Kim Kardashian is a maneater. She’s back at it again, with a stunning, passive-aggressive attack against estranged husband Kanye West.
The high-profile couple has been trading snipes on social media, and the 41-year-old reality personality is using a new Vogue photospread to keep explain who she’s now out for–herself.
Sadly, as with most marriages gone bad, the kids are at the center of the feud.
Kim made clear in her interview she will always be Kanye West’s “biggest cheerleader” in front of their children, North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, four and two-year-old Psalm.
Actually, she was defending herself following a number of criticisms from her estranged husband.
“You could be so hurt or angry at your ex, but I think in front of the kids, it always has to be ‘Your dad’s the best,” she told the magazine.
“Make sure you are your co-parent’s biggest cheerleader, no matter what you’re personally going through,” she added.
Kim split from Kanye, who now goes by “Ye” in February a year ago after six years of marriage.
She married him after coming off a brutal divorce from husband Kris Humphries, at the time an NBA star.
They were married in 2011 and broke up spectacularly on Halloween after a 72-day marriage, spent over a year in litigation and finally were divorced in 2013.
During that time, she savaged Humphries on her reality television show, painting him as a buffoon and a jerk.
Her own image was tarnished, however, in part, because of her lavish wedding, an extravagant, multi-million dollar affair tied to lucrative product endorsements.
For a time, she was one of the most radioactive celebrities in Hollywood.
When Kim did return to the celebrity dating pool, she went back to trolling for professional athletes.
Kayne professed that he’d always had admiration for Kim and tried to date her. But she passed over him so many times calling him a “retread” would be kind.
But Kanye was still waiting in the wings, following her Humphries divorce. He became her rebound guy. The match seemed made in heaven. He restored Kim’s tarnished luster and gave her entree to A-list celebritydom.
After all, Kanye was credited with getting Kim on the cover of U.S. Vogue in 2014, a major breakthrough for the reality star, but also the source of a huge social media backlash.
Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour denied that she was lobbied by Kaney to put Kim on the cover. She said the decision was solely the magazine’s. She appeared wearing wedding dresses.
She and Kanye were married in May 2014, almost a year after their first child North West was born.
Kim told Vogue (her second U.S. cover) she’s finally finding herself.
“For so long, I did what made other people happy and I think in the last two years I decided, I’m going to make myself happy. And that feels really good,” she said.
“And even if that created changes and caused my divorce, I think it’s important to be honest with yourself about what really makes you happy. I’ve chosen myself. I think it’s okay to choose you.”
Now at 41 and heading into middle age, Kim says she’s shifting her focus.
“My 40s are about being Team Me. I’m going to eat well. I’m going to work out. I’m going to have more fun, spend more time with my kids and the people who make me happy,” she said.
“I’m going to put my phone down. Unfollow if I don’t want to see something on Instagram. Khloé came up with the best phrase for that yesterday. She said, ‘Post and ghost.’”
All that notwithstanding, she’s already bounced back with a high-profile relationship with Saturday Night Live (SNL) star Pete Davidson, who at 28 is 13 years her junior.
Kayne is also back in the dating pool, flaunting Julia Fox, 32, who is best known for her debut performance in the 2019 film “Uncut Gems.”
She was nominated for the Breakthrough Actor Award at the 2019 Gotham Awards.
Kanye and Julia have been linked together since New Year’s Eve and she said of the relationship: “I call him my boyfriend and he calls me his girlfriend,” she said about the relationship.
Check out the latest issue of Vogue online here. The March issue hits newsstands Feb. 22.