Kim Kardashian married Kanye West in a dream wedding in Europe. The couple already had a daughter, North, and now have a baby boy on the way. Kardashian’s happy union came many years after the death of her father, Robert Kardashian Sr., who was one of O.J. Simpson’s attorneys during his famed criminal trial.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Kim opens up about how her father counseled her when she dated Michael Jackson’s nephew T.J. as a teenager. Robert’s tone was cautionary, advising Kim that not everyone would approve of her interracial relationship.
“[He] explained to me that he’s had a lot of interracial friends, and it might not be the easiest relationship. He said I should prepare myself for people to say things to me.”
Kim told Rolling Stone that she always thought interracial couples looked “cute,” and that “I’ve always been attracted to a certain kind of look.”
Kardashian also told the magazine that during the heat of the O.J. Simpson trial, she was living with her father. The accused murderer actually moved into their house for a period of time and stayed in sister Khloe’s room. Her father and mother, who was a close friend of Nicole Brown Simpson, had opposite views of the trial. It’s a period Kim apparently has tried to put behind her.
“It’s weird. I just try not to think about it.”
On an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians in 2013, Khloe Kardashian underwent hypnosis to get at the root of her memory loss, as the Daily Mail documented. She described the period of the O.J. Simpson trial when her parents were at odds. Her mother would not allow her to see her father.
Robert Kardashian Sr. died in 2003 of cancer.
Since her father’s passing, Kim Kardashian and her sisters have built a media and marketing empire. She recently revealed in an interview that she’s become more of a saver as her wealth has increased. In the past two years, she’s earned significant income from her massively successful app, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.”
She tells Rolling Stone that she and Kanye are opposites in many ways. She does not see herself as an onstage performer. She’s appreciated Kanye’s fashion advice over the past few years. He introduced her to runway designers but Kardashian believes that eventually she would have switched up her style even if West wasn’t involved.
[Image courtesy of Kim Kardashian West / Instagram]