UPDATE 5:49 p.m. ET: Hours after the terrifying incident, Kim Kardashian reunited with husband Kanye West in New York City on Monday, October 3. The reality star was greeted by West at Teterboro Airport around 11 a.m., sources told Us Weekly. The couple were then escorted back to their apartment downtown in a 15-car motorcade.
Kardashian, 35, was also reunited with their two kids, North, 3, and Saint, 9 months, who were safely in NYC when the Selfish author was robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning in Paris.
According to a rep for Matilda the Musical, North attended a matinee performance of the Broadway show with two other children, a nanny and a security guard on Sunday, October 2. “They sat in the audience and then afterward, North came backstage and met the kids in the company, including the girl who played Matilda,” the rep told Us. “A good time was had by all!”
As police continue to investigate Kardashian’s terrifying incident, a source told Us that the social media maven doesn’t have any plans to fire her longtime bodyguard, Pascal Duvier, who was not present during the robbery.
“Pascal was with Kourtney and Kendall at L’Arc Nightclub. Kim felt safe at the apartment by herself,” the insider tells Us of Duvier’s whereabouts. “Kim is not blaming Pascal. She felt completely safe at the Paris apartment and doesn’t believe this is his fault in any way.”
The E! personality was last seen entering her NYC apartment with West Monday morning. Her diamond engagement ring — which was reportedly stolen by the thieves — was noticeably missing from her ring finger.
iPhone security expert Andrew McDonnell told Us Weekly on Monday that the burglars, who also reportedly took two iPhones believed to belong to Kardashian, will likely not be able to obtain personal information if the reality star’s devices were set with pass codes.
“For newer iPhones, the bottom line is that a strong pass code makes it nearly impossible for thieves to steal data,” McDonnell told Us. “If someone mugs you, takes your phone, or it’s stolen out of your hotel room, or you leave it in a movie theater, without the pass code, any iPhone from the past few years — I’m sure Kim Kardashian’s was that new — it’s going be extremely difficult to get data out of the phone without the pass code. And to make it impossible, you can lock the iPhone or erase it remotely using Apple’s ‘Find My iPhone’ Web application.”
E! told Us in a statement on Monday that KUWTK cameras were not rolling during the incident either.
“All of us at E! are incredibly thankful that Kim Kardashian West is safe, and we send her and her family our love and support,” the statement read. “Keeping Up With the Kardashians was not filming at the time of the robbery. Our focus right now is entirely on Kim’s well-being.”
UPDATE: A Paris police official tells Us Weekly that the five robbers were spotted escaping on bicycles after their organized raid. A local bar employee adds, “[Kim has] been popping in and out all the time during fashion week. … Unfortunately, too many people seem to know that she lives here.”
Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, also addressed the incident in a statement on Monday, saying Kardashian will “always be welcome in Paris.” Hidalgo said she’s confident that police will find those responsible, noting that the robbery “in no way calls into question police work or security of public space” in Paris.
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Kim Kardashian was left “badly shaken but physically unharmed” according to her rep, after a terrifying ordeal on Monday, October 3, when she was robbed at gunpoint inside her Paris, France, apartment. Now Us Weekly has exclusive new details of the crime in the video above, and detailed below.