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Kim Kardashian Says Marrying Kanye West Made Her a "Little Bit Not-So-Independent"

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Kim Kardashian Says Marrying Kanye West Made Her a "Little Bit Not-So-Independent"

"You have to let it go."

Kim Kardsahian has always been a certified HBIC, but she recently revealed that she had to adjust to being just slightly less independent when Kanye West came into the picture.

"I think being with a man like Kanye, you have to learn how to be a little bit not-so-independent," Kardashian said during the Sunday, October 21, episode of The Alec Baldwin Show, per Us Weekly. "I've always been so independent, and working, and [had a] schedule, and when you get married and have a husband with a career and kids, your independence … you have to let it go. I had to learn that being with a man like Kanye."

As for West's own independence, Kardashian told Baldwin that she lets her husband "be who he wants to be," despite some of the criticism he's received for his outward support of President Trump. She elaborated, "I let him have his own views and opinions, even if they're different than mine."

Another thing that changed when Kim became a part of Kimye? Her need for privacy. She told Baldwin that back in the early days of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she would finish filming and try to put her professional hair and makeup to good use. "When we'd be done I was like, 'What is the hottest restaurant in Hollywood? Where can I go? Where can I be seen?'" she said. "Everything had to be public for me back then. And so I had to kind of flip it. Now, on my time off, I'm like, 'Where are the locations that I can go eat, go on vacation, where no one will see us?' All I want is privacy."

West has always been deeply invested in his wife's career and image. In fact, in a September episode of KUWTK, Kardashian revealed that the pair once even got into a huge fight over her Instagram layout (as one does). "He wanted to me post six Polaroids from that shoot that I posted — those nude pictures. But I posted one from the beach," she said at the time. "He wanted them to all match up and be all from the motel. That's what the f*cking fight was! I'm like, 'I like the beach one.' He's like, 'No, you don't understand, I see the vision!'"

But clearly, Kim K is more than capable of managing her own feed. "He's always right in the end, but I'm just like, it's my Instagram—you can't tell me what to post," she added in the episode. "That's like, the one thing. No one will tell me what to post. I'm allowed to have an opinion."

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Kim Kardashian's Best Halloween Costumes Through the Years

Kim Kardashian attends the Pur Jeans Halloween Bash at STK on October 31, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
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Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian attend Kim Kardashian's Halloween party hosted by PAMA at Stone Rose on October 30, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
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Kim Kardashian dressed as a cheetah for Halloween on October 31, 2010. Photo courtesy of Instagram @KimKardashian.
Kim Kardashian attends Heidi Klum's Halloween party presented by AOL and Absolut Vodka at Lavo on October 31, 2010 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
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Kim Kardashion attends the Midori Green Halloween costume party at Lavo on October 29, 2011 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
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Kim Kardashian arrives at Kim Kardashian's Halloween party at LIV nightclub at Fontainebleau Miami on October 31, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
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Kim Kardashian attends the 2nd annual Midori Green Halloween Party at Avenue on October 27, 2012 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
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Kim Kardashian dressed as a skeleton for Halloween on October 31, 2014. Photo courtesy of Instagram @kimkardashian.
Kim Kardashian dressed as Anna Wintour for Halloween on October 31, 2014. Photo courtesy of Instagram @kimkardashian.
Kim Kardashian and Jonathan Cheban attend the Casamigos Halloween Party on October 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
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Kim Kardashian dressed up as famed pop star, Selena Quintanilla, for Halloween on October 31, 2017. Photo courtesy of Instagram @kimkardashian.
Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian dressed as Michael Jackson and Madonna at the 1991 Academy Awards for Halloween on October 31, 2017. Photo courtesy of Getty images.