21 Highlights From Khloé Kardashian’s Full ‘Complex’ Interview
Khloé Kardashian is covering all her bases in her full interview with Complex magazine.
Just days after unveiling the 31-year-old’s cover, in which she’s seen posing in a sheer bodysuit, the publication has released the reality star’s complete interview. Speaking candidly about topics such as living with Rob Kardashian, Scott Disick’s tumultuous relationship with Kourtney Kardashian, Caitlyn Jenner’s transition, Kylie Jenner’s lip injections, and her personal desire to get a boob job, Khloé doesn’t hold back on anything anything as she gives readers an in depth look at what it’s like to be a part of the Kardashian clan.
Here are the highlights.
On moving out of her martial home she shared with estranged husband Lamar Odom:
Moving out of my house with Lamar I had a ton of anxiety closing that chapter. It happened so quickly. I put my house on the market and a friend of mine bought it, Kaley Cuoco who’s an actress on The Big Bang Theory. She’s still a newlywed and wanting to start a family, and I love that. It had nothing to do with the home itself, I just needed to close this chapter and it all just happened and I was like, “Hey wait, I’m not ready, we gotta slow this down,” and they’re like, “You can’t slow it down. We’ve started this train, it has to park somewhere.” I was told the market was so slow, it’s going to take a while. Then it happened so fast and they wanted my furniture.
On living with Rob after her breakup:
I honestly had no idea how long I was going to be there. It was fun at first, and then I think it was overwhelming for both of us. We were going from this huge house to his townhouse, so I can’t just like put all my shit everywhere, but he was so great about it. Obviously he would get annoyed from time to time or when he wanted girls over. I totally get it. Rob lives with me now and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love having him with me.
On her infamous fight with Kim Kardashian, where Kim swung her purse at her sister:
We call it the Bentley fight. That’s where it started. And we always were like, “How did we even get to there?” We were fighting because you made us wait at a Bentley dealership. Or like when I woke her up in New York and she cussed me out and called me a troll. We didn’t speak for like a week over that. Looking back, I just wanted to say goodbye. That’s all I wanted to do. Only Kim and I fight like that. No one else. I would never never dare fight with Kourtney, Kendall, Kylie, or Rob.
On Kim’s marriage with Kanye West:
I’ve always thought that they’re soulmates, they get each other. No one else in the world could have the conversations that those two have and they can just do it.
On not liking Scott, who has now broken up with Kourtney, at first:
Well Scott and I—we’re sleeping together apparently—obviously, we’re best of friends, but what’s crazy is how much I hated him before. He was a douchey little dick. At first I liked Scott. I wouldn’t say I loved him because Kourtney and I lived together in a townhouse when they met and Scott basically moved right on in. They didn’t really slowly progress. It was kind of full throttle and I liked him. We would hang out from time to time and then he started just acting out and doing stupid shit and it was so consistent. You can say you’re sorry 5,000 times, but that doesn’t mean you mean it. He kept apologizing and I just started hating him for how much he was mistreating Kourtney. I’m not going to keep accepting your apologies, letting you come back in, and doing the same thing over again.
On her relationship with half-sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner:
I’m incredibly close to Kendall and Kylie. I’m very maternal with them as well. I’m very aware to make sure the relationships [with my siblings] are equal so one doesn’t feel singled out. I love that I am their sister so they still have fun and tell me the stuff you don’t want to tell your mom, but they listen to me as I am an authority figure, which I love. You couldn’t ask for something better. I love that they want me around, we have fun.
When it comes to her lips, I knew it was one of her biggest insecurities. She used to always take pictures covering her mouth. I didn’t even know when she first did her lips. She did them and it wasn’t noticeable, but then they started getting bigger and bigger. I saw things in moderation, I saw her confidence and I was like, “What the fuck did she do?” I couldn’t figure it out. I guess that was something she just was internalizing.
On getting breast implants:
I want a boob job. I’m going to get one one day. I did go years and years ago, I feel so old. I went when I was 18 to a consultation and my dad found out and got so mad at me. He died shortly after when I was 19. I never did it. I don’t know why I didn’t do it a few years after that, but I’m actually happy because losing weight, I think I could do it.
I am a lion and these are my cubs and don’t fuck with my cubs because I will rip your head off. The Amber thing, I don’t know her and I’ve never had an issue with her. I do like to stay in my lane. Everyone can have their opinions but I found it interesting. I thought she would take the same stand. What she commented about it had nothing to do with her.
[Ed. note: The interview took place before Caitlyn’s transition was complete. Khloe’s use of pronouns here reflects that.]
The special was hard. The special wasn’t a planned out thing. We were filming and things kept just coming up that we didn’t know. We didn’t know he was doing Diane Sawyer until filming. I don’t know how the special came about exactly, but I do know we were filming all these things in real time. And we were finding things out on camera and then I don’t know if it was Bruce or a producer but someone suggested that there needs to be more of a documentary about this. It’s not some happy episode.
On Bruce transitioning to Caitlyn:
None of us ever knew about his transition. We never knew he was transitioning and that’s what got confusing on the special. He talked to us about six months prior and said that he’s always dressed up. We used to find women’s clothes, but obviously not my mom’s. I just never told my mom. We all didn’t know what was happening, but we heard rumors.
Bruce never said anything, so we would believe our dad. I don’t think he thought he was lying to us. I don’t know if he just assumed that we must have known.
On mom Kris Jenner’s reaction to the transition:
I don’t know if she’s the most upset, but she was married to him, it was her husband, she has kids with him. I think she’s the most probably jarred by it. She’s wants him to be happy, she wants him to be who he feels in his soul he needs to be. I think she just wants to make sure that her life that she did have for 25-plus years is still very validated.
On the hardest thing about Caitlyn’s transition:
I think the hardest part was feeling like so much was happening and we were the last to know. Everyone knew and we were always like, “That’s not true and this isn’t happening.” We were so protective of our dad. When his special aired so many people were like, “I’m so proud of you, this is great,” but so many people acted like, from what I would see, that they had no idea. I thought everyone was thinking this and we were just blinded by love. That and also feeling almost like we’re not involved in his or her life.
On others claiming that the Kardashians “have no talent:”
I think people don’t get that we had our stores before. The show was never something that we aspired to do. I never said, “I’ve got to be a reality TV star.” That’s never been anywhere on my wish list. I want to be in retail, I love my stores. I was there for three and half years without one employee. I did my own taxes, I did everything. I don’t care if we’re on the show or not, I’m always going to have my stores. I don’t need to prove to someone what we’re capable of and talent or not—we are businesswomen.
On having a personal life that’s NOT shown on TV:
It’s hard. It really is hard, but we have boundaries. Kourtney doesn’t work on the weekends, she’s with her kids and she has to be home to put her kids to bed every night. We all have what our important things are.
We’re not dating. We haven’t dated in a few months, but I’m friends with him.
Nothing happened—it just wasn’t the relationship for me. I do love him, I think he’s a great person.
And also when you fuck someone why would you not…someone has seen my vagina—I think it’s okay that I say hi and give him a hug.
On keeping touch with Lamar:
I talk to Lamar as often as I can, which is inconsistent, but not on my terms. I’m very much available—willing or wanting to try.
On living life after her breakup with Lamar:
Oh my God, I miss him every day. I miss what we had, things we got to do together, just our memories. I love looking back and holding on to that stuff. There’s times where I’ll get so sentimental or so sad. This had to happen for some reason, I’ll figure it out whenever it’s time, someone will give me that answer eventually.
On her current state of mind:
I’m really happy. I think I’ve worked really hard to be at the place where I am. I have gained so much personal strength, but also personal awareness and it feels good when you can be really content on your own, but genuinely.
On her relationship with her mother:
The older I get, I’ve been getting better with how we communicate. It’s weird because you would think I would be nicer to her on-camera, but I’m nicer to her off-camera.
When I found out she was dating, or even when she was texting back and forth, it was so weird to see her all giggly. I’m like, “How do you flirt? What do you guys say?” And it is disgusting. It’s awkward.
Head to Complex to read the full interview.