Kourtney Kardashian says she’ll be stepping away from her family’s reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians to pursue a happier life.
In a new interview with Health Magazine, the 40-year-old mother of three opened up about making an exit from The Kardashians after being on the show for all of its 17 seasons. “I’m really trying to put my energy into things that are fulfilling and enjoyable,” she explained.
Things haven’t been as fulfilling and enjoyable for Kourtney, it seems, as the trailer for the latest season of #KUWTK showed Kourtney and her sister Kim Kardashian getting into a physical altercation. And while Kim and Kourtney have always had an intense relationship, even their momager Kris Jenner said fans can expect the new season to be “violent.”
Kim recently spoke with celebrity attorney Laura Wasser about the incident on Wasser’s All’s Fair podcast. “I might need an attorney when that first episode comes out,” said Kim. The mother of three added that she and Kourtney’s relationship will “get better” but that the season is “a little violent” compared earlier seasons. But, in the previous season, Kardashian sisters argued over Kourtney’s unwillingness to exploit her life for show content.
“It’s really bothersome to Kim and I that we, like, bust our ass, and we film all the time. We’re open. We don’t have a ton of boundaries, in our opinion, not in comparison to — it’s like Kourtney gives us nothing,” said Khloe Kardashian during an episode. Later, Kourtney shared that the show played a pivotal role in her relationship being tarnished with her ex Scott Disick. “I shared everything from my relationship with Scott. Everything.To where all these people were involved in my relationship, and it was horrible for our relationship. I, of course, am grateful for all the years of filming our show, but, you know, I’ve spent so many years on camera, and I’m just in a different headspace,” said Kourtney.
Behind the scenes, Kourtney told producers that her health is more important than being a part of the show. “I just don’t want to film every day and have it be a toxic environment. … We are all different people, we have different things that are important to each of us. My well-being is more important than the show. I’m not giving in.”