“I had the best dad, and I had the best memories and the greatest experience and that’s all I want for my kids as long as they can have that,” Kardashian, who was very close to her late father, Robert Kardashian, said.
“That’s what I would want for them,” she said. “If they don’t know the things that are being said or what’s happening in the world, why would I ever bring that energy to them? That’s really heavy grown-up sh*t that they’re not ready to deal with.”
The Kardashians star said she will be “so prepared” when her children eventually ask questions about their dad’s public misdeeds. In the meantime, Kim’s brood won’t hear a bad word said about West – at least not from her.
“One day my kids will thank me for sitting here and not bashing their dad when I could,” she told host Angie Martinez. “All the crazy sh*t. They’ll thank me and I’ll privately answer anything that they want to know. It’s not my place anymore to jump in.”
However, Kim confessed that keeping quiet about West’s headline-making antics has become increasingly difficult.
“I definitely protected him and I still will in the eyes of my kids for my kids. In my home, my kids don’t know anything that goes on in the outside world … I’m holding on by a thread,” she said.
“I know I’m so close to that not happening. While that’s still happening, I will protect that to the ends of the Earth as long as I can.”
Kim filed for divorce in February 2021 after seven years of marriage.
Following months of several failed public attempts on West’s part to win his former wife back, a judge declared the Keeping Up With The Kardashians alum legally single in March 2022.
They finalised their divorce on November 29. They currently have custody with “equal access” to their four kids, per court documents obtained by Page Six, with West paying Kardashian $US200,000 ($A296,000) a month in child support.
TMZ reported Kardashian has the children 80 per cent of the time – as West previously admitted in September.
One week before their settlement made headlines, West was accused of showing pornography – and explicit photos of Kim – to former employees who spoke to Rolling Stone for a scathing exposé.
“Hollywood is a giant brothel. Pornography destroyed my family. I deal with the addiction, Instagram promotes it,” he wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post in September. “Not gonna let it happen to Northy and Chicago.”
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