Reality TV matriarch Kris Jenner has spoken out for the first time since announcing her family’s reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, was coming to an end after 14 years.
Calling into the On Air with Ryan Seacrest broadcast, the 64-year-old revealed she cried in the morning after discussing the news with two of her kids, Kim Kardashian and Khloé Kardashian.
“You’re going to make me cry all over again. It really hasn’t [sunk in yet],” Kris said on the September 9 taping. “I got very, very emotional this morning. I woke up and was in the gym at 5 with Khloé and Kim and we just kind of sat there and looked at each other and said, ‘Whoa, what a ride.'”
Ryan, who was a co-creator and executive producer on KUWTK since it premiered in 2007, quizzed Kris on why they wanted to call it quits after 14 years and 20 seasons.
“I think the number 20 used to sound good until 2020, but the number 20 just seemed like the right time, I think, for us to take a minute and breathe, and everybody slow down a bit… figure out what our next steps are,” Kris said.
“We’ve had such an amazing run and we’re so grateful… for every single moment and everyone we work with.”
It was Kim who broke the news yesterday, telling fans on social media “with heavy hearts” they “made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye” to the show.
“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,” she wrote in a statement.
“We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way.”
Khloé shared the same statement on their social media channels, before adding on Instagram that change can be a positive thing.
“I am so grateful and thankful to everyone who has supported us and been there through it all,” she wrote. “I’m too emotional to fully express myself at the moment. My sappy post will come soon.
“Change is hard but also needed at times. I love you all. Thank you for the memories!”
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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. 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 and, 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