Being robbed at gunpoint was a traumatic experience for Kim Kardashian, but as she revealed during a visit to the The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, the experience did have some positive effects on her.
"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," Kim said. "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."
"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," she continued. "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."
Kim went on to reveal that she believes the robbers had been watching her for 2 years prior to the robbery, and even described her thought process during the harrowing experience.
"Automatically, your stomach [drops]. It's a feeling you can't even explain. Like, I knew that was it for me. I said a prayer, like, 'I know I'm going to heaven. I hope my kids are OK, and my husband.' I don't want to cry; you're making me cry," she said. "But it does happen really fast. It was a good seven or eight minutes of torture, but when I look back and I analyze it, I'm like, 'OK, they weren't 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 — it's OK. Let's move on."
Take a look at a clip from the interview below.
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