When a Kardashian woman dumps a man, the rest of the family typically takes pity on him and allows him to remain in the loop and continue appearing on their reality shows.
It's for this reason that Scott Disick is still stumbling around the Calabasas homes of his ex's sisters like a lost puppy with an abiding love for Patron tequila.
Yes, despite the fact that Scott is now dating 19-year-old Sofia Richie after making Kourtney Kardashian's life a living hell for over a decade, the rest of the Kard clan has taken pity on him.
He's been permitted to remain in their inner circle - but it seems his security clearance is not that it used to be.
In a clip from this week's episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, we learn that Scott was apparently kept in the dark about the fact that Kim Kardashian hired a surrogate to carry her third child.
While checking out a room in her new house that Kim intended to turn into a nursery, Scott asked Kim if she was pregnant.
Her stunned response says it all.
"No, I'm not. We went the surrogacy route," Kim replies.
"I never had this conversation with you? I swear I'm not joking with you. Scott, I swear I'm not joking with you."
"I don't know what's going on anymore," a dejected Scott replies.
It seems like he's not exaggerating, but that could have less to do with the fact that he's being kept in the dark and more to do with the fact that he's still coming down from a year-long bender.