Kourtney Kardashian just confirmed she’s officially stepping back from filming for Keeping Up With The Kardashians! The reality star’s been teasing all year that she’s ready to ditch the E! series after being a series regular since 2007.
“I just decided to spend more time as a mom and put more of my energy there,” Kourtney, 40, told ET on November 7. She clarified “But I’m not saying goodbye.”
The Poosh.com founder revealed that she’d be noticeably absent in a few episodes for the next season. “I think you’ll have to see more of it on the new season, season 18,” she said. “It isn’t airing yet, but it’s being filmed.”
Kourtney sat down with her sisters Kim and Khloe when she announced her decision to step back and neither of them was shocked. “We definitely love Kourtney and we will miss Kourtney and whatever she decides to do, but people come, people go all the time in this family,” Khloe, 35, said. “We feel like it’s a revolving door, so Kourtney might leave this week, she’ll be back. They all come back.”
The mom-of-three has expressed several times in the past year that she’s ready to leave her family’s famous reality TV show. “I mean every day is different,” she said during her appearance on The Real in September. “I do feel like we all have our moments where we are like ‘I hate this' or whatever.”
Kourtney certainly wouldn’t be the first family member to retreat from KUWTK. Kylie Jenner went on a small hiatus while she was secretly pregnant with her daughter, Stormi.
Rob also hasn’t been a series regular in years due to his weight gain. He made a rare appearance on the May 12 episode for his daughter Dream’s second birthday. Although, he recently stepped out into the spotlight and showed off his slimmed-down figure during Kendall’s birthday.
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