'It was such an emotional trip': Kim Kardashian on returning to Paris for first time since 2016 robbery
Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian opened up about why she decided to return to Paris post the traumatic robbery incident
Kim Kardashian West is extremely happy about the fact that she went back to Paris this week for the first time since her traumatic robbery in the year 2016. Kim and her husband Kanye West had decided to show their support for Louis Vuitton's new creative director Virgil Abloh. The 37-year-old 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star was reportedly held at gunpoint and robbed of nearly $10 million in jewelry in Paris almost two years ago.
Post her Paris trip this year, she took to her app to explain to her fans and followers why she decided to return to the city. "I went back to Paris to witness Kanye's BFF, Virgil Abloh, make history with his first collection and runway show for Louis Vuitton during Men's Fashion Week. It was such an emotional trip," she shared.
"For me, it was the perfect time to come back to a place where I fell in love, but also a place where I suffered great trauma. The trip was actually only 12 hours because, right after the show, we had to fly home for Teyana Taylor's listening party the same night!" Kim went on to add that, emotionally, she finally feels "calm". "I've truly put the experience behind me, and have learned and grown from it".
She also shared that having her husband by her side with her security being heightened made her feel a lot safer. "I'm not against guns and I'm not against people owning guns. After what happened to me in Paris, I know how important it is to be safe and to have armed security. All of my security is armed, but they also support stricter gun control laws and believe that we should restrict access to firearms for people with mental illness, anyone previously convicted of a misdemeanor, those who have been subject to a temporary restraining order and those at a higher risk of committing gun violence," Kim added.
"Because of this, coming back to Paris wasn't mentally difficult for me. It feels refreshing to face my fears and overcome them. For me, there's no point in staying in a f**ked-up state of mind. 'Feel it, go through it and move on' has always been how I try to live my life. I would never suggest to anyone how to grieve, I can simply say what has worked for me... It was the perfect experience coming back to a city I love so much," Kim continued.
The horrific incident really shook Kim up and she resorted to retreating from the spotlight which caused a temporary delay in the filming of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'. Kim took a three-month-long break from social media. In a clip from KUWTK, she recalls thinking, "They're going to shoot me in the back. There's no way out. It makes me so upset to think about it."
Clearly, she has tried to heal over time and is choosing to move on from the incident and the dark memories that it holds. The mother-of-two was in Paris for just about 12 hours on Thursday to attend a special Paris Fashion Week show.