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Since Kim Kardashian West's horrific Paris robbery back in October, the reality TV star has (understandably) kept an uncharacteristically low profile. But social media sabbaticals aside, West confesses that the incident has fundamentally changed her for the better.
"I know this sounds crazy, but I know that was meant to happen to me," she said on The Ellen Degeneres Show yesterday. "And I don't want to start crying, but like, I feel like that was so meant to happen to me. … I'm such a different person." West notes her changed relationship to materialism in particular, and how she has a new perspective on what's important in life.
"It was probably no secret; you see it on the show when I was being flashy. Like I was definitely materialistic before—not that there's anything bad with having things and working hard to get those things, and I'm really proud of everyone around me that's successful, but I'm so glad that my kids get this me. And that this is who I'm raising my kids [as]. Because I just don't care about that stuff anymore," she confesses. "I truly don't know if I'd ever feel comfortable—I truly don't know if I'd ever wear real jewelry again."
Though her experience was undoubtedly horrific, West's response shows a great deal of resilience, a topic discussed in-depth in Sheryl Sandberg's new book, Option B. Despite the obvious negatives, it seems that she was able to turn the experience into a positive in the end.
Watch the full clip on Ellen below, and share your thoughts on West's response to the robbery in the comments!