Kourtney Kardashian Revealed She's Taking A Break From "KUWTK" To Focus On Her Kids After Years Of Threatening To Quit

    After years of saying she wants to quit the show, Kourtney has revealed she's decided to step away for a while.

    Over the last couple of years, Kourtney Kardashian has spoken many times about wanting a more private life away from the glare of TV cameras.

    In fact, during the family's infamous row about their Christmas card last year, Kourtney said that if she "had enough money", she would quit Keeping Up With The Kardashians immediately and become a full-time mom.

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    She said: "If I had enough money, I wouldn't work. I wouldn’t do the show. I would be a full time mom. That’s what I want to do. The guilt that I carry every day from not being at home when they get from school, not doing homework — my kids suffer."

    She went on to brand her family "disgusting", said they were too focused on money and claimed her values no longer aligned with theirs.

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    "You guys just have really different values than me," she said, "I choose to be a mother to my three kids. What’s natural to me is being a mother. I'm not here looking for another job."

    Kourtney went on: "When you die and when I die, it doesn't matter how much money is in our bank accounts. It's about memories. But [money is more important] to you, and I don't give a fuck."

    And Kourtney also said she "couldn't wait" for the day she could quit the show and stop "faking" her relationships with her sisters for the sake of TV.

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    She said: "I cannot wait for that day when I just don't have to have these fake relationships any more."

    Then, during a recent interview in which she discussed Kylie Jenner's billionaire status, Kourtney revealed she'd been thinking a lot about turning her back on fame and fortune.

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    During an appearance on The Real, Kourtney was asked whether she finds Kylie's wealth intimidating. And she responded: "Probably subconsciously it makes us feel like, 'When's it enough?'"

    Appearing to refer to fame and money, she continued: "And that's a thing I always think to myself — 'When is it enough?' Because I don't like missing out on certain things like doing my kids' homework or certain after school activities or different things like that."

    And she went on to add that she'd been seriously considering quitting the show.

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    She explained: "Every day is different. At the moment I'm happy and very into my blessings and feeling really good, but I definitely have my moments. Life is short."

    Well, Kourtney has now broken our hearts by confirming that she is indeed taking a step back from KUWTK.

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    Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Kourtney said: "I just decided to spend more time as a mom and put more of my energy there."

    Kourtney went on to say that she'll open up more about her decision to take a step back from the show in season 18 which is currently being filmed, and her appearances will then begin to reduce.

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    She explained: "I think you'll have to see more of it on the new season — season 18. It isn't airing yet but it's being filmed."

    However, it appears she isn't quitting entirely as Kourtney added: "I'm not saying goodbye."

    When asked how they felt about Kourtney taking a step back, Kim and Khloé revealed that they'll miss her but expect her to return at some stage.

    "We love Kourtney and we'll miss Kourtney," Khloé said. "But I feel like it's a revolving door. Kourtney might leave this week, but she'll be back. They all come back."

    Well, the thought of a KUWTK without Kourtney in it is enough to send me into mourning. Please respect my privacy at this time.

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    You can watch the full interview with Kim, Kourtney and Khloé here.

    Ellie Woodward is Celebrity and Entertainment Editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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