Is Kim Kardashian really leaving ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’?

Keeping Up with the KardashiansCould the end of the massive Kardashian empire really be upon us? Depending on who you are and your perception is of reality TV’s most-famous family, you may either be cheering or sobbing at the thought of such an idea.

The rumor mill started to spiral out of control that season 9 of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” could be the last following an interview that Kim, undoubtedly the biggest star of the family and future mother to Kanye West’s child, gave in DuJour Magazine, where in it she talks about the idea of halting the reality show that has made her a millionaire so many times over in order to actually find a certain level of privacy that she has not had in nearly a decade:

“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. I’m realizing that no matter what, if you go into something with all these expectations and plans, once you’re actually living it, it could be completely different. My boyfriend has taught me a lot about privacy. I’m ready to be a little less open about some things, like my relationships. I’m realizing everyone doesn’t need to know everything. I’m shifting my priorities.”

So how does this statement really correlate to her leaving the show? We don’t exactly no, but this is largely just a case of people reading whatever they want into a quote. After the headlines piled up, Kim responded to the news personally in a post on her official blog, where she reassured fans that her show is not going anywhere for at least the length of her contract with the network:

“I know that many of you have read the Dujour Magazine interview I just did. In the article, I was asked about continuing on with ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians.’ As everyone knows, we are extremely proud of the show and all of us are staying on through at least season 10. The show remains to be my number 1 priority and it’s a big part of my life and I enjoy every moment of it. It has given me such a rare opportunity to share more of my life with all of you and has brought my family closer to each other. I’m looking forward to the new season and beyond.  The fact is that I have many goals that I still need to reach and accomplish and I  (like so many of you) don’t know where my life will be in the next couple of years, but I’m looking forward to continuing this journey.”

From a business standpoint, it may actually be smart for Kim to leave her show after season 10, largely so that she can do so on her own accord before the ratings start to plummet. You never want to overstay your welcome on TV, and this would allowe her to remain a hot commodity for years to come.

Also, remember that Kim leaving “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” does not necessarily mean the end of the show. After all, there are other family members.

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