Fans Think They Understand Why Kourtney Kardashian Keeps Hanging Out With 19-Year-Old TikTok Star Addison Rae

For more than 10 years now, the Kardashian-Jenner family has been a topic of fascination for many people around the world. Every day, there are talks about their love lives, businesses, personalities, and even their friendships with other stars.

Kourtney Kardashian, the oldest sibling in her family, has been hanging out a lot with 19-year-old TikTok star Addison Rae. Since Kardashian is 41 years old now, this friendship is often met with confusion from onlookers. However, some fans now think they why Kardashian and Rae hang out so much.

Kourtney Kardashian and Addison Rae
Kourtney Kardashian and Addison Rae | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images and Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

How did Kourtney Kardashian and Addison Rae’s friendship start?

According to Cosmopolitan, Kardashian and Rae first met through social media star David Dobrik.

Kardashian and Dobrik have worked together a few times, and in January, she decided to get his help launching her son’s TikTok account. A few months later, Dobrik got Addison Rae on board as well, which was when Kardashian met Rae.

“We surprised Mason, because Mason liked my videos on TikTok,” Rae said on The Tom Ward Show in July. “I kind of just stuck around and we got really close. We started working out together. We did a video on her YouTube of us doing a butt workout and stuff, so that was fun.”

Since then, Kardashian and Rae have made numerous appearances on each other’s social media pages.

Fans often complain about Kardashian and Rae’s friendship being ‘weird’     

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Kardashian and Rae’s friendship has elicited confusion from some parts of their fan bases. For example, a number of Kardashian-Jenner fans have called the friendship “weird.”

“I’ve always felt weird about Kourtney’s friendships with younger people (ex: Kylie’s Friends) but maybe that’s just me,” one person said on Reddit.

Meanwhile, some people believe the arrangement is more like a business collaboration than a genuine friendship.

One fan wrote. “For me it’s not necessarily their ages, so much as that it seems a little grimy and lacking in authenticity. I feel like they’re just using each other lol.”

Some fans think they understand the reason why Kardashian and Rae hang out so much

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Now, some fans have put forth a theory as to why Kardashian and Rae hang out so much these days. The theory is based on a rumor that Rae and her family could be getting their own reality TV show. As Seventeen reported, Rae has dropped some hints about this, though the rumor has never been confirmed.

However, some fans believe Rae and her family could be getting their own show soon, and this could be why she has been hanging out with Kardashian so much. After all, Kardashian herself has been a face of reality TV since 2007.

“Do you guys think Kourtney is guiding/helping her with this?” one fan asked on Reddit. “I think their goal is clear, and help from Kardashians or simultaneously E! Entertainment could be veryyyy beneficial.”

Someone else also added, “E! trying to reach TikTok audiences by creating a Kardashian-like show using one of Gen Z’s biggest stars… I love the theory you’ve come up with. I hope it’s true.”