“I know this sounds crazy, but I know that was meant to happen to me. I don’t want to start crying, but I feel like that was so meant to happen to me,” Kim says while wiping away tears. “I’m such a different person. I, um…I don’t want to start crying anymore. It was meant to happen to me. I really feel like things happen in your life to teach you things. It was probably no secret, and you see it on the show—I was being flashy and I was definitely materialistic before.”
She said there was nothing wrong with being excited about something you worked hard for and wanting to show it off, but she said with the robbery experience, she is now less materialistic and doesn’t care so much for expensive jewelry. She went on to reveal that she likes the new person she has become, courtesy of the horrible experience and expressed her gratitude that her kids will get to see the new her and learn from her.
“I’m so happy that my kids get this me and that this is who I’m raising my kids (as). ‘Cause I just don’t care about that stuff anymore. I really don’t. Like I said, everyone gets so excited when they get things. Or, of course when you get engaged, you’re going to show off your ring. If you get a new car, I don’t care what kind it is, you get so proud and you get so happy and you show that off on social media. But it’s just…it’s not worth it. Like, I don’t care about that stuff. I don’t care to show off the way that I used to. Even though there’s nothing wrong, truly, it’s OK if you’re proud of that and you work so hard and you get something. It’s just not who I am anymore.”
“I knew that was it for me,” Kim said, then Ellen asked if that meant she was convinced she was going to die and Kim replied: “100%. I said a prayer, I’m like, I know I’m going to heaven. I hope my kids are OK… my husband…”