Kim Kardashian Gets Choked Up During First Interview About Paris Robbery

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She's going deep. On Thursday, Kim Kardashian's first interview where she describes her Paris robbery airs on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In the emotional interview, Kim recounts the horrific events of the robbery, and she reveals her biggest takeaway from the experience. Spoiler alert: It's so not what you think. 

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During the interview, Kim, understandably, gets teary when talking about being bound and gagged in Paris. After Ellen says, "I don't know that everybody understands how horrific that experience must have been for you," Kim agrees, but also says that it was meant to be. "I know this sounds crazy, but I know that was meant to happen to me," the Selfish author says, wiping away tears. "I don't want to start crying, but I feel like that was so meant to happen to me. I'm such a different person. I, um ... I don't want to start crying anymore. It was meant to happen to me. I really feel like things happen in your life to teach you things. It was probably no secret, and you see it on the show -- I was being flashy and I was definitely materialistic before."

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Kim goes on to say that while there's nothing wrong with getting excited over material things, such as a new car or an engagement ring, she was letting it rule her life a little. But not anymore. "I'm really proud of everyone around me that's successful," she says. "But I'm so happy that my kids get this me and that this is who I'm raising my kids [as]. 'Cause I just don't care about that stuff anymore. I really don't."

Kim also walks Ellen through the robbery, revealing that she learned from her attorneys that the men had been following her for close to two years. "They had been hearing interviews that I did, getting excited about this jewelry or that jewelry, and saying that it's real," she says. The reality star also claims that she's not sure if she feels comfortable ever wearing real jewelry again and that she needs multiple security guards outside of her room in order to sleep. 

Regardless of what your feelings are about Kim, it's impossible to deny that what she went through was horrendous and that the interview sounds pretty powerful. Kim definitely has handled things much better than a lot of people would. She may be flashy and a little over the top, but it takes a big person to say "that was meant to happen to me" about being bound, gagged, and robbed. 

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