After Kim Kardashian announced that Keeping Up With the Kardashians would end in 2021, rumors have been swirling that Kris Jenner will join The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The 64-year-old is finally setting the record straight.
During the Thursday, September 24, episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the talk show host asked her if she will be appearing on the Bravo series. "I personally am going to vote and I’m going to say you’re not going to do that," Ellen DeGeneres stated.
"No, you’re absolutely right. You know me very well," Jenner replied. "I think I would do it just to go on once in a while to be with my friend Kyle Richards, but as far as me doing a show like that regularly, there’s just too much going on in my life. And they do not need a Kris Jenner on that show. They are doing just fine."
OK! previously reported that the reality star had no interest in reporting to Andy Cohen and handing over the reins to someone else. "Kris is the creator, executive producer and star on Keeping Up With the Kardashians — one of the most successful shows in television history — why would she go from this to just being another replacement cast member on a show that is coming to an end?" the insider divulged.
"Kris is so used to being the boss and would never join another show unless she was also made an executive producer and given edit approval," the source added.
During the matriarch’s chat with DeGeneres, 62, the mom of six also revealed why she and her family decided to walk away from the E! series after 14 years. "I think we were talking about signing up for another couple of years with our network and suddenly just all came to the decision as a group that the whole family felt it was just time," she shared. "It just sort of came to us. We thought, 20 seasons, 14 years, hundreds of episodes, lots of spinoffs."
Jenner continued to reflect on how the world — and their brood — has changed over the years. "It’s so weird to think that when we started the show, there was barely Twitter, there was no other social media platforms. There was no Instagram, no Snapchat," she said. "There were no grandchildren, people weren’t married or divorced. It’s just so crazy that all of this has happened and to look back and think I have the most amazing home movies in the world."
In early September, the KKW Beauty founder announced the shocking news that KUWTK would be over for good. However, a source exclusively told OK! that the network didn’t want to keep paying the famous family another $150 million for five more years.
"The last deal Kris signed was in 2017 giving her and the family $30 million per season," the insider shared. "That deal has expired, and greedy Kris wanted at least $40 million per season to continue even though ratings have been declining dramatically."
Sorry, everyone! Looks like Jenner is onto bigger and better things — for now.