Kim Kardashian West credits her estranged husband Kanye West with teaching her how to be “true to herself”.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West

The 40-year-old reality star was married to Kanye for seven years before filing for divorce earlier this year, and has said the ‘Heartless’ rapper helped her understand the importance of “living in the moment” and not caring what other people think.

She said: “I got to a point - and maybe being in a relationship with Kanye for a decade and someone that absolutely didn’t care about likability factor or what any of perception of him was - as long as he was true to himself, that taught me so much in the best way of just being me and living in the moment.”

And Kim now knows she doesn’t need to “please everyone” as long as she’s happy.

She added to Kristen Bell’s ‘We Are Supported By…’ podcast: “You don’t have to please everyone as long as I’m myself and as long as I’m doing it the way that I want to. Like, you have one life and you’re living it for you. That taught me to just be more confident in myself and truly not care as much of what other people thought.”

Meanwhile, the ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star recently said she is trying to be "stricter" with her and Kanye’s four children – North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two – because she gives into them too easily.

She said: "When my kids want something, typically candy, they give me this look directly in my eyes that cuts right through me. I usually give in and give them what they want. I'm naturally very calm, which I think translates into my parenting. I don't get super stressed or impatient, which I think is definitely a superpower when you have three kids age five and under running around."

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