The mystery of what really occurred during a shocking Paris robbery to Keeping Up with the Kardashians (KUWTK) reality TV star Kim Kardashian has resulted in just as many conflicting reports as why Angelina Jolie decided to divorce Brad Pitt. But while the end of Brangelina caused some on Twitter to mourn that “love is dead,” rumors about what the robbery entailed are causing conflicting claims.
However, an insider told Us Weekly that the theft has made the KUWTK star view life in a different way. As a result, the loss of her jewelry has given Kardashian the chance for a reality check, according to that source.
After the Monday, October 3 robbery at her luxury apartment in Paris, the 35-year-old mom of two realized that her love for showing off just how much money she had was foolish, added the insider.
“[Kim] realizes she was living in a bubble…. She loved flaunting her wealth and being so public.”
But now that the “completely life-changing event” has occurred, Kardashian recognizes that she was “so naive,” added the source. When it comes to the reference to “flaunting her wealth,” she showed off an enormous $4.5 million ring on Instagram just days before her ordeal. That ring, a gift from her husband Kanye West, was among the items taken.
The KUWTK star’s representative told Us that Kardashian was “badly shaken but physically unharmed.” Five men sporting police attire entered her apartment at the Hotel de Pourtales. Holding her at gunpoint, the gang tied her up, left her in the bathroom, and reportedly got away with an estimated $10 million dollars’ worth of jewelry.
However, the backlash began almost immediately.
“If you are that famous and you put all your jewelry on the net, you go to hotels where nobody can come near to the room. You cannot display your wealth and then be surprised that some people want to share it with you,” declared Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld in an interview.
But some on Twitter went even further in slamming Kardashian.
One theory evokes images of the famous Pink Panthers of jewel theft fame.
Inside Edition reports that the elite jewel thieves, dubbed the Pink Panthers, have previously succeeded in unusually risky robberies, such as the use of smoke bombs to get away after a daytime theft of a jewelry store in Paris in 2013. In one daring deed, the group even hid a gem in a cold cream jar, paralleling a Pink Panthers movie plot.
One former member of that network, Pavle Stanimirovic, told Inside Edition he believes that it’s the Pink Panthers at work again.
“You’re talking about Mission Impossible-type guys here, we’re talking about ex-military.”
As for the odds that they will be caught, this expert deemed them “not high,” noting that some even Pink Panthers “escaped prison because of the connections they have.”
For those thinking that there’s something more to come in this ongoing drama, it’s not over yet, because with her cell phones also stolen, Kardashian is braced for a huge extortion plot and a “sex tape scandal” coming her way, reported Radar Online.
A KUWTK clan insider told Radar that rather than stressing about the stolen jewels, the entire KUWTK family is worried about what the thieves could discover on her cell phones, ranging from the potential for a new sex tape leak to personal information.
“Aside from tons of nude and explicit content featuring her and Kanye, the stolen phones also have so much information on all of Kim’s family members.”
But the concerns don’t stop there, with the source adding that the entire family is “freaking out” due to what was on those phones.
“Kim’s phones had all of their personal info, such as phone numbers, email addresses, schedules, production dates, and much more!” revealed the source.
As to whether that nude content could result in yet another sex tape scandal for the KUWTK clan isn’t known, but “momager” Kris Jenner reportedly has taken action to protect her flock.
“Kris has halted production while the family figures out how to rearrange all of their schedules so that their itineraries and schedules do not match what Kim had on her phone,” added the source.
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