This Is How Kim Kardashian West Really Feels About Turning 40

When Kim Kardashian West first exploded onto the scene, she was in her late 20s trying to navigate her newfound fame while managing a very public relationship with football player, Reggie Bush.

A lot has changed for the Keeping Up with the Kardashians starlet since then. Now a married mother of four, Kardashian West is saying goodbye to her reality show, focusing on her family, business ventures, and her work on prison reform.

But how does the business mogul really feel about turning 40 this year?

Kim Kardashian attends the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on November 10, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.
Kim Kardashian attends the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on November 10, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. | Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage

Kim Kardashian West had one goal before turning 40

Before the world came to a halt, Kardashian West was very much looking forward to turning 40. In fact, she had one goal in mind that she’d been working toward.

“To feel good, I just want to get it like, a really good goal weight, and so that means working out at all costs,” she said in an Instagram video in Jan. 2020.  “It’s my eating. I work out but it’s like my eating. But Melissa [Alcantara] and I have a major goal for by the time I’m 40.”

Obviously, this year hasn’t unfolded as we’d hoped, but Kardashian West had some major plans for her big day.

The ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star had to cancel her big blowout birthday party

We’ve seen the massive parties the KarJenners throw at Christmas and for their children’s birthdays. Though her 36th birthday occurred amid the pandemic, the family still managed to throw Khloé Kardashian a gorgeous soiree. Unfortunately due to the pandemic, Kardashian West has had to scrap her massive birthday plans.

The KKW Beauty mogul had a pretty iconic theme. “I had the best plan,” she told Grazia Magazine. It was going to be called Wild, Wild Miss West’s 40th Birthday. Of course, the fashionista even had her outfits planned well in advance.

“I had Manfred Thierry Mugler make me a metal costume. Like, a cowgirl costume,” Kardashian West explained. “I have it and it is insane. We did virtual fittings. I don’t even want to waste it on a party for myself with five people. I want it to be something. So, I’m thinking maybe next year. I can have it on my 41st. We can still call it my 40th, right.”

Kim Kardashian West has some interesting feelings about turning 40

Since Kardashian West is not the eldest of her siblings, she’s watched her older sister, Kourtney Kardashian, gracefully ease into the fourth decade of her life. Also, the Skims founder has seen her mom, Kris Jenner, continue to thrive with the years.

For the mother of five who lost her father, Robert Kardashian Sr., when she was just 23, turning 40 has her feeling completely grateful for more time.

“I’m not one that gets nervous about getting older. I obviously do what I can to try and feel as youthful or to look a certain way,” the starlet told Grazia Magazine. “But I’m proud that my kids get me here another year. I always think about that. Particularly losing your dad or a parent or someone close to you at a young age.”