Kim Kardashian Reveals Drama With Kourtney Was ‘Exhausting’ and ‘Frustrating’ for This 1 Critical Reason

Viewers who tuned in to watch the drama unfold between Kim and Kourtney Kardashian on Keeping Up With the Kardashians might have taken Kourtney’s side for not wanting to share as much of her personal life with the cameras. Now Kim is shedding a bit more light on why she and Khloe were so pissed at Kourtney.

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Kim threatened to fire Kourtney over the issue

Fans saw the whole thing unfold when Kim and Khloe tracked down Kourtney and had a very pointed discussion with her about how she’s unwilling to share much of her life on the show. The sisters didn’t find it fair that Kourtney was pulling back.

Some fans, however, thought that Kourtney was right to feel like she wanted less camera time after sharing so much of herself over the years.

Kim explained how much Kourtney refusing to film for the show impacted her and Khloe, telling Ellen DeGeneres during a Dec. 17 interview that Kourtney “likes [the show], but she only wants to film when she feels like it.”

Kim explained why this became frustrating

She continued: “If one family member goes on vacation a lot or takes time off a lot, the other family members have to step in and take over those hours. So for the past year, Khloe and I have been taking over her hours, working because we need content to make the show.”

Kim added: “So Khloe and I have been really frustrated that we’ve been working longer and we have kids and a lot of stuff going on, and it’s been exhausting for us when she hasn’t taken that into consideration without making a decision of what she wants to do. Stay on the show, not, but to be in this limbo and have us do this for so long is frustrating.”

Does Kourtney plan to continue being on KUWTK?

Kourtney shared in November that she was taking a break from the show and it’s a bit unclear what that means. Even Kim said it wasn’t totally clear but they have listened to Kourtney’s concerns. She told DeGeneres: “We’ve come to the conclusion that [Kourtney will] film a little bit. I don’t even know if we have a conclusion, actually. It’s always up in the air.”

She continued: “But we’re in a good place about respecting each other’s space. And if someone doesn’t want to be on the show, we obviously want them to have that mental break and live their life exactly the way that they want.”

Kim and Kourtney’s drama is going to continue to play out in Season 18 because they’ve filmed some of the show already. Even though the sisters have worked through their disagreements, Kim shares that even more drama between them will be part of the upcoming season.

When DeGeneres asked how things are between her and Kourtney, she explained: “Kourtney and I, we just went to Japan together. We’ve really taken the time to hear each other out and listen. What sucks is that season 18 will come out soon and it gets worse before it gets better. Her and I have healed and have talked about everything and come to an understanding.”