Kim Kardashian: Kanye West is More Important Than My Kids!

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Kim Kardashian decided to share a little parenting advice that is also relationship advice. It's getting some mixed reactions.

In her recent interview for her Elle cover, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and mother of three said that she thinks that mothers owe it to their husbands to pay as much attention to them as to their children.

That controversial suggestion has some people reacting with horror. Read her exact words below.

Kimye Family Photograph

Kim is featured on Elle's first-ever personalized cover, because that's the power that the Kardashians wield, folks.

In her interview, the mother-of-three dished about all sorts of things, like how quiet her home is and how meticulously organized her children's clothes are.

But one piece of advice that she chose to impart stuck out ... and not in a good way.

"I think it’s important that in all couples, the mom gives the husband as much attention as the kids.."

That ... is controversial.

Kim Kardashian for Elle

While obviously, no one is suggesting that loving partners ignore each other, morally speaking, children have to come first.

Not only do they need more -- from emotional nurturing to learning about what it's like to be a person to being fed and bathed and dressed -- but they have to be the priority.

Why? Because, to put it bluntly, it isn't Kim's fault that Kanye exists, but she did bring her children into the world.

The same goes with Kanye, of course. He helped bring North, Saint, and Chicago into existence, so his first priority should always be the children.

Paying attention to your spouse is wonderful and can be great for your marriage and indirectly helpful for your children.

But, strictly from the standpoint of prioritizing childcare being a parent's moral imperative, Kim's advice rubbed a lot of folks the wrong way.

Twice the Jeans

Obviously, though some wondered if Kim might be neglecting Chicago, Kim makes sure that her children are very well cared for.

And she talks about whether or not she would have another child -- after saying that four is her limit.

"My home and my heart feel really full right now, in the best way."

That sounds so cozy.

"I don’t think I could handle more than that. My time is spread really thin."

We'd imagine so -- most of the Kardashian family like to stay busy (sometimes, it seems like Kourtney and Rob are the only members of the original recipe Kardashians who know how to relax). 

Kim Kardashian is rich, but she's not one of the idle rich. She has a brand to maintain, a reality series to produce, and gun control to advocate

Even so, she makes plenty of time to spend bonding with her three children.

So far, though, North is the only one of Kim's children who's taken topless snapshots of her mother.

Kim Kardashian Looks On

Kim also dished on her marriage to Kanye.

Many have cited Kanye's erratic behavior and questionable statements (we're being very kind, here) and wondered why a beautiful woman like Kim, who could have anyone on the planet, would "settle."

Kim has always been quick to defend Kanye. And now she's explaining that he's been very good for her.

"He’s taught me to have more of an opinion."

That's really good to hear. Some husbands might joke that they'd prefer that their wives be less assertive.

“I’ve taught him to be a bit more calm or cautious. We’re a good balance."

That does sound really healthy.

The Wests Together

Overall, Kim says that she no longer really cares about feedback or backlash.

"At the beginning, I looked at people’s opinions. Now I’m content in my life, and I don’t care."

Sometimes, people who grow famous by remaking themselves for fans become so powerful that they can ignore those fans.

Like a politician who gets elected but later becomes a dictator. But Kim says that her happiness is no longer rooted in public approval.

"The things that make me happy now are different."

She does offer a word of warning to anyone looking to walk in her tiny footsteps.

"But I swear, you have to be born for this. It’s not for everyone. I know I can handle it."

Now that you know more about Kim ... wouldn't you like to know a little bit more?

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Los Angeles, California
Full Name
Kimberly Noel Kardashian

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