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    Updated on Aug 16, 2018. Posted on Aug 14, 2018

    Kourtney Kardashian Has Been Over ~Being Famous~ For Years, And Here's The Proof

    While her behaviour on this season of KUWTK has raised questions about her future on the show, Kourtney has been ready to quit the showbiz life for quite a while.

    If you've watched the first two episodes of the latest season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, you'll know about the shitstorm of drama between Kim, Khloé and Kourtney.

    What began as a row about a family photoshoot quickly descended into something much darker, with Kourtney not only hinting that her relationships with Kim and Khloé are faked for KUWTK...

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    But suggesting that she's had enough of being famous.

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    But tbh, we really should have seen this coming, since Kourtney has been open for years about the fact she doesn't enjoy fame.

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    Let's take a look back at all the signs we've had.

    Back in 2007, Kourtney was the only member of the Kardashian/Jenner family who wasn't excited over their deal with E!

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    In her 2011 memoir, Kris Jenner revealed that she made the pitch for KUWTK and signed the deal without any of her family knowing. When she did eventually tell them, the whole family were on board with the idea of a show apart from one member: Kourtney Mary Kardashian. Kris wrote: "Kim and Khloé jumped up from their chairs, they were so happy. Kourtney was a little quiet because she was somewhat hesitant. I said: "Nobody has to do it, but this is what I really, really want to do." So eventually she said: "OK, mom, I'll do it."

    Within five years, Kourtney was regularly fantasising about anonymity and dreaming of moving to a farm — so much so that it almost became a running joke between the family.

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    During one episode, Kim and Khloé set Kourtney up on a farmers-only dating website. In another she was mercilessly mocked for feeling at home in the Hamptons. For Kourtney, however, living in peace was a legitimate goal — in 2015 she even shared a photograph of a farm's pumpkin patch on her social media alongside the caption: "Can't wait to move to my farm someday."

    In 2014, just weeks before the ninth season of KUWTK was due to air, Kourtney revealed in an interview that she often wished she wasn't famous.

    Then, in 2016 Kourtney confessed on camera that she doesn't believe she's "supposed" to be famous and isn't built for the ~showbiz~ lifestyle.

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    During a scene of KUWTK, Kylie Jenner told Kim and Kourtney: "Some people are born for this life and some people aren't. I just know I'm not supposed to be famous. I feel it deep down inside." Kourtney then responded: "I'm not either. For sure." She went on to say that although she can "handle" the intrusion into her life, she "doesn't give a shit" about fame or what people think of her.

    Then, last year, Kourtney began expressing a desire to prioritise being a mother over work and fame.

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    During an episode of KUWTK, Kourtney said: "My biggest priority is being a mom. I already feel spread thin being a working mom, so anything I do take on has to be something I'm excited and passionate about."

    When her sisters pushed her to "find her passion" and work on a project outside of the partnerships she has with them, Kourtney stated that establishing her own ~brand~ wasn't a priority.

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    And when she was called out for her "lack of work ethic," Kourtney straight-up agreed with her family that she didn't have one.

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    However, over the past couple of years, Kourtney appears to have also become increasingly resentful of being involved in KUWTK.

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    Firstly, she hinted that being contractually obliged to KUWKT had impaired her and Scott Disick's ability to properly move on after their 2015 breakup.

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    When addressing whether Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna should be given a second season of their show despite being broken up, Kourtney said: "It's not the best for them if they feel they have to see each other all the time to film this show." As a viewer, it was pretty hard to ignore the fact that she and Scott had exactly the same filming commitments for KUWTK as Rob and Chyna did for their show, and it perhaps wasn't the best thing for them either.

    And she even revealed that she planned to erase any memory of KUWTK when her children became old enough to watch the episodes charting her tumultuous relationship with Scott by telling them it was "all fake."

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    But over the two most recent seasons, it's been heavily implied that Kourtney regards shooting KUWTK as her last priority.

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    In fact, an entire episode was dedicated to the fact that Kourtney was becoming increasingly flaky, beginning with her being 40 minutes late to filming. "It's so rude and unprofessional," Khloé said as Kourtney insisted that she had been on time but got held up buying tea.

    "I think you’re inconsiderate of other people's time and I think that's one of the biggest signs of disrespect," Khloé said. "So thank you for your respect."

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    But Kourtney gave precisely zero fucks.

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    And in another episode, Kim berated Kourtney for not "honouring" her commitment to the show.

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    She said: "She can't commit to filming a season and sharing her life if she's not going to at all. We want her to be held accountable and be responsible — that when you take a job and you're getting paid to do something, you honour that. Because all of us do."

    Which leads us to the present day. In the most recent episodes we've seen Kourtney tell Khloé that her "values" don't align with those of her famous family.

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    She explained that participating in photoshoots "all day" was no longer something she wanted to do: "You guys just have really different values than me. 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."

    She went on to say that she didn't "agree" with "who Kim is as a human being," adding that family are "disgusting" and that she's "ashamed" to be associated with them.

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    At the time, many people thought the comments were a comment on the family's pursuit of fame.

    And she repeated her assertion that if she had the choice, she wouldn't be famous or participate in KUWTK at all.

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    Before adding that she'd dedicate her life to being a full-time mother.

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    Then, during a therapy session, Kourtney told her sisters that she feels "the show is more important" than anything else in their lives.

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    All of which led to Kim making this bold statement.

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    And viewers are now split between suggesting that the whole argument between the sisters was staged, and speculating whether Kourtney is preparing to quit the show, despite the family being contracted for another two years to produce at least another two seasons.

    I feel like kourtney just want to be duck off alone wit jus her & her family seeing the world , & not having to deal with world around her 🤷‍♀️ in my opinion she may be the 1st to quit the show one day , . But who knows 🤷‍♀️ #KUWTK

    Clearly you don’t want to be on the show anymore . Just quit. 🙄 Kylie hasn’t really been on the show and she’s fine. But if that’s your only income I guess that’s why you stick around . #kuwtk @kourtneykardash @KimKardashian @khloekardashian

    It remains to be seen how this all plays out. Roll on the next episode.

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