Kim Kardashian is speaking out for the first time since her divorce from Kanye West became finalized last month.
via: Page Six
The reality TV icon cried while detailing the struggles of raising four kids with ex-husband Kanye West on Monday’s episode of the “Angie Martinez IRL” podcast.
“Co-parenting is hard,” admitted Kardashian, 42, who shares North, 9, Saint, 7, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3, with West, 45.
“It’s really f—king hard,” she added.
The Skims founder explained that she makes a concerted effort to shield her children from their father’s controversial behavior, including a barrage of anti-Semitic attacks made by the rapper this year.
“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, explained.
“That’s what I would want for them,” Kim continued. “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 s–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 s–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 on the outside world … I’m holding on by a thread,” she acknowledged.
“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 fashion designer and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” alum legally single in March 2022.
They finalized their divorce on Nov. 29. They currently have custody with “equal access” to their four kids, per court docs obtained by Page Six, with West paying Kardashian $200,000 a month in child support.
Per TMZ, the matriarch has the children 80 percent 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.
West had previously opened up about his “porn addiction,” saying it “destroyed” his family.
“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.”