Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Bonded Over Tragedy of Losing a Parent (VIDEO)

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Kim Kardashian is finally opening up about her relationship with Kanye West, revealing that they’re connecting on a much deeper level because they’ve gone through similar experiences, including losing a parent.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 31, — whose father Robert Kardashian died of cancer in 2003 — admits that their romance is “comforting” because they can relate to each other’s life experiences. West’s mother Donda died after complications from cosmetic surgery in 2007.

“It’s very comforting to have someone that knows everything about you, that respects you, understands, has gone through the similar things,” Kardashian told Oprah Winfrey in the second part of her Kardashian family interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter.

“I can really relate to his mother passing. He can really relate to my father passing. I mean, there’s so many similarities in our life that… I feel like I’m at a really happy, good space.”

Kardashian and West have been friends for “six or seven years” before they started dating earlier this year.

Opening up about their road to romance, the brunette beauty added: “I don’t know why it took so long for us to get together, but I think I needed to go through all my experiences.”

Oprah’s conversation with the Kardashians continues Sunday, June 24 at 8PM ET. Tune in to see Kim open up about Kanye West and more.

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