Today is Kim Kardashian West’s 36th birthday, a day she has celebrated every single year with highly-paid club appearances and over the top parties she shares with her fans. This year is markedly different as Kim K has been in hiding all month, recovering from being robbed at gunpoint in a Paris hotel.
Earlier this week a Kardashian insider stated that Kim may never return to her old life. However, her long history and well-known love for sharing her life with her fans is a hard habit to break. At what point will she feel the joy that being a pubic figure use to bring her?
Her habit of having high-profile birthdays might be the perfect day to return. Here’s how she’s celebrated this day in the past:
Kim’s 35th birthday
One of Kim’s more low-key birthdays, she was past the point of doing club appearances (she was pregnant with Saint). For her 35th birthday Kanye threw her an elaborate surprise brunch with a pregnancy theme. There were churros and guests could try on a fake pregnancy belly.
Kim’s 34th birthday
Kim wore an incredible low-cut dress at her 34th b-day celebration at Tao nightclub in Las Vegas. She celebrated with close family and friends (and a club full of people).
Kim’s 33rd birthday
Again Kim celebrated with her traditional party: a blowout at Tao nightclub in Las Vegas. Kim had given birth to North at this point at was engaged to Kanye — so young!
Kim’s 32nd birthday
Deep in her whirlwind romance with Kanye, the pair celebrated Kim’s 32nd on a trip to Rome (the trip was a surprise birthday present from Kanye). While there was no huge party, the trip itself was very public with the couple shopping in stores and dining in front of a crowd of paparazzi.
Italy is so beautiful! Best Birthday ever!!!
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 19, 2012
Kim’s 31st birthday
On her 31st birthday Kim was with Kris Humphries — what a throwback. Kim partied with fans at the Marquee Nightclub in Las Vegas.
Tonight was so much fun!!! Yummy meal at Lavo then fun night at Marquee! Thanks to everyone who came out! Now jetting back to LA!
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 23, 2011
Kim’s 16th birthday
Beginning the long tradition of over-the-top celebrations, Kim’s longtime BFF, Allison Statter, just shared this picture on Kim’s app. It’s Kim’s 16th birthday, long before she was in the spotlight, when she received a BMW from her parents.
“Hey guys, It’s hard to believe that 20 years ago, Kim and I were turning 16 and learning how to drive. I remember Kim’s Sweet 16 so well. Aunt Kris and Uncle Robert hosted a really nice lunch for Kim with all of her friends and family at a popular Italian restaurant called Cicada. We would all do our Sweet 16s at Cicada! How cool that Kim is wearing a vintage slip dress, LOL! Kim was always a tad bit younger than us, with her birthday being in October, so we were all ready for her to turn 16 so we didn’t have to drive her everywhere anymore!”
Happy birthday Kim! We hope you’re doing well.