Kim Kardashian has opened up about the struggles of being a single parent with life coach Jay Shetty on his podcast series On Purpose.
In a teaser for the episode shared by the star on Instagram, she got candid about the strain of raising her 4 kids alone.
Now, Kim K is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the celebosphere.
Aside from coming from one of the most famous families on the planet, Kim has also proven herself to be a mastermind of the business world. She has founded no less than thirteen businesses, including KKW Beauty and the highly successful shapewear brand Skims.
However, in recent years, Kim has struggled to escape the publicity surrounding her controversial ex-husband – Kanye West.
Divorce negotiations were ongoing between the pair since they first announced their split back in February 2021. However, by November 2022, the divorce was finalised.
The couple initially began dating way back in 2012, and their first child, North, was born in 2013. Kanye then proposed later that year, with the pair officially tying the knot in 2014 in a wedding ceremony in Florence, Italy.
They have 4 children together, named North, Saint, Psalm and Chicago.
However, Kanye spent much of the last few years lashing out against Kim and her romantic relationships, namely with Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson. The ‘Gold Digger’ rapper’s complaints included not being invited to their children’s birthday parties and other events, as well as not being allowed to partake in parenting decisions.
One source states: “Kim’s patience was tested, but she handled things calmly and ultimately Kanye came around.”
Then, Kim went to court and obtained an official decree ending their marriage. This reinstated the star’s name to just Kim Kardashian, and hence removing Kanye’s ‘West’ from the end. It also confirmed Kim to be legally single.
However, the news marked an end to the lengthy divorce process. TMZ broke the news that the pair had finally come to an agreement, in which they settled on Kanye paying Kim $200k per month for child support.
Kanye is also responsible for half of their education expenses, including school tuition fees, as well as half their security expenses. They continue to share custody with “equal access”.
Sources close to the stars revealed that, in reality, Kim will have the kids for the majority of the time. However, following the details of the settlement, Kanye was spotted picking up their eldest child, North, from school.
Further details revealed that the divorce stipulated the pair must attempt to mediate if there is ever a dispute in regard to their kids. Then, if one party refuses to engage in this mediation, the other party will get to make the decision via default.
Their assets are being divided as per their prenup, which also showed that the pair have waived spousal support.
The divorce settlement came after a tumultuous year for Kanye, who faced backlash against his erratic behaviour and anti-Semitic statements. Forbes reports that when the pair first announced their divorce in 2021, Kim and Kanye had combined assets of $2.1 billion, with Kanye’s net worth outweighing Kim’s at $1.3 billion.
However, following the forty-five-year-old rapper’s scandal-filled year, sportswear brand Adidas broke ties with the star, which lost him his billionaire status. His fortune has now reportedly dipped to just $400 million.
Kim, on the other hand, officially became a billionaire back in April last year, with an estimated net worth of $1.8 billion.
Despite her riches, Kim Kardashian still have her struggles, and it seems being a single parent is starting to leave her feeling drained.
The reality star told Jay Shetty on his podcast series On Purpose, that she often cries herself to sleep at night over the pressure of parenting.
She shared that “the days are long and the years are short,” adding: “So, like, when you’re in it, I mean, especially when they’re babies and you’re feeding… there’s madness going on. It’s like full madness,” she said.
“It’s the best chaos though.”
She then shared what mornings look like for her, “you have no idea what’s going on in the mornings, It’s like I always have to do one of my daughter’s hair — and it has to be perfect and it has to be a certain way — and then this one needs me to put his shoes on and they all need you.”
She condluded: “It’s like full crazy madness, cooking, running around. Like, it’s wild.”
She admitted that the stress sometimes gets too much: “There are nights I cry myself to sleep. Like, ‘what just happened?’
“You know, with all the moods and the personalities and sometimes they’re fighting and there’s no one there.”
However, she did say that despite it all, “It is the most challenging, rewarding job on this planet.”
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