Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 06: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the WSJ Mag 2019 Innovator Awards at The Museum of Modern Art on November 06, 2019 in New York City. Mark Sagliocco/WireImage


  • Kim Kardashian and her children took a trip to Universal Studios on Monday
  • Kanye West was absent from the family outing
  • Kardashian revealed her co-parenting struggles with West on Angie Martinez's "IRL" podcast

Kim Kardashian enjoyed quality time with her children at Universal Studios this week amid her co-parenting struggles with her ex-husband Kanye West.

On Monday, the Skims founder, 42, was spotted at NBCUniversal's theme park in Orlando, Florida, along with her four children, 9-year-old North, 7-year-old Saint, 4-year-old Chicago and 3-year-old Psalm, whom she shares with the 45-year-old rapper, TMZ reported.

The kids appeared to have had a blast with their mother before the New Year festivities. They were seen going on various rides in the huge park, including "The Simpsons" ride, and spending a lot of time in Fun Land, the outlet noted.

Photos obtained by TMZ showed Kardashian sporting an all-black ensemble, including a pair of Yeezy sandals. North, Chicago and Psalm matched their mother in black outfits, while Saint opted to wear a white soccer jersey.

West, who legally changed his name to Ye, was missing from the family outing. Instead, the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" alum and the children were reportedly accompanied by the former's good friend, Tracy Romulus, and bodyguards.

The family trip came days after Kardashian appeared on Angie Martinez's "IRL" podcast and opened up about the difficulties of co-parenting with West and how she shields her children from their father's controversial social media behavior.

"I definitely protected him, and I still will in the eyes of my kids, for my kids," Kardashian told Martinez. "In my home, my kids don't know anything that goes on, [in] the outside world."

She added that she restricts television and social media content inside their home, so her children would not find out about West's recent controversies.

"I'm holding on by a thread, and I am so close to that not happening. But while it's still that way, I will protect that to the end of the Earth, [for] as long as I can," she shared.

Kardashian admitted that she wanted to "disassociate from specific thoughts and things being said" that did not reflect on her as a person, but she would still put up a façade around her kids despite her struggles.

"In my home, I could be going through something, but if we're riding to school, and they want to listen to their dad's music, no matter what we're going through or what's happening in the world, I have to have that smile on my face, and blast his music and sing along with my kids, and act like nothing's wrong," she explained on the podcast. "Then as soon as I drop them off, I can have a good cry or do what I got to do."

The reality star then broke down in tears as she remembered her late father, Robert Kardashian, whom she called "the best dad," and shared that all she wanted for her kids was for them to have the "greatest experience" they could have with their own dad.

Kardashian and West ended their six-year marriage last year after the former filed for divorce. They decided to co-parent their four children and were declared legally single in March.

But the rapper had made several allegations against his ex-wife, including that he was not getting enough time to spend with their children. He also made headlines in the past months for making antisemitic remarks on social media and praising Adolf Hitler during an interview.

In late November, Kardashian and West finally settled their divorce and custody issues, with the court declaring that they would have "equal access" to their children. West was ordered to pay his ex-wife $200,000 per month in child support, and is responsible for 50% of their children's educational and security expenses.

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