In the wake of being robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel, Kim Kardashian’s life has changed dramatically.
On Sunday’s special Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the stark aftermath of Kim’s assault in October was examined as she and her family struggled to wrap their heads around the violent reality of the situation.
Kim’s sisters, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, joined Kim for Paris Fashion Week, and were able to be by her side just moments after the frightening encounter.
Meanwhile, her husband, Kanye West, stopped his performance at The Meadows Music & Arts Festival in New York immediately after hearing of her attack, to join her.
Days after the incident, Kim and Kanye were back in New York City, where they spent time with their kids — 3-year-old North and 1-year-old Saint.
Riding up in the elevator before reunited with their little ones, Kim told Kanye that she didn’t “want to cry in front of the kids. Or let them think anything’s wrong.”
“OK, yeah, we won’t talk about it in front of the kids,” Kanye agreed.
“I think it might scare them if they start seeing more security,” she added, before exiting the elevator and gleefully welcoming her little girl with a tight hug.
“It’s been the most devastating thing to have one of your children fear for their life, thinking at any moment they were gonna die, when they have two small children,” Kim’s mother, Kris Jenner, told the KUWTK cameras before being overcome with emotion. “For the rest of us, the thought of losing Kim is emotionally scarring, and hard to overcome.”
As Kanye, Kris and their close confidantes discussed the robbery, Kanye made it very clear how things would have gone down had the robbers actually hurt or killed Kim.
“If anything had really happened to you, I wouldn’t have stopped until they were dead,” Kanye said.
Flying home to California later, Kim and Kris talked about increasing the level of security, and how that was going to impact them for some time.
“Normally, we don’t have security stand outside of our doors,” Kim said. “Our life is just gonna have to change.”
“Like 150 percent,” Kris replied. “And everybody has to be armed.”
In the days following the emotionally jarring assault, Kris also admitted to being worried about her daughter’s mental health, and urged her to find someone she could talk to.
“What I’m worried about is, you’re in shock and you don’t want to get to place where you have post-traumatic stress syndrome,” Kris explained. “I think you should talk to somebody.”
“I think I’ll be fine. My body just feels drained,” Kim said. “I feel like I’ve been in a fight or something and my body has just been exhausted for the past three days.”
In the months after the robbery, Kim did take more precautions with her online presence and public appearances. The reality star took a lengthy hiatus from social media and the couple increased their personal security protocols.
However, life did have to move on, and Kanye returned to touring days later, leaving Kim alone at the house.
“Kanye’s on the road,” she explained when sister Khloe came over to visit after Kim settled back in at home. “He’s being as supportive as he can, but he still has to finish his tour and it’s hard for him because he wants me to be there with him.”
“It’s good that my sisters are here, and I have such a big family and everyone’s being so supportive,” Kim added.
Kim also spoke with Khloe and Kourtney, where she shared her memory of the terrifying ordeal, and how she thought the armed robbers were going to take her life. Watch the video below to hear more from the reality star about what it was like in the moment.