In an extremely relatable moment, Kim Kardashian West has experienced a rite of passage for the freshly single – staring dramatically out of a car window while blasting a sad breakup anthem. In this instance, Kardashian chose Olivia Rodrigo’s hit Drivers Licence, which is currently serving as the soundtrack to millions of hearts grieving the loss of a relationship. For the reality star, it’s the end of her six-year marriage to Kanye West, which saw her reportedly file for divorce last week.
While the Skims founder is yet to comment on the split, her latest Instagram Stories seem to indicate that she is deep in the throes of post-breakup dramatics – which almost always involves pretending to be in a music video while staring out the car window and simultaneously reliving your relationship to music that rips your heart out all over again (also known as dramatic window staring disorder, or DWSD).
On a road trip to Palm Springs, Kardashian took the congenial opportunity to painfully reminisce, which somehow feels both devastating and satisfying when experienced – it’s the emotional equivalent of picking a scab, and if you know, you know.
KIM KARDASHIAN LISTENING TO DRIVERS LICENSE BY OLIVIA RODRIGO. DAMN THE HEARTBREAK MUST BE HITTING HARD. pic.twitter.com/A2HGLVjk6P
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The 40-year-old posted herself blasting Rodrigo’s hit while driving through the vast expanse of the Californian desert. The lyrics are suitably soul-skewering, with Rodrigo singing, “All my friends are tired of hearing how much I miss you / But I kinda feel sorry for them / ‘Cause they’ll never know you the way that I do/ Today I drove through the suburbs / And pictured I was driving home to you.”
The lyrics then reach their melodramatic crescendo, with Rodrigo’s crushing refrain, “I know we weren’t perfect but I’ve never felt this way for no one / And I just can’t imagine how you could be so OK now that I’m gone.” Kardashian captioned the videos with a series of heart and knife emojis, and seriously – those who haven’t very much been there, please raise your hand.
Kim, girl – we see you, and we’re sending sheet masks, plant-based Ben & Jerry’s and the entire Sex And The City back catalogue.