Kim Kardashian has talked about how hard it is to raise four kids on her own after she and her ex-husband Kanye West broke up.
The 42-year-old reality star is the mother of North, 10, Saint, 7, Chicago, 5, and Psalm, whom she had with her rapper ex-husband.
Even though Kim has all the perks that come with being a millionaire, she said it’s still hard for her to take care of four young children.
In a recent episode of Hulu’s The Kardashians, the founder of The Skims talked about being a single parent. She said it was like being “in the trenches.”
In a clip that Daily Mail shared, Kim said, “This week has been especially hard. There are times in life when things get really busy, and I think you just have to tune it all out and understand that being a mom and being really there is the most important thing.
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Her kids could be seen running around, playing, and being rowdy, and Kim said, “I’m in the trenches.” I do everything that needs to be done every day.
“I do the same thing in the morning and the same thing at night. It’s like a pit stop for race cars. It’s like saying, “Brush your teeth, brush your teeth, brush your teeth, brush your teeth.” Do your hair, do your hair, do your hair, do your hair.’ Like quickly changing tires.”
In another part of the show, Kim cried when she talked about Kanye’s anti-Semitic comments and how hard she works to keep her kids from finding out what their father has done in recent years. She also talked about why he isn’t there for important moments in their lives.
She said, “I just want to protect my children, so I try to hide everything.” It’s just hard for me to understand, like why wouldn’t dad come over for dinner if they don’t know anything?
“Why isn’t dad looking at my stuff? That makes me sad. It’s the one thing that makes me nervous because I’m embarrassed if someone says something about it at a game or a party.
“Is it safe?” asked Kim. Is it dangerous? I have no idea what to do. I’ve been handling it the best I can because I want my kids to see a strong dad, but it’s just a lot. So I take each day as it comes.”
After being friends for a while, she and Kanye started dating in 2012, and they got engaged in October of the same year.
In 2013, they had their first girl, North West. In May 2014, they got married in Florence, Italy. In 2015, they had their son Saint, and in 2018 and 2019, they had Chicago and Psalm through a surrogate.
In February 2021, Kim officially asked for a divorce, claiming “irreconcilable differences” and agreeing to share custody of their kids.
A year later, she filed a lawsuit with the Los Angeles Superior Court, saying that Kanye was trying to “delay” their divorce and that he “has made it clear that he does not accept that [their] marriage is over.”
Kim became formally single in March 2022, and the couple’s divorce was finalized in November of the same year.