Co-parenting with Yeezy isn’t easy, according to Kim Kardashian.
The reality TV icon cried as she detailed the struggles of raising four children with ex-husband Kanye West on Monday’s episode of the “Angie Martinez IRL” podcast.
“Co-parenting is tough,” admitted Kardashian, 42, who shares North, 9, Saint, 7, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3, with West, 45.
“It’s really, really hard,” she added.
The Skims founder explained that she is making a concerted effort to protect her children from their father’s controversial behavior, including a barrage of anti-Semitic attacks launched by the rapper this year.
“I had the best dad, and I had the best memories and the greatest experience and that’s all I want for my kids as long as they can have that,” Kardashian, who was very close to her, shared. her late father, Robert Kardashian.
“That’s what I would want for them,” Kim continued. “If they don’t know what’s being said or what’s going on in the world, why would I ever bring them that energy? It’s really big adult shit that they’re not ready to face.
The ‘Kardashians’ star said she’ll be ‘so prepared’ when her children end up asking questions about their father’s public misdeeds. In the meantime, Kim’s brood won’t hear a bad word about West — at least not from her.
“One day my kids will thank me for sitting here and not hitting their dad when I could,” she told host Angie Martinez. “All the crazy stuff. They’ll thank me and I’ll privately answer anything they want to know. It’s not up to me to get started anymore.
However, Kim confessed that it was increasingly difficult to keep quiet about West’s headline-grabbing antics.
“I definitely protected him and I always will in my children’s eyes for my children. At home, my children don’t know anything about what is happening outside… I’m hanging by a thread,” said she acknowledged.
“I know I’m so close that it’s not happening. While this is still happening, I will protect this to the ends of the earth as long as I can.
Kim filed for divorce in February 2021 after seven years of marriage.
After months of several failed public attempts by West to win back his ex-wife, a judge declared the fashion designer and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” alum legally single in March 2022.
They finalized their divorce on November 29. They currently have “equal access” custody of their four children, according to court documents obtained by Page Six, with West paying Kardashian $200,000 a month in child support.
According to TMZ, the matriarch has the kids 80% of the time — as West previously admitted in September.
A week before their settlement made headlines, West was accused of showing pornography – and explicit photos of Kim – to former employees who spoke to Rolling Stone for a scathing expose.
West had previously opened up about his “porn addiction”, saying it had “destroyed” his family.
“Hollywood is a giant brothel. Porn destroyed my family. I deal with the addiction Instagram promotes it,” he wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post in September. “I won’t let that happen to Northy and Chicago.”