Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian: biography, privat life, politics, television and awards

Celebrations

Kourtney Mary Kardashian, born April 18, 1979 in Los Angeles (California) is an American producer, host, actress, model and businesswoman as well as a media personality.

Since 2007, she and her family have been filming a successful reality TV show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. She has created 4 spin-offs: Kourtney and Khloé in Miami (Kourtney and Khloé take Miami), Kim and Kourtney in Miami (Kim and Kourtney take Miami), Kim and Kourtney in New York (Kim and Kourtney take New York) and Kourtney and Khloé at the Hamptons (Kourtney and Khloé take the Hamptons). She was honored by the Teen Choice Awards with an award in the category “best female reality TV personality” in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 20131.

With her sisters Khloé and Kim, Kourtney has launched several collections of clothing, makeup and beauty products. Together, they own 3 DASH stores. In 2010, they produced a book called Kardashian Konfidential, where they reveal their secrets.

Since 2016, Kourtney Kardashian has had a paid mobile application where she shares beauty, fashion and well-being tips and reveals her workouts. Created and directed by Yasmine Badri. She created in 2018 for the successful brand PrettyLittleThing an autumn-winter collection and will reveal to have been “inspired by the singer Cher, the atmosphere of the 1970s and the iconic club” studio 54 “” 2.

Kourtney is very active on social networks; she has 102 million followers on Instagram and 25 million on Twitter. She is also the second most followed person on Snapchat after her sister Kim Kardashian3. She regularly promotes brands and can charge up to $ 250,000 for a publication.

Kourtney Kardashian Biography

Kourtney Mary Kardashian was born on April 18, 1979 in Los Angeles, California.She is of Dutch Scottish descent on her mother’s side and Armenian on her father’s side. Kourtney Kardashian is the daughter of Armenian lawyer Robert Kardashian who defended sportsman and actor O. J. Simpson5 and Kris Jenner who heads a multi-million dollar family empire. Kourtney is the oldest of the Kardashian children; she is the sister of Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian and Robert Kardashian Jr. She also has two half-sisters, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.

In 1989, her parents divorced and the 10-year-old girl, at the time, had a very bad experience of this separation caused by her mother’s infidelities8. In 1991, his mother remarried Olympic champion Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner in 2015) just five months after meeting him. Thus, Casey Jenner, Burt Jenner, Brandon Jenner and Brody Jenner born from previous unions of Caitlyn Jenner became her half-brothers and half-sister by marriage.

Kourtney attended Marymount High School Roman Catholic. After graduating, she left California for Dallas where she studied for two years at Methodist University. She then moved to Tucson, Arizona where she obtained a degree in theater art. Nicole Richie and Luke Walton were among her classmates.

Career

2000-2006

Before she rose to fame, Kourtney Kardashian opened a children’s store named Smooch10. The store was closed in 2009. Kourtney had set up this project with her mother, Kris Jenner, to pay tribute to her grandmother who also owned a business for children.

In 2004, a year after her father’s death11, she and her sisters Kim Kardashian West and Khloé Kardashian opened a clothing store called DASH12. In 2005, Kardashian also participated in the reality show “Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive” where the children of celebrities worked on a ranch in Colorado. Aired on E! , the program will last only one season.

2007-2009

In 2007, Kourtney created, with her family, a program showing her daily life called Keeping Up with the Kardashians (The Incredible Kardashian Family) 14,15. It reveals behind the scenes of the hectic life of Kourtney, and her family. The show quickly established itself as the number 1 success of the cable channel. Her mother Kris Jenner will admit that Kourtney was the most reluctant to face this project, which would reveal her private life16.

The success of the reality TV show will then propel the young woman to the rank of star. His new status involves tracking down the paparazzi and invading the media, but above all allows him to launch new projects.

In 2009, she made the cover of the magazine 944 her first big cover17. She then continued with Maxim or Stepping Out18. Also in 2009, she opened with her sisters a second DASH store, in Florida, in Miami. The opening of this store will trigger the euphoria of fans of the Kardashian sisters19. The young woman also participated in 2009, with her sister Khloé, in the spin off of this series, entitled Kourtney and Khloe take Miami (The Kardashian Sisters in Miami in French version). This show was shot for the opening of its 2nd DASH store in Florida, Miami. A second season is created after the store opens. In 2009, she participated with her younger sister Kim in the show Kim and Kourtney in New York which showed the daily life of the two sisters who opened a third store. During the year 2009, Perfect Skin beauty products with Kim and Khloé and with her sisters designed a collection of jewelry for the brand Virgin, Saints and Angels, and a collection of clothing for the brand Bebe

2010-2012

In 2010, she and her sisters opened a third DASH store in New York. And launches a second season of The Kardashians in New York. The same year, a book, Kardashian Konfidential, was released in which the three sisters told many secrets about them. The book obtained positive, critical and commercial reception21.

She launched numerous collections with her sisters Kim and Khloé, a clothing collection, the Kardashian Kollection, which met with great success around the world, and broke all sales records22. Together, they also launch beauty products (for hair, make-up, dyes) once again it is a great success, the collection is called Kardashian Beauty, in collaboration with Sears22. She also launches a collection for children on her own initiative, but in partnership with her sisters23.

She took her first steps as an actress in 2011, in the series One Life To Live. The episode was unveiled on March 28, 2011, she plays the role Kassandra Kavanaught24. In 2011, she made the cover of Shape25, or even Redbook26, and mainly of the Hollywood Repoter which analyzes how she and her family brought in 65 million dollars in 201127.

Kourtney and her sisters become the spokespersons for Quick Trim, products for weight loss28. The company sues them and asks them for $ 5 million. After a few months, Quick Trim loses the lawsuit against the Kardashian sisters29.

In 2012, she launched a new spin-off, the Kardashians in Miami, with Kim. This time the show is filmed as part of Dash Miami’s trip. His brother-in-law directs the credits of the show. The businesswoman curls magazine covers with Cosmopoltian30 and Fit Pregnancy31, then takes a short break to give birth to her daughter. She returned to the forefront on August 8, 2012 on the cover of US Weekly where she presented her newborn baby to the whole world32.

2013-2014

In 2014, Kourtney created a new show called Kourtney and Khloé Take the Hamptons, where we see her, pregnant, her sister and her companion, surrounded by their children during their summer vacation in the Hamptons, in a luxurious villa of 14 million. dollars33. At the same time, she opens a pop-up store during the summer.

Together with her sisters, she launches a new children’s collection, the Kardashian Kids, on sale worldwide36.

In 2014, she posed naked, pregnant with her third child, for a session37. She also lends her name and appearance to her sister Kim38’s mobile video game.

2015-2016

In 2015, it launched its official paid application available on Android and iOS. She takes part in a conference in New York, where she explains that her application will be focused on interior design, lifestyle, fashion and sport39. The app ranks like its number 1 sisters on the App Store.

In 2016, the magazine Architectural Digest, a magazine on the theme of interior design: the most important passion of Kourtney40. Also in 2016, she posed nude for a famous photographer, Brian Bowen Smith41. In 2016, she became the official ambassador of the Manuka Doctor brand, which sells skin care products made from bee venom and Manuka honey42. Kourtney Kardashian said, “I’ve been using Manuka Doctor’s honey line for years, so when the brand asked me to be their international ambassador, I couldn’t have asked for more.” 43 As a muse, Kardashian makes numerous business trips, notably across the United States and Europe, poses for numerous advertising campaigns and speaks about these totally organic cosmetics.

In 2016, the American financial magazine Forbes that that same year it won $ 10 million46. In 2016, Kourtney Kardashian received between $ 250,000 and $ 500,000 for product placement on social networks.

2017-2018

In 2017, she collaborated with successful brand PrettyLittleThing for a slightly retro ready-to-wear collection. She herself imagined and created the 40 pieces of the collaboration, composed of evening wear, accessories, faux fur coats, babydolls, different kinds of shoes, jumpsuits and pants inspired by the 70s47. She said in a statement during the promotion: “For this collection in collaboration with PrettyLittleThing I was inspired by the singer Cher, the vibe of the 70s and the iconic club” studio 54 “. We wanted to use bright colors and create trendy pieces with sequins and faux fur … “48. PrettyLittleThing and Kourtney Kardashian are organizing a big party in Los Angeles for the launch of the collection on October 26, 2017, where many celebrities meet such as Wiz Khalifa, Christina Milian, Adrienne Bailon or her sister Kendall Jenner49. Also in 2017, she signed with her sisters and her mother the largest reality TV contract of 150 million dollars to extend her program Keeping up with the Kardashians for broadcast until 2020.50 The TMZ news site specifies that Kourtney will be shared with his sisters Kim and Khloé 50 to 60% of the sum51.

In 2018, she collaborated with her younger sister Kylie Jenner and her brand Kylie Cosmetics, together they created three small eye shadow palettes and as many lipsticks including the “French Kiss” in a pale and pink nude color, “Minnie »A deep pink and« Rad »a bright orange-red for a limited edition52. To promote the two sisters pose a series of photos in bodysuit in a pink and pale tone against the background of the ocean53. That same year, with her 4 sisters, she became the face of the Calvin Klein brand and represented the new collections including Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Jeans54. The campaign is directed by Willy Vanderperre who photographed Kourtney and her sisters in a barn highlighting pieces of lingerie and jeans from the spring-summer 2018 collection. A short film is made where the sisters confide in each other on what they did or never did.

She posed entirely nude for V magazine and gave a long interview explaining her projects in the cosmetics business56.

In 2018, she represented the famous Sugar Factory and participated in its opening as a famous guest of this new boutique in Atlantic City57.

In April 2019, Kourtney Kardashian launched her own Beauty and Wellness website, titled Poosh in honor of her daughter Penelope. There, she distils her advice in various fields such as cosmetics, interior design, maternity, fashion. Poosh is also a webshop where it is possible to buy different products that Kourtney creates, in collaboration with brands such as Aquis and Vital Proteins. Also in 2019, according to Harpers Bazaar, his fortune is estimated at over $ 40 million.

2020-2021

In July 2020, Kourtney Kardashian announced that she wanted to reduce her appearances on the reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” 58. Kourtney continues to shoot anyway but prefers to focus on developing her lifestyle site “Poosh” which she continues to expand. Indeed Kourtney announces several collaboration with companies of organic cosmetics, ecological59,60,61. In addition, she invites several celebrities with whom she discusses – their career, their convictions, future projects – such as Emily Ratajkowsky, Jenny Kanye, her pastor, Scott Disick or her sisters Kendall and Khloé.

Kourtney also collaborates with her sisters and in particular with Kim with whom she launches several perfumes, or poses for her lingerie brand Skims.

On September 8, 2020, she announced with her sisters that her Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality show will be ending after 20 seasons. The final season will air in March 2021 after 15 years of existence63. However, as early as November, the Disney and Hulu groups announced the creation of a new program featuring the Kardashian family which will be launched at the end of 202164. Thus, after the decline of the television channel E! of their show, the Kardashian sisters prefer streaming platforms with larger audiences. In addition, Kim Kardashian and her sisters cede the rights to broadcast Keeping Up With the Kardashians to the various streaming groups Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.

Private life

Kourtney dated Taryll Jackson, son of Tito Jackson and nephew of Michael Jackson, between 1999 and 200465,66.

In 2006, she became the companion of the model and entrepreneur, Scott Disick – with whom she lived a tumultuous relationship. Together, they have three children; two boys, Mason Dash Disick (born December 14, 2009) and Reign Aston Disick (born December 14, 2014), and one daughter, Penelope Scotland Disick (born July 8, 2012). Their couple knows, over the years, many crises and ruptures following the various infidelities and alcohol addiction of Scott Disick. They decide to separate definitively in June 2015, after more than nine years of living together67. Despite their break-up, the former couple remains very close and the businessman continues to participate in the family show as the main actor68.

After her break with the businessman, the press announced that she would secretly date singer Justin Bieber, a rumor that the main interested party will not deny when she appeared on the Ellen Show69,70.

In October 2016, during Paris fashion week, she met the 23-year-old Franco-Algerian model, Younes Bendjima – with whom she will be dating in January 201771,72. After a first separation in the summer of 201873, the couple separated definitively in the spring of 201974.

On February 17, 2021, she publicly confirmed after several months of rumors to be in a relationship with drummer Travis Barker, known in particular for having been a member of the groups Blink-182 and +44, or for his recent collaborations with singer Machine Gun Kelly75. Travis says after being friends and neighbors for several years, they finally got closer during lockdown related to covid19 crisis

Politics

In 2018, Kourtney Kardashian attacked a law dating from 1938 relating to the regulation of products used in cosmetics. She went to Congress in Washington to talk about this law, to share her opinion aimed at transforming it77. The businesswoman was chosen by the environmental group Environmental Working Group to discuss legislation in products used in cosmetics and aimed at legislating on the use of chemicals and toxic in makeup and cosmetics in the 1938 Act78. Senator Tammy Baldwin posted the following comment on Twitter: “I am working to make sure that there are no more chemicals and toxins in cosmetics. Thank you Kourtney Kardashian and Environmental Working Group for your support. Patty Murray, as well as elected House of Representatives Frank Pallone Jr., member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee congratulated Kourtney on his participation in this project: “For too long, he hasn’t cosmetics companies were not required to verify the safety of their makeup and beauty products. “Finally, Kourtney Kardashian welcomed this breakthrough, and spoke to celebrity magazine saying:” Everyone should have the right to healthy products. And I think now is the time for Congress to do its job. “

Reality show

YearTitleNote
2005The Princes of MalibuAppearance
2006Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive1 season
2007-nowKeeping up with the Kardashians17 seasons
2009-2010Kourtney and Khloé in Miami2 seasons
2011Top Model USAStylist
2011-2012Kim and Kourtney in New York2 seasons
2011-2012Khloé and LamarAppearance
2014Kourtney and Khloé at the Hamptons1 season
2015I am CaitAppearance
2015Dash DollsProducer
2016Rob & ChynaAppearance
2017Life of kylieAppearance
2017KUWTK anniversaryGuest

Télévision

YearTitleRoleNote
2011You Only Live OnceKassandra KavanaughTV Series

Awards

CeremonyYearCategoryResultReference
Teen Choice Awards2009Choice TV: Reality ShowNominee80
Teen Choice Awards2010Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety StarWinner81
Teen Choice Awards2010Choice TV: Reality ShowWinner80
Teen Choice Awards2011Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety StarWinner81
Teen Choice Awards2011Choice Summer TV ShowNominee80
People Choice Awards2011Prix du plaisir CoupableWinner81
Teen Choice Awards2012Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety StarWinner81
Teen Choice Awards2012Choice TV: Reality ShowNominee80
Teen Choice Awards2013Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety StarWinner81
Teen Choice Awards2013Choice TV: Reality ShowWinner80
Telly Awards2013TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces Film/Video – EntertainmentWinner82
Teen Choice Awards2014Choice TV Personality: FemaleNominee81
Teen Choice Awards2014Choice TV: Reality ShowWinner80
Teen Choice Awards2016Choice TV: Reality ShowWinner80
MTV Movie + TV Awards2018Best Reality Series/FranchiseWinner80

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