Keeping Up With The Kardashians was once a ratings hit for E! and over the past 14 years the show has forged the careers of Kim and her siblings Kourtney, Khloe, Kylie and Kendall, catapulting them to household name status.
However alongside the show’s stratospheric success, it has been plagued by unwanted drama, including Kim’s husband Kanye West’s very public meltdown, family members refusing to film and public backlash.
While viewership has dwindled and the families’ pay-cheque only increased, it has been long-questioned how long the show will continue to be filmed.
Now the family have finally decided to call it quits on the long-running programme with no public reason behind their decision, we take a look at the possible reasons behind its departure.
Time to say goodbye! Now the family have finally decided to call it quits on the long-running programme with no public reason behind their decision, we take a look at the possible reasons behind its departure
Concerns were sparked for Kim’s husband Kanye West, who struggles with bipolar disorder, earlier this year after he announced his bid to run for presidency in the U.S. in the November elections.
The Kardashian family were reportedly ‘very concerned’ about Kanye, who appeared to be ‘in the middle of a serious biopolar episode’ and posted countless Twitter rants during the same period.
Fears for Kanye were also raised following a controversial Forbes interview, where he slammed Planned Parenthood for being run by ‘white supremacists to do the Devil’s work’, drawing widespread criticism online.
TMZ previously claimed the father-of-four suffers from a serious episode around once a year, resulting in his decision-making being impacted.
The site reported: ‘Kanye announced he’s running for president via Twitter over the weekend, and also did a rambling interview with Forbes … which drew harsh criticism, confusion and concern.
‘Our sources say his family and those close to him are worried, but they believe things will stabilise as they have in the past. The problem here, is that Kanye’s proclamations are causing problems.’
At the time, Kim was pictured filming scenes for Keeping Up With The Kardashians on the same day she publicly addressed her husband’s bipolar battle with an Instagram statement saying ‘her family is powerless’.
A source revealed that Kim doesn’t want her reality TV series to document any of Kanye’s bipolar episode. Kim has also banned the show from profiling her children during this time in case they watch it later.
With tensions growing at home for Kim, it may be one of the reasons behind their decision to finally call it quits on their hugely popular reality show.
It has been well-reported in recent years that TV ratings for the Kardashian’s show have dwindled in comparison to the programme’s late noughties hey day, when it attracted more than four million live viewers.
Following it’s premiere in 2007 the attention-grabbing reality show was continually on the rise until it reached it’s peak three years later during the season four finale in February 2010, which pulled in 4.8 million viewers.
However NBCUniversal’s E! network may no longer want to pay top dollar for a show now its live viewership has dropped by more than 3 million viewers.
The 18th and most recent season of the E! stalwart, which was cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak, enticed just 1 million viewers during it’s premiere earlier this year. Falling by 400,000 compared to the previous series.
Other episodes from the series, which featured a physical fight between sisters Kim and Kourtney, fell to between 871,000 and 910,000 viewers.
Diminishing viewership may be down to fan’s ability to follow the drama in real-time through online news outlets social media. The world new about Tristan Thompson cheating on Khloe with family friend Jordyn Woods months before it played out on the show.
Eunice Shin, a partner at brand and business consultancy Prophet, told the LA Times: ‘Their relevance is not on TV, their relevance is on Snapchat and social media. They are absolute brand marketers, and that’s what they exist for. They don’t necessarily need television to do that.’
IS THE BIG MONEY SHOW STILL WORTH IT FOR E?
Due to the decline in ratings it may be called into question whether the network still values KUWKT as one of it’s top earners, after dominating E! for the past 14 years.
It was previously reported by TMZ that the family was said to be pocketing $30 million a season for 5 seasons, which comes to $150 million, after they signed a renewal deal with the network in 2017.
Their previous five-season contract which was signed in 2015 reportedly offered the family $20 million per season. Meaning that network bosses have forked out $250million on the family over 10 years.
BACKLASH OVER KIM AND KOURTNEY’S PHYSICAL FIGHT
The season 18 premiere saw Kim and Kourtney engage in a savage brawl and fans were quick to turn on the siblings for filming the negative behaviour for their show.
The Skims founder slapped her big sister multiple times after Kourtney, came at Kim and screamed repeatedly ‘I will f**k you up!’, after Kim criticised her work ethic.
While the sisters made light of the moment on social media following the drama, with Kourtney tweeting: ”Kourtney ‘the nail digger’ Kardashian weighing in at 108 pounds…Kim ‘the kicker’ Kardashian West weighs in at 128 pounds…’, fans were left unimpressed by the fight.
Kourtney agreed with a fan who branded the situation ‘cringe-worthy’ and trash’.
One fan tweeted: ‘Kourtney is so negative. Like you had a choice not to be on this season. Why are you filming if you don’t want to be there?! It is so draining to watch. She must need the E! checks, why else? And she got physically with Kim first.’
Another chimed in: ‘Yo I didn’t know Kimberly had it in her. She done told y’all ‘don’t be f***king rude’ Go Kim! I think Kourtney really resents Kim for her success both career wise and personal life. She has alot of insecurities and built up hate which is clear to see,’ a watcher criticized.
‘Don’t get me wrong, Kim can be a b***h but Kourtney always plays victim and cries. She needs to get off the show and focus on her happiness.
‘This negative s**t is not a good look. Every season same s**t,’ a fan wrote.
Kim Kardashian shocked fans by announcing that her family’s iconic reality show is ending after 14 years on air.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which helped make Kim and her siblings Kourtney, Khloe, Kylie and Kendall household names and launched their careers in the fashion and beauty business, will air its last season early next year.
There was no reasons for the decision but E! said in a statement that it respects ‘the family’s decision to live their lives without our cameras.’ In recent years numerous siblings, most recently Kourtney, have been reluctant to film the show. Kim has also endured a turbulent year with her husband Kanye West’s mental health battle and controversial presidential run putting unprecedented strain on her marriage.
Throughout the years the show chronicled key events in the personal and professional lives of the California family, including Kim Kardashian’s marriages to Kris Humphries and West, an armed robbery in Paris, the break-up of Khloe Kardashian’s marriage to basketball player Lamar Odom, and the transition of family patriarch Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner.
In an Instagram message posted on Tuesday, Kim, 39, wrote: ‘To our amazing fans – It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Shock announcement: Kim Kardashian revealed her family has made the ‘difficult decision’ to end Keeping Up With The Kardashians
‘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. Thank you to the thousands of individuals and businesses that have been a part of this experience,’ she wrote.
Kim added: ‘Most importantly, a very special thank you to Ryan Seacrest for believing in us, E! for being our partner, and our production team at Bunim/Murray, who’ve spent countless hours documenting our lives.
‘Our last season will air early next year in 2021. Without Keeping Up with The Kardashians, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family these past 14 incredible years.’
‘This show made us who we are and I will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever. With Love and Gratitude, Kim.’
Where it all began: Above is a picture of the first viewing party for Keeping Up with the Kardashians way back in 2007 ahead of it airing on E! for the first time
Family statement: After Kim Kardashian posted, her family members quickly followed suit with a similar statement signed from the whole gang
Emotional: Khloe poured her heart out on Twitter following the news
The E! networks added in a statement, ‘E! has been the home and extended family to the Kardashian-Jenners for what will be 14 years, featuring the lives of this empowering family.’
‘Along with all of you, we have enjoyed following the intimate moments the family so bravely shared by letting us into their daily lives.’
‘While it has been an absolute privilege and we will miss them wholeheartedly, we respect the family’s decision to live their lives without our cameras. It is not our final goodbye yet, we are excited to have the new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians launching on September 17 with the final season airing in 2021.
Poor turn out: In April this year, it was reported that viewership had sunk to 871,000 viewers, making that episode the 4th lowest rated episode ever
The statement concluded: ‘We thank the entire extended family and our production partners, Bunim Murray and Ryan Seacrest Productions for embarking on this global phenomenon together.’
A similar statement to the one posted by Kim was then released by the family, which was signed off from Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Rob, Kendall, Kylie and Scott.
Khloe also tweeted: ‘The emotions are overflowing today… change is tough but sometimes needed. I can’t express how much I love and appreciate you guys.’
Caitlyn Jenner was not included in the statement however.
While the show has undoubtedly had an extraordinary run, its more recent series have suffered poor ratings.
In April this year, it was reported that viewership had sunk to 871,000 viewers, making that episode the 4th lowest rated episode ever.
Stars were born: The show made names out of Kendall and Kylie Jenner who are now huge celebrities in their own right, with Kendall becoming a talented super model and Kylie a make-up mogul
Reality royalty! The famous family are pictured at the Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiere in LA back in 2007, before they took over the world
At its peak, KUWTK earned E! its most-watched day ever, when 10.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Kim’s ill-fated wedding to Kris Humphries – the episode, Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event – Part 2, aired in 2011.
The show also had an endless supply of celebrity guest stars over the years, but most notably there were appearances from Hugh Hefner, Mel B, Kobe Bryant, Lindsay Lohan, Serena Williams, and even TV legend Oprah Winfrey.
The series famously gained momentum after Kim gained notoriety for starring in a leaked, home-made sex tape with singer Ray J.
Porn company Vivid Entertainment bought the rights to the tape for $1 million, and released the film under the title Kim Kardashian, Superstar in February.
Breaking the news: Kim was the first person to reveal the show’s demise, as she has always been the star of the series
Kim would later sue Vivid for ownership of the tape, but ended up settling for a reported $5 million.
The controversy and notoriety surrounding the tape helped propel the start of the reality series.
Ryan Seacrest decided to develop the idea after meeting with Kris Jenner, and has wanted to emulate the success of the popular family reality show The Osbournes.
Journey: Kim has shared most of her adult life so far on the show, including snippets of her wedding to husband Kanye West
Famous: The show has certainly had a boost from the appearance of her husband Kanye West
Thank you and goodnight! It will be interesting to see if the famous family find a new TV home for their shenanigans
Kim described the beginning of filming the show in an interview, saying: ‘When we first started [the show], we came together as a family and said, ‘If we’re going to do this reality show, we’re going to be 100 percent who we really are.”
Despite getting a bashing from the critics over the years, the reality series was nominated for, and won, several television awards.
KUWTK has received nominations for a Teen Choice Award in the Choice TV: Celebrity Reality Show category nine consecutive times between 2008 and 2016, winning the award in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
The show also won a People’s Choice Award as Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure in 2011.
Look how fart they’ve come! When the family first started it seemed unfathomable that they would one day be invited to the Met Gala (pictured above last year)
E! has previously stated that the show averages about 1 million viewers between the ages of 18 and 49.
There have been 12 spin-off series on E! including, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons, Khloe and Lamar, Sex with Brody, I Am Cait, DASH Dolls, Life of Kylie, Rob & Chyna, Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian and Flip It Like Disick.
However, as the viewership has dipped, the family’s social media presence has only grown stronger – which could explain why fans are flocking to their Instagram Stories to get their fix, instead of the television show.
Between Kim, Kris, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie and Rob – the main family members collectively have over 782.4 million followers on Instagram alone.
In May this year, streaming giant Netflix showed interest in the series as it announced it would be showing the series in the UK.
It will certainly be interesting to see if the famous family decide to find a new home for their group shenanigans, or if they’ll got their separate ways.
From a sex tape to the top of rich lists: How the Kardashians turned a reality show into a money-spinning billion dollar family empire that spans social media, lip kits and shape wear
Keeping Up With The Kardashians was a ratings winner right out of the gate when it premiered in October 2007 on cable network E!.
It had been pitched by mom-of-six Kris Jenner to TV host and producer Ryan Seacrest who was looking to bring a fly-on-the-wall show to E! following the huge success of MTV’s The Osbournes that ran from 2002 to 2005.
Kris persuaded him that she and her children – three daughters and a son with former O.J. Simpson defense attorney Robert Kardashian and two daughters with Olympic decathlete Bruce Jenner – would be a perfect fit.
Fly on the wall: Keeping Up With The Kardashians was a ratings winner right out of the gate when it premiered in October 2007 on cable network E!
A few months before the first episode was set to air, a sex tape featuring Kris’ daughter Kim Kardashian was leaked, generating headlines and interest in the 27-year-old.
She had made the tape in 2002 with then boyfriend Ray J but the timing of its release five years later couldn’t have been better timed.
The publicity surrounding the sex tape considerably raised Kim’s public profile; until then she was best known for being an assistant to Simple Life star and hotel heiress Paris Hilton.
Timing: Kris Jenner masterminded the reality show and a few months before the first episode aired, a sex tape starring her daughter Kim was leaked, generating huge interest in the series
The E! series made global stars of Kim and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian as well as her half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
In the past 13 years, they have grown up on camera, sharing their life and loves, heartache and happiness, their changing faces and changing bodies, and the births of their own children.
More than that, though, they have taken TV fame and spun it into a huge money-making empire, with a lot of help from social media and some very clever marketing.
They mastered the art of keeping hundreds of millions of Twitter and Instagram users engaged with multiple posts a day and then found ways to make money from it.
They used their platforms to sell everything from makeup and perfume to waist trainers and underwear, while also striking lucrative endorsement deals and signing up for high-paid public appearances.
Throughout it all, Kris has managed her children’s careers, taking 10 percent of their earnings in addition to her own fees from the TV show and its spin-offs.
While KUWTK may be coming to an end after 20 seasons, there’s no doubt we haven’t heard the last of the momager, her kids and grandkids.
Kylie Jenner – KUWTK made her a billionaire (well, almost)
She is the youngest of Kris Jenner’s six children but she’s also now the richest.
Kylie Jenner, 23, is the youngest but richest of the KUWTK stars
Kylie, 23, made the cover of Forbes magazine in 2019 as the ‘the world’s youngest self-made billionaire’ after she sold 51 percent of her Kylie Cosmetics company to beauty giant Coty in a deal valued at $1.2 billion.
Forbes subsequently retracted the ‘billionaire’ title reckoning that, in reality, she was only worth an estimated $900 million.
Kylie’s personal wealth came thanks mainly to her decision to start getting lip fillers when she was 18. And while she initially denied getting enhancements, she later acknowledged it and launched a collection of lip kits in 2015.
The following year, due to the tremendous success of her initial products, she launched Kylie Cosmetics.
Kylie has also partnered with sister Kendall in a clothing line, founded her own skincare line, Kylie Skin, and released her own fragrance through half-sister Kim Kardashian’s KKW Beauty.
Kim Kardashian – Game app, shapewear and beauty products add up to $900 million
It can certainly be argued that without her sex tape, she and her family might never have achieved unimaginable wealth.
But while Kim Kardashian Superstar raised her profile, Kim, 39, made sure to capitalize on every opportunity that came her way subsequently.
Kim, 29, earns up to a rumored $1 million for a paid Instagram post
Unquestionably the star of her family’s reality show, her televised 2011 wedding to NBA pro Kris Humphries was a ratings blockbuster. Her divorce and subsequent marriage to rapper Kanye West kept fans fascinated by her private life.
Forbes estimates Kim’s fortune to be $900 million.
In 2014, she launched mobile game app Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and it made $1.6 million in the first five days after its release. In 2015, she released her own range of Kimojis.
In addition to her TV fees, paid endorsements and appearances, the bulk of Kim’s wealth comes thanks to her KKW Beauty company.
In 2019, the Product line raked in $100 million and she gained $200 million by selling a 20 percent stake in the company to Coty, the same company that bought Kylie’s brand.
Her SKIMS shapewear launched last year is also a huge revenue generator and she can earn up to $1 million for a paid Instagram post.
Kris Jenner – the momager takes her cut to the tune of $90 million (at the very least)
As her daughters’ manager, Kris, 64, get a 10 percent cut of each of their earnings
Kris, 64, is the mastermind behind everything Kardashian, and that’s how she makes her fortune.
In 2018, Forbes reckoned her net worth to be $37.5 million but it’s certainly grown plenty since then with some placing her true net worth at somewhere between $90 and $140 million.
The bulk of her income comes from her 10 percent fees as the manager of her children’s careers.
She also has stakes in some of her kids’ companies; for example, when Kylie sold her cosmetics company in 2019, Kris pocketed $60 million from the deal, Forbes reported.
Khloe Kardashian – denim and workouts bring her an estimated $50 million
Khloe Kardashian, 36, has dramatically transformed her look during the series
Khloe, 36, has carved out her own niche in the Kardashian family marketplace.
She is perhaps the sister who has most transformed their look in recent years, almost to the point of being unrecognizable.
Her fitness regimen in the wake of her divorce from Lamar Odom helped land her her own TV show Revenge Body, and she also hosted the TV chat show Kocktails With Khloe.
In 2016, she founded Good American, which began with a line of jeans and has since expanded to include bodysuits, activewear and swimwear.
Kourtney Kardashian – lifestyle website helps Poosh her earnings to upwards of $35 million
Kourtney Kardashian, 41, makes most of her money from the TV show
Kourtney, 41, the eldest of the Kardashian siblings, is most reliant on the TV show for her income.
However, like her sisters, she makes money with paid product endorsements and paid Instagram posts.
In 2017 she partnered with fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing.
Then last year, Kourtney launched her lifestyle website Poosh where companies can sell their products directly to consumers attracted to Kourtney’s brand.
Kendall Jenner – modeling career enhanced TV fame for $30 million net worth
Kendall Jenner, 24, earns millions from her modeling career
Kendall, 24, turned her attention several years ago to trying to fulfill her dream of becoming a fashion model.
Thanks to her TV and social media celebrity, she won contracts with some of the world’s top brands making her the highest-paid model of 2018, according to Forbes.
Forbes estimated her net worth at $22.5 million but it’s only increased since then.
She has also teamed up with younger sister Kylie for clothing, jewelry and swimwear lines and like the rest of her sisters, she gets plenty of paid endorsement work.
Rob Kardashian – sporadic TV appearances net him $10 million
Rob, 33, is the only boy in the family of girls and has played a much more low-key role in the KUWTK world.
Initially featuring on the reality show, he subsequently retreated from the spotlight as he battled a number of health issues.
He had his won sock company Arthur George and in 2016, he agreed to star in a spin-off Rob & Chyna, that followed his relationship with fiancee Blac Chyna and the birth of their daughter Dream.
His estimated $10 million net worth comes mostly from his TV appearance fees.
Keeping up with the changing faces! How Kim, Khloe, Kylie and the rest have transformed since season one of Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Keeping Up With The Kardashians just announced it will be ending next year after 20 seasons on TV.
And while plenty of things have changed for the superstar family in the past 14 years, nothing has evolved as much as the sisters’ looks.
Since 2007 Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian went from wild 20-somethings with heavy eyeliner habits to chic, contour-savvy CEOs and moms.
At the same time Kendall and Kylie Jenner grew-up in front of the camera, transforming from awkward preteens into their ultra glamorous selves of today.
Though it’s undeniable that styles – and budgets – have changed since the start, many think the ladies have had a little extra help throughout the seasons.
The girls began to flaunt fuller lips, changing curves and ever-thinning noses as the years went on.
While Kim and company have kept coy about their procedures, the sisters have fueled more than a few cosmetic surgery trends along the way, prompting fans to flock to their doctors to get that Kardashian-plump pout or Kim-inspired derriere.
Follow the Kardashian/Jenner clan’s transformations below.
Kim Kardashian, seen above in 2007 and February 2020
Khloe Kardashian, seen above in 2007 and November 2019
Kylie Jenner, seen above in 2007 and February 2020
Kourtney Kardashian, seen above in 2007 and November 2019
Kendall Jenner, seen above in 2007 and September 2019
Kris Jenner, seen above in 2007 and February 2020
Caitlyn Jenner, seen above in 2007 and February 2020
Rob Kardashian, seen above in 2007 and 2020
Scott Disick, seen above in 2007 and October 2019
Catfights, nude photos and THAT 72 day marriage: A look back at iconic moments from Keeping Up With the Kardashians as fans brace for the show to end after 20 seasons
Kim Kardashian announced that her family’s signature show Keeping Up With the Kardashians will come to an end next year after 20 seasons.
Season 19 is set to air later this year and the final 20th season will air in early 2021, according to Kim’s Tuesday announcement on Instagram.
The hit E! show has already aired 266 episodes and five specials, and has spawned 12 spin-off series, and has provided fans with countless moments of drama, wild fun and private moments with the famous family.
A look back: Keeping Up With The Kardashian will end next year after 20 seasons, a look back at their memorable moments
From births to divorces and break-ups, the Kardashian-Jenner clan has exposed their lives on the show for nearly 14 years.
As fans prepare to say goodbye to the show take a look back at the most memorable moments from Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
20. Kim losing her diamond earring in the French Polynesian (season six)
Not so much fun: In season 6, during a family trip to Bora Bora Kim’s soon-to-be husband Kris Humphries threw her into the water which caused her to lose a $75k diamond earring
Laughing now: Her big sister Kourtney had perhaps the funniest and most-memed response to Kim’s hysterics saying ‘Kim, there’s people that are dying’
While on a family trip to Bora Bora, Kim’s soon-to-be husband Kris Humphries threw her into the water, only for her to emerge with one $75k diamond earring missing.
In the moment, the star was distressed and crying over the loss as Kris and Kylie stayed in the water to look.
Her big sister Kourtney had perhaps the funniest and most-memed response to Kim’s hysterics saying ‘Kim, there’s people that are dying.’
19. Tristan Thompson’s first cheating scandal right before Khloe gave birth (season 15)
The unexpected: While expecting her first child with then-boyfriend Tristan Thompson it was revealed he cheated on the reality TV star while she was pregnant and just before she went into labor. The drama aired in season 15 of the show and with Khloe giving birth to their daughter True, choosing to stay with the NBA player
While expecting her first child with then-boyfriend Tristan Thompson it was revealed he cheated on the reality TV star while she was pregnant and just before she went into labor.
The drama aired in season 15 of the show and with Khloe giving birth to their daughter True, choosing to stay with the NBA player.
18. Kim’s many ‘ugly crying’ faces
‘Ugly crying face:’ Is what Kourtney called Kims tearful meltdowns
During the show’s many drama-filled and emotional moments, Kim has often broken down in tears.
Kourtney called it her sister’s ‘ugly crying face’ in a season 11 family vacation special.
The most famous version of Kim crying has long been a meme on social media, when she broke down on the spinoff Kourtney and Kim Take New York, as she described how she knew her marriage to Kris Humphries was failing.
Often: During the show’s many drama-filled and emotional moments, Kim has often broken down in tears
17. Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods scandal and Khloe’s breaking point (season 16)
Breaking point: Later, season 16 covered Tristans cheating scandal with Kylie Jenner’s then-best friend Jordyn Woods, and the fall out in Khloe’s relationship as she finally split from the athlete
After choosing to work on her relationship with Tristan following his cheating while she was pregnant, a scandal with an a family friend pushed Khloe over the edge.
The family learning about Tristan allegedly hooking up with Kylie Jenner’s then-best friend Jordyn Woods was all caught on camera.
Khloe eventually decided to split from the athlete and father of her daughter, in an intense saga, as her family and friends rallied around her.
16. Kim recounts Paris robbery (season 13)
Horrors in Paris: In an emotional episode, Kim recounted the horrors of being robbed while alone in her Paris hotel room
In an emotional episode, Kim recounted the horrors of being robbed while alone in her Paris hotel room.
While attending Paris Fashion Week in October 2016, she was robbed at gunpoint, bound, gagged and kept in a bathtub.
While speaking to Khloe and Kourtney, Kim emotionally recounted that after they gained access to her room she thought ‘this it it.’ She got tearful when recounting her thoughts to flee as she worried about being ‘shot’ or captured.
‘They had the gun up to me and I just totally knew that was the moment they’re gonna shoot me in the head,’ she said in the episode. ‘I just prayed that Kourtney is gonna have a normal life after she sees my dead body on the bed.’
In the moment: ‘They had the gun up to me and I just totally knew that was the moment they’re gonna shoot me in the head,’ she said in the episode. ‘I just prayed that Kourtney is gonna have a normal life after she sees my dead body on the bed’
15. Countless photoshoots (since 2007)
Getting the shot: The Kardashian women are always photo-ready to get the perfect picture
BTS: Fans got a behind the scenes look at some of their most notable photoshoots
The women of the family are known to show off their figures on social media.
And with the show, fans had the chance to see some behind the scenes actions.
Whether it was with a professional photographer, or a family member behind the lens, the Kardashian women are quick to strike a pose in the name of getting the perfect shot.
In season 9, family matriarch Kris bared all, even jumping into a pool, which Kourtney called ‘so embarrassing.’
After splitting from Scott Disick, Kourtney stripped down for a fresh photoshoot.
Baring all: In season 9, family matriarch Kris bared all, even jumping into a pool, which Kourtney called ‘so embarrassing.’
Freshly single: After splitting from Scott Disick, Kourtney stripped down for a fresh photoshoot
14. Kris tells Kim ‘You’re doing amazing, sweetie’ (season one)
Stage mom: Kris coined her ‘You’re doing amazing, sweetie’ catchphrase while supporting Kim during her 2007 Playboy photoshoot
Kris coined the catchphrase of an era while supporting Kim during her 2007 Playboy photoshoot.
While the bombshell posed seductively, her mom was in the bays snapping her own photos and cheering on her daughter.
‘You’re doing amazing, sweetie,’ the momager told her near-nude daughter. The rest is history.
13. Kim’s selfie as Khloe heads to jail (season three)
But first a selfie: In the season premiere, Khloe was headed to jail after her 2007 DUI and violating probation, and Kim felt the car ride was the perfect selfie moment
In the season premiere, Khloe was headed to jail after her 2007 DUI and violating probation, and Kim felt the car ride was the perfect selfie moment.
‘Kim, would you stop taking pictures of yourself your sister is going to jail,’ Kris Jenner quipped in the iconic scene.
The result: ‘Kim, would you stop taking pictures of yourself your sister is going to jail,’ Kris Jenner quipped in the iconic scene.
12. ‘ABCDEFG’ for goodbye (season 11)
Perfect exit: While having a discussion with her then boyfriend Scott, Kourtney coined the perfect exit strategy
While having a discussion with her then boyfriend Scott, Kourtney coined the perfect exit strategy.
‘Are we in agreement?’ Scott asked. To which Kourtney said ‘ABCDEFG, I have to go.’
In the season 11 episode, she said it was a ‘phrase’ she liked to use meaning the ‘conversation is over.’
G for goodbye: ‘Are we in agreement?’ Scott asked. To which Kourtney said ‘ABCDEFG, I have to go’
11. Bruce telling daughters about plans to transition (season 10)
Plans revealed: Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce) revealed plans to transition to her daughters in a tearful season 10 special
Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce) revealed plans to transition to her daughters in a tearful season 10 special.
During the discussion, Kylie and Kendall were shown crying before Kendall got up to get a tissue.
In a confessional-style interview, the 24-year-old model was brought to tears as she discussed how her dad was ‘the best person’ she knew and was a dedicated father.
10. Kourtney assisting during Mason’s birth (season four)
First Kardashian grandchild: Kourtney gave birth to her first child Mason, now 10, with Scott Disick in season 4. Her labor aired on E! and showed the now mom-of-three pulling her baby out during labor and on to her chest
Kourtney gave birth to her first child Mason, now 10, with Scott Disick in season 4. Her labor aired on E! and showed the now mom-of-three pulling her baby out during labor and on to her chest.
9. Kourtney and Kim fight it out (season 18)
Getting physical: In the most recent season of KUWTK Kourtney and Kim got into a fight after the SKIMS founder claimed Kourtney doesn’t ‘care about stuff’
Intense: Khloe came in to breakup the fight, after Kim had visible blood on her arms. Kourtney announced she was leaving the show after the fight aired
In the most recent season of KUWTK Kourtney and Kim got into a fight after the SKIMS founder claimed Kourtney doesn’t ‘care about stuff.’
Their verbal fight quickly turned physical with Kim kicking and throwing slaps at Kourtney as she dug her nails into Kim.
Khloe came in to breakup the fight, after Kim had visible blood on her arms.
Kourtney announced she was leaving the reality show after the explosive fight aired.
8. Kanye’s proposal (season nine)
Popping the questions: As a surprise for Kim’s 33rd birthday, the rapper planned an elaborate surprise celebration at the AT&T Park (now Oracle Park) in San Francisco where he proposed
As a surprise for Kim’s 33rd birthday, the rapper planned an elaborate surprise celebration at the AT&T Park (now Oracle Park) in San Francisco.
Just months after they welcomed their first child in June, Kanye took Kim to the stadium to find a full orchestra at center field playing her favorite song at the time, Lana del Rey’s Young and Beautiful.
After he popped the question and Kim said yes to him and the 15-carat diamond ring, her family ran out as an additional surprise.
She said ‘yes’: After he popped the question and Kim said yes to him and the 15-carat diamond ring, her family ran out as an additional surprise
7. Family pranks (since 2007)
Pied: In season 11, Khloe and Kourtney hatched a plan to get their momager Kris engaged in a food fight. The row ended when Khloe got her mom in the face with a cream pie
He’s real: Kris again was the target of a prank by Scott Disick in season 8, as he prank called her pretending to be designer Todd Kraines
The Kardashians love to have fun together and at each other’s expense.
Throughout the aired 18 seasons they have often teamed up to prank each other.
In season 11, Khloe and Kourtney hatched a plan to get their momager Kris engaged in a food fight. The row ended when Khloe got her mom in the face with a cream pie.
Kris again was the target of a prank by Scott Disick in season 8, as he prank called her pretending to be designer Todd Kraines.
Kris did get in on the action in season 8, teaming up with Khloe to tee-pee Kim’s house.
And all the Kardashian sisters had fun with some unsuspecting strangers as they got into full makeup making them look decades older to blend in on an LA tourbus.
Is that you? All the Kardashian sisters had fun with some unsuspecting strangers as they got into full makeup making them look decades older to blend in on an LA tourbus
6. Kim and Kris Humphries two-part wedding special (season six)
Record: Kim wed NBA player Kris Humphries in a two-part special that aired on E! and set a record for the network pulling in 10.5m viewers combined, while part one set a record with one million day of views
Kim wed NBA player Kris Humphries in a two-part special that aired on E! and set a record for the network pulling in 10.5m viewers combined, while part one set a record with one million day of views.
Though the marriage was short lived, separating just 72 days after tying the knot, fans loved the fairytale wedding.
5. Kim’s second fairytale wedding, this time to Kanye (season nine)
Third time is the charm: Just under one year after her divorce from Kris Humphries was finalized in June 2013, Kim tied the knot once again in a lavish Italian ceremony to Kanye in May 2014
Glowing bride: With nearly 200 guests the lavish wedding saw Kim in a mermaid-silhouette gown that featuring delicate white lace was custom-made by Givenchy Haute Couture
Just under one year after her divorce from Kris Humphries was finalized in June 2013, Kim tied the knot once again in a lavish Italian ceremony to Kanye in May 2014.
With nearly 200 guests the lavish wedding saw Kim in a mermaid-silhouette gown that featuring delicate white lace was custom-made by Givenchy Haute Couture.
Kanye wore a black custom-made Givenchy suit as their friends, family and then 11-month old daughter North looked on for their ceremony.
Family: Kanye wore a black custom-made Givenchy suit as their friends, family and then 11-month old daughter North looked on for their ceremony
4. Kim slams Khloe with her purse (season two)
Wow: The sisters are known to rumble with each other every now and then. In an early episode, after walking out on a fight with Khloe, Kim returned swinging her purse
The sisters are known to rumble with each other every now and then. In an early episode, after walking out on a fight with Khloe, Kim returned swinging her purse.
‘Don’t be f*****g rude,’ Kim said while laying it on her little sister.
3. Khloe reveals she is divorcing Lamar Odom (season nine)
Hard times: Despite a tumultuous relationship at time, including cheating by the NBA player, Khloe had emotional talks with her sisters as she struggled to pull the plug on her marriage
In 2009, Khloe married Lamar after one month of dating.
Despite a tumultuous relationship at time, including cheating by the NBA player, Khloe had emotional talks with her sisters as she struggled to pull the plug on her marriage.
In a season nine episode, she spoke to sisters Kim and Kourtney as well as best friend Malika Haqq about her decision to divorce Lamar after her ‘threats’ to file didn’t even make him ‘bat an eye.’
Khloe was brought to tears as she told her sisters and friend about her attempts to ‘fix’ her marriage with Lamar but he didn’t ‘understand,’ what needed to be done and had consistently let her attend couples therapy alone.
It’s over: In a season nine episode, she spoke to sisters Kim and Kourtney as well as best friend Malika Haqq about her decision to divorce Lamar after her ‘threats’ to file didn’t even make him ‘bat an eye’
2. Kourtney tearfully discusses split from Scott and co-parenting (season 11)
Hard end: Nine years after starting their relationship in 2006, and after welcoming three children together (Mason, 10, Penelope, eight, and Reign, five) Kourtney made the difficult decision to end her relationship with Scott
Moving out: ‘As much as we’ve tried so many different things…this is the last resort,’ she said after revealing she asked Scott to move-out
Nine years after starting their relationship in 2006, and after welcoming three children together (Mason, 10, Penelope, eight, and Reign, five) Kourtney made the difficult decision to end her relationship with Scott.
‘As much as we’ve tried so many different things…this is the last resort,’ she said after revealing she asked Scott to move-out.
‘It’s really not helping anybody to keep living this way,’ as they worked to ‘better’ both their lives and still be united parents for their young children.
United: ‘It’s really not helping anybody to keep living this way,’ as they worked to ‘better’ both their lives and still be united parents for their young children
1. Kris drags Kim for her 72-day marriage (season 12)
Not normal: ‘I’m married for 72 days. Really? That was normal,’ she quipped at Kim after her marriage to Kris Humphries
After Kris bought her son Rob a house, Khloe and Kim were quick to call their mom the ‘problem’ for enabling Rob.
But Kris wasn’t having any of it.
After telling her daughters to ‘f*** off,’ she said ‘I’ve seen you guys through so much s*** that you do that I have to f*****g put up with .’
‘I’m married for 72 days. Really? That was normal,’ she quipped at Kim who seemed shocked by the attack.
Not having it: Kim seemed shocked by the attack after calling Kris the ‘problem’ for enabling Rob
Fans channel their grief over Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ end after 20 seasons into hilarious memes
Fans of the now-iconic reality series were shocked to learn on Tuesday that Keeping Up With The Kardashians would air its final episodes in 2021.
Although they’ll still get to see the upcoming 19th season and next year’s 20th, plenty of viewers shared their grief online.
The most creative fans turned their disappointment into humor with a range of hilarious memes, including plenty featuring classic scenes from the soon-to-end series.
Fond farewell: The Kardashian–Jenner clan announced Tuesday that Keeping Up With The Kardashians would end in 2021 after 20 seasons, which left their fans scrambling to make the perfect meme to remember the show on social media
Kim Kardashian, 39, has already been the subject of multiple memes thanks to her intense crying face, so it was inevitable that stills of her in distressed would be repurposed for the end of her series.
Kim’s mercurial moods were in stark contrast to her mother Kris Jenner’s reputation for being a calculating businesswoman.
A video of the momager wearing sunglasses and an all black suit as she frantically pounded on her laptop’s keyboard inspired multiple memes.
Bummer: One Twitter user joked this was the ‘worst day of my life’ with a still of Kim Kardashian’s now-iconic crying face
Night and day: Kim’s mercurial moods were in stark contrast to her mother Kris Jenner’s reputation for being a calculating businesswoman
Furious: A video of the momager wearing sunglasses and an all black suit as she frantically pounded on her laptop’s keyboard inspired multiple memes
In charge: Another person named Nicole posted a photo of Kris looking debonaire in a white suit and overcoat covered in red roses while suggesting it was all part of her plan
Embarrassing: One user poked fun at the family by posting an old still of Kim snapping selfies in the car following her sister Khloé Kardashian’s 2007 arrest for driving under the influence
Leading the way: Kim’s older sister Kourtney Kardashian, 41, featured in some humorous posts that referenced her choice to leave the series before the upcoming season
One user poked fun at the family by posting an old still of Kim snapping selfies in the car following her sister Khloé Kardashian’s 2007 arrest for driving under the influence.
Kim’s older sister Kourtney Kardashian, 41, featured in some humorous posts that referenced her choice to leave the series before the upcoming season.
Jumping for joy: Another video show a woman dancing around and celebrating. ‘Kourtney when she got the news KUWTK was ending,’ it read
Desperate: One short video of a blonde woman driving in a tunnel seemed to reference Khloé’s DUI, as well as the news
Another video show a woman dancing around and celebrating.
‘Kourtney when she got the news KUWTK was ending,’ it read.
One short video of a blonde woman driving in a tunnel seemed to reference Khloé’s DUI, as well as the news.
‘Khloe on her way to Tristians so she can make headlines in order to make money now kuwtk is over,’ the user captioned it.
She’s done: One user post a clip from the musical Firebringer in which a woman sings, ‘I don’t really wanna do the work today,’ over and over again to stand in for Kourtney’s choice to leave the show before the upcoming season
Not cut out for it: One fan going by Dani hit on the same thing with a video of Tifanny ‘New York’ Pollard from Flavor Of Love as she freaked out while trying to corral dogs
Bad news: ‘Kourtney after finding out KUWTK is ending,’ read another post with a video of a woman trying to scream in her bathroom and only getting out a whimper
Starting over: One user shared a video of a man deep frying French fries on his stove and starting a grease fire. ‘Kris Jenner trying to become a chef since KUWTK is ending,’ they joked
No loss: Another person suggested non-fans would be happy to see the show go
One user shared a hilarious video of a man trying to deep fry some French fries on his stove and accidentally starting a grease fire.
‘Kris Jenner trying to become a chef since KUWTK is ending,’ they joked.
Another person suggested non-fans would be happy to see the show go.
‘Kardashians: “So sad to inform you KUWTK is ending.’ The world:,’ they wrote, while including a video of two women celebrating and singing about strawberries and champagne.
Rob was mentioned by a Twitter fan, in reference to his absence in recent seasons.
‘The Kardashians: it’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to KUWTK, it’s been a wonderful 14 years and 20 seasons and we’re so thankful for all the precious moments-,’ they wrote, before shared a video of two women just staring off into space to represent Kourtney and Rob.
Doesn’t mind: Rob, who hasn’t been featured much in recent seasons, was part of a joking video about how he wouldn’t care about the show’s end