Kourtney Kardashian has opened up about her decision to step back from the family’s reality show Keeping up With the Kardashians.
The 40-year-old is the cover star of the July/August edition of Vogue Arabia which has a handwritten cover line by her: “The power of reclaiming yourself. Kourtney Kardashian sets free.”
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It is an honor @voguearabia to be on your July/August cover! This issue is dedicated to the power of following your instincts and what makes you happy, which is why I wrote the cover lines myself, the power of reclaiming yourself. Editor-in-Chief: @mrarnaut Photography: @arvedphoto Style: @grahamcruz.studio Makeup: @miyakemakeup Hair: @andrewfitzsimons Digital Art: @suzanne_tak Words: @alexandravenison
In the interview, Kourtney said that the environment became toxic and that she was feeling unfulfilled.
“I have been filming the show non-stop for 14 years. I was feeling unfulfilled, and it became a toxic environment for me to continue to have it occupy as much of my life as it was.
“Privacy is something I have come to value, and finding that balance of private moments with being on a reality show is hard. People have this misconception that I don’t want to work, which isn’t true. I am following my happiness and putting my energy into that which makes me happy,” said Kourtney.
The eldest sister has in recent years been very open about her desire to quit the show. In season 18, Kourtney and Kim came to blows, physically.
In a confessional on the show, the mother of three spoke about her struggles with her sisters, reports E! Online.
About the fight she said she was disappointed in herself and that violence wasn’t the answer but that things have been building up for years.
“I just feel like every day, it’s like they just pick on me and I just can’t do it anymore,” said Kourtney.
The Poosh founder also shared that she was anxious about filming the season because it didn’t make her happy and that she doesn’t want to miss out on time with her kids.