Khloe reveals what she thinks about her ex now -- and shares her thoughts on dating again after their split.
It's been eight months since Khloe Kardashian's life was flipped upside down when her then-boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, was embroiled in a cheating scandal with Kylie Jenner's best friend, Jordyn Woods. While Khloe said she's forgiven him for what happened, it doesn't mean coparenting their daughter True together is her ideal situation.
The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star opened up about her split from Thompson while appearing on Jay Shetty's "On Purpose" podcast, which dropped Monday morning. The topic came up after she was asked to reveal something she's trying to figure out or has recently been reflecting on.
"I absolutely love being a mom, it's one of my favorite things. About 8 months ago, I had a breakup and so figuring out, I think people are so good at distracting and I've really chosen to not distract myself or try to not distract myself," she answered. "Maybe people can say True would be a distraction, but if anything, she's a healthy distraction."
"I haven't jumped into dating. I don't care to date right now. I'm not in a rush for it," she continued. "I feel so good in my life and I don't really need much else."
As for something she's recently learned, Khloe said she and her family are really "good at moving on" from traumatic events in their lives, but they often do it without really talking "about that things that happened." She noted, "I don't know if that's healthy or not."
Regarding her split from Tristan, she said she forgave him. "I don't think he's a bad person, I think we all make mistakes, we're humans," she added. "But it's only gonna hurt me if I'm holding onto this anger, play the victim role. I don't believe in being the victim. I believe in okay, this happened to me, let's figure it out, let's push through it and maybe if I'm open and honest about it, it can help other people feel like its okay, we're all human, we're all gonna get through things."
She added that condemning others is just too "heavy" for her and she feels really good about where she is now. "I'm proud of myself," she added. "It's natural to almost be the victim. It's natural, especially when you're on this platform and the whole world is like, 'I feel so bad for you,' okay thank you, but, this has happened to I'm sure hundreds of people before. Not saying it's right, I'm just saying, I'm not gonna die, we're all fine and I want to show my daughter, it's okay."
"It's a beautiful thing to also forgive her dad, he's a great person," continued Khloe. "Maybe him and I weren't compatible in that way, but that's okay. I always want True to be surrounded by love. I just want her to always feel bliss just as much as I can."
"It's hard, it's not easy for me. It would be easier for me to keep my daughter away and be like, 'No, 'cause you hurt me.' But, he never hurt True," she then said of coparenting. "Him and I have our own relationship, and then Tristan and True have theirs. And I will never come in-between that, I don't believe in that."
For Khloe, she said she's just following the example set by her own parents, as well as sister Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick -- calling all four of them "incredible co-parenters." She added, "If it's not hindering you or hurting you in any way, I think it's important to work on all relationships."
Kardashian also shared her outlook on her haters and anyone else who turns to social media to simply take other people down.
"I would never go to somebody's page to criticize them ... I would go to someone's page to encourage and uplift," she told Shetty. "I think in today's world, we're so used to people going to pages to be these computer bullies and let's just talk about people but they're really struggling in their own life. They're feeling that about themselves and they're just trying to project it to somebody else."
"Instead of me becoming bitter and evil about it, I've chosen to become more self aware and have more empathy for people and I never want to change that," she added.
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