why 2017’s set to Be kim k’s Most stressful year yet
The reality star gets back to work with a twerké
The silence of Kim Kardashian since her harrowing Paris robbery in October has been deafening. Ambushed by five armed men dressed in police uniforms, bound, gagged and thrown in a bathtub while more than £9 million worth of personal jewellery was stolen from her, Kim’s ordeal immediately threw everything about the Kardashian’s lifestyle into question.
The undisputed queen of social media chose to handle her healing process with a 10-week hiatus from the public eye, which was finally broken when she uploaded a cheeky twerking video on 14 December. But prior to that, she completely distanced herself from the life she’s so famously led for the past decade. She chose instead to focus on her family – daughter North, three, and son Saint, 13 months – and husband Kanye West.
While 2016 might have been a bad year for most of us, it’s been a nightmare for Kim, 36. And cruelly it seems things aren’t about to get any easier for the star in the New Year. The natural closure that comes with the end of one year and start of another is not something Kim can look forward to, with French police officials recently admitting that the brutal mystery heist is no closer to being solved.
Furthermore, Kim’s attempt to reintroduce herself to the red carpet with an appearance at Denise Rich’s Charity Angel Ball in November was overshadowed by the worrying hospitalisation of Kanye, 39. The merciless attention that followed his alleged breakdown diverted the limelight from her return to work, as did the reported dramatic overhaul in the family’s tight and trusted security squad.
With uncertainty over whether Kim and her clan will film another season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians – putting their marriage back under the microscope of public scrutiny – there’s certainly a big question mark over how she’ll sustain her image in 2017. But if anyone can make a comeback, it’s the girl boss at the helm of the Kimye dynasty.