As the youngest of the Kar-Jenner sisters, Kylie Jenner has spent the largest fraction of her life in the spotlight. In fact, she doesn’t even remember a time before fame, as she’s been a reality star since she was nine. Now a makeup mogul and a mother of two, the cosmetics queen is opening up about the highs and lows of lifelong fame, and the advice she has for postpartum moms.
“Look, you can’t even imagine what I’ve read over the years about myself. But do you know what’s new? I don’t read the comments anymore. I’ve become strong and I’ve realized that I don’t have to allow them into my life,” she told Vogue Italy in the mag’s latest cover story. Side-stepping her various quasi-scandals (un-COVID-safe parties, private jets, offensive accessories), she continued, “Sometimes it is impossible not to get caught up in something that is blatantly false. Even in these cases, my mirror is my family, friends, people who love me: They are the only ones who give me back a true image of me, who really know who I am.”
Among her family, she says, her current favorite (“it changes over time”) is Kim. “Kim has changed so much recently. We are very connected, she is always the first sister I call when I need something,” Jenner said. “We have been going through a lot of similar experiences lately.” (What’s going unsaid here is that Kim finalized her divorce last year and Kylie split from Travis Scott.) And though Kylie is famously close to sister Kendall, she says they have the least in common. “You know what they say, though? Opposites attract. And that’s how it works with us.”
Kylie Jenner also opened up about dealing with postpartum depression following the births of her daughter, Stormi, and son, Aire. “The first time was very difficult, the second was more manageable,” she said, adding that her advice to other moms in the same situation is “not to overthink things and to live all the emotions of that moment to the fullest. Stay inside that moment, even if it is painful. I know, in those moments you think that it will never pass, that your body will never be the same as before, that you will never be the same. That’s not true: The hormones, the emotions at that stage are much, much more powerful and bigger than you. My advice is to live through that transition, without fear of the aftermath. The risk is to miss all the most beautiful things of motherhood as well.”