"To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career," Kardashian's ex tells Latina magazine in its September issue. "I probably realized that too late."
It's been five years since Bailon and Kardashian were together, yet apparently the singer-actress, 30, remains linked to him in the public's mind because of her 13 episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Bailon also tells Latina that she was simply too young to handle public reaction – also mostly negative – to her breakup with Kardashian.
"To this day, people will still say, 'You ruined Rob's life!' and I'll think, 'Damn, I was still playing with Barbie dolls when I met him,' " she says.
Kim Kardashian, meanwhile, had something to say about Bailon and her negative remarks to Latina.
"Funny how she says being with a Kardashian hurt her career yet the only reason she has this article is bc she is talking about a Kardashian," the reality TV superstar Tweeted.
Funny how she says being with a Kardashian hurt her career yet the only reason she has this article is bc she is talking about a Kardashian— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 30, 2014
So sad when people try to kick my brother when he is down #FamilyForever— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 30, 2014