Kim Kardashian is speaking out on the college admissions scandal which has landed fellow celebrities Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin in hot water.
In a new interview with CNN’s Van Jones, the mother-of-three says that she could never see herself using her wealth or position to attain admission for her.
“If they couldn’t get into a school, I would never want to use privilege to try to force them into a situation that they wouldn’t thrive in anyway,” she explains to Van. “That’s what I see is not appropriate.”
Moreover, the star says she wants her three kids — soon to be four — to “be kind” and that using their position in the world to gain access does not set a good example. She reasons, “I want my kids to be as grounded as possible. To buy your way into something just wouldn’t benefit anybody.”
The 38-year-old hopes that she is setting a good example for Kardashian-West kids by becoming a lawyer, despite the fact that she did not receive a bachelors degree. Her goal to become a lawyer has resulted in her sometimes leaving her kids to go into an office “a few days a week” and “studying all the time.” While this has been a small sacrifice for the tight-knit family, she hopes that Chicago, Saint and North West will “get inspired that they can put in the hard work.”
Kim adds, “Even though I’m in my late 30s and I’m just finish college or attempting to do that now, it’s never too late.”
College admissions scandal aside, her recent studies have shown light on the strengths in her marriage to Kanye West. Kim shares that the Yeezy designer has really stepped up to the plate now that Kim is juggling work and studies. “During the week at night, there’s a lot of time I’m like, ‘Babe, you need to take the kids.’ He’s honestly really stepped it up and I’m so grateful to him for doing that,” she shares.
And while some spouses would grumble and moan at the idea of shifting responsibilities, the KKW Beauty founder says that they made the decision for her to pursue a law degree “as a family.”
Some people on social media have given the reality star grief for taking what they perceive to be the “easy route,” but it hasn’t been an easy road for Kim or her family. “I said, ‘You know what. I have my full time filming job. I have my beauty business. I work full time and I’m going to take on another 18 hours a week that’s required.’ Some people just didn’t really understand how it works, and I think people assume that I’m just prepping for the Bar and not actually studying or going to school,” the star explains.
Watch the clip below. CNN’s The Van Jones Show airs Saturday, 7 p.m. E.T.