Kim Kardashian opens up about dating after Pete Davidson, admitting she wants to avoid the “same mistakes”

She also talks about Ye, the difficulty of raising four kids, and finding her life’s purpose
May 23, 2023 11:14 a.m. EST
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Kim Kardashian has been single for quite some time. The SKIMS founder and her former beau, SNL funnyman Pete Davidson, called it quits back in August 2022. Since then, people have been dying to know whom she will date next.


Now, in a new podcast interview with Jay Shetty, she’s revealing why she’s refraining from taking the leap into love again, and it mostly has to do with avoiding what she calls “the same mistakes” she’s made with past loves.



 "I think I’ll always be a hopeless romantic and always want to be in love and definitely love sharing my life with someone and love creating a life with someone," she revealed to Jay Shetty during her “On Purpose with Jay Shetty” interview, published on Monday.


"I definitely will take my time, and I think there's so many factors especially when you have kids and being mindful of people that enter in your life," Kim explained, without naming Pete or any of her exes, including Kanye “Ye” West. "If I can look at everything that I did wrong and try to not make the same mistakes and really take my time, I think it just has to be different for me."


"It's obviously such a hard place to be in because how do you go about it?" she continued. "There's so many factors, but I’ll always believe in love and I’ll always want that and I think that’s such a magical part of life. But I think I’m so comfortable taking my time to not rush it."



"There's so much going on that I'm not lonely, and I think that that is really important," The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star added. "I believe, like, I always believe. And I think that whatever’s meant to be will be."


Without explicitly naming her ex-husband Ye, she also spoke about how she dealt with those in her life who refused to help themselves and how she had to let them go.


"Something I learned is that you cannot help people that don't want the help," she said. "You can't force your beliefs and project that on someone that thinks something totally different."


"It's okay to have those different views. It's why the world goes round," she shared. "But if you don't align in the same values and morals and things at your core, then it's okay to realize that this life is so short, and you should go and find the people that do align with what you really believe in."


"Those are some of the things that I would teach my kids when they're looking for friends and partners and relationships," she continued. "You can't really force things upon other people. You can't expect them to be where you're at, at your level."

In 2020, while the pair was still married, Ye went off on a tweetstorm where he made wild accusations against Kris Jenner and revealed private details about Kim’s family planning healthcare at a Presidential rally, forcing Kim to release a statement about Ye’s mental illness and his reluctance to take his meds.



After they split, Ye continued to attack Kim’s parenting of daughter North West, and also her choice to partner with Pete Davidson, once again forcing her to release a statement about the toxic narrative he’s engaging in that is damaging their children. 



Kim added that the differences between a couple can "coexist really well. But then sometimes, it really can't."


"Sometimes I feel like people think that if a relationship doesn't work out that it's a failure, but I don't really look at it like that 15 years together, 10 years. That's not a failure. That is so beautiful," she concluded.


She also spoke about the challenges of raising their four children - North, Chicago, Psalm and Saint - and how she often cries herself to sleep with the mounting pressures of motherhood.


"Everyone says the days are long and the years are short, and that couldn't be like a more true statement. So, like, when you're in it, I mean, especially when they're babies and you're feeding ... there's madness going on. It's like full madness," she continues. "It's the best chaos though."


Explaining the chaos of getting her kids ready for school in the morning, she describes it as, "It's like I always have to do one of my daughter's hair — and it has to be perfect and it has to be a certain way — and then this one needs me to put his shoes on and they all need you. ... It's like full crazy madness, cooking, running around. Like, it's wild."


She also revealed that "parenting is the thing that has taught me the most about myself."


"It has been the most challenging thing," she continues. "There are nights I cry myself to sleep. Like, holy shit, this f***ing tornado in my house. Like, what just happened?"


"You know, with all the moods and the personalities and sometimes they're fighting, and you know, there's no one there," she said.  "Like, it's [just] me to play good police officer and bad cop."


 "Parenting is really f***ing hard," she candidly added.


"That's the only way I can describe it," she says. "It is the most rewarding job in the entire world. It is. There is nothing that can prepare you. ... I don't care how long you wait. I don't care what you're waiting for. You are never prepared."


"But, you will figure it out, and it will make you so proud of yourself that you figured it out and that you got through the day."


She then revealed that no amount of preparation can truly prepare one for motherhood. "We are going hour by hour to see if we're gonna survive night by night. If a tantrum comes in, oh my God, your life is completely upside down," she says. "But it teaches you so much more about yourself than I think anyone, any parent, could have ever anticipated. I mean, there's nights when you don't wash your hair for days as a mom and you have spit up all over you and you're wearing the same pajamas, especially in COVID," she said. "It was insane, you know?"


"There's just nothing that can prepare you for this experience. It is the most challenging, rewarding job on this planet," she says.


She also spoke about finding her purpose with helping others during her continuing journey to become a lawyer like her father, the late Robert Kardashian, and admitted that if she could do it all over again, she’d focus on that rather than the entrepreneur and star she is now.


I think I would probably be a lawyer and just focus on that and go to law school and focus on being an attorney full-time," she admitted.  "I just think the feeling of being able to help people is really powerful and necessary. And I would just focus on that."


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