Caitlyn Jenner claims she had no idea 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' was ending soon: ‘I heard it on the news’
Caitlyn Jenner has shared that her family members did not inform her that the ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ show will soon end. The reality show has aired for more than a decade, but its final episode will premiere in early 2021.
Speaking on Australia's ‘The Morning Show’, Caitlyn said that like everyone else she also got to know about it through the news. "I heard it on the news! Nobody called me, I heard it through the media. Was I surprised? No,” she stated. The retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete also went on to appreciate her ex-wife, Kris Jenner, and their daughters for successfully running the show for over 14 years, consisting of more than 500 episodes and 20 seasons.
“But that show, it's probably the greatest reality show in history. There are over 500 episodes over 14 years. The girls and Kris have done just an amazing job with the show and keeping it going for this long. But everybody is in a different place now and I think it's time to move on. But what a run,” Caitlyn told hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies as she added, “nothing lasts forever”. “I wasn't surprised but I just am so proud of the kids for doing such a great job over the years... I don't know the inner workings of all the family, but I know all of the kids have moved on into their own areas,” Caitlyn mentioned.
The first episode of the ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ was aired in 2007. Caitlyn was also a regular part of the show until she and Kris divorced each other in 2015 and subsequent gender transition. It was Kris and TV host and producer Ryan Seacrest who came up with the idea to document the lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family, which included Caitlyn - then Bruce - and her daughters Kendall and Kylie along with Kris' kids - Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob - from her previous marriage to late Robert Kardashian.
However, on Tuesday, September 8, Kim Kardashian made a shocking announcement on her Instagram account, saying: “To our amazing fans - It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians. 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.”
She continued, “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. 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, Kim.”