Kim Kardashian has revealed she has lost even more weight after overhauling her lifestyle to fit into Marilyn Monroe’s dress for the Met Gala.
The 41-year-old, who had lost 16 pounds to fit into the iconic frock in May, revealed she has since lost five more pounds, bringing her total weight loss to 21 pounds.
The reality star spilled on her lifestyle changes during a wide-ranging interview on the Today Show on Tuesday, where she also chatted about her boyfriend Pete Davidson and her relationship with her ex husband Kanye West.
The latest: Kim Kardashian has revealed she has lost even more weight after overhauling her lifestyle to fit into Marilyn Monroe’s dress for the Met Gala
Hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie brought up the Marilyn Monroe dress Kim wore to the Met Gala last month, which has since stirred up controversy after it was alleged she may have damaged the historic frock, which was custom made for the late movie star in 1962.
Hoda brought up the controversy about the dress, ‘We keep seeing stuff like the dress is ruined the dress is this… all of that is not true…?’
‘No. And I mean Ripley’s… we worked together so well. There was handlers and gloves that put it on me…’ Kim said.
Savannah added: ‘Ripley’s has said the dress wasn’t damaged. By the way you had to lose 16 pounds to fit into the dress.’
Iconic: Kim Kardashian transformed into Marilyn Monroe for the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in May; as she arrived in the late star’s $5 million gown she wore in 1962 (right) to wish President John F. Kennedy a happy birthday
Striking: The 41-year-old, who had lost 16 pounds to fit into the iconic frock in May, revealed she has since lost five more pounds, bringing her total weight loss to 21 pounds; seen after her appearance on the Today Show
Tuesday fit: The reality star spilled on her lifestyle changes during a wide-ranging interview on the Today Show on Tuesday, where she also chatted about her boyfriend Pete Davidson and her relationship with her ex husband Kanye West
Kim had revealed at the Met Gala she lost 16 pounds in three weeks by cutting out carbs and sugar in order to fit into the iconic dress. – something which was heavily criticized for the message it sent.
Savannah brought up the criticism and asked Kim what she thought of it all.
‘Yeah you know I looked at it like a role. I really wanted to wear this dress. It was really important to me. It actually taught me a lot about my lifestyle and my health and since then, afterwards, I continued to eat really healthy. I am down 21 pounds now. I’m not trying to lose any more weight but I have more energy than ever. I cut out so much sugar. A lot of junk food I was eating. I didn’t even realize it. A lot of fried foods. And I completely changed my lifestyle,’ Kim revealed.
‘You wore this beautiful, iconic Marilyn Monroe dress,’ Savannah said, adding that she was shocked some people on Tik Tok didn’t know who the legendary actress was.
‘That’s what was so shocking to me and that’s why I was so happy to at least have that opportunity and Ripley’s gave me the opportunity to share this moment so people… it could live on. I respect her.’
She continued: ‘I understand how much this means to American history and with the theme being American, I thought what is more American than Marilyn Monroe singing happy birthday to the president of the United States.’
‘I mean it was such a process. I showed up to the red carpet in a robe and slippers and I put the dress on on the bottom of the carpet, went up the stairs. I probably had it on for three minutes… four minutes. And then I changed at the top of the stairs,’ Kim said.
Kim made history by being the only person besides Marilyn to ever wear the iconic dress in the 40 years since it was created.
Opinion: She continued: ‘I understand how much this means to American history and with the theme being American, I thought what is more American than Marilyn Monroe singing happy birthday to the president of the United States’
Her side: Kim denied damaging the dress during her appearance on the Today Show
She was asked about her vacation with her boyfriend Pete Davidson and how it went, which she said: ‘I would say the best way to describe it is really relaxing. Like to be away from four kids for just even a few days is heaven. I love my kids but you know. Any mom knows what I’m talking about.
Hoda said the fact that what she loves about Kim and Pete is that Kim pursued Pete: ‘What I love about this too is… what I love about your relationship with him, you pursued him. You asked for his number.’
Kim said: ‘Yeah I know. That’s so not me.’
Savannah Guthrie asked what the first text she sent to Pete.
Kim revealed: ‘Yeah it was just… well he gave me advice… I ran into him a little bit before the Met [Met Gala, September 2021] and he gave me good advice, knowing that I was going to be on it [Saturday Night Live].’
Candid: Kim said: ‘Yeah I know. That’s so not me’ when she was asked about pursuing Pete instead of him pursuing her
In love: Kim recently returned back to the states after a tropical vacation with her boyfriend Pete Davidson
Adding: ‘So I just reached out and said, “Hey thank you so much for that advice it was so much fun. Just something cas[ual] like leaving it open,’ she said with a laugh.
On how she decides on when to introduce Pete to her kids and how much to share with her kids, Kim said: ‘Luckily I have a sister that has been through it all,’ referring to older sister Kourtney Kardashian, who has three kids with ex partner Scott Disick, and is now married to drummer Travis Barker.
‘And we talked about it and I consulted with a few therapists and friends that have been through it, so I definitely wanted to wait six months and that was like the marker. And I think its different for everyone and different things work for different people but you just have to do what feels right and try to just be as respectful and cautious as possible.
On if the relationship took her by surprise: ‘It did. Well I waited a while. I waited a good ten months before I was ready to open myself up and I think you definitely need that time to yourself and then once you’re ready to get out there I just felt like I wanted new energy. Something different. And it definitely took me by surprise.’
Hoda brought up Kim’s sweet tribute to ex husband Kanye West, whom she shares kids North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three, with.
The host asked how it was going with Kanye and the split, to which Kim said: ‘You know it’s going good. We had Father’s Day at the house. The kids spent the day with him and then we had a big Father’s Day dinner, and North cooked.’
‘Of course I wanted to honor and respect the amazing people and fathers, the men in my life that have raised me and raising my children so everything is going good,’ she said.