We already reported about Khloe receiving a ring from Tristan, and about how Kim decreed that Kourtney was fired.
Right now, we want to talk about Kourtney’s own hopes and dreams.
Because it sounds like, when Keeping Up With The Kardashians finally ends, she’ll be the first to dance on the show’s grave. WTF?
In the new Season 17 trailer for Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khloe confronts Kourtney’s apparent apathy.
"You would be happy if the show ended?" Khloe both asks and accuses.
Both women are viewed through a rose gold filter for this scene.
"Yeah," Kourt replies nonchalantly. "Who cares?"
Aside from millions of fans? Well, usually the reality stars themselves care a great deal. Usually.
On the one hand, this is more than a little stunning.
Like all fo the Kardashians, Kourtney’s brand was largely built by and remains tied to the show that made her famous.
Is it her only source of income? No. She has her lifestyle brand, and she has her fingers in a couple of different projects and partnerships.
But look at Kim, who is worth a third of a billion, and look at Kylie, who is a full billionaire.
Kourt’s net worth is about a tenth of Kim’s. Is she extremely wealthy? Yes.
But unlike her sisters, Kourtney might have to change her lifestyle if her income stream suddenly reduced to a trickle. She has kids to think about.
But on the other hand, this is no surprise at all.
From the start, when the idea for the show was first pitched, Kris and Kim were the ones who were onboard.
Kourtney and Khloe were not exactly gung ho about it.
Khloe, at the time, had some insecurities about her appearance — insecurities that would later be magnified by hateful jokes at her expense.
It’s clear why she was shy about fame. But why was Kourtney?
One of the things that makes Kourtney so likeable, aside from being the hottest of Kris’ first crop of children, is that she’s pretty chill.
Sure, she goes on vacations and she was the first of her siblings to dip her toes into the world of parenting.
But she doesn’t have this bonkers, Type-A drive to constantly do things.
That makes her different from Kim, for example. Kim is like a shark who can’t stop swimming.
And by Khloe’s own admission, Khloe’s days are often dominated by her carefully planned exercise and dietary routines.
Have you ever gone on vacation with one of those absolute monsters who wants to schedule nonstop activities for every minute of every day?
That may be how Kourtney is feeling, these days.
Appearing as an occasional guest on her baby daddy’s show is one thing. It’s just a gig.
But after over a decade of relentless filming, she has to want to focus more on living her life.
Kim might be driven to madness if she just enjoys existing for a week without activities, but Kourtney clearly craves some peace.
On the other hand … maybe Kourtney is just saying this to stir up drama. Because her literal job is to be dramatic.