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Updated on Sep 11, 2020. Posted on Sep 10, 2020

Kris Jenner Revealed Why The Kardashians Are Ending Their Reality TV Show

"What a ride."

It's been almost a decade and a half since Keeping Up With the Kardashians changed the course of reality TV and its run is finally ending in 2021 with Season 20, as star Kim Kardashian recently shared in a lengthy Instagram post.

Why now? Kris Jenner attempted to explain the decision behind ending the show in a recent interview with series creator Ryan Seacrest.

Ryan Seacrest, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner pose for a photo at the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" viewing party at Chapter 8 Restaurant on October 16, 2007.
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The momager said that it's just "the right time," while phoning in to On Air With Ryan Seacrest.

Kris Jenner, Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian attend the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party with Chopard at the City of West Hollywood Park on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.
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Kris gave a rather simple answer, saying, "I think the number 20, well it used to sound good until 2020, but the number 20, it just seemed like the right time."

The Kardashians attend Kanye West Yeezy Season 3 at Madison Square Garden on February 11, 2016 in New York City.
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She's looking forward to the opportunity to "take a minute and breathe and [for] everybody [to] slow down a bit. Not slow down professionally, but...figure out what our next steps are."

Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Kourtney Kardashian on stage during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards.
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"We had to tell the crew yesterday, so we were all crying."

Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, KIm Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Kris Jenner accept The Reality Show of 2019 for 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' on stage during the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards.
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According to Kris, "Khloé…is probably the one who is taking it the hardest and really hasn't stopped crying since we announced."

As for whether Kris has fully processed it, she says she "really hasn't."

Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Kourtney Kardashian accept The Reality Show of 2019 for 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' on stage during the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards.
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"I woke up and was in the gym at 5 o'clock with Khloé and Kim and we just kind of sat there and looked at each other and said, 'Whoa, what a ride.' It was quite the morning."

"It's funny, when we talked yesterday, I kinda had my wits about me and I thought I was really strong. And, you know, this is the right decision," Kris said. "Today I wake up and I was thinking about the first time you and I ever did an interview on the air, and I was so excited and so nervous."

Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, KIm Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Kris Jenner accept The Reality Show of 2019 for 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' on stage during the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards.
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Kris ended by calling Keeping Up With the Kardashians the "best home movies we'll ever be able to produce," adding that they're "grateful for every single moment."

Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner, and Bruce Jenner arrive to the Season 2 Launch premiere party of "Keeping up with the Kardashians" at Les Deux Night Club on March 19, 2008.
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You can catch the Season 19 premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. on E!

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