Recently, Kim Kardashian-West graced the cover of the 10th anniversary issue of C Magazine. In addition to looking simply stunning, she gave an insightful interview and divulged some of the harsh truths she's had to face in light of her second pregnancy with Kanye West.
In her interview with Amanda de Cadenet, Kardashian-West shed light on what we don't see of her personal life. From motherhood to facing public scrutiny, the 34-year-old reveals why she is hesitant to smile in pictures and why a third Kardashian-West baby may be unlikely.
When asked about her issues with getting pregnant a second time around, Kim was surprisingly open about her struggle, stating:
"It was over a year of trying, and I had so many complications. I had this condition called placenta accreta. There were a couple of little operations to fix all that, so that created a little hole in my uterus, which I think made it really tough to get pregnant again. It was a long road. I would go to the doctor in Beverly Hills every day at five in the morning to get tested to see if I was ovulating. I was trying everything: I did acupuncture and got a nutritionist to eat healthier, thinking that was an issue."
When de Cadenet asked if she was planning for another pregnancy after this one, Kim let out some of her concerns about the potential medical complications of a third pregnancy and her potential hysterectomy:
"Well, they think I’ll have placenta accreta again, so if the placenta grows a little bit deeper than it did last time, then they are prepared to have my uterus removed, which is a little scary for me. I think we’re just gonna go day by day, see how overwhelming it is, and see how the delivery goes."
Mentally preparing to go through a hysterectomy would be a difficult task for anyone. Going through it while also living in the public eye would, I'm sure, bring on its own set of complications.
During her first pregnancy with North West (who might be one of the the most adorable children to ever grace this world), Kim Kardashian was held under a harsh light due to her weight gain and difficulty with losing the baby weight.
Since then, she claims to be less willing to open up to the paparazzi after they were so quick to slam her baby body. When asked if it was hurtful to experience, she opened up further saying:
"It really took a toll after the fact, when I was losing weight. I gained 50 pounds, and it’s tough to get it off. I was dedicated, but also, it changed the way I viewed wanting my picture taken. Before I was always smiling, and so into being out and about. After I had the baby, I was like, these are the same people that made fun of me, and posted the stories that were so awful, calling me fat for something I couldn’t control. I don’t want to smile for them. I don’t want to be out. Even if I was more confident, I just didn’t feel like being that girl who was going to be smiling for every photo. It changed my mood; it changed who I was; it changed my personality a lot."
As for her time in the spotlight, Kim is also taking that day by day. While maintaining the Kardashian empire will always be a priority, she said she hopes to be more behind-the-scenes in the future.
"I probably won’t be as much in front of the camera, but a bit more behind the scenes as far as our clothing line and our stores. We have some big ideas and are kind of spacing it out. With our beauty line I just see that being more of a brand, having tons of products and having it be super successful. And I don’t know about in five years, but definitely in 10 years, I don’t see us filming the show day to day. But you never know—we never thought it would go this long."
I don't think any of us could have predicted the widespread phenomenon that is the Kardashians, but now it's hard to imagine fashion, social media, and pop culture without them. All in all, I think we all wish nothing but health and happiness for Kim and her children.
To read more of this fascinating interview with one of the country's most famous faces, check out the article in full here.