The Kardashian women have grown up on television. Their children are now growing in front of the viewers’ very eyes, too. Being the stars of Keeping Up With The Kardashians — one of the most successful and long-running TV series in history — put the family on the map. But it’s not without its pitfalls.
Several of the Kardashian siblings have opened up about the pressures of their immense fame and their desire to have a more private life away from the cameras.
Kylie Jenner has frequently shown a shyness to fame, making comments about how difficult it is to live a normal life while under so much scrutiny. She has talked about her emotional wellbeing and how this fame has affected her perception of herself.
When Kylie became pregnant with daughter Stormi, rumors spread like wildfire that the makeup mogul was expecting. But Kylie kept mum on her pregnancy status, choosing to keep that part of her life for herself and her family.
Despite several of the Kardashians speaking out against the pressures of fame, it may be Kourtney who has protested most often. Kourt has been hinting for years that she might want to walk away from Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Kourt has expressed interest in living on a farm, out of the spotlight.
Kourtney’s feelings over the series have been roundly criticized by sister Kim Kardashian West. The siblings’ epic “Least Interesting To Look At” fight boiled down to Kim thinking Kourtney was too lazy to work for the franchise.
Late last year, Kourtney announced her intention to take a step back from the family reality TV series, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The mom and reality TV star said she would be focusing less on the show and more on her personal life. As usual, privacy was stated as a reason for this change.
Fans were up in arms the moment they learned of Kourt’s plans. Most seemed to be in favor of the move, seeing this as an opportunity for healthy boundaries to be put in place.
Kendall Jenner has set the record straight on what Kourt’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians role could look like going forward. Kendall sat down with Ellen DeGeneres and explained that Kourt isn’t leaving completely, she’s just going to be more private than usual.
This “shift” is completely understood by Kendall, who admitted she has kept certain aspects of her own life private and out of reach of the cameras. She defended Kourtney’s decision, saying it was completely reasonable for her sister to set these boundaries.