Despite Kourtney Kardashian’s recent high-profile split from Scott Disick, her younger sister Khloe Kardashian said she understands why the two were together for so long (almost 10 years!).
While it took some time for the Kardashian family to become accepting of Disick’s antics over the years, Khloe grew especially close to her sister’s ex. “We’re the best of friends,” she told Complex magazine in its August/September cover story, which features an interview conducted before the big breakup. “But what’s crazy is how much I hated him before. Overall I love his progression and growth.”
Khloe elaborated on some of Disick’s redeeming qualities. “You can’t deny how much he loves Kourtney,” she noted of the luxury-loving Lord. “And I do think he tries. We’re very much involved in each other’s lives.”
Us Weekly confirmed on July 6 that Kourtney and Disick had split after nine years together. While the two never married, they share three young kids, Mason, 5, Penelope, 3, and Reign, 7 months.
Khloe also spoke with Complex about her sister Kim’s well-chronicled romantic history. “Kim and I are way more understanding of each other, but Kim being married to Kanye [West] is a completely different Kim,” she told the mag. “Kim is so at peace with herself. At my own wedding, I was so calm. At the Humps’ wedding, Kim was crazy. Then I saw her at her wedding to who I always said should be her husband, and she was so calm. No one else in the world could have the conversations that those two have.”
Khloe knew from the get-go that West was “the one” for her sister, who’s now pregnant with the couple’s second child.
“Every time I went to a basketball game and he saw me, he would come out of his way to find my seat and give me a hug. Every time I would see him, it was all about Kim,” she recalled of her sister’s longtime flirtation with the rapper. “It was so endearing and so cute and genuine. What I love about Kanye is that he wants to build her up instead of take her down. Kim is so gorgeous and also a gorgeous person and people don’t really see that because they’re blinded or distracted by all of this. I think men want to break her down so they can control her.”