 2018, Kylie made the ultimate pregnancy announcement with a beautiful mini-documentary of her pregnancy and family memories.
The reality TV star managed to stay off social media for the entire nine months, and never confirmed the baby's existence until the stunning announcement video. Suddenly, the couple introduced the world to Stormi Webster, after months of speculation.
We were HOOKED:
2. Her Fendy pram experience
Other babies are probably pretty jealous right now.
Stormi is no ordinary infant though, she rides in designer style.
The time Kylie took her tot for a stroll entirely covered head-to-toe in Fendy had everything gasping for monetary air.
How can we forget the time Stormi got a coveted Louis Vuitton handbag, after Travis dropped off a new chair for her.
The designer bag is a vintage black and rainbow monogrammed LV purse valued at over €2270. Oh, and that chair she's sitting on? It's a limited edition piece by Brazilian designer Campana and American artist KAWS.
Kylie captioned the snap; "Daddy dropped off a new chair for Stormi and omg this girl threw the bag over her shoulder, I can’t."
We wish someone could hand us a bag like this one… but we think we'll be waiting a long time.
Fans of Kardashian West may recall the extravagant party thrown in honor of Chicago in November 2017, which was filled with cherry blossoms and her famous family members.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star formerly commented during an interview with Elle that “my home and my heart feel really full right now,” she said she was open to having another child, but it would be her last.
“I don’t think I could handle more than that. My time is spread really thin,” she admitted. “And I think it’s important that in all couples, the mom gives the husband as much attention as the kids.”
The couple appear to be going all out for their latest, and possible last, feature to their fabulous family.
Another birth could prove life-threatening for Kim, after she suffered from placenta accreta during her first two baby deliveries.
The 38-year-old said of her surrogate for Chicago: ‘Having a gestational carrier is definitely different, but anyone who says or thinks it’s the easy way out is completely wrong."
"People assume it’s better because you don’t have to deal with the physical changes, pain or complications with delivery, but for me it was so hard to not carry my own child, especially after I carried North and Saint."
"But I've been really open about it and talked about it on our show, so…I don't know. We start filming season 16 next week, so if I think about it more and it's gonna happen, you'll definitely see it on the show. But as of now, no."
The reality television star and member of the most famous family in America spoke to ELLE in 2018 about her torn emotions over baby number four.
"I dunno," she commented. "My home and my heart feel really full right now, in the best way." She then made it absolutely clear that four kids would be more than enough for her, with her lack of time.
It's safe to say that the Kardashians were blessed in the genetics department so it's no surprise that all the children of the clan are seriously cute.
Kim Kardashian West may be fond of a selfie (or 10!) but her Instagram is also littered with adorable pictures of her kids. She's mum to five-year-old daughter North, 9-month-old Chicago and two-year-old son Saint, and though it only feels like yesterday that Kim announced the birth of her only son, time really is flying as her latest photo proves. Saint West is growing up so fast!
The mum-of-three shared a picture with her 116 million Instagram followers showing Saint playing on the beach. And how adorable does he look?! In the snap, the little boy is seen smiling and wearing dark swimming shorts.
While Kim Kardashian might be used to having her every move scrutinised by the media, there are some things that even she can't stand to hear rumours about.
Following the news that her 2-year-old son Saint was admitted to hospital with pneumonia last week, the reality star took to Twitter with a very clear message to anyone attempting to criticise her parenting skills.
Some fans claimed that Kim and husband, Kanye West, had been “out partying” while their son recovered in hospital because she documented her New Year's Eve celebrations on Snapchat.
The 37-year-old mother-of-two was unaware of the comments until one fan took to Twitter to call out people that “love to hate Kim.”
It read: “Why do people continuously think KimYe were “partying” New years Eve while saint was at the hospital? Kim & Kanye love their kids so much, so to even THINK they weren't around when Saint was sick is really stupid af. Yal love to hate Kim, just to hate her, its dumb at this point!”
why do people continuously think KimYe were “partying” New years Eve while saint was at the hospital? Kim & Kanye love their kids so much, so to even THINK they werent around when Saint was sick is really stupid af. Yal love to hate Kim, just to hate her, its dumb at this point!
Clearly taken aback by the comment, Kim wasted no time in formulating her response.
“I haven't heard this BUT lets get this straight. I did not leave my son for one minute during his hospital stay. We were there Wednesday night to Saturday. NYE WAS SUNDAY NIGHT. People came over when he was already asleep for the night!”
“Don't even try me when it comes to my kids,” she added.
I haven't heard this BUT lets get this straight. I did not leave my son for one minute during his hospital stay. We were there Wednesday night to Saturday. NYE WAS SUNDAY NIGHT. People came over when he was already asleep for the night! Don't even try me when it comes to my kids https://t.co/wrl47awaUr
The rumours come at a time when the Kardashian spotlight shines brighter than ever.
With Kim expected her third child vis surrogate, Khloe sharing the news that she is pregnant for the first time, and a yet-to-be-confirmed Kylie baby on the way, it's safe to say that this isn't the last time the Kardashian sisters will be the subjects of such rumours.