Embrace your own Kim crying face. E!'s "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" ended its 20-season run Thursday.
With Ryan Seacrest as an executive producer, the series debuted in 2007, focusing on a most exciting to look at blended family. Cameras captured Kris and Caitlyn Jenner raising their daughters, Kendall and Kylie, and parenting Kris' children from her marriage to the late Robert Kardashian: Kim, Kourtney, Khloé and Rob.
Thankfully, the KarJenner clan isn't disappearing from TV. The stars are working on new programming for Hulu, starting this fall. (Asked about the new project in an interview, Kris responds only with "Buckle your seat belt!") Bravo's Andy Cohen is also hosting a two-part "Keeping Up" reunion (June 17 at 8 EDT/PDT and June 20 at 9 EDT/PDT) that looks very juicy.
In Thursday's finale, the family wraps up their last vacation in Lake Tahoe and buries a time capsule, complete with interviews between Khloé and her family about the future. Neither Caitlyn nor Rob appear in the sendoff, but the episode provides updates on the Kardashian sisters, who became the show's leads in recent seasons. We also chatted with Kris about her thoughts on the series.
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What's next for Kim?
Despite failing the First-Year Law Students' Exam (aka the baby bar) for a second time, Kim plans to continue her journey to become an attorney. She tells Khloé she hopes to start "a really successful (law) firm."
As for her personal life, Kim appears much calmer in Thursday's episode compared to last week's, when she broke down over the troubles in her marriage to rapper/fashion designer Kanye West. Kim filed for divorce in February after nearly seven years of marriage. (They have four children together: daughters North, 7, and Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5, and Psalm, 2.
On "Keeping Up," Kim tells Kris she felt a shift after turning 40 in October and turned to a therapist for her troubles. She longs for "total happiness" and a true partner to share her life.
"I never thought I was lonely," Kim says. "I always thought that's totally fine, I could just have my kids. My husband moves from state to state, and I'm on this ride with him. And I was OK with that. And then, after turning 40 this year, I realized, no, I don’t want a husband (who) lives in a completely different state. To me, I thought, 'Oh my God, that’s when we're getting along the best.' But then that is sad to me, and that’s not what I want. I want someone that we have the same shows in common," she adds. "I want someone (who) wants to work out with me."
Kim believes she'll find meaning in sharing life's little moments.
"I have all the big things," she says. "I have the extravagant, everything you could possibly imagine, and no one will ever do it like that. I know that. And I'm grateful for those experiences, but I think I'm ready for the smaller experiences that I think will mean a lot."
What is actually going on with Khloé and Tristan Thompson?
In the finale, the NBA player asked Khloé to move to Boston for the basketball season (he joined the Celtics in November). The Good American apparel co-founder accepted and says she split her time between Boston and Los Angeles.
In an interview with producers, she shed light on their connection.
"The pandemic, it really can make or break you, and I think with Tristan and myself, it forced us to have so many uncomfortable conversations, and I think that was incredibly beneficial," Khloé says. "Now we’re best friends. I go to him for anything and everything. And I definitely am more open to the idea of a future with me and Tristan."
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Will Kourtney and Scott Disick ever get back together?
Acknowledging the improvements Scott has made in his personal life, Kourtney says the father of her three kids – Mason, 11, Penelope, 8, and Reign, 6 – still needs to show consistency.
"I don't know that it's never going to happen," Kourtney says. Khloé explains to Kim: "She's saying it's never gonna happen right now until (Disick) can show for one year" he can keep it together.
Kourtney and her ex had their own conversation, during which Kourtney expressed frustration with her family for continuously encouraging a reunion of the couple.
"I'm not going to be made to feel guilty when the things that I've asked of you haven’t been done," she says.
"I think maybe we have to both realize that maybe we won't be together and we need to move on completely," Disick says. "The fact that we have what we have is amazing, and I just want to be thankful for that, instead of always thinking there's more."
Kourtney is now dating musician Travis Barker, and Disick is involved with model Amelia Hamlin.
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Why the finale makes Kris Jenner 'very, very sad'
Jenner told USA TODAY this week that the finale gives the momager a heavy heart.
"It makes me very, very sad," says Kris. "The whole thing is the most beautiful chapter of my life, one of the best, best journeys that I’ve ever been on. Working with my family has been the biggest blessing in my life."
Jenner says she's in a state of disbelief that the series is actually done.
"I think I’m a little numb," she says. "I think it hasn’t really sunk in because we shot it so long ago. And COVID got in the way of the whole thing, and it was an interesting time in the world to be focusing on anything other than just being healthy and having my family healthy. So it’s just something that when I wake up and say, 'Wow, it’s over,' it makes me very sad."
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Kim Kardashian reveals loneliness in 'Keeping up with the Kardashians'