Kim Kardashian had jaws dropping all over the place when she dragged her sister Kourtney’s children into their explosive feud during their latest argument.
The new season of The Kardashians premiered in the US last night and featured Kim, 42, and Kourtney, 44, having a phone call to try and air out their differences.
Tensions have been brewing between the pair since Kourtney accused Kim of stealing her Dolce & Gabanna lifestyle – Kourtney’s Italian wedding with Travis Barker was designed by the luxury fashion house and six months later, Kim collaborated with them for a fashion show.
However, the bad feeling between the two goes back much further.
In 2018, the siblings famously got into a catty clash during a photoshoot which resulted in Kim delivering the now iconic line: ‘You’re the least exciting [sister] to look at.’ A distraught Kourtney was pushed to tears and complained about Kim’s cruelty, calling her an ‘evil human being.’
The following year, nothing had really changed between the sisters who were still fighting.
Debriefing a friend on what happened in an episode of their former reality series, Kourtney said: ‘Kim and I just got into the biggest fight. She was just going so crazy, she’s sending me the meanest text messages. You would die.
‘She’s like, “You’re the biggest, ungrateful b***h.” So I said, “God, you’re such a petty woman.”’
Two years ago in an episode of KUWTK, Kris Jenner’s eldest children quite literally came to blows when they got into a viscous physical brawl.
It was sparked by Kourtney complaining that she didn’t want to film for the show and wanted to shirk her glam responsibilities. Tensions reached fever pitch when Kim made a dig about this, leaving her older sister livid. Famous scenes showed the siblings swinging for each other in Khloe’s luxurious bedroom and Kim even leaving a smudge of foundation on the pristine white walls.
It’s not known if Kim and Kourtney have been able to squash their beef since the episodes were filmed but Kim was seen attending her older sister’s baby shower last weekend ahead of the arrival of her fourth child.
Late last year, fans were keen to get to the bottom of just why Kim and Kourtney’s relationship has turned sour.
Poosh founder Kourtney broke it down on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast in October 2022, saying: ‘I just felt like they really bonded, like they were going through the same things.
‘And that’s when I was unhappy with the show, partially because of them two kind of ganging up. It was almost everything that Khloé and I had kind of done to Kim, and then they were flipping it on me.’
This brings us to the present day, and the season 4 premiere of The Kardashians.
In last night’s episode, Kim told her sister on the phone: ‘It’s not that original. Everyone does ’90s, it’s not a new concept.’
Kourtney fired back: ‘You’re talking about the b******t details because it’s all your egotistical, selfish mind can think about it.
‘You cannot stand someone else being the centre of attention. You came to my wedding. You couldn’t be happy. You complained from the second you got there till the second you left. That’s what it’s about. Forget about you couldn’t be happy. You couldn’t be happy for me. You couldn’t be happy that I was the centre of attention and you weren’t.’
Kim denied this and insisted she couldn’t have been happier for Kourtney getting married, but then argued her sister isn’t really ‘happy’ and has become ‘such a different person.’
‘I don’t give a f**k what anyone thinks about me. I have a happy life and the happiness comes when I get the f**k away from you guys. Specifically you.’
Kim then delivered the brutal blow by revealing Kourtney’s family and closest friends are in a group chat called ‘Not Kourtney’ so they’re able to talk about her behind her back. The Skims boss also claimed Kourtney’s children, Mason, 13, Penelope, 11, and Reign, eight, have expressed their concerns about their mother.
‘Your kids have even come to me with problems that they have, and they’re concerned,’ she said.
Kourtney became tearful and responded: ‘Is that helpful? You’re, like, adding it into a fight to have a side. It’s you and my friends and my kids and everyone against me.
‘It’s like you’re just a f****** witch and I hate you.’
Kim appeared expressionless and coolly replied: ‘K.’
Many viewers defended Kourtney, who is currently pregnant with her first child with husband Travis, and called out Kim for dragging her sister’s young children into their feud.
One commented: ‘Why would Kim tell Kourtney that?? I mean even if her friends and kids have come to complain, you should never say stuff like that. Damn, that’s just outright evil, she really is a witch.’
Another agreed: ‘Kim is such a horrible human being to Kourtney. I can’t stand how everytime she loses the argument she resorts to telling Kourtney how the whole family hates her how her friends all badmouth her and even went as far as adding her kids in. Sis!’
‘Okay but Kim telling Kourtney that her friends and kids talk badly about her is exactly what a narcissist would do,’ one weighed in.
Sharing their thoughts, another wrote: ‘This entire family sucks. They were super supportive of Kourtney being with toxic Scott and rooted for them to get back together. Kourt suddenly gets into a relationship where she seems loved right and suddenly “something is wrong with her” Lol!’
Others were more agreeable with Kim and saw the dispute from her position, with who weighing in: ‘Kim is wrong for mentioning that Kourt’s kids came to her but I think Kourt is a different person since this new man and her kids see it. She also needs to dig deep and find out why she actually hates Kim because this is beyond D&G.’
Another said: ‘Kourtney is just as narcissistic as Kim so idk why she acts like she’s above her. Your kids going to your sisters and friends saying you’ve changed is a big issue but Kourtney finally got a man that gives her the attention she’s craved all her life so it’s no big deal to her.’
Siding with Kim, one viewer tweeted: ‘I don’t think Kim is wrong bringing up her friends or her kids, Kourtney has been acting bitter about nonsense stuff for ages and she needs to know those around are noticing it.’
Things seemed cordial but you never can be sure what’s really going on in the chaotic Kardashian world.
The Kardashians is available to watch on Disney+ in the UK.
Got a story?
If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.