Co-parenting is hard enough all on its own, but try doing it under the scrutiny of the microscope that is the public eye.
To make it even harder, try doing it with Kanye “Ye” West.
That is exactly the waters that Kim Kardashian is having to traverse, and she says it’s hella hard.
Co-parenting is really f—ing hard.Kim Kardashian
In a recent sit down with Angie Martinez on her Angie Martinez IRL podcast, she discussed the difficulties of trying to keep a brave face in front of her kids while co-parenting with Kanye.
If we are riding to school, and they want to listen to their dad’s music — no matter what we are going through — I have to have that smile on my face and blast his music and sing along with my kids. [I can] act like nothing is wrong and as soon as I drop them off, I can have a good cry,Kim Kardashian
With their divorce finally officially done in November of 2022, Kim is having to learn how to cope with the decree of the co-parenting issue.
I definitely protected [Kanye] — and I still will in the eyes of my kids. For my kids. So, in my home, my kids don’t know anything that goes on [in] the outside world.Kim Kardashian
The divorce papers say that Kim and Kanye will have joint custody — both physical and legal — of their four kids.
Kanye also has to pay Kim $200,000 a month in child support. (I choked just a little bit just now)
That’s a hefty chunk of change, but it’s almost worth it for everything that Kim has to go through because of the divorce.
If [the kids] don’t know things that are being said, why would I ever bring that energy to them? That is real, heavy, grownup s— that they are not ready to deal with. — When they are, we will have those conversations. One day, my kids will thank me for not sitting here and bashing their dad. I could.Kim Kardashian
Kim also got real about divorce, keeping her kids safe from the media, and how her dad shaped the way she parents her own kids.
I had the best dad, and I had the best memories and the greatest experience and that’s all I want for my kids — that’s what I would want for them.Kim Kardashian
You can catch the entire Angie Martinez IRL on YouTube.