11/07/2012 11:36 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kim Kardashian: Kanye West Is 'Great At Boosting My Confidence' (PHOTO)

Kim Kardashian is a polarizing figure, and the reality star is aware that she's not everyone's favorite person.

While she has millions of fans, she also has millions of haters who have expressed their distaste for her in a number of ways, including, A-list actors calling her, among other things, a "f*cking idiot," starting an online petition to boycott her and creating a parody Twitter account for her cat, Mercy, who pleads for help to escape Kardashian's clutches.

With all the gossip and negative press she has to deal with it's no wonder that even she sometimes needs someone to boost her confidence. The 32-year-old reality star graces the cover of the December issue of Cosmopolitan U.K. with her sisters Kourtney and Khloe, and she tells the magazine that she turns to her boyfriend Kanye West when she's feeling down.

“He’s great at boosting my confidence. He gives me compliments in every way possible,” Kim told the magazine, and later added that she also turns to her younger sister Kylie, 16, who is surprisingly self-assured for a teenager. "She’s such an old soul. I’ve been going to her for relationship advice for years. She has always steered me in the right direction since she was about 12. She would be like, 'OK, do not call him.'"

Being in the spotlight has its perks, but it also means being subjected to cruel comments from strangers -- especially about their appearances. Khloe also opened up to the magazine and said she tries to "brush the criticism off” about her weight, telling Cosmo U.K.:

"Who cares if I’m not a size zero? I don’t want to be. It isn’t easy. My weight fluctuates, like any normal girl, and I have times when I feel insecure. So if I come under scrutiny at one of those times, then I might get really down on myself. But the next day, I might be like, "Oh, f**k off, I’m so much better than that," she said.

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