Kim con­fesses

“Yes, I was on drugs”

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - Woman’s Day This Week -

Kim Kar­dashian West scan­dalised fans last week by re­veal­ing she was high on ec­stasy when she wed her first hus­band – and that she was also buzzing on the drug when she filmed the in­fa­mous sex tape that made her a star.

It was a sur­pris­ing ad­mis­sion from the mother-of-three, who has al­ways pre­sented her­self as the straight­laced Kar­dashian who even avoids al­co­hol. A source close to Kim, 38, tells

Woman’s Day the rev­e­la­tion was a des­per­ate at­tempt by the star to sal­vage her rep­u­ta­tion and earn­ing power.

The re­al­ity TV siren’s pro­file has taken a bat­ter­ing this year thanks to hubby Kanye West’s con­tro­ver­sial rants and his sup­port of Don­ald Trump, and things only got worse when it was re­vealed that Kim and her hus­band, 41, hired pri­vate fire­fight­ers to save their $85 mil­lion man­sion from the Cal­i­for­nia wild­fires, while some of their less for­tu­nate neigh­bours lost ev­ery­thing.

“Kim was lam­basted as self­ish and dis­gust­ing, and she felt it was mostly be­cause of her fans’ grow­ing dis­like of Kanye,” claims our source. “By as­so­ci­a­tion, her rep­u­ta­tion’s taken a mas­sive ham­mer­ing, so she’s hired a team of crisis PR gu­rus to help her claw back her dwin­dling fan base.

“Part of the plan is be­ing more gritty and hon­est – hence the drugs ad­mis­sion. She wants people to see that she’s a real per­son with a real past, not just a per­fect, body-ob­sessed re­al­ity star.”

The mum of North, five, Saint, two, and 11-month-old Chicago spilled the beans about her drug his­tory on Keep­ing

Up with the Kar­dashi­ans, telling her sis­ter Ken­dall Jen­ner, 23, and sis­ter Kourt­ney’s for­mer part­ner Scott Disick, 35, that she was un­der the in­flu­ence of ec­stasy when she wed mu­sic pro­ducer Da­mon Thomas, 48, at just 19.

A few years later, when her mar­riage had ended, she was filmed hav­ing sex with her then-boyfriend Ray J, 37. When Scott asked her if she was again “high on ec­stasy” while mak­ing the tape, Kim replied, “Ab­so­lutely. Every­one knows it.”

One per­son not im­pressed by Kim’s new warts-and-all ap­proach is her “mo­mager” Kris Jen­ner, 63, who “is fu­ri­ous and fears it’s go­ing to have the op­po­site ef­fect from what she’s aim­ing for”, says our source.

“Kim’s sure she can prove Kris wrong, and she has plenty more rev­e­la­tions up her sleeve to make her ap­pear more vul­ner­a­ble and re­lat­able.”

Above: Kim with Da­mon and her dad Robert. Be­low: Her ex-boyfriend and sex tape co-star Ray J. Mo­mager Kris (be­low) is not a fan of Kim’s new hon­est ap­proach. The re­al­ity star with Kanye, Chicago, Saint and North. Kim be­lieves the con­tro­versy sur­round­ing her hus­band is dam­ag­ing her rep­u­ta­tion.

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