Kim Kardashian doesn't need her mother's approval.

Although the 31-year-old reality TV star and her mom and manager Kris Jenner are close, Kim says she doesn't need Kris to approve all of her decisions.

She said: ''My mom has been there for me throughout every single minute of my life and is always a constant source of strength.

''I certainly listen to her opinions but I don't need her approval for a boyfriend.''

Kim also said her brother Rob is ''his own man'' but hopes he has learned about women from being surrounded by a family of females.

She said: ''He's his own man but hopefully we've helped him to understand women better than the average guy.''

Although she found fame on TV, Kim admitted she never watches her own show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'.

She said: ''To be honest I don't really watch it that much. When you live it, you don't really need to see it on TV.''