Kim Kardashian made a surprising return to the spotlight on Friday for the first time in more than seven weeks.
Kim Kardashian, 32, appeared in a brief video recording on her mother Kris Jenner’s daytime chat show.
In the pre-taped segment, Kim Kardashian surprised her mother with a short message, saying: “Hey mom, I just wanted to say congratulations on your new show. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there in person, but I’m just loving life a little bit too much at home right now.”
“But I watch you every single day and you are so amazing. You really are born to do this. I just want to say I love you and have an amazing show.”
Kim Kardashian looked happy and healthy in the clip dressed in a white top.
Following the video message, Kris Jenner broke down in tears as she marveled about the surprise with her guest host Diddy.
“You did make me cry… Thank you Kimmy,” Kris Jenner said as she wiped her eyes with a towel.
“That made me cry… Thank you Kimmy, thank you Sean,” she continued.
In fact Kris Jenner was so touched she couldn’t continue saying her thanks at the end of the programme, forcing Diddy to take over.
“I just wanted to say thank you Ciara,” Kris Jenner said of her musical guest, before cracking up again.
“I can say this right now…”
Diddy had helped Kim Kardashian surprise the mother and matriarch by pretending to show Kris Jenner a clip that would feature on the new cable TV channel Revolt, which he is launching in October this year with Comcast.
“Check this out for Revolt. I bought something special that I am going to debut on the network, I am going to debut it here first on the Kris show,” Diddy said before showing the clip of Kim Kardashian.
It wasn’t quite the big reveal many fans had been hoping for and there was no sign of her daughter North West.
Earlier in the day, Kim Kardashian had tweeted her fans, telling them that she was going to surprise her mother.
“Getting ready to surprise my mom on @krisjennershow today!!!! You ready NYC? Tune in!” she wrote.
Kim Kardashian, who welcomed her first child with Kanye West on June 15, was last seen in public in an olive green dress on June 12.
On June 29, Khloe Kardashian posted a head shot of Kim sleeping on the couch at home.
Kim Kardashian’s absence from the spotlight has been rather unusual for the reality star, who has relentlessly pursued media attention from the moment her tape was “leaked” in 2007.
There have been suggestions Kim Kardashian has been laying low while she gets back into shape. Her boyfriend Kanye West, who doesn’t share her affection for publicity, has also encouraged her to be more private.
Kim Kardashian’s best friend Jonathan Cheban recently said she has almost regained her pre-pregnancy body.
Jonathan Cheban said: “Knowing Kim, I’m sure she looks 80 per cent at this point, she’s pretty much perfect.”
Kim Kardashian’s video will no doubt be a welcomed boost for Kris Jenner, who has struggled to win over critics with her daytime show.