Kim Kardashian has said she chose to make herself happy even if it “caused my divorce”.
The reality TV personality filed for divorce from Kanye West in February last year, citing irreconcilable differences, after they married in an extravagant wedding in 2014.
The entrepreneur, 41, said she is in the “best shape” of her life and has built her Skims shapewear business into a billion-dollar empire – even partnering with Team USA for this winter’s Beijing Olympics.
Speaking to Vogue for the March issue, Kardashian said: “For so long, I did what made other people happy.
“And I think in the last two years I decided, I’m going to make myself happy. And that feels really good.
“And even if that created changes and caused my divorce, I think it’s important to be honest with yourself about what really makes you happy.
“I’ve chosen myself. I think it’s OK to choose you.
“My 40s are about being Team Me.
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“I’m going to eat well. I’m going to work out. I’m going to have more fun, spend more time with my kids and the people who make me happy.
“I’m going to put my phone down. Unfollow if I don’t want to see something on Instagram.
“Khloe came up with the best phrase for that yesterday. She said, ‘Post and ghost.’”
Kardashian shares four children with West: North, aged eight, six-year-old Saint, Chicago, aged four, and two-year-old Psalm.
Speaking about her estranged husband, who has legally changed his name to Ye, Kardashian added: “You could be so hurt or angry at your ex, but I think in front of the kids, it always has to be ‘your dad’s the best.’
“Make sure you are your co-parent’s biggest cheerleader, no matter what you’re personally going through.”
Sharing pictures of Kardashian and her children in Vogue, West captioned his Instagram post: “God please bring our family back together.”
Last week West seemingly attacked Kardashian for allowing their oldest daughter on TikTok without his permission.
Addressing the claims for the first time, Kardashian told her 284 million Instagram followers that she is doing her best to protect their daughter.
She added: “Kayne’s constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create.
“Divorce is difficult enough on our children and Kanye’s obsession with trying to control and manipulate our situation so negatively and publicly is only causing further pain for all.
“From the beginning I have wanted nothing but a healthy and supportive co-parenting relationship because it is what is best for our children and it saddens me that Kanye continues to make it impossible every step of the way.”