Famous for her nearly minute-by-minute Snapchat and Instagram updates for her fans, the crime would prompt Kim to question her usual social media habits and virtually every other aspect of her public life and how it affected her safety and the safety of her family. She knew something would have to change.
But before she could even think about a comeback, Kim had to heal.
Five months later, Kim had recovered enough to return to the public eye. Here's how she harnessed her inner strength and made it happen:
Moreover, within weeks, longtime Kardashian guard Pascal Duvier, who was not at Kim's apartment when the robbery occurred because he was protecting Kourtney Kardashian and her friends at a club across town, was noticeably absent from Kim's security team.
4. She leaned on her family. Without the distractions of social media posting and public appearances, Kim made it her life's mission to be, in the words of one insider, "all about recovering and being around the people she loves and trusts. Being around her children is the biggest distraction for her mind."
Whether it was throwing a relatively low-key first birthday party for son Saint West in December or just retreating to the comfort of family, Kim's gaze inward proved healing. This included getting back in front of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians cameras in November, when she retold details of the Paris nightmare to her mom and sisters.
On a recent appearance on Ellen, Kris Jenner called filming their show a "therapeutic" experience for Kim.