Keeping Up With The Kardashians catapulted Kourtney Kardashian’s family into a brighter spotlight than ever after premiering on E! in late 2007, but the oldest of the sisters recently told The Daily Mail‘s YOU magazine that she’s over the reality show.
She’s often seen as the quietest of her sisters–younger sisters Kim, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie are constantly making headlines for some reason or other. Even her younger brother Rob Kardashian is a topic of conversation more often lately, having announced he’s expecting his first child with girlfriend Blac Chyna weeks after they got engaged, as E! Online reported.
Kourtney, on the other hand, appears more focused on her children than public relationships or a modeling career.
Interestingly enough, Kourtney admitted during her interview that she’d be okay with Keeping Up With The Kardashians coming to its conclusion.
“I don’t want the show to end, but I sometimes think I would be so happy if it did and I could just move away from it all. By the end of every season I’ve had enough, but then once we have had a break I’m ready for more,” the mother of three says.
Her Daily Mail story notes that, as the eldest, she’s also the first one to tell her siblings the truth, even if it hurts.
“Kourtney never hogs the limelight on-screen, but is instead queen of the withering put-down. Over 12 seasons of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she has punctured her sisters’ egos with the sort of deadpan precision that would be unforgivable anywhere but ratings-hungry primetime. Mostly, her target is Kim, who is as look-at-me famous as it gets. The sisters’ children ‘run about together in a sweet little gang’, but as the big sister, Kourtney feels no need to pull her punches.”
As Kourtney opens up for the interview, it’s easy to see why her sisters are often at the forefront. The 37-year-old is a lot more low-key, valuing family time with her kids above all else.
Even her infamously tumultuous relationship with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick is still important to her because she wants her children to grow up knowing their father. Cameras or not, Kourtney strives for normalcy.
“Scott and I communicate all the time. You have to keep discussing what’s going on because as the children grow older, the rules need to be renegotiated,” Kourtney says. “We make sure we go on days out together because the kids love it, but it’s really hard when you’re at the zoo and there are cameras in your face all day.”
After hours, she can finally relax and spend time with her children–Mason, Penelope, and Reign.
“For me, the moment I relax is when I take off my make-up. That means I’m back in my mum role. We eat together – I don’t cook very often, we have someone who prepares our food – then it’s bath time and stories. We all snuggle together; first we read the baby books and then we move on to the other books. It’s so wonderful and peaceful.”
Initially, Kourtney didn’t want her children filmed for Keeping Up With The Kardashians, even though the births of her oldest two children were on camera. Keeping them away from the spotlight became harder and harder, so now her kids appear on screen once in awhile.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians is currently on its twelfth season, and has won multiple Teen Choice and People’s Choice Awards over the past few years.
It has consistently performed well among the 18-49 demographic, which advertisers are most interested in. Early last year, the television series officially became E!’s most watched show, according to Zap2It.
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