She recently returned from a tropical vacation with boyfriend Pete Davidson, which she documented on her Instagram.
And during her appearance on the Today Show on Tuesday, Kim Kardashian chatted about her boyfriend, as well as her the iconic Marilyn Monroe dress she wore last month to the Met Gala, and how much more weight she has since then.
Kim, who had lost 16 pounds to fit into the dress, revealed she has lost five more pounds, bringing her total weight loss to 21 pounds.
The 41-year-old star also denied damaging the 50-year-old dress, amid allegations she had stretched and frayed the fragile historic piece.
The latest: She recently returned from a tropical vacation with boyfriend Pete Davidson, which she documented on her Instagram. And during her appearance on the Today Show on Tuesday, Kim Kardashian chatted about her boyfriend, as well as her the iconic Marilyn Monroe dress she wore last month to the Met Gala, and how much more weight she has since then
Hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie brought up the Marilyn Monroe dress Kim wore to the Met Gala last month, which has since stirred up controversy after it was alleged she may have damaged the historic frock, which was custom made for the late movie star in 1962.
Hoda brought up the controversy about the dress, ‘We keep seeing stuff like the dress is ruined the dress is this… all of that is not true…?’
‘No. And I mean Ripley’s… we worked together so well. There was handlers and gloves that put it on me…’ Kim said.
Savannah added: ‘Ripley’s has said the dress wasn’t damaged. By the way you had to lose 16 pounds to fit into the dress.’
Iconic: Kim Kardashian transformed into Marilyn Monroe for the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in May; as she arrived in the late star’s $5 million gown she wore in 1962 (right) to wish President John F. Kennedy a happy birthday
‘You wore this beautiful, iconic Marilyn Monroe dress,’ Savannah said, adding that she was shocked some people on Tik Tok didn’t know who the legendary actress was.
‘That’s what was so shocking to me and that’s why I was so happy to at least have that opportunity and Ripley’s gave me the opportunity to share this moment so people… it could live on. I respect her.’
She continued: ‘I understand how much this means to American history and with the theme being American, I thought what is more American than Marilyn Monroe singing happy birthday to the president of the United States.’
‘I mean it was such a process. I showed up to the red carpet in a robe and slippers and I put the dress on on the bottom of the carpet, went up the stairs. I probably had it on for three minutes… four minutes. And then I changed at the top of the stairs,’ Kim said.
She was asked about her vacation with the comedian and how it went, which she said: ‘I would say the best way to describe it is really relaxing. Like to be away from four kids for just even a few days is heaven. I love my kids but you know. Any mom knows what I’m talking about.
Hoda said the fact that what she loves about Kim and Pete is that Kim pursued Pete: ‘What I love about this too is… what I love about your relationship with him, you pursued him. You asked for his number.’
Kim said: ‘Yeah I know. That’s so not me.’
Savannah Guthrie asked what the first text she sent to Pete.
Kim revealed: ‘Yeah it was just… well he gave me advice… I ran into him a little bit before the Met [Met Gala, September 2021] and he gave me good advice, knowing that I was going to be on it [Saturday Night Live].’
Adding: ‘So I just reached out and said, “Hey thank you so much for that advice it was so much fun. Just something cas[ual] like leaving it open,’ she said with a laugh.
On how she decides on when to introduce Pete to her kids and how much to share with her kids, Kim said: ‘Luckily I have a sister that has been through it all,’ referring to older sister Kourtney Kardashian, who has three kids with ex partner Scott Disick, and is now married to drummer Travis Barker.
‘And we talked about it and I consulted with a few therapists and friends that have been through it, so I definitely wanted to wait six months and that was like the marker. And I think its different for everyone and different things work for different people but you just have to do what feels right and try to just be as respectful and cautious as possible.
On if the relationship took her by surprise: ‘It did. Well I waited a while. I waited a good ten months before I was ready to open myself up and I think you definitely need that time to yourself and then once you’re ready to get out there I just felt like I wanted new energy. Something different. And it definitely took me by surprise.’
Hoda brought up Kim’s sweet tribute to ex husband Kanye West, whom she shares kids North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three, with.
The host asked how it was going with Kanye and the split, to which Kim said: ‘You know it’s going good. We had Father’s Day at the house. The kids spent the day with him and then we had a big Father’s Day dinner, and North cooked.’
‘Of course I wanted to honor and respect the amazing people and fathers, the men in my life that have raised me and raising my children so everything is going good,’ she said.