Kim Kardashian Quietly Turns 36: A Look Back at Her Blowout Birthday Parties
By Jackie Willis
Kim Kardashian West doesn't appear to be going all out this year for her birthday.
The reality star turns 36 on Friday -- just weeks after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris -- and while she typically hosts a highly publicized party, ET confirmed earlier this month that she canceled a Las Vegas appearance she was to do exactly a week after her birthday. "Given recent circumstances, Kim Kardashian will be unable to make her previously scheduled appearance at Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub on Friday, Oct. 28," a spokesperson for the establishment said in a statement.
ET has been with Kim for several of her Vegas parties, including when she turned 30 and celebrated at TAO. "I feel well accomplished and I feel very blessed," she said at the time. "And I don't feel 30 but I'm a little freaked out."
She also admitted to feeling the "pressure" to become a mother. Little did she know that years later she'd be married to Kanye West and have two children, daughter North and son Saint. "It will happen when it's meant to be. It'll happen. I'm convinced," a hopeful 30-year-old Kim said. "That's something that I definitely want but when the time is right and I meet the right guy and I get married, it'll happen then."
ET was also with Kim for her 33rd birthday, which was just four months after she gave birth to North and on the heels of her saying yes to Kanye's surprise marriage proposal. "I woke up the next morning, and was thinking to myself, I look down at my hand, and I thought, 'OK, that wasn't a dream, this really did happen," she exclaimed.
In 2014, five months after she married the 39-year-old rapper, Kim seemed quite content with her life at 34. "I don't need anything for my birthday and I never thought I would say that," she told ET. "Just a day with my daughter and spending that alone time in Hawaii with my husband. That's all I really need."
While Kim has enjoyed partying in Vegas in the past, a source told ET last week that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star's "schedule has been indefinitely canceled or postponed" after she was robbed of nearly $10 million worth of jewelry. "Kim is not ready to start talking about returning to work, the source added. "At this time, she is still wanting to take time off to be at home with her kids and her family."
Kim has yet to speak to the press about the robbery, but her family has spoken out in regard to the terrifying incident. "I mean, definitely it's been an incredibly traumatic experience for Kim and she's definitely taking some well needed and much deserved time off," Khloe Kardashian told the Associated Press on Tuesday. "I think it's just a wake-up call for everybody. ... But we definitely are just being more aware, and I think just making changes to our lives that I think at the end of the day, are positive changes."