In the 10 years since Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered, fans of the famous family have watched every aspect of their lives unfold for the world to see — the good, the bad and everything in between.
On Sunday’s 90-minute 10th anniversary special, Kris Jenner and her five daughters sat down with Ryan Seacrest to reflect on the last decade of their lives, including some of their toughest moments. From Kim‘s near-miscarriage to Kourtney and Scott Disick‘s never-ending are-they-or-aren’t-they, read on for some of their most candid confessions.
Kim on meeting Kanye West:
“I met him I think in 2002 or 2003. He was recording a song with Brandy, and I was her friend. I vividly remember hanging out with him and then they did a video together, so I’d see him a few times. He was asking his friends: ‘Who is this Kim Kardajan?’ He didn’t know what my name was.”
“Right before I got married to Kris Humphries, [Kanye and I] were talking, and I just went a different direction. I think I had to go through that to figure out what I wanted. After my breakup, I was feeling really low and down and he said, ‘Just come to Paris and see my fashion show.’ He jokes that he put on this whole fashion show just to get a date with me. So I went there and I stayed with him, and that’s where we started dating. I swear from the moment I landed, I fell madly in love with him and I thought, ‘Oh my God, why didn’t I do this sooner?’ Like, this is what real life is like — love and fun and real support.”
Kim on Kanye’s 2013 proposal:
“He does really extravagant things for my birthday. It was my birthday and he flew in town and then I was like, ‘Let’s just stay home.’ We were getting on the plane and I was like: ‘Come on, do we have to go? Let’s just have dinner here. We don’t have to go to San Francisco.’ When all the lights went on and the band was playing, I had no idea. They were playing a Lana Del Ray song and I thought she was going to come out and perform.”
Kim on getting pregnant with her first child, daughter North:
“Khloé and I had gone to a fertility doctor, and they said it would be really hard for me [to get pregnant]. So I was about to freeze my eggs, and then I randomly got pregnant. I remember calling [Kanye] and he thought a family member of mine died I was so hysterical. I thought my life was over, that I was pregnant, it was so hard for me. Obviously it was the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
Kim on her near-miscarriage:
“I was so scared, I was having so much pain. I mean, at one point I thought I had a miscarriage — I was pretty certain about it. I didn’t know what was going on. I flew all the way home on Thanksgiving and the doctor told me, ‘There’s no heartbeat, you had a miscarriage. Let’s get through it, come in after Thanksgiving dinner.’ Then I went in that morning and he was like, ‘There’s a heartbeat, you didn’t have a miscarriage!’ and I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is a sign.’ It was such an emotional Thanksgiving, and Kourtney was the only one that knew about it. Her and Kanye, because we were in Miami living together.”