Kim Kardashian And Alice Johnson Embrace For The First Time At The Pardoned Prisoner’s Memphis Home

Posted On : 06/14/2018

Reality star Kim Kardashian has finally met the grandmother who she helped free from prison.

The mom-of-three visited Alice Johnson at her Memphis, Tennessee home on Wednesday.

Just one week ago, the 63-year-old was released from jail following Kardashian’s personal plea to the president to commute her life sentence.

The pair were seen cuddling up together on Johnson’s couch as they prepared for their first joint TV interview.

Kim Kardashian Posted The Reunion On Snapchat


In true Kardashian fashion, the reality mom posted pictures of them smiling together on Snapchat, with an array of different filters.

In their sit down with NBC News’ TODAY Kardashian and Johnson discuss the moment they first laid eyes on each other.

‘I love this woman,’ Kardashian said, to which Johnson replied: ‘I love this lady.’

‘I mean I already knew just by talking to you on the phone and just seeing you in videos, but I mean you are everything and more than I ever thought,’ added the star of Keeping up with the Kardashians.

Johnson said her only reaction when she met the star was ‘This is Kim!’

The Two Couldn’t Stop Embracing


‘Y’all haven’t stopped hugging, I did notice that. I think that you guys are going to be connected for a long time,’ host Hoda Kotb remarked.

‘Literally before you got here, Alice was ringing her hands and we were talking about – I go ‘okay. Kim is coming,’ she’s like ‘I’m ready. I’m ready to meet Kim. I’m ready to meet Kim.’ 

Kim then described the former inmate as being ‘lit from inside.’ 

The social media starlet, 37, has been working on behalf of the grandma for months.

She was also the first person to tell the nonviolent drug offender about her commutation back on June 6.

But while the pair have spoken on the phone, today was their first in-person encounter. 

Johnson Was Jailed In 1996

Talking to Good Morning America on June 7, Johnson said: ‘When Kim told me that I was being released, I started jumping and screaming and crying, and everyone else was crying.’

‘It was wonderful. I’m so glad that she was the one who was able to deliver the news to me. It was a perfect ending.’ 

Johnson was jailed for life in 1996 for being part of a cocaine ring. This despite having an otherwise clean record and violence not featuring in the case. She had applied for clemency during Obama’s 2014 push to free non-violent drug offenders from jail, but her application was denied.

When Johnson was released, she sprinted into the arms of her waiting family in Aliceville, Alabama. Wearing an all white outfit, the emotional great grandma was greeted by waiting relatives, one of whom was carrying a bunch of flowers. 

Kim posted a story about her release on Twitter with the caption: ‘BEST NEWS EVER!!!!’

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