In a surprising revelation, renowned SKIMS Foundress and mega celebrity, Kim Kardashian, explained her family’s tremendous rise to stardom came unexpectedly. Sharing on the most recent season finale of ‘The Kardashians’, she voiced astonishment at the runaway public interest in her family drama that emerged from its earliest days.
As the family convened to ring in Scott Disick’s 40th birthday, Kris Jenner paused to share how she had known him throughout the majority of his adult years. She recounted his presence since the inception of their original reality television show, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’.
The reality of their show’s success seemed astonishing to many of them, including Disick himself who once quipped, ‘I was confident this show wouldn’t amount to anything!’ Yet, as they all discovered, the show would go on to become a phenomenon.
During a toast to honor Scott, Kim took the opportunity to express her gratitude for their long-lasting friendship, spanning almost two decades. Kim highlighted the mutual grounding the pair has given each other; their shared experiences setting in stone a relationship stood the test of time.
The acknowledgment of Scott, who is the father of Kourtney Kardashian Barker’s children, Mason, 14, Penelope, 11, and Reign, 8, was a moment of reflection on their shared history. Kim underlined Scott’s unwavering support and companionship throughout the various trials and tribulations of her life.
Despite their television success, the family remained humble and down-to-earth. Even when recounting Scott’s remarks about her accomplishments as a lawyer and Vogue cover star, Kim could only attribute their ascent to nuance, finesse, and hard work.
The group laughed as Kim jokingly proclaimed, ‘We’ve managed to trick the system, we’ve accomplished it, whatever it was! We’ve put in all the hard work needed.’ The sentiment echoed lightheartedly, a nod to the family’s savvy navigation of the entertainment industry.
Retrospectively, Kim admitted that Disick’s affirmations were motivation for her. He often made her pause with his words, ‘It’s astounding, isn’t it? That we did it?’ The incredulity he reflected, she shared too, wondering aloud, ‘How did we stumble upon this fantastic journey, when we weren’t the cool kids?’
Following their debut on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ in 2007, Kim and family rapidly rocketed to fame. They remained in the public eye for close to 14 years, with the last season closing on June 10, 2021.
The Kardashian family expanded their reality television universe with several spinoff shows before ‘The Kardashians’ premiered on Hulu. Shows like ‘Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami’ and ‘Kourtney & Kim Take New York’, along with others including ‘I Am Cait’ and ‘Life of Kylie’, became popular.
Kim did acknowledge earlier that reaching a status of fame was a component of her aspirations, sharing on a Vogue Arabia cover story from 2019, ‘The goal was always to amass wealth but I was embarrassingly fascinated with the concept of fame, though my priorities have since shifted.’
However, even during troubling times, Kim has held no regrets about laying bare her personal life to the world. Over the years, many fans expressed their appreciation for her openness, relaying how it helped them feel less isolated and more capable of handling their own struggles.
Despite occasional longing for more privacy, Kim affirmed her appreciation for her platform and the ability to have a voice. She voiced, ‘I value the manner in which I have been able to help others feel less isolated in dealing with their own personal trials.’
In an April 2023 interlude, Kim stated after passing the baby bar exam in December 2021, that she was completely open to leaving the world of reality TV behind to focus solely on her law career and criminal justice reform.
Diving fully into her aspirations in law, she stated, ‘I wouldn’t be any less pleased if I were to devote myself entirely to being a lawyer.’ Kim expressed this sentiment during her talk at the TIME100 Summit, showcasing her commitment to her new-found passion.