Kendall Jenner’s modeling career has really taken off over the past few years, but does that mean she’s done with reality TV? An insider says yes! According to a new report, Kendall has officially requested to be phased out of E!’s flagship show, Keeping Up With the Kardashains. The star has never loved opening up for E!’s cameras, preferring instead to bare it all in her steamy Victoria’s Secret shots or on the runway. Now, it looks like she might get her wish!
Is Kendall really ready to step away from the spotlight?
Making Her Exit?
Kendall Jenner has never loved being on reality TV. The star, who grew up in front for E!’s cameras, has always been among the most private members of her famous family. Now, it looks like she might be stepping away for good! According to a new report from Radar Online, a source (Radar does not make their connection to the show or family clear) has alleged that Kendall has officially asked momager Kris Jenner if she can be phased out of the flagship E! title in the coming months.
According to the unnamed source, Kris is on board with it.
“If Kris had her way the whole family would be filmed 24/7,” they said, “but she respects they need privacy and has gone easy on Kendall since her modeling career took off.”
“It’s given [Kendall] a sense of freedom, and she loves being in charge of her own image at long last,” the source told Radar of the 22-year-old star. “She’s been winding down her commitments for the show and exploring other options, in TV as well as modeling.”
According to a source from last year, Kendall’s decision to leave the show likely has to do with her desire to get out of Los Angeles. “She wants to get out of L.A., too, and plans to divide her time between New York and Paris.”
If true, the move would make sense as Paris and New York are widely considered the fashion capitals of the western world. It seems like Kendall is planning to make a name for herself in the fashion industry completely free of her famous family’s antics.
Second Time’s the Charm?
Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard that Kendall might be taking her leave of KUWTK and reality TV. Back in 2017, outlets were reporting that the Victoria’s Secret model was planning a relocation to NYC and a swift exit from all things E!.
“If Kendall is in New York, it’ll be almost impossible for her to film KUWTK — and that’s exactly why she’s doing it,” a “friend” of Kendall’s told Star Magazine in July of last year. “She wants to be known as a supermodel, not part of ‘Kim and company’ anymore. Her mom, Kris [Jenner], is going to flip out, but moving and quitting the show is the only way Kendall can become her own person.”
“All her fashion friends live in Manhattan now, and Kendall feels like it’s the place to be,” they said at the time.
Since we all know that didn’t quite play out then, we’re choosing to take the news that it might now with a grain of salt until we see the proof… but, in fairness, the notoriously private reality star (quite the oxymoron, no?) has been opening up a bit more about her feelings on the show and her family of late. All current information we have seems to support the idea that Kendall would like to bow out of KUWTK as soon as possible.