Kim Kardashian has appeared to be a sturdy source of support for her stepdad, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, who has made the transition to Caitlyn Jenner and recently began starring in her own reality show, I Am Cait. It has been somewhat strange that it has only been Kim K and Kylie Jenner who have appeared in the new reality show, which highlights the journey Caitlyn is experiencing as a transgender individual. Kim’s sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, have been entirely absent from filming thus far, and speculations are swirling as to why this is the case.
It has been reported that Caitlyn wishes to distance herself from the drama stirred up by having all of the Kardashians around. However, claims made by an insider aware of the goings on in the Jenner-Kardashian fam has communicated an interesting bit of information that also seems quite absurd.
Hollywood Life shares the insider’s words in regards to the reason that Kim Kardashian has been involved in the filming of I Am Cait.
“Caitlyn paid Kim to be on her show. [Khloe and Kourtney] think Caitlyn’s been more open with the world than with them. Korutney and Khloe can’t express their feelings without being accused of being unsupportive of the LGBT community, but they’re hurt. They feel like they lost a parent and no one cares.”
Although Kourtney and Khloe may not be joining the cast of I Am Cait anytime soon, perhaps due to the therapy sessions which Kris and Caitlyn have attended together, viewers can possibly expect to see the mother of Kim make an appearance. Radar Online shares the words a source relayed to the publication about recent meetings Kris and Caitlyn have gotten together for in an attempt to work through their difficulties.
“It was Caitlyn’s idea and Kris agreed, but not just because of the kids — Kris knows it will help with her closure. So far, it’s really helped her come to terms with the ‘new Bruce’ standing before her … they’ve got a lot of history together.”
Although Caitlyn’s family has been supportive in various ways, it is clear that being a part of Caitlyn’s journey in such a public way is something that Khloe and Kourtney may be struggling with. Kim Kardashian is certainly the family member whose life is made most public, and it, therefore, is plausible that Caitlyn would enlist the reality star’s help for ratings. Claims have been made that Kim is in need of a sales boost, as well, seeing as there have been reports that Kim’s Selfish book was not selling quite as expected. However, Us Weekly has shared that these reports are actually inaccurate.
After Nielsen Bookscan set the number of copies sold at 32,000, Pam Sommers, Executive Director of Publicity at Rizzoli shared facts about Kim’s sales with the publication.
“The Bookscan number of 30K floating around is not inaccurate but it represents a very small segment of our sales overall, which are very strong in non-bookstore specialty retailers, and international sales, neither of which report to Bookscan. The book is, in fact, a significant success story as a benchmark of the phenomenon of self-portrait in the digital age.”
Therefore, Kim has actually made being Selfish a success.
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