Keeping Up With The Kardashians turns 10 this year and with it, we got to see glorious throwbacks and glow-ups of our favourite Kardashian girls as the years go by. Khloe has seen one of the biggest transformations to date - changing from the fuller, funny sister to a full-on-machine in the gym, with her own fitness show to boot. The star recently sat down with Glamour to spill the deets on everything Keeping Up including what she did and didn't want to film.
"In 2007 my sister Kourtney and I were living together in a townhouse in Calabasas. We were running our clothing store, Dash, and our kids’ store, Smooch, right next to each other in the mall. We were there every day, and we had no other employees: We did everything ourselves, from the taxes to the housekeeping and inventory. We would take our 15-minute lunch break together and eat in the back."
"At my mom’s house, we’d always have these big family dinners. Ryan Seacrest came to one and was like, “You guys are crazy. You need to be on TV.” My mom and my sister Kim wanted to do the show, but Kourtney and I were really against it. We were like, “No—we love our little life. We love what we’re doing.” But Ryan said, “We need the whole family or nobody at all.” So my mom kind of sold it to us as a great commercial for our stores. We were like, “Ugh, fine.”
And 'ugh fine' it was for a while. Khloe admits to keeping things simple the first couple seasons, going to get $25 blowouts and doing her own make-up, with her star beginning to rise in the 5th season. She was still 'the bigger sister' to the rest of the world and wasn't getting the ritzy endorsements like Kim and Kourtney - but things like pad commercials. Khloe admits her deal-thirst was a product of her sisters booking big campaigns.
Now? The Kardashian clan films six days a week, 12 to 18 hours a day, every single day, which when compiled into only 13-14 44minute episodes makes for a lot of drama.
"Things like Kim’s robbery or Caitlyn’s transition? That’s the kind of stuff we wish we had never filmed," says Khloe. We aren’t ever like, “Oooh! Let’s do this for season nine.” This is our life, and these are the things that happen. And it’s funny—when we decide not to shoot things, people feel slighted. But when we film too much, they’re like, “Oh, you never should have filmed that.”
Khloe dishes about her least favourite KUWTK moments, like going to jail for 3 hours. "That's one of those times you wish you didn't have cameras on you. It was more embarrassing than anything else...I could have hurt or killed someone. But, you know, that happened. And I dealt with it. And it will never happen again."
What about her ex-brother-in-law, Kris Humphries? "We had an unhealthy relationship, and I was really vocal about that," says Khloe. "I don't like 'the Hump,' and he doesn't like me. It's mutual."
As for her marriage and then divorce to Lamar Odom? Khloe admits that she dealt with the loss in an unhealthy way. "That was a really, really hard time for me. It was the first time I had received really negative attention," she says. "I've never been a party girl, but [drinking] is something I turned to. I was probably drunk while we were filming season nine."
The star later rebounded with Revenge Body, a new man and has since been keeping (ha) herself out of any big media scandals. Though she, her sister and Caitlyn Jenner haven't been getting along in the best way, here's hoping the Kardashian clan has 10 more years of great TV in them.