With fame and fortune comes fandom and haters watching your every move. And perhaps no one lives this truth more than the youngest self-made billionaire, Kylie Jenner. Since the age of 10, the 21-year-old mom has had her entire life filmed, scrutinized, and judged. It’s no wonder she finally opened up in a recent Instagram post about her anxieties — and how being in the limelight affected her teenage years as well as her life as a mother.
“Growing up in the light with a million eyes on you just isn’t normal,” the beauty mogul wrote. Followers were shocked at this rare moment of vulnerability coming from a public figure who still manages to keep intimate details of her life out of the public eye (um, #TBT to when her pregnancy was a total secret). She went on to explain her struggle with anxiety, how she “found herself” as a mother, and the difficulty of keeping her baby’s life private while constantly under scrutiny.
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I’m proud of myself, my heart, and my strength. growing up in the light with a million eyes on you just isn’t normal. I’ve lost friends along the way and I’ve lost myself too sometimes. my first tattoo was “sanity” to remind myself everyday to keep it. I’ve struggled with anxiety my whole young adult life and after my baby i dealt with all the internal ups and downs. I felt like i had to find myself completely again. I keep a whole lot to myself but just wanted to share and let you know I’m human. my life is not perfect and what you see here on social media is just the surface. be gentle with yourself, move on, and let go. we are all capable of great things, worthy of love, and allowed to express ourselves. do more of what makes you happy and be unapologetic. now is your season ✨ we all have a magnificent destiny.
“I’ve lost friends along the way and I’ve lost myself too sometimes,” Jenner wrote. “My first tattoo was ‘sanity’ to remind myself everyday to keep it.” If you’ve been keeping up with those Kardashians, you’ll know that Jenner severed ties with one of her longtime friends, Jordyn Woods; she’s remained fairly private about the whole ordeal until recently, choosing to focus on her daughter instead. And while it may be impossible to stay “sane” in Jenner’s industry, she seems to be doing a good job making the right choices for her small family (which we’re crossing our fingers will be growing soon).
Jenner’s sisters, of course, always have her back. “Amen sweet sister!!!! I am proud of you always,” Khloé Kardashian commented. “I am proud of you… let it out,” Kourtney Kardashian added. Mama Kylie in the raw is someone we hope to see more of on our social media feeds for sure.