Kim Kardashian stopped drinking Diet Coke while pregnant, now drinks iced tea

Kim Kardashian covers the new issue of DuJour Mag, with a nice photo shoot by Bruce Weber. The photos are kind of pretty, but I’m not crazy about the “first pregnant photo shoot” hype. It’s Kim Kardashian – she does a million photo shoots a week! Anyway, you can read the full DuJour interview here – there’s a lot of comparisons of Kim to Elizabeth Taylor, and there are lots of eye-roll-y quotes from Kim. Some highlights:

Living life in the spotlight: “When you live your life so publicly, like on a reality show, people assume that they know every side of you already. But they always want more. Doing a TV show with your family, it’s really hard to hide or be guarded… Besides, we don’t want to film a show if we can’t be who we are, because that’s just too much work.”

Bruce Weber on Kim: “I didn’t know Kim loved Elizabeth Taylor before we met, but I imagined she would,” says Weber, who regarded Taylor as a close friend. “The great thing about Kim is that she’s so strong and independent, but she also makes you want to take care of her. Working with her made me really miss Elizabeth.”

On having big boobs: “I think because I have big boobs it could make me look heavier if I don’t, like, show off my waist or something, so I just have kind of learned to dress one way only,” she says. “Khloé can wear flowy, pretty things because she’s really tall. Kourtney is, like, really little. I’m just kind of in between, so it doesn’t really work.”

Pregnancy cravings, etc: Now, since she’s had to forgo her Diet Coke, her worst vice is the occasional iced tea. “I used to always say I can’t wait to get pregnant because I will just eat whatever I want, but it’s completely different,” she says as she makes her way through an apple pastry. “I’m like, OK, I want to eat as healthy as possible. Though lately I’ve been watching shows like I’m Pregnant and Addicted to Meth. It definitely makes me feel better if I’m wanting one sip of Diet Coke or, you know, too much sugar. I’m like, This woman is on meth.”

Kanye West and privacy: “My boyfriend has taught me a lot about privacy,” she says. “I’m ready to be a little less open about some things, like my relationships. I’m realizing everyone doesn’t need to know everything. I’m shifting my priorities.” She’s started to be more selective when fans ask for her photograph in airports or when out to dinner, especially when she’s with West. “I just tell them, sorry, but my boyfriend won’t let me,” she says. West has not been interested in co-starring on any of his girlfriend’s shows, though he made the occasional appearance on last season’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, in which he’s seen giving Kardashian’s closet a makeover, weeding out anything too bright, too tight or too shearling, and then selling it on eBay. Kardashian says that the upcoming season of KUWTK, which began filming last month, will not include any explicit “baby stuff,” including doctor appointments, pre-baby shopping or giving birth, but she can’t say for certain whether West will appear or not. “We haven’t really gotten that far yet,” she says.

This past year: “Going through a divorce for anybody is devastating and heartbreaking, and then to have to do it and feel like you have to explain what is happening is such an awkward thing,” she says. “You have to explain your choice to millions of people, and then they’re disappointed. I’m disappointed. Why are they disappointed?” (Khloé says, “Kim never had to endure any bullying in her younger years. I think to be thrown into a lion’s den with everybody attacking her really hit her hard. It was very painful.”)

[From DuJour]

Yeah. It’s nothing groundbreaking, and it won’t make any breaking-news headlines. I would call it a fluff piece… but mostly it just felt like DuJour was going out of their way to be nice to her. Like, for all of the bad stuff you can say about Kim, she doesn’t strike me as the kind of celebrity who puts demands on journalists as to what questions they can and cannot ask her. She doesn’t only do interviews with sympathetic outlets, and some magazines have gone out of their way to make her look like a ditz or like she’s just some contrived p0rn star. At this point, I think journalists are just nice to Kim because they don’t feel like being mean to her, not because they are contractually required to be nice to her, you know?

Photos courtesy of DuJour.

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  1. gee says:

    She looks so much prettier with this less makeup.

  2. Jane says:

    I hope that she realizes that unless she is drinking herb tea that is specifically decaffeinated, she is injesting just as much caffeine by drinking tea as diet coke.

    • Skipper says:

      Yeah, but at least she’s not taking meth!

    • minime says:

      You are totally right, but at least she is not taking “diet” bullsh*t. This diet stuff just messes up your all body-brain system because it prepares yourself for a load of sugar (neurotransmitters detect the taste) that in the end doesn’t really take place. So there is a load of insulin prepared to deal with the sugar that ends up not being used. If only people would be aware of how much this is connected with developing metabolic diseases (diabetes, obesity, …) and how this disregulates hormones like insulin, cortisol and so on, that on its turn are connected with stress, immunology, cognitive capacities…

      It is way better to drink a normal coke than a diet coke anyway, neither of them will make you skinnier, but at least the first won’t screw your all metabolism.

      • Dani says:

        That’s interesting…my dad has Type 1 Diabetes and his doctors tell him if he has to have soda etc, unless there is diet around he shouldn’t even consider it. While diet sodas are bad in other aspects, for Diabetes patients they’re a lot safe than regular. A sip of regular coke can spike my dads sugar from like his settled 190 (yikes) to 210 at least. I think it’s more of how much you consume of something as opposed to it being diet or regular.

      • minime says:

        Hi Dani, that seems to make sense. I am not a physician so I’m clearly away from being a specialist on what diabetic people should consume. I’m a scientific researcher and work a lot with this hormones and from what I know, insulin seems to be subjected to classical conditioning and for that reason, even when the drink doesn’t have real sugar, the body gets the information that there is and starts producing insulin that will not be used in the end, what can promote insulin resistence per instance, one of the sources for diabetes.

        It makes sense to me that in the case of people that already have diabetes, since they have an insulin problem (resistance or insufficiency) they should avoid the sugar burst of a coke since they will not have enough insulin anyway to promote the uptake of sugar.

        I also agree with you that, as with almost everything that we eat, is more about how regularly we consume something that might not be the healthiest than the consume per se, but in the case of diet products, as long as you are healthy and want to continue healthy, there is no reason to consume them.

    • megs283 says:

      Note…pregnant women shouldn’t drink herbal tea….

      • Jenny says:

        Really? I’ve never heard that before. I know no/little caffeine, but aren’t herbal teas naturally caffeine free?

        I actually read about drinking peppermint or ginger tea to help with morning sickness, although it never worked for me…

      • KMB says:

        There are SOME herbal teas or supplements (such as raspberry leaf, I think) that might cause uterine contractions and possibly induce labor. I’m guessing you’re not talking about the Celestial Seasonings type herbal tea, right? Because as far as I know that stuff’s fine, and I’ve had two kids.

      • lrm says:

        this must be a troll statement; it’s the most ridiculous thing i’ve heard on celebitchy today….
        or maybe it’s a snarky joke?
        obviously, any supplements should be researched during preganncy, prior to consumption. but herbal ‘teas’ are actually ideal for the most part, when pregnant…particularly the herbs found on the standard store shelf….The amounts included in these small tea bags are generally safe for daily consumption. Also, obviously, NO pregnant woman should do laxative type teas or detoxes-but things that balance and calm in mild terms [not sedative type herbs] like chamomile, peppermint, ginger, are fine. Just avoid detox teas, valerian and stronger herbal teas.

        Also, faux sugar is not the only thing wrong with diet sodas [which obviously are the only choice for a diabetic]-this synthetic sugar-a few sentences in a blog will not do justice to its evil. Research it, everyone. Definitely better to have a regular coke-or one of the ‘new old’ cokes or pepsis made with actual cane sugar like they sell in the glass bottles….
        fortunately, i dislike the taste of the diet so much=works for me(:

      • megs283 says:

        @Irm, I tried to respond earlier but my browser crashed. I’m by no means the pregnancy expert, but my doctor’s office recommended no herbal teas, except for citrus, ginger and peppermint (as you said), and if you google “Mayo clinic and herbal teas,” you’ll see their recommendation is to avoid herbal teas.

        Sorry to disappoint the troll patrol. Nothing against herbal teas…just passing along what I’ve heard.

        EDIT – also want to add – it seems like EVERYTHING is off-limits to pregnant women, “to be safe.” So there’s that. But the Mayo Clinic is pretty reputable!

      • akua says:

        Yeah, don’t you know, if you’re pregnant you shouldn’t eat or drink anything… ;)

    • oh dear says:

      yeah i hope its not a packaged ice tea! lol

      stay away from aspartame, HFCS and the likes. do your fetus a favour and go organic. rather safe than sorry. youd be surprised of all the chemicals used in “food” these days. not that kim should have any problem with that, she can afford her own cook grrr

      and another thing, there are loads of chemicals in skin creams and make up that arent really that safe and get absorbed. so im not sure her usual 2kg of make up are that healthy either but hey, she gets kudos for trying! :)

  3. Willa says:

    Stop the press! Kim Kardashion no longer drinks Diet Coke! Really?

  4. Suzanne says:

    WHY is she constantly posing and having her pictures taken. Does she need affirmation of her looks constantly? Gosh Almighty…go find a worthwhile cause and donate your time to that…You’re NOT Marilyn Monroe…we aren’t going to have iconic posters of you hanging everywhere in 30 years! Ugh. Just GO AWAY..and take you pregnant ass with you!

  5. PinkyTuscadero says:

    “My boyfriend won’t let me”? Are you kidding me? (Though I sympathize with her about the worry about everything– traveling, working, eating, ice tea– while pregnant. It does sometimes feel comforting to realize, mid worry about whether having one cup of coffee in order to not fall asleep during a meeting will cause ADD in your child later, to realize that other women work in fields or do drugs or whatever and still manage to have healthy kids, even if it’s statistically less frequent. We are way too stressed about doing everything perfectly.)

  6. gg says:

    How bout layin off all that caffeine and trying a new drink, like, oh, I dunno – Water?

  7. dagdag says:

    I never thought of Kim being the sharpest tool in the shed, but the comment on diet pepsi and meth is pushing another dimension.

  8. lady X says:

    I do not care if the whole world calls me a hater… she is not a pretty as she use to be… The plastic surgery or botox or whatever you call it is VERY obvious …
    She use to look exotic and almost like Princess Jasmine… even though she is half Armenian she ALWAYS had a Arab look … she now looks like every other white woman here in L.A who has had way to much work done
    Her body does not look pregnant … (i am sure she is .. and yes yes I know you and every other woman carries different) ..
    But that is not a flattering picture… she looks like a person who is overweight and wore a two piece ..
    I wish her a healthy baby … but she is NOT all that pretty

    • nofkksgiven says:

      There is a lot of things that can be said about Kim…but she isn’t beautiful isn’t one of them….

    • coolio says:

      I think thats a misconception. I think she gets her looks from her mom. Her younger sister kendall looks just like her but she isnt armenian. Like I think people think shes exotic but arab women dont find her to be cause theyall know someone who lools like her

    • lady X says:

      Now see I never said she was not beautiful at one time… But I live here in L.A and am very present in the Entertainment business I remember Kim when she was married to Damon her first husband who I know personally she was drop dead gorgeous then … and she was even more popular because the kind of ass she had was usually found in black women …
      She over the years has had major work done .. he even admits to paying for some of her work ( he is a very rich music producer and writer) …
      Her face if you look at it from years ago looks totally different .. she had natural beauty .. and when she was running around with Paris everyone always said .. who is that gorgeous girl with her …
      I am a very secure person … never been over weight or under weight and never have any issues saying a woman is sexy .. fine or whatever ..
      but the wok she has had done has taken away her individual beauty .. she looks like all the other women here who have had major work done …
      It is sad because she was gorgeous ..
      I am sorry but I am a real size 4 so I do not envy her body … and my ass is REAL … everyone is not Jealous

  9. lflips says:

    If she’s worried about the toxic chemicals in diet soda maybe she should consider the chemicals she has injected/implanted into her body…If she’s worried about caffeine then tea has caffeine too – either way this makes no sense.

  10. Dawn says:

    Oh my god…”my boyfriend won’t let me”. Really? Is she six? What a pretentious pos. I mean really. Well as long as she isn’t drinking pee I guess its okay. She is such a phony, from her eyes to her ass it’s all phony and now she wants us to believe she is more private. Yeah that will be the day she stops putting out her own press. Get real people she is the biggest fake out there.

  11. Brown says:

    The picture of her on the drums is a RIOT.

  12. janie says:

    Why would you run such a stupid story? Who the F cares what that piece of trash drinks?

  13. LadyMTL says:

    Okay, first I’ll say something nice: I like how she looks in the second black and white photo, with her hair kinda wavy. She should try that more often, it suits her.

    As for her Diet Coke / iced tea thing…uh, what? Isn’t iced tea loaded with sugar, never mind the caffeine? I’m not saying Diet Coke is better (I loathe diet drinks in general, and the sweeteners give me headaches) but what’s wrong with water?

  14. Nev says:

    haha if beyonce can have a fluff piece…then kim can have one too!!!!

    bruce weber is a great photographer..she looks pretty…much rather this type of shoot for her than overtly sexy ones.

  15. Dawn says:

    Okay so I don’t find her pretty in any way and I normally don’t look too close at her pictures because pictures of her are mostly the same stance, stare, you get it. But yeah the one on the drums made me spit out my coffee! Good god she looks like she is having some sexual experience! Oh but that’s all she knows how to sell…sex. And yes it is really a funny picture!

  16. Jacqueline says:

    “To be anything other than ourselves would be too much work” – I will not argue that she’s opposed to actual work.
    “I’ve learned to dress one way” – what way might that be? Either she or Kanye consistently pick the most unflattering clothing.
    “I can drink a sip of Diet Coke – this woman’s on meth” – that’s like me saying I don’t have to keep my house clean because I watched an episode of Hoarders.
    And, finally, not signing autographs because “he won’t let me?” Possibly the only kernel of truth… You know it absolutely kills her to turn down any publicity whatsoever.

  17. lady mary. says:

    Oh i see,she can drink”Mr pink’s energy drink ,if she likes and then play the bongo

  18. m says:

    A can of pop or coffee a day is fine when you are pregnant, you are only supposed to lay off when you start breastfeeding.

    • Bird says:

      I drank my regular cup of morning coffee while pregnant, which was fine with my doctor. When I had morning sickness during the first trimester, the only thing that made me feel better was a glass of Coke. I got the bottles of Mexican Coke so it would be real sugar instead of corn syrup and would have a glass in the morning instead of coffee.

      I did stop drinking diet drinks because of the artificial sweeteners and made decaf iced tea sweetened with stevia instead.

  19. hayley says:

    she is really unattractive. nothing sexy about her at all.

  20. thinkaboutit says:

    Oh hey Octomom, I thought the press had forgotten you! Welcome back.

  21. Mar says:

    Wow this chic is about as interesting as a pencil

  22. Amanda says:

    I’ll say something nice: I like the picture of her in the water. She looks pretty. There.

  23. GiantGlohearts says:

    the one with the towels (they are towels right?) looks like something I would do with my sister when we were 5, trying to be princesses

  24. idk says:

    Yeah I’m sure the E producers are happy she said she wants to be more “private” AFTER just recently signing a new 3 year multi-million dollar contract for her reality show right?

    She should be happy anyone is asking for her autograph because one day no one is going to care. Can’t believe she is actually rejecting her fans like that, just because Kanye said so.

    • MyLeNe - Montreal says:

      I was thinking the same thing ! I’m not a fan BUT HER Fan will be very dissapointed and frustrate. She decide NOW she want privacy ! Fraude .. like she used to be … In 2 years, Ok! Magazine will probably annonce The Divorce She is Not Herself anymore (because West ask her to privacy). She is addicted to attention .. This whole story work right now but how long time ?

  25. Shelly says:

    She looks really pretty in the second picture.

  26. MyLeNe - Montreal says:

    “I just tell them, sorry, but my boyfriend won’t let me,” she says. (about autograph) SHE REALLY Say that ?? LOL she is stupid !

  27. palermo says:

    Her eyes always look dead and vacant, not a single thought behind them. She sure doesn’t do it for me, there is no sparkle to her whatsoever, always with her mouth half open, brain dead looking tramp

  28. amy says:

    Err she is a contrived porn star…

  29. dcypher1 says:

    Kim is boring and has no personality. Yawn zzzzz

  30. fabgrrl says:

    She does look pretty here, I’ll give her that.

  31. anneesezz says:

    Is she still peddling the painful divorve bs? Kim, no one is buying it. You’re just embarrassing yourself sweetie. Now she wants her privacy? Is she serious?

  32. s says:

    AHAHAHAHA that picture with the drum is priceless.

  33. nikzilla37 says:

    Finally, a photo shoot where she looks natural and pretty.

  34. hmm says:

    Pretty sure the photog shot film here and that makes me happy. It actually takes more time and skill to shoot film and that’s why most commercial photogs avoid it..

  35. Dizzle says:

    She speaks as if she’s the only pregnant woman to give up diet coke like it’s a big deal. Nearly every expectant mother does it. She’s so heroic…(rolls eyes).

  36. suebee says:

    Is it me or does she look like a prettier Octomom in these photos?

  37. Nice photos and she looks really pretty on them… If we could all have talented and knowledgeable photographers make pics of us, we would always look beautiful… I just hate those telephone in-built cameras… Even on those new I-Phones or Galaxys… then make so bad pics… Grrr…

  38. Frenchie says:

    I’m annoyed at myself for reading this dang I need to get a life! It would be nice to read articles about really talented women like Julie Delpy or the gorgeous Monica Bellucci and not about this skank!

  39. MsAubra says:

    The 5th picture is sooooooooooo telling!

  40. Chelsea's handler says:

    She should also be taking folic acid. Latest research shows that taking folic acid while you’re trying to conceive and when pregnant reduces the baby’s risk of autism by 40%

  41. kitkerenina says:

    How about, you can’t sign autographs because no one is asking you KK?

  42. BravoCueen says:

    I’m no Kardashian fan but these pictures of her are really pretty.

  43. islandwalker says:

    That photo with the towel robe ( for lack of better description) and flower crown is completely dorky and ridiculous. That made me laugh. Geez girl. say no to something once in a while.

  44. Snowpea says:

    OMG this shoot is so embarrassing!

    She looks like a giant, tryhard dork!

    The towels on the head, the head thrown back while drumming, no no no!


  45. erika says:

    well, w/out 5 tons of makeup she looks so pretty and nice. ehhhh but the inside, ehhhh….ehhhh….when she opens that mouth of hers and WORDs come out….

    “like, I learned a lot of like privacy, like from my bf like…”

    “because of my lardacious curves I don’t know how to dress myself…like, the smaller the size, like, I shop in the pre-teen dept the bettr…like, the ‘sausage’ look is like, really cute.”

  46. dcypher1 says:

    Kim is another robot stepford wife programmed to do kris jenners bidding with no thoughts of her own.

  47. Drea says:

    Am I the only one who thinks she looks a little like Octomom in the bongo photo? Not a good look!

  48. Str8Shoote says:

    Just when you think this nitwit couldn’t be any more DUMB, she announces she’s giving up caffeinated soft drinks…to…wait for it…drink caffeinated TEA!

    I’d love to know what she was sitting on in that bongo pic, btw!

  49. dorothy says:

    Dumb woman doesn’t realize that tea has caffine too. Dumb as a board.

  50. Marisa says:

    She looks like she’s forcing out a fart in the bongo?? picture. haha

  51. coco says:

    Huh. I just realized that she reminds me a little bit of Octo-Mom. I know that’s awful, but remember when everyone thought that Octo-Mom had surgery to look like Angelina Jolie? Wrong! KK was the model.

    But, she is really pretty when her hair is natural and she doesn’t look like a high paid dominitrix. That’s about all I can say, really. I mean, she’s Kim K.