Although her famous sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian seem to have no issue getting pregnant, Khloé Kardashian is not that fortunate. The reality star, 28, opens up to Cosmopolitan UK about her struggles with fertility, her thoughts on body image and positive self-esteem, and her ‘momager’ Kris Jenner picking a favorite in their famous family.
On struggling to conceive with husband Lamar Odom: “I just wanted to be, ‘Hey, let’s have a baby,’ and we would just have one. Kourtney did. And I wish that was the way for me. But it won’t be. I’ll have to take hormones. I do want to have a baby, but I don’t feel the urgency to have one this very moment.”
On being a ‘momager’ to her future kids: “I’d never manage my kids. We gang up on Mom and that has to be so hard. Now I’m getting older I feel sorry for her rather than resent her. [Once my mom told me] I was gaining weight, but she was talking to me as a manager, like I was ruining a brand deal. It’s hard to understand that and it’s more hurtful when it’s coming from my mom, but Kim is definitely her favorite. It doesn’t bother me. They’re so similar – they could be the same person.”
On maintaining positive self-esteem: “I’m confident in who I am. I’ve always known that I’m not Kim and I’m not Kourtney –- I’ve always been OK with that. I probably thought I was prettier before I entered the spotlight because being compared to somebody else every day does sort of beat up your spirit and soul. But it’s made me stronger. I’ve gained another level of confidence.”
On maintaining positive body image in Hollywood: “It’s so easy to fall victim to public bullying. I understand why so many people in this industry have eating disorders or want plastic surgery, and I’m proud I’ve done things the healthy way and haven’t felt bullied into having my face operated on. I’m not against it. When I’m older you never know.”
On Kanye West vs. Kris Humphries: “I think Kanye knows how to deal with Kim really well. Because we’ve known him for so long, he’ll come to us if he wants advice on a birthday present or something. I like that. Kris wouldn’t even talk to us. I love that with Kanye we have that friendship. Because when you’re with one of us you’re with all of us.”
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