‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’: Season 18 Will Address Tristan Thompson’s Affair
Keeping Up with the Kardashians fans, rejoice! Kim Kardashian West revealed that she and her sisters would be shooting footage for the rest of season 18 individually in quarantine. There’s not much going on in the world, which means the Kardashian-Jenners aren’t traveling and hosting events like they usually do, but the show’s long-time producer is still promising an entertaining season.
In fact, Tristan Thompson’s affair is going to be a topic of discussion during one of the remaining episodes.
‘KUWTK’ Season 18 must go on
The remaining episodes in season 18 are being filmed on cell phones. Executive producer Farnaz Farjam spoke with Elle about getting everyone in the family set up with the right recording equipment. Originally, everyone was going to use their cell phone to film, then upload that footage to a shared folder for Farjam and her team to edit.
Farjam quickly realized that wasn’t going to work. “As we [saw footage come in], I was like, ‘People are going to get sick of seeing this [poor quality] footage like this,’” Farjam explained. “We needed to get them proper interview spaces.” And that’s exactly what they did. Farjam enlisted a director of photography and a technician to safely install proper lighting and tripods in Kardashian West’s and Khloé Kardashian’s homes.
Despite some technical difficulties, the Kardashian-Jenner clan seem to be getting the hang of filming themselves. “Sometimes you’ll hear [one of] them mumbling under their breath, ‘Who knew a camera person’s job would be so hard?!’” Farjam said. But that’s the type of footage she’s looking for. “That’s gold. That’s stuff we want to include in the show.”
This season will address Tristan Thompson’s affair
Last year, Kardashian’s then-boyfriend and father of her daughter allegedly had an affair with Jordyn Woods. As a close friend to Kylie Jenner and the entire family, Woods’ actions came as a shock to everyone, including viewers.
Farjam explained how the NBA star had been quarantining with Kardashian, and therefore around when she was filming. “Tristan definitely stepped up and helped Khloé a lot with True,” Farjam said. “He’s totally showing a way more mature side of himself. I think so much more [highly] of him now. Not that I didn’t like him before, I just like him so, so much more.”
Farjam also hinted at some of the forthcoming drama for the remainder of season 18. “Right before quarantine, we had a couple family members that weren’t seeing eye to eye on something” she mentioned. Could the sisters have argued about the idea of Thompson quarantining with his ex? Historically, the Kardashian-Jenners have expressed their dislike for Thompson, considering the two times he has wronged their sister. But, since Kardashian was willing to put her anger aside to co-parent their daughter more effectively, her family had no choice but to follow suit. “I can’t give away who [the argument was between], but they end up coming together during quarantine, and it’s really sweet,” Farjam teased.
Find out what happens — tune in to Keeping Up with the Kardashians Thursday nights on E!