We knew the day would come but we probably didn’t think it would come so soon. After 14 years on television – and a huge 20 seasons – Kim Kardashian West has just announced that she and her family have made the “difficult decision” to say goodbye to Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
The last season will air early next year in 2021.
In a statement addressed to her “amazing” fans, Kardashian, 39, acknowledged the careers she and her sisters have carved out due to the success of the reality show and had the below to say:
After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years – through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children. We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way.
Thank you to the thousands of individuals and businesses that have been a part of this experience and, most importantly, a very special thank you to Ryan Seacrest for believing in us, E! for being our partner, and our production team at Bunim/Murray, who’ve spent countless hours documenting our lives.
Our last season will air early next year in 2021.
Without Keeping Up with The Kardashians, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family these past 14 incredible years. This show made us who we are and I will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever.
With love and gratitude,
It is unclear what sparked the seemingly sudden decision. While other Kardashian-Jenner members are yet to weigh in, Khloe Kardashian expressed how emotional this announcement is.
“I am so grateful and thankful to everyone who has supported us and been there through it all. I’m too emotional to fully express myself at the moment,” she said in an Instagram post. “My sappy post will come soon. Change is hard but also needed at times. I love you all. Thank you for the memories!”
In statement from E! News via Variety, the network – which inked a nine figure deal with the family in 2017, signatures reported to be worth at least $100 million – have said they will miss the “empowering family.”
“Along with all of you, we have enjoyed following the intimate moments the family so bravely shared by letting us into their daily lives. While it has been an absolute privilege and we will miss them wholeheartedly, we respect the family’s decision to live their lives without our cameras,” it read.
More to come.