MALIBU, California – The other Kourtney Kardashian landed in Las Vegas for last week’s Grammy Awards, she had a clue that she and Travis Barker would bond.
But it was only when the awards ceremony ended and the tequila flowed, she says, that she and the Blink-182 drummer, her fiancé since October, “just decided to go for it” and went to the One Love Wedding Chapel in the middle of the night.
Kourtney says she and Barker had every intention of getting legally married, but they were not aware that the chapel does not offer marriage licenses.
Still, before she went down the hall and made their vows to an officiant (who acted as an Elvis Presley impersonator), she says it was Barker who paused for a moment’s thought: Shouldn’t you tell your mother first?
“Travis always encourages me to tell my mom everything, so he says, ‘Call your mom,'” says Kourtney, who sits next to sisters Khloé Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner and mom Kris Jenner. at Nobu Ryokan Malibu. “When I’m drunk, I tend to want to call Khloé.”
Since September, the six members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan have been busy filming their new Hulu show “The Kardashians,” which premieres Thursday and streams weekly. The family is still filming the first season of 10 episodes.
Kourtney called his mother – and Khloé.
“I loved it,” Khloé says. “I feel so honored. I loved every second of it.”
“I also think she was drunk,” Kourtney adds.
“I was not drunk!” Khloé spits back. “I was wide awake and I thrived, but I was not at Kurt’s level. I had a little chat with Elvis … I was supposed to have a whole preview of a preview of the chapel. It was amazing. I do not know who Elvis is.” wife was, but it was not Priscilla. “
For most families, an impromptu Vegas wedding offers enough family drama to nurture gossip at holiday gatherings for years to come. But for the Kardashians, who have built a world-famous brand out of family drama, it was just another night where they went through what hit reality TV is made of.
And the family knows a thing or two about hit reality TV.
“The Kardashians” is filled with the drama fans have come to expect from E’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which premiered in 2007 and ran for 14 years and 20 seasons. But their new venture involves more cinematic camera angles, slimmer editing, and production values that provide a more mature, professional aesthetic to the entire operation.
It’s a fitting look at where the family is now in life, Kim says.
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“I really love that (‘The Kardashians’) show us individually, which I think is really different from our last show,” she says. “I love that you can basically see a day in the life, or what we do all the time individually and when we get together as a family.”
Khloé adds that she and her sisters, who range in age from 24 to 42, have grown a lot since they started at E, becoming adults, mothers and business owners.
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“We were always together and it was really hard, I think, for that team to film us in a different way,” Khloé says of “Keeping Up.” “Now that we’re with a whole new set of eyes … you can also see us on these ventures, as opposed to just salad shaking together.”
Here’s what the Kardashian-Jenner clan had to say about their new show, mental health and more. (Interview edited for length and clarity.)
Question: Kendall, you’ve been open about your battle with social anxiety on Instagram. What inspired you to be so transparent about mental health?
Kendall Jenner: Many of us (have) a similar feeling of being in lockdown for so long; to be in this pandemic and just feel a little more secluded than usual. So when I came out of it, I found it really hard to socialize in big contexts … I think a lot of it is just the one I’ve always been, and my mom could probably attest to that. But it’s also something we can all probably feel a little of – the social anxiety of just getting out into the world again and adjusting.
Kris Jenner: Just the fact that you share it openly with other people makes people feel that if they suffer from the same kind of thing that they look at someone like Kendall and they realize … ‘There are things she’s struggling with too . . ‘ And it really helps other people at the same time.
Kendall: I want to feel helpful. I would like to offer tools. I would like to give useful advice. Don’t just say, ‘Oh, that’s what I’m dealing with.’
Q: I would also like to congratulate Kylie on welcoming your second baby with Travis Scott. What has it been like to be the mother of your new son?
Kylie: It’s really exciting, and to see my daughter (Stormi Webster) bond with our new baby, it’s really special. We are in baby heaven.
Q: You recently shared on Instagram that you decided to change your son’s name from Wolf to something else. What made you decide to make the change, and when do you think you will reveal the new name?
Kylie: We had to sign the birth certificate quickly, and then I knew, the second I signed the birth certificate, that I would probably change his name. (laughter). It just did not suit him. We have not legally changed his name yet. We’re in the process, so it just would not feel right to share anything when we do not have an official name.
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Question: When you look at your family’s future, is there a time when you feel like you’d be ready to step down from reality TV? And how do you know when the time is right?
Kim: I do not think we see a timeline for when we will retire. We had a break for a year and we are so happy to be back. We have always said that when it stops being fun for us, we retire, but we are all really new energy and excited about what is to come.
Q: Ye (the rapper formerly known as Kanye West and Kim’s ex-husband) has been in the news recently for outbursts about Kim’s relationship with Pete Davidson. How did you as a family handle it?
Kim: I prefer my family not to comment on anyone who is not really a part of the show. It’s hard enough going through personal things and I just love that I always have the support of my family. But Kanye and I are also always family and there is a lot of love there. No matter what, we are all supportive and all have just a lot of love for him.
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Question: You are not just TV icons, but a fixture in pop culture. What is the secret behind your lasting legacy?
Khloé: Always to be united. We are stronger in number. We are stronger together and do not let anything separate what we are and that is the family in the end. It can easily get really diluted and murky if you allow the external voices or external players to try to break us up, but you can not break this monarchy up.
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