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For fans of all things Kardashian, there has been one very noticeable absence on their reality shows as of late: Kim’s boyfriend Kanye West!

Given how often this family of reality TV titans are filming a show, it seems unlikely that a serious boyfriend—especially one with the star power of a rapper like Kanye—could avoid being captured on camera. Yes, Kanye is notoriously private, but it turns out this is a very conscious choice on Kim’s part. She shared her thought process on the recent special Ryan Seacrest With the Kardashians: An E! News Presentation.

“I changed a little bit in showing relationships,” she said. “You put it all out there for the world to see, and people turn because they just don’t get your decisions. You know, you’re like – should I really put my next relationship on, will they get this? I felt like I gave so much of myself in my marriage publicly and when you make mistakes it’s embarrassing.”

We hear ya, Kim! Watching Kim’s relationship with ex-husband Kris Humphries sour on national TV was uncomfortable for us to watch, so we can’t imagine how awful that must have been for Kim to relive on air!

After going through that hot mess of an unravelling relationship, we totally get keeping this one just the teensiest bit more under wraps.

Source: E! News via Hollywoodlife.com