She told her family she hoped they'd saved the money they'd made from Keeping Up with the Kardashians

By K.c. Blumm
Updated June 27, 2015 02:30 AM
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Kim Kardashian West hit rock bottom after her 2011 split from second husband Kris Humphries.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star encountered a lot of backlash after ending her marriage to the NBA player after just 72 days, and admitted in an interview on Friday that she thought her days as a celebrity were over.

“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.

Kardashian West, 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 pregnant star also talked about her hugely successful mobile gaming app, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, and explained that it was her current husband, Kanye West, who convinced her to put her name to it.

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“My husband does only everything that he is one billion percent passionate about and he had seen me work on so many things that were a little bit all over the place,” she explained. “I wanted more focus and I respect him and his opinion and I asked him, ‘What do you think of this video game – do you think I should do it?’ and he said, ‘You have to do this.’ ”

It was good advice: The game is expected to rake in $200 million this year.