Kourtney Kardashian’s Recent Breakdown Proves that Money Can’t Buy Happiness

Kourtney Kardashian, on the outside, has a perfect life. She has millions of dollars, she belongs to one of the nation’s most famous families, and she has seemingly mastered co-parenting with her ex, Scott Disick. But things on the outside aren’t always what they seem. And her recent breakdown only proves that all the fame and fortune in the world doesn’t always translate into happiness.

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Kardashian has three children with ex Scott Disick

Kardashian and her ex, Scott Disick, were together for nearly 10 years. During that time, they had three children together: Mason, Penelope, and Reign. Though the two seemed very in love, they had their share of problems that eventually took over the relationship. Disick had a drinking problem, which Kardashian told him several times he needed to work on or else they couldn’t be together. Things crumbled a few times, but the final straw came when Kardashian saw photos of Disick partying on a yacht with his ex-girlfriend. However, since the two split, they’ve brought themselves to a much better place. They seem to have mastered co-parenting and are both truly happy for each other.

Kardashian recently celebrated her 40th birthday

This past April, Kardashian hit a major milestone: She turned 40. The Kardashian family has been famous ever since their reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, premiered on E! back in 2007. At the time, Kardashian was only 28 and still had her whole life ahead of her. Fans have watched her through the majority of her adulthood, and we’ve seen a close look at all of the trials and triumphs she’s gone through over the past dozen years. 

Kardashian had a breakdown on a recent episode of ‘KUWTK’

On the outside, Kardashian has everything she could ever want. She has plenty of money, cars, and houses; she has a loving family, all of whom are there for each other through everything; she has three children she loves so much; despite all of that, something is still missing. On the season 17 premiere of KUWTK, Kardashian has a breakdown when she realizes that her life isn’t what she thought it would be at 40. She explains to Khloé Kardashian that she feels incomplete, and as though she’s failed at a part of her life — especially when it comes to relationships. Years ago, Kardashian probably thought she’d be happily married to Disick by now, but that young-adult dream never came to fruition.

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Despite the fame and fortune, she doesn’t feel whole 

While Kardashian has pretty much all the material things she could want, it doesn’t make up for that internal part of her that she feels is lacking. She proves that fame and fortune don’t make someone feel whole; the only thing that can do that is love and happiness. And while Kardashian receives plenty of love from her family, she’s still missing that part of her that she wants to make her whole: She doesn’t have the life partner she thought she would. Though she seems generally happy, it’s clear that she has certain things in her life she still struggles with. It humanizes her and reminds others that money can’t buy everything.