Kim Kardashian still feels the effects of her Paris robbery almost two years later.
“I travel with a couple of security people and my nanny. At home I have multiple security people. I need someone on every edge of my property,” Kardashian, 37, wrote in an essay for Wealthsimple released Thursday.
“I live in a gated community, and I have them right at my gate. Someone came in yesterday, a friend, and was like, ‘Do you always have security standing outside your door? Because you never did before.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah — 24/7.’ It’s just what I have to do to make me feel safe or make me able to sleep at night. And I think that had to happen after what happened in Paris.”
The reality star says the October 2016 incident only lasted between seven and eight minutes, and believes it was so brief because the robbers monitored her on social media and knew which specific pieces of jewelry they wanted to steal.
“I had done interviews about my jewelry and my pieces, so they always knew it was real, and I guess I was so open about talking about that,” she lamented. “When you get engaged, you want to post the photo of your ring.”
Kardashian was staying at her apartment at the Hôtel de Pourtalès when masked men tied her up, gagged her and left her in a bathtub as they made off with nearly $10 million in jewels, including her massive $4 million diamond engagement ring.
Three months later, French police charged 10 people in the heist; in April 2018, another suspect was arrested.
Since the robbery, Kardashian has spoken about how she doesn’t place as much value on material goods anymore, which she admitted is a relief for her accountants. It’s also been reported that Kardashian doesn’t keep any jewelry in her homes, opting to store her rocks elsewhere.
“I don’t like presents anymore. I just don’t want that stuff right now. I don’t buy a lot,” she wrote for Wealthsimple. “I used to buy myself something every birthday and just be like, ‘OK, if I work hard all year then I can treat myself to something.’ Like a car or a pair of earrings. Something that I really wanted all year. But I’ve been getting rid of my cars. I used to really care. I loved cars. I still like them and I have a certain look, but I don’t care like I used to. I don’t need my flashy car. It doesn’t really matter to me.”
However, her husband Kanye West‘s spending habits are another story. “Kanye is a bigger shopper than me. He has big archives of stuff,” she revealed. “He shops for furniture. He shops for like, everything.”
They’re rich, fabulous and easy targets for robbery
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