“I think being with a man like Kanye, you have to learn how to be a little bit not-so-independent,” Kardashian said during the Sunday, October 21, episode of The Alec Baldwin Show, per Us Weekly. “I’ve always been so independent, and working, and [had a] schedule, and when you get married and have a husband with a career and kids, your independence … you have to let it go. I had to learn that being with a man like Kanye.”
As for West’s own independence, Kardashian told Baldwin that she lets her husband “be who he wants to be,” despite some of the criticism he’s received for his outward support of President Trump. She elaborated, “I let him have his own views and opinions, even if they’re different than mine.”
Another thing that changed when Kim became a part of Kimye? Her need for privacy. She told Baldwin that back in the early days of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she would finish filming and try to put her professional hair and makeup to good use. “When we’d be done I was like, ‘What is the hottest restaurant in Hollywood? Where can I go? Where can I be seen?'” she said. “Everything had to be public for me back then. And so I had to kind of flip it. Now, on my time off, I’m like, ‘Where are the locations that I can go eat, go on vacation, where no one will see us?’ All I want is privacy.”
West has always been deeply invested in his wife’s career and image. In fact, in a September episode of KUWTK, Kardashian revealed that the pair once even got into a huge fight over her Instagram layout (as one does). “He wanted to me post six Polaroids from that shoot that I posted — those nude pictures. But I posted one from the beach,” she said at the time. “He wanted them to all match up and be all from the motel. That’s what the f*cking fight was! I’m like, ‘I like the beach one.’ He’s like, ‘No, you don’t understand, I see the vision!'”
But clearly, Kim K is more than capable of managing her own feed. “He’s always right in the end, but I’m just like, it’s my Instagram—you can’t tell me what to post,” she added in the episode. “That’s like, the one thing. No one will tell me what to post. I’m allowed to have an opinion.”
Related: Kim Kardashian’s Best Halloween Costumes Through the Years
Kim Kardashian’s Best Halloween Costumes Through the Years
Kim Kardashian at the Pur Jeans Halloween Bash in Los Angeles on October 31, 2008.
Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian, dressed as Superwoman, at Kim’s Halloween party, hosted by PAMA in Los Angeles on October 30, 2008.
Kim Kardashian dressed as a cheetah for Halloween on October 31, 2010.
Kim Kardashian at Heidi Klum’s Halloween party in New York City on October 31, 2010.
Kim Kardashian dressed as Poison Ivy at the Midori Green Halloween costume party in New York City on October 29, 2011.
Kim Kardashian as Catwoman at her Halloween party in Miami Beach on October 31, 2012.
Kim Kardashian as a mermaid at the second annual Midori Green Halloween Party in New York City on October 27, 2012.
Kim Kardashian dressed as a skeleton for Halloween on October 31, 2014.
Kim Kardashian dressed as Anna Wintour for Halloween on October 31, 2014.
Kim Kardashian and Jonathan Cheban dressed as Sonny and Cher at the Casamigos Halloween Party in Los Angeles on October 27, 2017.
Kim Kardashian dressed as the pop star Selena for Halloween on October 31, 2017.
Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian dressed as Michael Jackson and Madonna at the 1991 Academy Awards for Halloween on October 31, 2017.
This year also saw Kardashian join the fleet of her sisters dressed as Victoria’s Secret Angels.
Kim Kardashian dressed as Pamela Anderson circa 1999—and didn’t shy from telling off the youngins who didn’t recognize her.