There may soon come a time when we will no longer be able to keep up with the Kardashian-Jenner family. After years of success, scandals and tabloid fame surrounding eight seasons on the E! network, Kris Jenner is reportedly planning to end the long-running series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
According to a report from Naughty But Nice Rob via Radar Online, Jenner, the 57-year-old matriarch and executive producer behind the hit reality show, is planning to part ways with her reality TV career. Jenner's daughter and fellow star, 32-year-old new mom to baby North West, Kim Kardashian, is also allegedly ready to move out of the limelight.
“Kim wants to be with her daughter and Kanye [West], while Kris wants to focus on being a talk show host,” said the source, who also claimed that Jenner has plans to produce movies along with her Fox daytime program, “Kris.” “She's telling everyone that one day she will have an Oscar. ... They want a break from the cameras. That shouldn’t be too surprising.”
While two of the show’s stars are planning to leave the series, it is unknown whether the other members of the family will also be parting ways with the network when their contract ends in 2015. “Both Kim and Kris want to make sure they end on a high note, leaving fans wanting more, rather than try and stretch the show on for another few seasons and watch it die a death,” the source said.
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This isn't the first time Kardashian has been rumored to be qutting the hit TV series. In a February interview with Us Weekly, she revealed her desire to live a more private life. "My boyfriend has taught me a lot about privacy. I'm ready to be a little less open about some things," she said, also hinting at a possible career change. "I think there's always an evolution of, you know, what you want to do in life. It's all about finding things that really excite you and motivate you and spark you all over again."
According to the report, the Kardashian-Jenner family raked in an estimated $40 million from the network in recent years, a source claiming the group has “so much money they never need to work again.” The family reportedly sealed the multimillion-dollar deal, the largest agreement in reality television history, after five out of E!'s top 10 shows were Kardashian-related series.
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” airs Sundays on E! at 9 p.m. ET.