Kim Kardashian appeared on" The Ellen DeGeneres Show", giving her first TV interview about being bound, gagged and robbed at gunpoint in Paris last year.
Ellen began by saying, "I don't know that everybody understands how horrific that experience must have been for you."
Kim says, while wiping away tears, "I know this sounds crazy, but I know that was meant to happen to me. I don't want to start crying, but I feel like that was so meant to happen to me. I'm such a different person. I, um...I don't want to start crying anymore. It was meant to happen to me. I really feel like things happen in your life to teach you things. It was probably no secret, and you see it on the show—I was being flashy and I was definitely materialistic before."
Kim points out that there's nothing inherently "bad with having things and working hard to get those things, and I'm really proud of everyone around me that's successful."
But, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star says, "I'm so happy that my kids get this me and that this is who I'm raising my kids [as]. 'Cause I just don't care about that stuff anymore. I really don't.""Like I said, everyone gets so excited when they get things. Or, of course when you get engaged, you're going to show off your ring. If you get a new car—I don't care what kind it is—you get so proud and you get so happy and you show that off on social media. But it's just...it's not worth it. Like, I don't care about that stuff. I don't care to show off the way that I used to. Even though there's nothing wrong, truly—it's OK if you're proud of that and you work so hard and you get something—it's just not who I am anymore."
In the same episode, Kim also discusses Caitlyn Jenner's memoir, The Secrets of My Life, and how it's affected Kris Jenner.
Kim says, "My heart breaks for my mom, because I feel like she's been through so much...She's promoting this book and she's saying all these things and, you know, I just don't think it's necessary. I just feel like it's unfair; things aren't truthful."
Kim claims Caitlyn is not being honest about "certain things" regarding her marriage to Kris. She says, "I mean, I feel like it's taken her a really long time to be honest with herself. I don't expect her to be honest about my mom now, but it's just so hurtful. Like, I just wish her all the success in the world, but not at our expense."
Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner are still close to Caitlyn, Kim adds. "I think my mom's been so respectful for so long and always wanting Caitlyn around and always wanting have a great relationship with Caitlyn. But I think, you know, for the Kardashians—she doesn't like to say that word or she said that in her book; on Diane Sawyer, she purposely never said our name."
Ellen points out that Kim was "so accepting" and one of the first people in her family to try to help everyone "understand" what Caitlyn was going through. Kim is still part of Caitlyn's life, but their relationship has changed.
"I haven't talked to her in a couple of weeks. I'll always, always love her. That was my stepdad for so many years. She taught me about character and so much growing up, and I just feel like I don't respect the character that she's showing now. But, like I said, I'll still always have a major love for her, for who she was in my life. I'm really sentimental; I think my mom's that way. And I'll never say...you know, it's still Kendall and Kylie's dad, so I want to be respectful, but I just feel like there's no need for a book. You know, tell your story—but just don't bash other people. I just think, like, it's not tasteful."