Kim Kardashian West revealed the sibling rivalry between her children is pretty next-level, admitting she’s finding North’s behaviour painful to witness, at times.
Just a phase?
Kim is co-hosting US talk show Live With Kelly & Ryan at the moment, and told desk-partner Ryan that her 4-year-old daughter North is particularly shady when it comes to her little brother, 20-month-old Saint.
“I don’t know if it’s because she’s the older sister. I don’t know what it is. I thought it was a phase,” Kim began, before awkwardly summarising the kids’ relationship thus: “She does not like her brother and it’s so hard for me.”
Back in April, Kim spoke to Ellen DeGeneres about North’s emerging jealous streak. “When I was breastfeeding him, [North] was so jealous I had to get a little milk box and put it in the other bra with a straw so she would drink and he would drink. She’s so jealous. It’s crazy. The things you do.”
This week, Kim admitted she thought North’s anti-Saint attitude was a temporary thing, and that she figured North would eventually warm up to the new baby eventually.
“I thought it was okay, [it would last] a couple of months, she’s just warming up to [having a baby in the house]. She would get so jealous when I would breastfeed and all that kind of stuff. The phase isn’t going away!” Kim told Ryan.
North is apparently trying to use some sassy mind-games to find new ways to exclude Saint, under the guise of keeping things gender-specific.
“She thinks she’s outsmarting me. We’re having a tea party Mom, ‘No boys allowed.’ Dad can’t come too, then. No boys.”
North also gets the message across in less than subtle, but very typical, 4-year-old ways.
“She’ll just slam the door on her brother’s face,” Kim admits, woefully. Saint, on the other hand, worships the ground North walks on and will do anything to be like his big sister.
“He likes to imitate her now,” Kim said. “So if she’s crying, he’ll just start fake crying.”
Kim says while Saint takes after her in temperament, North is much more like her dad, musician Kanye West.
“He’s literally my twin personality. He’s so sweet. And he’s just such a good boy. Just such a good person. She is Kanye’s twin. Same personality, says the same wild things.”
Keeping Up With The Kennedys
In other news, Kim’s just completed an amazing Jackie Kennedy-themed photo shoot with North, for Interview Magazine.
The photos have already come under fire on Twitter, with some followers saying Kim’s skin has been digitally darkened to match North’s and (again) accusing the reality star of “blackface”.
Here’s a sneak peek at the shoot and end results, thanks to Kim and Interview.
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Interview Magazine September cover!!! This photo shoot I will cherish forever as such an amazing memory with my daughter, working with the most incredible team @interviewmag @nickkharamis Photographer: @stevenkleinstudio Stylist: @patti_wilson Hair: @garrennewyork Makeup: @diane.kendal Manicurist: @honeynailz