Kim Kardashian West thought her "career was over" after ending her marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries after just 72 days back in 2011. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star recalled thinking her days as a celebrity were numbered in an interview at the Cannes Lion festival on Friday.
"When I was going through the divorce I did say to everyone, 'You guys, I think our careers are over. I hope you've saved your money. And now we'll just continue to do our clothing stores and what we started off doing before the show. I totally thought it was over," she told British businessman Sir Martin Sorrell in an interview for The Drum.
Kim, 34, explained that she was being "very paranoid" and decided to take some time off to regroup.
"The time was really good for me," she said. "I cancelled everything. I had a book tour, I had a fragrance launch, I had everything that you could possibly imagine and I just cancelled it all and I took time for me."
The star, who is currently pregnant with her and husband Kanye West's second child, also talked about her hugely successful mobile gaming app, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, and explained that it was Kanye who convinced her to put her name to it.
"I respect him and his opinion, and so I asked him, 'What do you think of this video game, do you think I should do it?'" Kim recalled, "And he was like, 'You have to do this.'"
The video game has since gone on to make $100million in its first year and racked up more than 28 million downloads around the world.
"I thank Kanye every day for making me do this deal," Kim said. "Kanye really talked me into doing this partnership."
Things couldn't be going better for Kim, who has 33 million followers on Twitter and 37 million on Instagram. After appearing at the festival, the brunette jetted to London to join her rapper hubby on Thursday. She is expected to join Kanye at Glastonbury festival over the weekend, where he is headlining the Pyramid stage on Saturday night.