What a difference a year makes -- especially for Kim Kardashian.
A year later she's found a new love in rapper Kanye West, and claims she's a whole new Kim Kardashian -- but has she changed at all? The 31-year-old tells New York magazine that this past year has taught her to embrace a more zen approach to life -- which for her means no longer reading the tabloids, canceling her Google Alerts, changing her email address and drinking a bit more, partly she says, because she "needed to loosen up" -- but there's always that Midori endorsement deal she inked earlier this year.
“I used to be so involved with what’s going on around, what’s up with this person. I just really truly feel so much more calm now, and I just don’t care," she told the magazine.
Kim has spent much of this past year defending her choices and trying to prove that her marriage to Humphries wasn't the fraud he's claiming it was. In nearly every interview, she's spoken about how much she's changed and what she's learned from the experience, claiming that she intends to be much more guarded with her personal life and relationships.
"Whenever I choose to get into [a relationship] again, I'm not ready, but when that time comes, I'll be more cautious about who I let my world open up to," she told Allure in March. "People [think] because you film your life on a reality show, you live everything for the cameras. But we all have our limits. My mom has no limits. We need someone, right, to have no limits? That's my mom."
But just a month later, Kim would be spotted leaving Kanye's New York apartment early one morning wearing the same clothes she was seen wearing on their date the previous night.
Confirmation of their relationship came quickly, and not surprisingly, he's already appeared on the seventh season of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," and both regularly share surprisingly personal details of their relationship -- including Kanye announcing that his new song "Perfect Bitch" was written about Kim, and Kardashian tweeting photos of her empty bed and writing that she's missing her "prince."
It doesn't seem as if Kim is now hiding her personal life; in fact, it seems like she's sharing even more. The more the couple shares about themselves, the more their relationship seems crafted for the cameras and the tabloids, but a conversation overheard by New York magazine between Kim and Kanye, also makes it seem like they really might be completely in love:
“Hello? Hey. Just leaving the zoo. I’m finished with my shoot and I’m just finishing up. I’m heading actually to your place right now. Where are you? Okay. So maybe I’ll go in and change and then I’ll eat … What time is that at? Seven? Will you be done? … Okay, so, that’s an hour. So I’ll just wait at the place. Will you come get me? Okay, well, I don’t have a car. Do you want me to just take a cab? Or can your car come get me first? … Where is ‘up here’? Is it far? Okay, well, um, maybe—” etc., etc. Kim signs off: “Okay, bye. Love you, too. Bye.”
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