Kylie Jenner has opened up about struggling with anxiety, saying that it “isn’t normal” to grow up with “a million eyes on you”.
In an Instagram post, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star spoke out about the issues she lived with as a teenager and has dealt with since the birth of her daughter, Stormi, in 2018.
Alongside a picture of herself standing on a beach at sunset, the 21-year-old told her 140 million Instagram followers that she was proud of herself for how she has handled living in the limelight.
“Growing up in the light with a million eyes on you just isn’t normal,” she wrote. “I’ve lost friends along the way and I’ve lost myself too sometimes.
“My first tattoo was ‘sanity’ to remind myself everyday to keep it. I’ve struggled with anxiety my whole young adult life and after my baby I dealt with all the internal ups and downs.
“I felt like I had to find myself completely again. I keep a whole lot to myself but just wanted to share and let you know I’m human.”
Jenner has been in the public eye since she was just 10, starring alongside sister Kendall and half-sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian in their family TV series.
She is now the youngest self-made billionaire of all time in her own right, according to Forbes, following the launch of her make-up and beauty range, Kylie Cosmetics, in 2015.
In her post about her life, she admitted it is “not perfect and what you see here on social media is just the surface”.
She urged her followers to “be gentle with yourself, move on, and let go”, adding: “We are all capable of great things, worthy of love, and allowed to express ourselves.
“Do more of what makes you happy and be unapologetic. Now is your season. We all have a magnificent destiny.”
Within nine hours, the post had been liked almost five million times.
Khloe Kardashian congratulated her for her honesty, writing in the comments: “Amen sweet sister!!!! I am proud of you always.”
Kourtney added: “I am proud of you, let it out.”