Kim Kardashian: ‘I feel, like honestly, my last marriage was my first real one’

I don’t know why so many podcasts decided that Kim Kardashian should be their final year-end interview subject, but here we are. This week has been wall-to-wall headlines from Kim’s multiple podcast interviews. Kim also sat down with Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop podcast, which came out this week. Paltrow asked Kim about marriage, divorce, kids and a lot more. This doesn’t feel shady, btw – Gwyneth is a snob, but she accepts the Kardashian-Jenners, as do most rich people. I think Gwyneth even likes some of the K-Js. Some highlights:

Kim on whether she will ever remarry: “I don’t know,” Kardashian said at first, agreeing with Paltrow that she’s “such a romantic.” She went on to admit, “I am. I am. I have this fantasy in my head, like fourth’s time’s a charm, it’s gonna — it’s gonna work out.”

Her third marriage: “I feel, like honestly, my last marriage was my first real [one] — the first one, I just don’t know what was happening. The second one, I felt like I wanted to be married so badly because all my friends were at that place and that’s where I should have been, and I didn’t accept that that just wasn’t where I was and realized that that was okay. And now, I feel like I would definitely take my time — and I would be okay for a forever partnership as well. I would want a marriage, but I’m so happy to take my time.”

Whether she wants any more kids: As far as wanting more kids, Kardashian is of the “never say never” mindset. “I’m obviously right at the end of that conversation … and would have to have someone in my life for a while to make that decision. Whatever is meant to be will be. I’m taking my time. I really do want to be single for a few years.”

She wants to chill out with her kids now: For now, the mogul says that amid just trying to “focus and chill and go on ski trips” with her kids, she feels that she is having to deal, instead, with the “narratives” created around her. “I don’t know how to get myself out of the narrative — and just keep my head down and stay focused,” she said as Paltrow commended her non-reactive personality and the fact that she’s a “free thinker.”

[From People]

I think it’s a little bit funny that Kim feels like her third marriage was her first real marriage. On one side, that’s completely understandable – her first marriage was an elopement when she was 19 years old, back when she was a completely different person. Her second marriage lasted 72 days and she literally just married the first guy who asked her because she was turning 30 and she thought her life was over. Comparatively speaking, the marriage to Kanye was the first “real” marriage as in “she went through some real sh-t in that marriage.” Anyway, I kind of hope she doesn’t get remarried or have any more kids. It feels like she needs a breather and she also needs to rebrand a little bit – I’d love to see a 40-something Kim get serious and mature and actually date someone with a real job, someone who could ground her and help her. I’ve been wanting Kim to date a lawyer for a while.

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Noki says:

    These people never mean what they say. Single for a few years?… Sure!

    • minx says:

      She’s tiresome, fake and lies as often as she breathes. I would be grateful to never hear about her in 2023.

      • snappyfish says:

        @minx ~ Kardashian comment of the century. I complete agree!

      • Rose7483 says:

        Yup. 2023 goals. Sadly they seem inescapable.

      • Suzybeontime says:

        These people have cursed a generation or more of people, they are the worst.

      • trillion says:

        Absolutely. I would’ve thought we’d collectively reached peak interest in this family years ago. The amount of attention is wildly disproportionate to their contributions. In fact, I believe they’ve downgraded us. I still low-key blame them for grooming the US for the Trump phenomenon.

    • Mona says:

      Thank you! Let the fading away of all things K related begin!

  2. Zazzoo says:

    The pressure to be married by 30 is a real thing, though and that’s why the divorce industry is booming. Marriage is a very serious legal entanglement, and it’s the least romantic thing ever. If this isn’t the person you want to discuss finances and health conditions with, it’s not gonna work. Mygawd did KK touch on something of real world significance?

    • Lolo86lf says:

      I agree. I have seen several couples stressing out about getting married. Just coming up with the money to pay for a wedding is depressing for average people who don’t have a lot of money. Marriage is the “antidote” (for lack of a better for word) for love and romance. Couples are better off just living separately if they want to continue the magic.

    • Emily_C says:

      The divorce industry is not “booming.” It’s at its lowest rate since 1968. And one reason for that is that women are getting married at a more normal time than they were for a while in the 20th century — as in, they’re getting married over 25 again.

    • ariel says:

      My sister did it- got married to the guy she was with b/c all of her high school friends had gotten married by then. Lasted about 6 months.
      Societal pressure? Peer pressure? Keeping up with the Joneses?

      • Peachy says:

        I married the high school sweetheart because that’s how people did it here…you graduated, got married and then went to school. It lasted a year of me being a full time student, working full time (he also worked but no school) and him expecting the “magic sock drawer” as I referred to it that his mother had always maintained for him and his brothers. Expectations were not discussed prior because we thought we knew what was going to happen… living happily ever after! Because we were in love! And we were doing things the “right way” as we were indoctrinated. Ha.

    • josephine says:

      you can’t seriously believe that any of her marriages were because of a pressure to get married by a certain age?? i feel like everyone figures that the first guy paid for her initial plastic surgery and the next was for a tv show and the next for access. these people are not unique in marrying for profit but they sure like to pretend that they are decent humans.

  3. SAS says:

    Is that… her ribcage? In the header pic?

    I can understand why people interview her (other than for giant headlines and ratings) but I always come out of her interviews realising I find the IDEA of Kim Kardashian more interesting than the actual Kim. I think because there’s so much the family withholds for the sake of their created image. The actual real logistics of “being Kim Kardashian” would be interesting but of course would ruin the whole illusion so we’re just left with something between fairly banal platitudes and outright lies.

  4. Lolo86lf says:

    I can’t stand to look at that pink dress yikes. Too bad her “real marriage” was to a misogynistic, anti-semitic nut job. Kim can’t stand it being alone for too long. I am quite sure she will be in a new relationship before the winter is over. As long as Kanye is stalking her she won’t be able to have normal romantic involvement.

  5. girl_ninja says:

    She wants to be famous and rich and admired but Why? She has no depth and these are paramount to her. I believe she probably loves her children but I think she views them as a part of her brand and fame. She’s just such a user. I really dislike her and seeing her mutilate her face.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      I have noticed that she also wants to be a fashion icon and it just not happening. All the money in the world can’t buy you good taste. I think right now she has the best shape ever but she doesn’t know how to pick the clothes that suit her best.

      • Emily_C says:

        She’s not in good shape. She’s way too skinny.

      • Kokiri says:

        She’s not in any shape. She’s had so much work done, she barely resembles the woman she was.
        Everything about her has been tweaked, revamped, filled or sculpted.
        She’s not real, which is a huge problem because people believe she is achievable.
        Same with Khloe.

      • Coco says:

        You think really thin with less implants equal in shape? She has on shape wear, but that’s not being In shape.

    • girl_ninja says:

      Again. She is shaped like a molar tooth.

  6. Eurydice says:

    The Kardashian System of Constant PR has been 1) the men they’re with, 2) the children they have with those men, and 3) the outfits they wear. It would be interesting to see what KK uses to attract the paparazzi if she gives up numbers 1 and 2.

    • Kokiri says:

      Wasn’t she learning to be a lawyer?
      That would attract attention in a positive way.
      Did she give that up? Seems so long since we heard how she was doing with her studies.

      • Eurydice says:

        She’s supposed to be apprenticing/studying with a lawyer or law firm and eventually take the California bar exam. I’m sure there will be positive articles once she passes the bar, but that’s not the kind of thing that keeps you in the news. She still has a show on Hulu for another couple of seasons. Who knows? She’s an expert on publicity – she might come up with something totally different.

  7. Eowyn says:

    Kim K is racist, and has repeatedly sought out Black men as accessories (like the majority of her sisters) to have “cute mixed kids” with. She borrowed Black physical features through plastic surgery and Black aesthetics to build her empire, and has cast them off when no longer profitable. Kanye has always been a horrible sexist anti-Black abuser, but Kim and his fans didn’t have a problem with his misogynoir until he was openly anti-Semitic as well. No one deserves abuse and Kim K is also yucky person who sees her children and potential partners as props for her business agenda.

  8. Turkeylurkey says:

    Just because you think your last marriage was the only “true” marriage, that doesn’t erase the fact that you are a 42 year old with three divorces under your belt.

    • Zazzoo says:

      In general I don’t believe in divorce shaming, which was used for ages to trap women in bad marriages. But in Kim’s case there’s a lesson on not marrying based on the current image you’re looking to project. Spouses aren’t props. It’s usually men who need that lesson but here we are.

      • Turkeylurkey says:

        I did not mean to sound as if I was divorce shaming. I definitely believe in divorce. One should always do what is in the best interest of yourself and if you have them your children.

        To me, Kim is the one who sounds like she is embarrassed to have the 3 divorces, therefore trying to diminish the other 2 as not real. It’s not the first time she has done this so I really do think it bothers her. It is part of your story and saying it isn’t does negate the facts.

      • Zazzoo says:

        That does sound like KK, she’s controlling her image. Thrice divorced doesn’t have a sex kitten vibe to it.

    • schmootc says:

      Just ask Ross Geller!

  9. Kokiri says:

    Vain, vapid woman.

    I have sympathy for her dealing with Kanye, to a point. I will never forget how she jumped on board his abuse against Taylor.

    But this woman just can’t get out if her own way. Ski trips & chill, Kim.

    • WiththeAmericann says:

      What she did with Kanye to Taylor Swift always stays in my head. She lied so much and sent her fans to abuse Taylor. Seems like Taylor can give it back too, but she didn’t lie. That was just so misogynistic.

  10. WiththeAmericann says:

    Pleasantly surprised by the comments above because honestly after the other day I was afraid to even open this. The KK defenders can get so agro and it doesn’t bring out my best.

    I hope the era of fake fake fake Instagram photoshop of empty narcissists that makes young people feel like crap closes out. Congrats to her on her 2022 lip lift, though. (No it’s not liner, liner doesn’t make your front teeth suddenly visible in repose.) what an achievement. /s

    • Julesser says:

      Nobody was aggressive. Zero threats, zero slurs. Liberal women were just calling out misogyny as usual. It’s not aggression just because the woman being defended that time wasn’t a classy or likeable one. You want to see aggression, check out the Andrew Tates of the world or even Ye’s defenders.

  11. shanaynay says:

    I don’t find anything interesting about her. She seems boring AF. She’s definitely one of those look at me, look at me kind of chicks! In my opinion everything she says and does is very calculated. I’m hoping she will just go away already. Aren’t her 15 minutes up yet?

  12. Huckle says:

    Attorneys can be messed up too. It’s the person not the occupation.

  13. Lizzie Bathory says:

    Marriage pressure is real, but thankfully it seems to be lessening. I truly don’t think it makes sense to get married unless you absolutely adore the person. You have to compromise on everything from takeout to what to watch together to what color to paint the living room.

    It’s not for everyone, which I think should be normalized.

    • jbones says:

      @Lizzie Bathory YESS! This comment should be shipped as a disclaimer to anyone considering marriage. HOLY HELL marriage can be flat out annoying. Also, Chemistry is huge- HUGE- it matters.

  14. ME says:

    I think it was really horrible and homophobic of her to say during a wedding speech (for one of her friends), that she “hadn’t been to a gay wedding since her second wedding”. She was alluding that Kris Humphries is gay. That was so wrong of her. I don’t understand how she didn’t get any backlash for that. I really believe she pays popular blogs/gossip sites and especially TMZ to keep those kinds of stories hidden.

    Also, the reason we are seeing so much of her right now is because this family is desperate for good ratings. HULU isn’t going to renew past the third season if they don’t get their ratings up (specuation, but I can believe it).

    • josephine says:

      I think almost all of her opinions are disgusting, and I agree with you that her comment there was so homophobic, classless, and vile. The family as a whole does a decent job of pretending that they don’t have opinions, but when they slip you can see that they really are just conservative trash pretending to be liberal for their fan base. Doesn’t the mom even have a church to get away with tax evasion? That fits the republican mode of using religion for gross personal gain and hate-mongering.

  15. Silver Birch says:

    I wish she would just go away. She’s boring and I’m sick of hearing about her.

  16. Elon's sink says:

    Kanye is a racist, misogynistic, delusional abusive asshole but he does/did have a real job as a rapper/songwriter and businessman. Kris Humphries is a basketball player.

    There is no way that Kim will marry a lawyer. That’s too boring for her.

  17. Katie Beanstalk says:

    Kim – nothing in your life has been real since you first got famous.

  18. Peachy says:

    I like Kim. There…I said it. I did not used to but the way she’s handled herself lately has convinced me she’s matured and has the well-being of her children and family at heart. Reality TV is the devil. Seriously. I watch none of it, including the Kardashians. The personal tribulations and Kim and Khloe (that poor child has been through it!), however, captured my interest through articles and I hope they both find someone who loves and values them and supports them in all ways that matter. I don’t care how they began…I care what and who they are becoming. There seems to be personal growth and an outward reach in some of their actions, and that is appreciated by this new fan. I’m not going to judge or slut shame or any of that but instead will cheer for them to become well rounded people and have a happy home life.

  19. teehee says:

    It’s amazing to me how immature and shallow she thinks for someone who is in fact married 3 times and with several children. No time is spent thinking, apparently– just applying makeup and taking selfies. Well, if she can raise a family then anyone can.

  20. Doh says:

    She has four kids with Kanye and I do believe she really tried to keep the marriage.

    Off all celebrities marriage, they are the only one that made me sad when they separated. I can’t imagine Kanye without anyone else but Kim. Kim can do better, but somehow I believe Kim genuinely loves Kanye.