Kim Kardashian West believes she is a ''better person'' after her Paris robbery in 2016, as it taught her to value the important things in her life.
Kim Kardashian West is a ''better person'' after her Paris robbery.
The 37-year-old reality star suffered a horrific ordeal in October 2016 when she was tied up and robbed at gunpoint when a gang of thieves burst into her Paris hotel room and stole millions of dollars worth of jewellery
And a year and a half on from the attack, Kim has reflected on her life in the months following, saying she used to be terrified to leave the house incase someone broke in to rob her whilst she was out.
She said: ''I used to have really bad anxiety going to restaurants, thinking people are going to know that I'm at a restaurant and that my home is empty, and that they might go to my house and try to take my stuff, or they might know exactly when I'm coming back if they're timing it and watching, if I'm out in public. I started to get this phobia of going out.''
The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star has built her confidence back up since the robbery, and now believes it was ''supposed to happen'' to her so she could use the experience to re-evaluate what she values in her life.
She added: ''It was supposed to happen to me. I was supposed to learn a lot from that. [Those] little signs along the way, you really do have to pay attention. And for me that made me a better person morally and just for the things that are important to me; how I'm going to raise my kids or just what I care to show. I'm really cautious of all of that now. I don't really post in real time anymore. I just don't like people knowing my every move.''
Kim does still post on social media, and she still deals with her fair share of haters and trolls, but insists that being a ''strong person'' helps her deal with the comments she reads on her posts.
Speaking to Business of Fashion magazine, she said: ''You have to be a strong person to just handle all the negative comments and the negative energy that comes your way, because if you put yourself out there, [it's] the nature of the internet [that] everyone's going to want to hate. That trolling energy that everyone puts out there, that negative energy, is really hard to deal with. It's really, really tough.''
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