“I started crying,” the reality star reveals.
Kim Kardashian is reflecting on her past, specifically her connection to the O.J. Simpson trial.
The topic came up during Thursday’s episode of best friend Jonathan Cheban’s podcast, during which he explained he had recently watched "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story." The self-proclaimed "Food God" said he wished he had gotten the chance to meet Kim’s late father, Robert Kardashian, who represented Simpson in court after the retired NFL star was charged with the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
"You so would’ve gotten along with him," Kim told Jonathan, noting her dad was a "foodie" as well. Of the trial itself, Kim recalled it being "pretty surreal," as Jonathan said he vividly remembers watching it on television in New Jersey as a young adult. "And the fact that we’ve been best friends for so long," he said, "it’s like the weirdest [thing]."
"Yeah, we never really talk about it," Kim noted. Jonathan agreed, adding, "And we don’t have to."
"You know, I don’t really talk about it," she insisted. "I just, you know, his kids are all so amazing, and Nicole’s kids. And I’m still somewhat friendly with his children. I don’t really talk to them, but I did connect with his son a few years back, and I just have respect for them. Their lives must be extremely hard, to really go through that, so I always try to just keep to myself on that issue and not bring anything up for them."
"Every time someone does, it’s super traumatic," she added. "There’s nothing worse than when someone you knew from your childhood just starts talking about your life. I’ve seen that happen with people that have been close to us, and they just start talking about us as kids, and they really don’t know us now. It gets so frustrating, so I always just try to be super respectful and just keep to myself on issues in that subject."
According to Us Weekly, Kardashian went on to tell Cheban about the last time she saw Simpson in person.
"I think the last time I saw him was in Miami. It was before he had gone to jail for this, you know, last situation," she explained, referring to O.J.’s nine-year stay for armed robbery and kidnapping. "I think me, Kourtney [Kardashian] and Khloe [Kardashian] were in Miami in a club, and we ran into him in the VIP section. It was behind a stage or something. I don’t even know what club it was at. I started crying. It was emotional, I think."
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