Khloé Kardashian says KUWTK was meant to be "a filler show without a second season"

Daniella Scott
·4-min read
Photo credit: Sasha Samsonova
Photo credit: Sasha Samsonova

From Cosmopolitan

Keeping up with The Kardashians first arrived on our screens at the height of the noughties reality TV boom. It could so easily have been overlooked in 2007 as just another candid camera reality series, but instead the show ran for 14 very successful years on E!, sparking the rise of one of TV’s most famous dynasties.

Which we think you'll agree says a lot about the Kardashian family and their ability to understand - and often define - the zeitgeist. When the news broke that KUWTK would be coming to an end (sob) this year with series 20, matriarch Kris Jenner said that Khloé was the most torn up about the decision. We recently caught up with Khloé, who admitted that she didn’t even expect the show to get past the first season.

"We were supposed to just be a filler show without a second season," Khloé tells Cosmopolitan UK. "So when we were filming [season one] we just didn’t really think anything of it. And I think that’s what made it so much fun. We’ve also had pretty much the same production crew throughout, so all of the memories and friendships over the years created with them and my family has been the best," she added.

Photo credit: Sasha Samsonova
Photo credit: Sasha Samsonova

Read on for everything else we discussed, from being a role model to her daughter True, to oversharing and dealing with trolls.

Have you ever considered quitting the show?

Filming KUWTK was such an amazing experience and I’m so sad to see it come to an end. I wouldn’t say I ever considered quitting but after having [my daughter] True I had to learn to balance my time more because when it comes to my baby, she is the most important person who deserves my attention. It was really just all about me learning to set more boundaries [and] manage my time, so I could still give her the attention she deserves.

Are you and your sisters supportive of each other or competitive?

We all want each other to be successful and we all have our own businesses that have come so far, so I think it’s easy for us to be supportive of one another. It’s always so nice to see all of my sisters’ accomplishments with everything they’re doing.

Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images

Do you ever worry about oversharing?

I think at this point, so many people know so much about me and everything occurring in my life that it’s difficult to overshare! There are definitely points for some situations where boundaries do have to be set, but overall my life has always been a pretty open book.

How do you manage negativity on social media?

I sometimes like to just take a break and disconnect because none of that actually matters in the real world. I know who I am and my friends and family know who I am, what my intentions are, and my heart. I’m peaceful with that so nothing else matters.

How do you handle trolls?

I try not to comment back to trolls. I want to welcome the positive energy instead so I respond when people are positive and kind. Except some days I’ll be in a sassier mood and comment right back at the trolls!

Do you feel under pressure to be a role model?

I feel like I have a responsibility to my daughter True as well as fans to be that person who sets a good example and someone they can look up to. It’s so rare to have the platform that I do, so I feel that responsibility to utilise it in a way that spreads positivity and sets good examples.

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You have a very busy schedule, how do you fit in self-care?

Routines! I love to follow routines because then I know I’m checking off all of the boxes each day. Dose & Co fits seamlessly into my day; whether it’s a morning coffee or a scoop of protein in a post-workout smoothie.

How important is wellness to you?

Health and wellness are something I’m hugely passionate about. I think it’s so important to take care of yourself from the inside out. Staying active and healthy is the best medicine for a happy mind and heart, so I try to do something every day that makes me feel good. Whether it’s a long walk with my mom or sisters or an intense workout, I find that it’s so helpful to my mental health to stay active. Now more than I ever I think it’s important for each and every one of us to take time to do the things that make our minds and bodies feel good.

Khloé is the global spokesperson and partner of premium collagen blend range, Dose & Co. Available from Holland & Barrett stores nationwide and online.

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