Kim Kardashian: Kanye's calmed me down
Reality star Kim Kardashian has become a more private person since meeting Kanye West.
The socialite married the rapper in 2014 and has daughter North, two, and another baby on the way with him.
While Kim has documented everything from her relationship dramas to the birth of North on reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kanye prefers to take a step back. He's only appeared on the series a number of times, and it seems his stance has rubbed off on Kim.
"I'm a completely different person!" she admitted to Germany's Glamour magazine when asked if she's changed since 2013. "I'm not sure if it could be to do with Kanye, who prefers to keep himself to himself, but I try not to air my dirty laundry as much as I used to. I always loved the limelight and didn't know what to do with myself when there were no cameras on me. Now I'm just enjoying my family - they give my life a new purpose."
Having North also changed Kim, who admits she didn't think she would be able to cope with being a mother when she first found out she was pregnant. She was still finalising her divorce from Kris Humphries at the time and had only been with Kanye for seven months. However, ultimately, the 34-year-old knew she had to rise to the challenge.
While parenting in the media's glare is tough, she is trying to be as liberal as possible. She would even allow North to follow in her footsteps with a racy magazine shoot, like Kim's nude Paper spread, when she's older.
"As long as it was artistic and cool," she reasoned. "I can't speak for Kanye of course: he goes mad when North just tries on my high heels!"
Another problem is the paparazzi, with Kanye famous for getting into disagreements with photographers. So far, Kim has managed to keep her child as sheltered as possible from the flashes.
"I always tell them to be considerate, as I'm carrying a child in my arms," she explained. "And so far they have been very well behaved."
- Cover Media