Khloé Kardashian defends Kim’s birthday journey, talks COVID-19 battle

Khloé Kardashian and her household are standing behind Kim Kardashian and her controversial choice to throw a luxe trip for her 40th birthday.

“I haven’t heard lots about it, however I did hear that individuals had been upset that all of us went out of city. I don’t actually know the extent of it,” Khloé says on “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” airing Thursday. “However this 12 months is a irritating 12 months. I get it. I believe there’s so many frustrations happening for everyone. But additionally it’s her 40th. That is one thing that she needed to do for us. It was such a pleasant factor.”

Following criticism from followers, Khloé, 36, alluded to the group’s quite a few COVID-19 checks and quarantining forward of touring, and stated that employees on the island, which Web page Six completely revealed was Tetiaroa Atoll in Tahiti, had been grateful for guests.

“Being there with all of the precautions that we took and being there and the way grateful everybody was for the tourism facet of it,” she says on the present. “So many individuals stated that we had been their first celebration of company that they’ve had in months and what it’s completed for them to have the ability to pay their payments or to have the ability to do stuff for his or her household, simply listening to these messages once we had been there, we felt actually good and we felt so protected.

“We did it within the most secure manner I might think about somebody doing it.”

Kim’s glam pictures and tone-deaf captions from the holiday garnered quite a few destructive reactions on social media, together with one Twitter person who wrote, “I haven’t seen ma household in four months as a result of I work a public-facing job and I’m completely afraid of the potential for passing Covid on to my weak mother and father. I hope you had enjoyable pretending issues had been regular, however spare a thought for these of us staying in the actual world.”

Khloé additionally opened up about her battle with COVID-19 earlier this 12 months, saying it was “tremendous scary” being “actually, actually sick.”

“I simply was quarantined in my room for 16 days. We needed to wait till I had destructive take a look at outcomes for me to depart. And that was the toughest half,” she displays. “I don’t care how lovely of a spot you have got, being taken away out of your youngster for that lengthy, as a result of I couldn’t be round my daughter, that was essentially the most coronary heart wrenching factor.”