Khloe Kardashian has been through a lot in the 32 years she’s been on this planet.
She’s gone through many very public struggles with Lamar Odom, she’s struggled with body image and self confidence, she’s related to both Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner.
Horrors upon horrors, right?
But another thing about Khloe is that she’s always been an open book, ready and willing to share her feelings and her experiences, no matter how personal or how dumb they may be.
And that’s admirable. So admirable that we’re kind of loving her after reading this new interview she did with Health magazine.
Khloe kicks off the interview by talking about her denim line, Good American, and how important it was for her to offer a wide range of sizes without referring to any of them as “plus size.”
She says that she did that because when she was bigger — she was a size 12 at one point, “god forbid!” — people would “shun” her when she was trying to shop for clothes.
She then inexplicably added that her denim line offers jeans with contoured waistbands for women with smaller waists and bigger hips, because “We have booties and hips, and that’s what being a woman is all about.”
Sure, girl, whatever you say.
But then things get a little more personal. Khloe reveals that she started going to the gym in the first place because “I was going through my divorce, and I just really needed an outlet.”
“I would go there and put my headphones on and get on the elliptical or the stairs,” she says, “and no one would bother me or ask me questions — because even at Starbucks, I would get ‘I’m sorry …'”
She says that she “escaped” to the gym while she was having issues with Lamar Odom, and “as a by-product, I started losing weight.”
Poor Khloe got some hate from people who told her “It took you so long to lose weight,” and she also got it from people who told her “I liked you better when you were fat.”
Hilariously and/or depressingly, she adds that “I get body-shamed now that I work out!”
It turns out that running is Khloe’s least favorite activity, even though, as she says “I don’t even have big boobs!” She explains that “Losing weight, I’ve lost my little chichis. But that’s OK.”
But then the interview took a different turn when Khloe was asked about a different kind of strength — the strength she showed when Lamar overdosed and nearly died last year.
On that subject, she says “This is kind of dark, but after that, my whole family changed all of their wills so that I would be their medical adviser, because you don’t know how someone reacts until you’re put in that situation — God forbid.”
“No one should be put in those situations, but with that, I found strength from within. I was super calm, and I was more like, ‘It’s greater than you,’ and you just get strength.”
“I pray a lot,” she adds. “And I talk to my dad a lot.”
That’s not the only time during the interview that she got personal though — she also talked about her boyfriend, NBA player Tristan Thompson.
“My boyfriend’s a cutie, so I do like big men,” she explains. “I’m five-ten, and he’s six-nine. I love athletes.”
“Someone who has the same interests as me, who likes to work out, like that’s their hobby or their job, that’s fine. Tristan is who I’m into. He’s a little cutie.”
So that’s sweet, right? It sounds like, after all she’s been through, she’s feeling peaceful and happy these days.
Let’s just hope it lasts.