Kim Kardashian Admits She's Always Had a Type, Shares Her Dad's Advice About Interracial Dating

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Kim Kardashian (Rolling Stone)
Kim Kardashian (Rolling Stone)

Just because she built an empire from a sex tape and taking selfies doesn't mean Kim Kardashian isn't like the rest of us — at least in some ways.

While taking a trip down the very colorful memory lane of her dating history (which begins long before that infamous sex tape), the 34-year-old reality TV queen admitted that, since her teens, she's had a type. (Hint: It doesn't include older men.)

"The runners at my dad's office would say, 'I can't wait until she's 18. I want to go on a date with her,'" she recalled to Rolling Stone. "I'd be like, 'Not a chance, get away.'"

But that hardly meant she wasn't interested in dating. "I've always had a boyfriend," she mused. "I loved having a boyfriend."

Related: The Many Loves of Kim Kardashian

One of her first boyfriends was Michael Jackson's nephew, T.J. Jackson, whom she dated for several years. "When I was growing up, when I was in high school, I'd get magazines and see interracial couples and think, 'They are so cute,'" she explained before adding, "I've always been attracted to a certain kind of look."

Kim went with T.J. Jackson to prom in 1998 (Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library)
Kim went with T.J. Jackson to prom in 1998 (Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library)

Kim's been romantically involved with many black men over the years, including her first husband, music producer Damon Thomas, whom she married in 2000 when she was just 19. She also dated Ray J, Nick Cannon, and NFL player Reggie Bush to name a few of the guys who fit her "type."

Kim and Reggie Bush sat just a few seats down from Kanye at a fashion show in 2009 (Getty Images)
Kim and Reggie Bush sat just a few seats down from Kanye at a fashion show in 2009 (Getty Images)

But while Kim's impression of "cute" interracial couples came from magazines, her father's impression came from real life, and he warned her that dating someone of a different race could be difficult at times. (As a refresher, Robert Kardashian was close with O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson and represented the football star during his murder trial — a time Kim now recalls as "surreal.")

My father "explained to me that he's had a lot of interracial friends, and it might not be the easiest relationship," Kim shared. "He said I should prepare myself for people to say things to me."

And it seems she took her father's advice to heart. A year and a half ago, when an 18-year-old man reportedly began shouting racial slurs toward Kim as she entered a Beverly Hills office building, she simply told him, "You really shouldn't use racial slurs like that." That could have been the end of it, except the teen responded by calling Kim a "n----- lover," which pushed her then-fiance, Kanye West, over the edge. The rapper (allegedly) ended up chasing the teen into a chiropractor's office and punching him in the arm, prompting police to be called to the scene.

Kim and Kanye share a smooch (Instagram)
Kim and Kanye share a smooch (Instagram)

With exceptions like this, however, Kim and Kanye seem to have maintained a rather pleasant existence. "I think we're definitely opposites," the mother of 2-year-old daughter North said. "I calm him down and he pumps me up." When they're at home, Kim said Kanye spends quiet time with their little girl. "[Kanye] loves to watch movies," she noted. "Anything animated he'll watch with North."

Related: See Adorable Photos of North West

Kim also opined on another benefit of marrying Kanye West: free personal styling. Though "uber fashionable" doesn't seem to be a characteristic of her "type" based on her past relationships, she realizes that teaming up with someone who is has been incredibly helpful. "The makeover Kanye has given me is amazing," she smiled.

But even though Kim and Kanye are now expecting their second child together and their marriage appears to be going strong, it's unlikely the rapper will appear on Keeping Up With the Kardashians any time soon. According to the brunette beauty, her better half really has no desire to be part of that televised endeavor. "And I respect that," she asserted. "You can't expect me to jump onstage and start singing — it's not what I do."

But with Kanye West by her side, we wouldn't totally count it out.