Kim Kardashian West Says She Doesn’t Drink Because Of Her Sister, Kourtney Kardashian

Kim Kardashian West usually steers clear of alcohol. Though there are some exceptions, the reality star won’t be seen hitting the clubs any more. And while Kardashian West used to indulge in a night out, those were few and far between — even she was younger. But she once revealed in a past interview that the real reason she doesn’t drink has to do with her older sister, Kourtney Kardashian.

Kim Kardashian West and Kourtney Kardashian
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Kim Kardashian West does drink on special occasions

These days, it’s hard to find Kardashian West with a drink in her hand. On earlier episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the beauty mogul could be seen enjoying herself on a night out every once in a while. But as time went on, the alcohol became even less of a priority. Now, the show mostly highlights Kardashian West’s businesses and family relationships. The nights at the club are long gone, not only for her but for the rest of the family as well. Kardashian West enjoys a drink occasionally, though, such as when celebrating with family and friends or when doing a promotional advertisement for alcohol.

Kim Kardashian West and Kourtney Kardashian
Kim Kardashian West and Kourtney Kardashian | Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

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Kardashian West once revealed her sister was ‘a big drinker’

Growing up, Kardashian West didn’t drink much. And in 2017, she revealed to Andy Cohen on an episode of Watch What Happens Live that her big sister, Kourtney Kardashian, was the reason. It turns out Kardashian West was often the one in the driver’s seat during outings.

“I think that my dad always just put such a responsibility on me in college,” Kardashian West said. “Kourtney was such a big drinker and my dad was really well aware… They would literally have me hang out just to drive everyone home. I felt this sense of responsibility and I owned it.” Years later, Kardashian West’s limited nights of partying have stuck with her.

Khloé Kardashian has had some legal trouble in the past due to drinking

Kourtney Kardashian might have been the “big drinker” in the family, but Khloé Kardashian once landed in hot water because of alcohol. Back in 2007, Khloé received a DUI from the police, and she was supposed to enroll in alcohol prevention classes and do community service. When she failed to do so, it was documented on an episode of KUWTK, and Khloé was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Due to overcrowding, though, she was released after only three hours. Still, it was enough time for her to learn a lesson.

Kanye West doesn’t drink anymore, either

Kanye West has done a 180 when it comes to drinking; the Christian rapper once revealed to GQ Magazine that he “would be drinking orange juice and Grey Goose in the morning,” and one day, it led him to re-evaluate his life. “I haven’t had a drink since I realized I needed to take it day by day,” he said. He revealed in the interview that nobody ever stopped him from drinking so much, either. Still, he was able to recognize that he wasn’t happy with himself and take steps to fix the problem.