Kourtney Kardashian has announced she is stepping back from Keeping Up With The Kardashians to focus on her young family.
The 40-year-old reality star, who has been on the show since 2007, announced her decision on US telly alongside sisters Kim and Khloe, The Sun reports.
Speaking on Entertainment Today, she said: “I just decided to spend more time as a mom and put more of my energy there.
“But I’m not saying goodbye … I think you’ll have to see more of it on the new season, season 18. It isn’t airing yet, but it’s being filmed. Currently, in this room.”
Khloe Kardashian said she hoped Kourtney would return to the family’s reality show at some point.
The 35-year-old explained: “We definitely love Kourtney and we will miss Kourtney and whatever she decides to do, but people come, people go all the time in this family.”
She added: “We feel like it’s a revolving door, so Kourtney might leave this week, she’ll be back. They all come back.”
Kourtney has three children with ex Scott Disick – sons Mason, nine, Reign, four, and daughter Penelope, seven – and has often spoken about the importance of family.
The sisters joked Kourtney quitting the show would be the ideal opportunity for them produce a spin-off show.
Kim, 39, joked about what the title could be, suggesting: “Just Kim And Khloe Take …”
Khloé then added: “Take Calabasas! It’s just Kim and I now.”
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Kim agreed: “Calabasas, it’ll be amazing. We can live in the condo with all of our kids and see how that goes.”
However, Kourtney seemed unconvinced, replying: “Not for me.”
This story first appeared in The Sun and has been republished here with permission.