Ever since Kim Kardashian’s terrifying robbery in Paris last October, the 36 year old has kept a pretty low profile.
But she made the decision recently to appear onThe Ellen DeGeneres Show in her first TV interview since the ordeal to explain to Ellen that she’s a changed woman, according to The Sun.
Breaking down, Kim said “I know it sounds crazy, but I know that was meant to happen to me.
“I don’t want to start crying but I know it was meant to happen. I feel like I’m such a different person.
“I don’t want to cry anymore. I really feel like things happen in your life to teach you things.”
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star revealed that since the robbery, in which over $10 million worth of jewelry—including her 20 carat engagement ring—was stolen from her, she no longer cares about material things, and she’s glad her children are getting to see this version of her.
She explained: “I was definitely materialistic before, not that there’s anything bad with having things and working hard to get those things. I’m really proud of everyone around me that’s successful.
But I’m so happy that my kids get this me, that this is who I am raising my kids. I just don’t care about that stuff anymore. I really don’t.
“Of course when you get engaged you’re going to show off your ring, if you get a car—no matter what it is—you feel really proud and you might show it off on social media.
“I’m not here to show off the way that I used to. It’s just not who I am anymore.”
Kim also admitted that she’s still on edge after the incident, and needs several bodyguards outside her door for her to be able to get a good night’s sleep.
“Meeting with my attorneys and knowing the information that I know now, [the robbers] had been following me for two years.
“They had heard interviews that I did, getting excited about this jewelry and that jewelry. I truly don’t know if I’d ever feel comfortable wearing jewelry anymore, or wearing real jewelry again.
“My whole life has changed in terms of how I travel and my security. I never thought I would need security staying outside of my door.
“I should have had a security guard outside of my door. Now I have several just for me to be able to sleep at night.”
Speaking about the events of 3rd October, Kim remembered: “Automatically, your stomach drops, it’s a feeling you just can’t describe. I said a prayer, I said I know I’m going to heaven, I hope my kids and my husband are OK.” Breaking down again, Kim added, “You’re making me cry…
“It does happen really fast, it was a good seven or eight minutes of torture, but when I look back and I analyze it, it could have been worse.
“They weren’t really aggressive, it could have been way worse so I don’t want to sound like I’m not grateful. I’m out, I’m home, I’m safe. I’m such a better person. Let’s move on.”