Anyone who’s been watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians since Khloé Kardashian had her original hair color knows that sister fights are part of the show. Like, remember when Kim Kardashian attacked Khloé with her purse and screamed, “Don’t be f*cking rude”? That’s basically Kardashian for “I love you.” But in recent years, things have, uh, shifted among Kourtney Kardashian, Kim, and Khloé.
Sure, there’s always been tension, but the drama has majorly escalated since summer ’18, and now Kourtney is officially stepping back from the show while new KUWTK trailers show her and Kim physically fighting. 😬 So how the hell did we get here?
July 31, 2018
Kourtney’s ongoing tension with her sisters kicked off last summer on KUWTK, with this completely weird clip of her ignoring Kim and Khloé for her phone:
Khloé ended up being like, “What is up your ass? Seriously, what the f*ck is wrong with you? Why are you so bitchy these days?” And Kourtney literally responded, “I’m a born bitch.”
August 1, 2018
Kim infamously called Kourtney the “least interesting to look at” during a truly deranged fight over Kourt flaking out on the family Christmas card:
And, like, sure, it was really mean—but to be fair, Kourtney called Kim an “evil, distraught” human and called her family “disgusting.”
The argument was so bad that Kourtney skipped Kim’s baby shower, which is pretty unforgivable. “I really hoped Kourtney was gonna get over herself and just show up, but she didn’t,” Kim said. “So I don’t think she’s big on family because if she was, she would be at my shower.”
Just gonna go ahead and share this pic of Kris Jenner, who is truly all of us:
August 2, 2018
Kim shadily tweeted about Kourtney trying to profit off the Kardashians’ brand while simultaneously being a hater:
Oh word, did Kourt tell you this? She sure wanna live that Kardashian life though, and BTW this photo shoot was our Christmas card. Family memories we were creating. Just tune in before you start acting like you know things. https://t.co/9Gaobo5NuQ
Things are…not going great! Basically, this is Kourtney:
August 3, 2018
Kourtney told E! News she’s “definitely proud to be a Kardashian” but feels like “every day, almost, I was being picked on and criticized and I just couldn’t take it anymore.” Awk.
August 5, 2018
Kim and Kourtney got into an insane fight on Twitter, and honestly, I’m just gonna go ahead and drop the tweets:
You hear that??? If I don’t take my meeting as scheduled then I couldn’t launch my ULB KKW BEAUTY collection! AND I had this oNLY time slot to plan my baby shower, but Kourt wouldn’t budge to help a sis out!
We all have our own priorities. Mine is being a mother. #KUWTK
And mine is not? The shoot was with our kids!!!!! My #1 priority is being a mother as well and I can work too, so can you! https://t.co/3bApFwwjcr
And i do. But i wasn’t wanting MORE work, i already felt spread thin. Being a good mother also has different meaning to each of us. You’re an amazing mother, I’m not taking that away from you. https://t.co/ZMpEo5nlwL
We’re ride or die. But i don’t accept the way we criticize and judge each other anymore. My personal growth doesn’t allow it. https://t.co/n2m07zWhub
Oh, also, Khloé chimed in:
What the fuck does that mean?? I didn’t want peace?? #kuwtk https://t.co/usWTdEUI9c
Wait are you for real @kourtneykardash ??? Do we want to get into why all of us were frustrated with you? You want to do this on twitter? #KUWTK
Please explain when I ever jumped in on that situation. I’m the one who fucking called you to make sure you were good. #KUWTK https://t.co/JMe4Zp0sWt
Hey @kourtneykardash are you watching the same episode I am??? Do you think I was picking on you? I was genuinely concerned about your happiness. Stop looping me into your drama with Kim! Don’t ever tweet me that shit again! #KUWTK
August 10, 2018
The Kardashians dropped another explosive clip of Kourtney accusing Kim of only caring about KUWTK. “Everything to you guys, the show is more important, work is more important,” she said during a therapy session. “We all have different priorities and working, it’s not my top priority. It’s never going to be.”
Things just got a whole lot juicier. Tune-in Sunday at 9|8c to see what the future holds for #KUWTK. pic.twitter.com/gQIsaVFOHv
We also got some insight into how the Kardashians think of their show as a job and feel like Kourtney is lacking professionalism. “She can’t commit to filming a season and sharing her life if she’s not going to at all,” Kim said. “We just want her to be held accountable and be responsible—that when you take a job and are getting paid to do something, you honor that. Because all of us do.”
And then in yet another criminally insane clip, Khloé tried to get Kourtney to talk to her and Kim, but she ignored them for her phone and they had this truly brutal conversation:
Khloé: “In therapy, are you on your phone or do you give your therapist attention?”
Khloé: “If you were listening instead of zooming in on some picture, you would’ve known what I was saying.”
Khloé: “…okay, well, I’m not investing myself, so you can f*ck off then.”
August 22, 2018
Kim and Khloé learned that Kourtney was thinking of going out of town with her kids for the holidays and they were less than thrilled. “Do you think it’s, like, a cry for help? A cry for attention? Is she the new Rob?” Kim said. “She drives me so crazy. I just don’t even know what to do.”
August 26, 2018
In an unaired clip from KUWTK, Khloé and Kim complained that Kourtney doesn’t want to be part of the Kardashian family anymore and threatened to take away her “Kardashian privileges” as a result.
Direct quote from Khloé: “She could f*cking shove Kardashian up her f*cking vagina. No one cares. We should say, ‘Oh, you don’t want to be a Kardashian? Let’s pull all of your Kardashian privileges.’”
September 13, 2018
E! dropped a truly bummer clip of Kourtney finding out she’s not the legal guardian of Khloé’s daughter, True. Um. Kim is.
To her credit, Kourtney tried to roll with it, saying, “I’m a little bit disappointed that I’m not the guardian, but honestly, you don’t know what your parenting style is until you have kids.” Mature, but still…her face!!!
October 5, 2018
Remember when Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé traveled to Tokyo so Kim could shoot a Yeezy campaign? And Kourtney rocked this look?
Yeah, well, Kim wasn’t having it and told E!’s cameras, “Kourtney with Japanese-inspired outfits and Khloé’s wearing silver sequins, turquoise eyeshadow, huge chandelier earrings. They’re just, like, completely clashing and making my outfit look really bad and they’re ruining everything. I couldn’t even eat dinner because I was so disgusted.”
Kim confronted her sisters, and Kourtney’s clapback was straight savage: “You think I look like a clown?” she said. “Well, you look like you just won the Tour de France and you’re cycling around town.”
Reminder, this is what Kim looked like:
November 29, 2018
In what appeared to be an attempt to apologize to Kourtney over that whole “least interesting to look at thing,” Kim literally said, “What I meant is you’re the most boring.”
Um…that is…equally mean. And Kourt’s face says it all:
Here’s the full clip if you’re in the mood to feel awkward.
December 4, 2018
Kim visited Jimmy Kimmel and straight-up said Kourtney was the most likely to sue her because she is “ruthless.” Kim pointed to that one time she tried to put Kourt in her video game and she demanded more money. “When I used her character in a video game,” Kim said, “and I paid her. But yeah—she wanted more.”
May 23, 2019
Kourt told Paper that she basically wants to ditch KUWTK and not be famous anymore. “I always say I want to move away someday and just be away from it all,” she said. “Sail away. No one will ever see me again. I keep throwing up different places, but then I’ll go there to visit and I’ll be like, ‘Nope, this isn’t it, but glad I came.’ We’ve just been to Finland. And I was like, ‘Check, it’s great for me to visit, but I’m not going to move there.’ Maybe Norway. Switzerland? I’ve got a lot of ideas.”
September 13, 2019
E! thirstily dropped another clip from a truly deranged fight between Kim and Kourtney, this time featuring Kim calling Kourtney a “fake humanitarian ho.” Here’s what Kourtney had to say about it:
And here’s what Kim actually said:
September 16, 2019
The internet became convinced Kourtney was two seconds away from ripping Kris’s 10 percent away and ditching KUWTK. So she went on The Real and told everyone that “every day is different…but at the current moment, I’m happy and very into my blessings and feeling very good.”
That said, she also added, “I definitely have my moments where [I want to quit]. Because I mean, life is short and you want to be happy.”
October 15, 2019
E! gifted us with a completely insane look at their current season—including footage of Kourtney implying she’s quitting Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The moment in question went down when Khloé asks her sister, “You would be happy if the show ended?” to which Kourt replied, “Yeah! Who cares!”
Um. Me. I care.
November 7, 2019
After months of fighting with her sisters, Kourtney finally confirmed she’s taking a step back from KUWTK during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “I just decided to spend more time as a mom and put more of my energy there. But I’m not saying goodbye,” she said while her sisters looked 50 shades of shady. “But I think you’ll have to see more of it on the new season, season 18. It isn’t airing yet, but it’s being filmed. Currently, in this room.”
November 10, 2019
Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney roll into the People’s Choice Awards and have the world’s most awkward interview ever with Giuliana Rancic. The moment went down when Giuliana asked the sisters who they were wearing and Kourtney attempted to answer, saying, “I didn’t plan this—Naeem Khan? Is that how you say it?” Kim then cut her off, leaned in front of her, and said, “All that matters is that we’re wearing KKW Diamonds! That’s all that—we’re all wearing that.” She then added, “I was saving you since you didn’t know who you were wearing.”
November 17, 2019
Keeping Up With the Kardashians aired an absolutely insane fight between Kim and Kourtney about their daughters’ joint Candy Land–themed birthday party. Basically, Kourtney wanted healthy alternatives and Kim wanted, ya know, candy. Because Candy Land was literally…the theme…of the party.
E! dropped a bunch of tense clips from the fight, including this one where Kourtney tries to say candy is off-brand for her, and Kim is literally like, “Then why does your car have leather seats? Why are you wearing plastic glasses?”
We also got a clip of Kim saying, “It’s a Candy Land–themed party! Yes, that’s, like, what the party is about, Candy Land. It’s not f*cking Gluten-Free Land over here.”
Obviously, footage from this saga was filmed well before November (North’s birthday is in June and Penelope’s is in July), but Kourtney was still upset by the time the episode aired. She hit Twitter to defend herself against fans taking Kim’s side, writing, “I never said NO candy. I said not all junk food, let’s have some salads, etc., and @KimKardashian said she wanted the ice-cream truck and I suggested organic ice cream with some nondairy options. Moderation.”
I never said NO candy. I said not all junk food, let’s have some salads etc, and @KimKardashian said she wanted the ice cream truck and I suggested organic ice cream with some non dairy options. Moderation. https://t.co/1Ef1IdLodr
She also said, “My daughter happens to love salads and it was her birthday party, which we also had BBQ food, cakes, an ice-cream truck, and way too much candy. But you focus on one word that I said, okay?”
My daughter happens to love salads and it was her birthday party, which we also had BBQ food, cakes, and ice cream truck and way too much candy. But you focus on one word that I said, ok? https://t.co/ZxcpggqlSB
December 6, 2019
In a preview for an upcoming episode of KUWTK, Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé get into a huge argument about how Kourtney is too private and doesn’t want to put every aspect of her life out there. According to Kim and Khloé, because Kourt wants to take a step back and “coast,” they now have to make up for that missing content and do extra work.
That said, Kourtney isn’t budging because she thinks they’re going overboard with how much they post and film anyway. Kourt says she’s already being extremely vulnerable by sharing her struggle with anxiety.
December 8, 2019
Well, folks, Kim just tried to fire Kourtney over FaceTime for having “too many f*cking boundaries.” She told her, “We have a proposal for you. It starts with an ‘f’ and ends with a ‘d.’” And while live-tweeting the show, Khloé said, “If we all started concealing major areas of our life, then what would there be to film? I’m completely okay with people having boundaries but you have to be present in the areas you’re willing to share.”
If we all started concealing major areas of our life then what would there be to film? I’m completely OK with people having boundaries but you have to be present in the areas you’re willing to share #KUWTK
Here are Kourtney’s thoughts on the whole firing idea: “If Kim thinks she has the power to fire me from our family show? It’s just crazy. It’s just, sometimes we need a break and I don’t want to film with Kim.”
As for who holds the true firing power on the show, People sources said it’s definitely not Kim, no matter what she thinks. They said, “Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé have equal contracts and equal responsibilities,” before adding, “Kim is very influential when it comes to their whole business empire, but she still can’t fire Kourtney.”
December 12, 2019
During a family trip to Wyoming, Kris decided to lead a “family therapy session” and asked everyone to pick someone they want to strengthen their relationship with. After everyone gave her a “Really?” look, they all said they want to work on their relationships with Kourtney.
Khloé went first and said she and Kourtney “sometimes fizzle” and Khloé wants to work on not being so “reactive” toward her. Kendall then said she wants everyone to stop being so judgmental all the time and added that while Kourtney calls them out for being too harsh to each other, she’s one of the biggest culprits. When it was Kim’s turn, she admitted that she can be really mean and wants to fix her relationship with Kourtney too.
December 16, 2019
Welp, it’s official. Kourtney has reached her breaking point. During the Keeping Up With the Kardashians season finale, Kourt was extremely candid.
“It’s not okay that I feel like I’m at my breaking point,” she said. “I need a break and I don’t want to film anymore.”
Her sisters aren’t exactly sobbing over that. Kim said, “I think that she’s really torn on what she should do. Does she stay on the show, or does she get off and live a different life that she claims she’s wanted for so long? I hope that Kourtney finds clarity in whatever decision that she chooses to make. I just want her to feel like she’s at peace.”
December 17, 2019
Kim swung by Ellen DeGeneres’s show to talk about the feud (what else?), and things sound a little better!
“Kourtney and I, we just went to Japan together. We’ve really taken the time to hear each other out and listen,” Kim said. “What sucks is that season 18 will come out soon and it gets worse before it gets better. But her and I have healed and have talked about everything and really come to an understanding.”
“We’ve come to the conclusion that she’ll film a little bit….I don’t even know if we have a conclusion, actually,” Kim also admitted. “It’s always up in the air, but we’re in a good place about respecting each other’s space. And if someone doesn’t want to be on the show, we obviously want them to have that mental break and live their life exactly the way that they want.”
February 11, 2020
Kim goes on the All’s Fair With Laura Wasser podcast to reveal that her latest fight with Kourtney turned “a little violent” and joke that she “might need an attorney when that first episode comes out.” Kim didn’t say when season 18 of KUWTK premieres, but if this isn’t a “don’t be f*cking rude” sequel, I’m going to need to speak with her lawyers.
February 25, 2020
Keeping Up With the Kardashians releases its first trailer for the new season, and Y-I-K-E-S. That physical fight Kim mentioned before? It definitely, definitely happened.
See part of it at your own peril here:
February 27, 2020
Kris provides us with the information we’ve all been waiting for, aka where the heck Kourtney stands with filming KUWTK. According to Kris, Kourt seems to be on board (for now, anyway) and recently had some time to step back from the camera. “She’s filming again. I think she just needed a little bit of a break. You know how we all hit a tipping point? And she hit a wall and she was frustrated,” Kris said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “She felt underappreciated that her sisters didn’t understand her boundaries. So I think after taking a little bit of time off, she’s seen the light.”
March 10, 2020
Kourt reveals that she stepped back from filming so she can spend more time with her children, which, TBH, makes a lot of sense! “I’ve been taking less time with filming and, in general, with work. My sisters don’t like when I say ‘setting boundaries,’ but it’s more about a schedule,” she tells Health magazine. “I try to make myself available to my kids to really be a mom. And I want to be in charge of my time and schedule in order to do the things that are bringing me happiness.”
Oh, and just to be a lil shady, Kourt adds, “I’m really trying to put my energy into things that are fulfilling and enjoyable.” Hmph!
March 24, 2020
Days ahead of the new season premiere, Khloé posted a trailer that shows even more footage of that intense physical fight between Kim and Kourtney, and it’s so bad it looks like it belongs on World Star or something.
That just about brings us up to date, but if you have any further questions, please feel free to call Kris Jenner at 1-800-THIS-IS-A-CASE-FOR-THE-FBI.
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