Kim Kardashian’s latest hosting stint was a success!
Over the weekend, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 40, did her hosting debut for Saturday Night Live.
During the show, Kim poked fun at her ex Kanye West, as well as her famous family, She also joked about her late dad’s friend O.J. Simpson.
Kanye Showed His Support For Kim
A source told E! News that the rapper, 44, sat in the audience during the taping at NBC Studios. However, he didn’t watch the whole segment as he shortly left the audience after the opening monologue and went backstage.
Days ahead of the show, reports revealed that Kanye helped Kim prepare for her debut on the NBC show.
Kim proudly introduced herself as “Kim Kardashian West” during her hosting stint, despite the splitting from Kanye. It was also revealed that the divorcing couple “kept waving and making eyes at each other,” as per Page Six.
The show was indeed a success with mixed reactions from fans all over the world. Kim’s family also weighed in on her performance.
“Everyone was very impressed and so happy for Kim,” an insider close to the reality star told E! News, adding that Kanye was included. “She’s gotten a ton of positive feedback and is very happy. She put everything she had into it and worked hard to make it the best it could be,” the source added.
“Kanye and the family were all incredibly supportive and there for her all week. She felt that she had everyone on her side rooting for her. She’s so glad that she had this experience and learned so much from it. It’s a week she will never forget,” said a second source.
Kim’s younger sibling Khloe Kardashian, 37, and mom Kris Jenner, 65, attended the live taping. They were also seen making cameos in a couple of sketches.
“Proud is an understatement!!!” the Good American co-founder wrote on her Instagram Story. “I am beaming with pride and admiration towards you! @kimkardashian Congratulations queen!!!”
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The Kardashian-Jenner matriarch also took to Instagram and wrote her sentiments, “I’m so so proud of my amazing daughter Kim!!! She absolutely crushed one of the hardest stand up gigs in the world!!!!” She added, “She is an absolute ROCKSTAR and I’m so proud of this accomplishment!!! Not only was she beautiful, funny, outrageous and didn’t take herself too seriously, but she took this on with such importance and focus. She was calm, kind, smart, funny, hilarious and vulnerable. She showed that she is always in on the joke and really knows how to be stunningly fabulous and knows how to make fun of herself at the same time.”
Kris continued, “She did her monologue with the best mix of LOVE, vulnerability, self depreciation, humor, beauty, intelligence and kindness. Her work ethic is second to none. Always a team player and always including her family in everything she does. Wow. Kim, you nailed it!!!!!”
“ORDER IN THE KOURTNEY!” Kim’s older sister Kourtney Kardashian, 42, posted on her Instagram Story. “Ahhhhh! This is everything! @kimkardashian you killed SNL.”
Meanwhile, Kendall Jenner, 25, and Kylie Jenner, 24, also cheered on their older sister. Both posted clips of Kim onstage through Instagram stories. Kylie added a note to her footage that said, “Yes!!!!!”