'To have something really sweet like that is more important to me than all the jewellery.'
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Last October, Kim Kardashian West was robbed in her hotel room during Paris Fashion Week. The reality TV star was robbed at gunpoint, with her attackers tying her up and stealing $5 million worth of jewellery. In February this year, she flew back to the French capital to testify against the attackers, and later decided to speak out about the Paris robbers.
‘Going in there, I was so worked up wanting to explain it so quickly and you just can’t do that. You just have to like be really slow and walk through the entire night like second by second, and that was really hard,’ Kim said at the time.
Now, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has revealed that her daughter, North, played a huge part in helping her to get over the trauma of the robbery. In an interview with Allure, Kim explained that before the trip to Paris she had experienced acute anxiety at the prospect of a terrorist attack, and had sought counsel from a therapist.
Sensing her mum’s distress, four-year-old North then gave Kim a present to take with her during her stay at Paris Fashion Week – and following the traumatic events, it was this moment that stayed with Kim.
Talking to the publication, Kim said: ‘She gave me a little plastic treasure box, and she put her little jewels in it — like fake little plastic jewels — and she was like, “Mommy, this will keep you safe when you go to Paris.”
‘To have something really sweet like that is more important to me than all the jewellery.’