Legally single and living her best life, Kim Kardashian is back!
As you probably know, it’s been a pretty hectic year for Kim. After filing for separation from Kanye West in February 2021, their messy divorce proceedings only got more complicated over time.
But, finally, her request to officially end their marriage was approved by the court earlier this month, marking a watershed moment for the mother of four.
In her first talk show appearance since the milestone, Kim went through The Ellen DeGeneres Show lift the veil on the life of a single woman. And despite the chaos of the last few months in particular, she seems more rested than ever.
From the moment she sat down, one topic Ellen couldn’t wait to hear about was Kim’s newfound relationship with Pete Davidson. And as you may know, the unlikely duo hit a pretty special milestone recently.
“Guess it’s not official until you post,” Kim joked that she went Instagram official with her new pal last week, which as fans know has took a while to arrive.
“I have the cutest pictures of us and I mean, oh my god, we’re so cute. But then I’m like, don’t be so desperate. Don’t post so much, just give a glimpse,” a- she says, before sharing how she’s coping with dating in the spotlight.
“I don’t know what’s the right thing to do, like, I haven’t had a date since before Instagram existed. Yeah, I don’t know what the rules are,” he said. she says, beaming from ear to ear.
Kim’s excitement when she spoke about the subject prompted Ellen to comment on the palpable shift in her energy: “I see a change in you, an ease for you, a whole different side,” the host said.
And after a pretty rocky start to the year, Kim said it “feels good” to find happiness in her 40s.
“I think it’s just in life, like anything, I just think I encourage my friends and the people I love to be happy. And I went there,” he said. she begins.
“I was like, you know what? I’m in my 40s, like, shit, go ahead. Find your happiness. I went there and took my time. I found it and it’s so good,” Kim shared, adding, “I want to stick with it forever.”
From her relaxed posture to her overall bubbly, Ellen was certainly right to say she’s the happiest we’ve seen Kim in a long time.
In fact, as her marriage to Kanye crumbled before her eyes during 2020, Kim opened up about feeling “numbed” by sadness and revealed during an episode of keeping up with the Kardashians that she hadn’t really felt like herself for years.
With that in mind, Ellen isn’t the only one who understood Kim’s total energy shift. After the interview surfaced online on Wednesday, social media was flooded with comments about the tycoon’s carefree outburst.
“This is really shocking,” someone wrote below the clip on YouTube. “It’s like she’s a new person, she gives off so much new energy. I really hope she’s happier.
“She radiates happiness. I don’t think we’ve ever seen her so happy,” another wrote. “Good for her.”
“The way she GLOWS and GLOWS and GLOWS and GLOWS with happiness just talking about Pete literally makes my heart explode,” someone else added. “She deserves this happiness. Love them together!!!”
Fans couldn’t help but notice that when Kim spoke about Pete, she embodied a rare kind of giddy we don’t usually associate with the Kardashians and their orchestrated image — especially Kim, who prides herself on always be calm.
“Aw, she’s like a little schoolgirl,” someone commented. “I am very happy for her. I think Pete is such a [breath of fresh] tune for Kim. I really like them together.
They continued: “Pete is a good guy and I think Kim is with him less pressure. It’s like she can just be herself and have fun. I like that Pete is [able to show] it the most “normal” side of life. Kanye was right [too] a lot….”
Others pointed out that Kim seemed to recall her past, with one fan speculating that she is now able to freely express her personality without pandering to Kanye’s wishes now that they are no longer together.
“I love her in this interview. So herself and her not trying so hard to be what Kanye wants her to be,” they said.
Longtime Kardashian fans will know that during their relationship, Ye had a huge say in Kim’s overall image and was even credited with completely “revolutionizing” her style and making it the fashion icon she is today.
And while Ye’s influence has worked to Kim’s advantage throughout their marriage, her post-separation style seems to embody that newfound sense of ease.
While forgoing her Yeezy sneakers in favor of $65 Vans in her casual looks, Kim’s hair has also undergone a transformation, with her reunion with the glamorous updos she wore earlier in her career.
The tousled bun she chose for her appearance on Ellen looks like a pre-Kanye Kim, a far cry from the straight, sleek looks that defined his Yeezy era.
In addition to her style, Kim’s overall sense of composure and control also appears to have been reduced following her divorce.
Where her interview responses were once clearly calculated and composed for the sake of the Kimye brand, Kim’s responses to Ellen this time around felt much more open and natural, with heartfelt statements and even accidental swear words.
Plus, it looks like post-divorce Kim is ready to embrace new things.
One of the biggest takeaways from the interview was the revelation that Pete cemented their relationship by getting a number of tattoos in his honor. Not only that, but Kim revealed – with absolute delight, we might add – that the saturday night live star literally stamped her name on her chest.
Obviously, if you’re a real Kardashian superfan, you know very well Kim’s negative stance on tattoos. But it seems his newfound sense of spontaneity has inspired a more open view of ink.
Along with her tattoos, the notoriously health-conscious Kim also seems to have come to terms with Pete’s smoking habits. In their recent Instagram debut, Pete can be seen holding a cigarette as he lays against Kim, who has previously said she thinks smoking is “repugnant.”
Just yesterday, Kim – who notoriously hates any kind of show – shocked fans by uploading audio clips of herself singing along with her children.
But, if you’ve been following Kim’s post-separation antics, you may have predicted her carefree new approach to life.
Since their first outing to a theme park last fall, Kim and Pete have been spotted on plenty of casual dates. From budget pizza chains to trips to the mall, the duo have made it clear that even billionaires can enjoy the little things life has to offer!
And Kim’s new approach to enjoying the little things in life is, of course, at direct odds with how she and Ye have operated. Grand gestures have been an important part of their relationship from the start – from renting out entire stadiums to hosting private gigs at their homes.
However, far from the extravagance of their marriage, Kim longed for a more intimate partnership based on shared interests and an appreciation for the simpler things in life.
“It’s the little things I don’t have,” Kim admitted during a chat with Kris Jenner on the latest episode of KUWTK.
“I have all the great things. I have [everything] extravagant you could imagine. And no one will ever do it like that [again]. I’m grateful for those experiences, but I think I’m ready for the little experiences that I think will mean a lot,” she continued.
Now fans are thrilled to see Kim with a new sense of freedom, truly living her best life.