New mother Kim Kardashian made a fleeting return to the spotlight on Friday for the first time in more than seven weeks. The 32-year-old appeared in a brief video recording on her mother Kris Jenner’s daytime chat show. In the pre-taped segment, she surprised the matriarch with a short message, saying: ‘Hey mom, I just wanted to say congratulations on your new show.
I’m sorry I couldn’t be there in person, but I’m just loving life a little bit too much at home right now.’
‘But I watch you every single day and you are so amazing. You really are born to do this. I just want to say I love you and have an amazing show.’ She looked happy and healthy in the clip dressed in a white top. Following the video message, Kris broke down in tears as she marvelled about the surprise with her guest host Diddy. ‘You did make me cry… Thank you Kimmy,’ she said as she wiped her eyes with a towel.
‘That made me cry… Thank you Kimmy, thank you Sean,’ she continued. In fact Kris was so touched she couldn’t continue saying her thank yous at the end of the programme, forcing Diddy to take over. ‘I just wanted to say thank you Ciara,’ she said of her musical guest, before cracking up again. ‘I can say this right now…’ The rapper had helped Kim surprise the mother and matriarch by pretending to show Kris a clip that would feature on the new cable TV channel Revolt, which he is launching in October this year with Comcast.
‘Check this out for Revolt. I bought something special that I am going to debut on the network, I am going to debut it here first on the Kris show,’ he said before showing the clip of Kim. It wasn’t quite the big reveal many fans had been hoping for and there was no sign of her daughter North West. Earlier in the day, Kim had tweeted her fans, telling them that she was going to surprise her mother.
‘Getting ready to surprise my mom on @krisjennershow today!!!! You ready NYC? Tune in!’ she wrote. Kim, who welcomed her first child with Kanye West on June 15, was last seen in public in an olive green dress on June 12. On June 29, her sister Khloe posted a head shot of her sleeping on the couch at home. Kim’s absence from the spotlight has been rather unusual for the reality star, who has relentlessly pursued media attention from the moment her sex tape was ‘leaked’ in 2007.
There have been suggestions Kim has been laying low while she gets back into shape. Her boyfriend Kanye, who doesn’t share her affection for publicity, has also encouraged her to be more private. Her best friend Jonathan Cheban recently said she has almost regained her pre-pregnancy body.
He said: ‘Knowing Kim, I’m sure she looks 80 per cent at this point, she’s pretty much perfect.’ Kim’s video will no doubt be a welcomed boost for Jenner, who has struggled to win over critics with her daytime show.