“We’ve been through a lot together, you know,” the Skims founder told Van Jones during an October 2018 episode of The Messy Truth. “I’ve known him for 15 years now. Became friends with him maybe in like 2006 [or] 2007, met him in like 2002 or 2003. I’ve known him forever.”
The mother of four admitted that the “Jesus Walks’ singer “put himself up against the world” for her when they started dating, after she did a sex tape and was on a reality show.
People told him that “it’s going to ruin your career,” if he was with her and he didn’t listen, she explained.
“Everyone told him that. And to me, he was like, ‘You’re not going to tell me what to do. I’ll let you know it’s going to be OK.’ He was always that strength for me,” Kardashian concluded. “So I’ll always love and appreciate him for always standing up for me.”
She added, “Anyone who has ever doubted us or me, he has always been there to hold my hand and lift me up higher and give me the confidence. So I’ll always do the same for him.”
In 2016, the KKW Beauty founder was quick to defend the father of her children when he released “Famous,” and Taylor Swift claimed that she did not sign off on the lyric, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? / I made that bitch famous.”
“She totally knew that that was coming out,” the California native told GQ at the time. “She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t.”
The TV personality said in March 2020 that the “Lover” singer was “lying” about the 2016 phone call, after the full recording of the conversation between Swift and West was released, indicating that Swift didn’t know about the final lyrics of the song.
Us Weekly reported in January 2021 that Kardashian was “done” with her marriage to West and preparing to officially end things. “They have both been living separate lives for many months now,” a source told Us at the time. “Kim and Kanye haven’t been on the same page for a while now.” She then filed for divorce in February 2021.
Scroll down to relive all of Kardashian’s public displays of support for West throughout their relationship.