WATCH: Kim Kardashian meets Alice Marie Johnson for the first time

BGUK_1262366 - ** RIGHTS: WORLDWIDE EXCEPT IN UNITED STATES ** Los Angeles, CA - Kim Kardashian meets pardoned prisoner Alice Johnson for the first time after the reality TV queen petitioned Trump to commute the drug offender's life sentence. The reality star visited Alice Johnson at her Memphis, Tennessee home on Wednesday, one week after the 63-year-old was released from jail following Kim's personal plea for 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. In their sit down with NBC News’ TODAY, Hoda Kotb, Kardashian and Johnson discussed the moment they first laid eyes on each other. "I love this woman," Kardashian said, to which Johnson replied: "I love this lady." Kim added: "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." Johnson said her only reaction when she met the star was: "This is Kim!" "Y’all haven’t stopped hugging, I did notice that. I think that you guys are going to be connected for a long time," Kotb noted, adding that Johnson had been nervous ahead of the meeting. Kotb added: "Literally before you got here, Alice was ringing her hands. I go: 'Okay. Kim is coming,’ she’s like: 'I’m ready. I’m ready to meet Kim. I’m ready to meet Kim'. She also described the former inmate as being 'lit from inside'. Kim, who had been working on behalf of the grandma for months, was the first person to tell the nonviolent drug offender about her commutation back on June 6, 2018. But while the pair had spoken on the phone, this was their first in-person encounter. 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." *BACKGRID DOES NOT CLAIM ANY COPYRIGHT OR LICENSE IN THE ATTACHED MAT Pictured: Kim Kardashian, Alice Johnson BACKGRID UK 13 JUNE 2018 BYLINE MUST READ: NBC / BACKGRID *BACKGRID DOES NOT CLAIM ANY COPYRIGHT OR LICENSE IN THE ATTACHED MATERIAL. ANY DOWNLOADING FEES CHARGED BY BACKGRID ARE FOR BACKGRID'S SERVICES ONLY, AND DO NOT, NOR ARE THEY INTENDED TO, CONVEY TO THE USER ANY COPYRIGHT OR LICENSE IN THE MATERIAL. BY PUBLISHING THIS MATERIAL , THE USER EXPRESSLY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND TO HOLD BACKGRID HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, OR CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED IN ANY WAY WITH USER'S PUBLICATION OF THE MATERIAL* UK: +44 208 344 2007 / uksales@backgrid.com USA: +1 310 798 9111 / usasales@backgrid.com *UK Clients - Pictures Containing Children Please Pixelate Face Prior To Publication*

Cape Town – Kim Kardashian has officially met Alice Marie Johnson – the woman she fought clemency for.

President Donald Trump commuted Alice’s sentence – who was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole in 1996 for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense and money laundering – on 6 June.

The clemency came after Kim hired a team of attorneys to investigate Alice’s case after coming across it on Twitter. The reality TV star later met with POTUS to discuss a possible pardon.

n a special interview with Today Show’s Hoda Kotb, Kim and Alice meet for the first time and talk about the life-changing moment the 63-year-old found out she was going home.

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A few minutes after meeting, both Kim and Alice said about one another: “Love this woman!”

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Speaking about the phone call Kim made to tell her she can go home, Alice says: “I went into full fledge Pentecostal holy dance. I started screaming and jumping, people were listening. I’m telling you, I was dancing, I was dancing, I was jumping, I was screaming, I was doing everything.”

Before telling her the happy news, Kim says she first thought Alice knew but could then tell she didn’t from her calm silence.

WATCH A CLIP OF THE INTERVIEW HERE:

During the interview, Alice also revealed to Hoda that after Kim took on her cause she kept a photo of the 37-year-old and her husband Kanye West in her Bible.

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Kim visited the White House in May to meet with Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, who is overseeing the administration’s push to overhaul the nation’s prison system. She also met with Trump in the Oval Office, a photograph of which the president released on Twitter.

Responding to the decision to grant clemency, Kim tweeted: “BEST NEWS EVER.”

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