In the counterfeit world of reality television, there are occasional moments where the bluster and immediacy of the real world breaks through and puts the entire medium in check. Kim Kardashian's 2016 Paris robbery was one of those moments. While the family was there for Paris Fashion Week, men forced their way into Kardashian's hotel room, bound and gagged her, and made off with approximately $10 million worth of jewelry at gunpoint.
While she was physically unharmed in the incident, Kardashian cancelled several subsequent planned events and put filming for 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' on hold, citing mental distress. Now, in an interview she gave on 'The Alec Baldwin Show,' Kardashian says she's grateful for the traumatic experience, according to E!. "For a good year, I almost lost myself," she stated. "I was never depressed, but I wasn't motivated to get up and work like I used to. It shook me."
Ultimately, Kardashian chose to view the event as a learning opportunity, even saying she's "grateful" for the experience. "There was a lot of me that measured who I was by how much I had. I thought, 'Oh, I'm worth so much. That needed to change in me...Even though it was horrific and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone, it really did deeply change me to where now I feel like I can get back to myself," she stated.
In more tangible terms, Kardashian has switched up how she approaches social media and personal security. "If I want to video something, I'll save it and post it when I leave," she explained, adding that she now has 24/7 security personnel and is much more selective about what she shares.