Kris Jenner has provided a glimpse into the early days of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, revealing the pact the family made before they invited cameras into their home.
Chatting with executive producer Ryan Seacrest following the bombshell announcement of the show’s end this week, Jenner recalled the conversation she had with her children when they were first approached 14 years ago.
As viewers – it’s one we’re very grateful they had — with the famous momager revealing she told her kids to essentially not keep anything private.
“I said to the kids – if we’re going to do this, we just have to show everything,” Jenner told Seacrest on his podcast this week.
“We didn’t have scripts, we had never been on TV, so I think just to be ourselves was key that we had to just pull together and say all for one and one for all,” she said.
“That was really the first talk we ever had, it was just ‘let’s show it all’, and sometimes that was really difficult because we always end up in a place of love and we’re so passionate about each other.”
Keeping Up With the Kardashians has turned into one of the longest-running reality shows in TV history since launching in 2007, with the family filming more than 250 episodes across 18 seasons so far.
As well as launching Kim as one of the world’s most successful beauty icons, it kickstarted the modelling careers of sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner and documented the transition of Kris Jenner’s ex spouse, Caitlyn Jenner.
Along the way, the family accumulated a collective net worth of several billion dollars.
Over the years, the show has also aired some fiery arguments between the sisters including a physical stoush between Kourtney and Kim in an episode from season 18.
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Kim Kardashian announced on Tuesday the show will wrap up after its 20th season, set to air in 2021.
“It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the reality star and beauty mogul announced on Instagram, following months of intense scrutiny about her turbulent marriage to rapper-turned-presidential hopeful Kanye West.
“After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years – through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children. We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way.”
Kardashian thanked the “thousands of individuals and businesses that have been a part of this experience”.
She revealed the final season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians will air early next year. The latest season, filmed during the coronavirus pandemic, will hit Binge on September 18.
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The publication quoted a source who claimed Jenner was concerned West was causing “irreversible damage” to their brand.
The insider claimed the rapper had “tried to constantly fight with Kris over production and the direction that the show is going”.
But headstrong Kris “was not about to let anybody take the reins”.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians Season 19 premieres Friday 18th September – same day as the U.S. Watch on E! at 10am and 8:30pm on Foxtel or Fetch.