Kylie Jenner is only 18, but she’s had to deal with some very grown-up situations. She’s had a surprising friend help her through tough times related to cyberbullying: Justin Bieber.
Jenner is on the cover of Elle U.K.‘s February issue and she shares why she launched #IAmMoreThan. “I came up with the idea because I feel like being a teenage girl and growing up in the spotlight, online bullying is kind of inevitable. I’m OK with that,” she explains.
“It hurts me still but I can handle it and I know it comes with the lifestyle, and it’s just mean people on the Internet doing what they do. But I just wanted to find real people with real stories about their bullying and how they overcame it.”
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star shares how she’s been able to cope with the pressure of growing up in the spotlight. She thanks Justin Bieber for helping her get through some of her toughest times. “I’m so close to him because I feel like he’s been through exactly what I’ve been through in a completely different way but very similar,” she tells Elle U.K.. “So, he’s just… he just… he gets me, and every time I see him he always sits me down and is like, ‘Are you OK? You’re amazing. You can get through this, just stay true to yourself.’
“He helps me a lot.”
That warms my little Belieber heart.
Jenner also shares that she doesn’t plan to be a social media star forever. Despite being a major player on Instagram, Snapchat and her app, Jenner says that she’ll shut down her social media once she has a family. “Once I have a kid I’m not going to be on Instagram,” she says.
Neither Kim Kardashian West nor Kourtney Kardashian have slowed down their social media presence since having kids. I’ll believe it when I see it.