In the latest episode of “The Kardashians” season three, which premiered on Hulu on Thursday, Kim Kardashian shared her concerns about the potential harm that her ex-husband, formerly known as Kanye West, could cause to their children through his actions. Kardashian admitted that navigating her co-parenting relationship with West has been challenging, particularly when he speaks about her in the public eye.
She also suggested that West’s behavior could have a more significant impact on their children’s well-being than the existence of her sex tape, which was a controversial event in her past.
“But even just like, how he looks so down on me, for like, my tape, and brings it up all over town, all over the media, like, thanks for reminding people once again,” Kardashian said in a conversation with her mother, Kris Jenner. “All of his shenanigans, I don’t even know what the fuck to call it, is gonna be far more damaging to the kids one day than my tape will ever be.”
In February 2021, Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kanye West, and their divorce was finalized in November 2022. Recently, West made headlines when he accused Kris Jenner of encouraging her daughters to appear in Playboy in a post on Instagram in September 2022. He claimed that his own daughters would never participate in such activities and blamed pornography for destroying his family. West’s comments garnered significant attention, and BuzzFeed News reported on the incident and the public reaction to it, according to BuzzFeed News.
Towards the end of 2022, Ye made several offensive statements, including some that were antisemitic, resulting in him being dropped by major brands such as Adidas and reportedly Vogue. He also criticized Kim Kardashian’s parenting choices, such as their daughter North West having a TikTok account that she shares with her mother.
In a December 2022 appearance on Angie Martinez’s podcast “In Real Life,” Kardashian revealed that she tries to shield her children from any news or controversy surrounding West. She stated that her children are unaware of what happens in the “outside world” with their father and that she takes steps to protect them as much as possible.
“I have to sit here and not say anything ever, because I know one day my kids will appreciate that, and I know that like, is the best thing for them,” Kardashian told her mother during the season three premiere.