Why Kim Kardashian is “grateful” for frightening robbery in Paris

On Oct. 2, 2016, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was held up at gunpoint inside her hotel room in Paris. Two armed men dressed as police officers forced their way into her hotel and stole nearly $10 million worth of jewelry. Now, Kim is saying a large part of her is “grateful” for the experience in a way.

The beauty mogul sat down with Alec Baldwin on his new talk show The Alec Baldwin Show and discussed all things Paris robbery, marriage and her family dynamics. It aired, no less, on the star’s 38th birthday.

“My life has definitely changed a lot in the last two years,” she revealed.

Kim explained to Baldwin her long-term effects of the invasion. “For a good year, I almost lost myself,” she said. “I was never depressed, but I wasn’t motivated to get up and work like I used to. It shook me.”

In the end, however, the break-in taught her a major lesson about herself. “There was a lot of me that measured who I was by how much I had. I thought, ‘Oh, I’m worth so much,'” she told Baldwin. “That needed to change in me.”

She went on to explain that she was “grateful for the experience. Even though it was horrific and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone, it really did deeply change me to where now I feel like I can get back to myself.”

Kim added, “I felt like I was living in a bubble, and that opened me up to so much.”