Kim Kardashian has revealed that Kris Jenner had a strong influence on her decision to divorce Kanye West, as per IB Times. The beauty mogul discussed how her mother’s past experience inspired her to leave her marriage with the American rapper in a preview of her interview on Hoda Kotb’s podcast, “Making Space.”
During the interview, Kardashian discussed how she saw her mother put up with her previous relationships for much too long, even when she was unhappy. She said it influenced her decision to leave rather than stay in a relationship where she wasn’t true to herself and couldn’t find inner peace.
“My mom used to always cry to me when I was in these bad relationships and you know, college and years ago, and she used to say, ‘All I want for my kids and all I want for you is peace of mind,'” she recalled. “And when I woke up and realized that I didn’t have that, that’s all I was looking for.”
It wasn’t the first time Kardashian talked about how her search for inner peace led to her divorce from West. The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” actress revealed she made the decision after recognizing it was time to make herself happy in a February interview with Vogue.
“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,” she said at the time.
“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,” she explained, adding that while she wished their marriage didn’t end up that way, the experience made her see much of her personal strength.
“I was really a people pleaser and I wanted everyone else to be happy, that I finally was like, ‘Why am I measuring and trying to make other people happy over myself? And that takes a lot of strength to do, even if you know that it’ll make your kids upset, as well, for a time period,” she said.
Kardashian and West have four children together. She is currently dating Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live.”