Oprah talked with Kim Kardashian about the role of sex in her career and the depression she felt after her divorce
Oprah grills the Kardashians about the roles of sex and money in their celebrity careers. The entire Kardashian family appeared on Oprah’s Next Chapter to discuss little known facets of their personal and public lives. In the first hour of a two-part interview, even the all-star talk-show host was shocked by some of the details.
The entire Kardashian family appeared for the interview, but Oprah focused much of her questions on Kim and the details of her private-turned-public life.
“Would you be where you are had there not been a sex tape?” Oprah asked.
“You know, I think that’s how I was definitely introduced to the world. It was a negative way, so I felt like I really had to work ten times harder to get people to see the real me.”
Kim dismissed rumors that she had released the sex tape herself, saying she would never do anything to humiliate her family.
Oprah also grilled Kim Kardashian on her 72-day marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries. When Oprah asked about her ex, Kim admitted she sank into a “deep depression” after their split.
“I think when people first meet, everything is great in the beginning, but I didn’t spend more than a whole week with my ex before we married,” Kim told Oprah. “When we moved in together, I saw how our relationship was . . . I don’t want to get into the small things, but once we moved in, I knew he was not the one.
“I was in such a deep depression I thought I was going to back away from it all,” Kim added. “I stayed at home for almost four months and I’m a better person now, as heartbreaking as it was to go through.”
During Oprah’s grilling of Kim Kardashian, the 31-year-old revealed that her mom, Kris Jenner, helped her get on birth control at the age of 14 so that she could lose her virginity to her boyfriend of two years.
“She said, ‘OK, so this is what we’re gonna do, we’re gonna put you on birth control,’ and she was like, really open and honest with me,” Kim told Oprah.
“I’ve obviously made plenty of mistakes in my lifetime, but I’m not the type to sit and beat myself up over it,” Kim added. “If a real lesson was learned, I’m so okay with having experienced that.”
Part two of the interview will air on OWN at 8 p.m. on June 24 and promises questions focused on Kim’s highly-publicized relationship with rapper Kanye West.