Keeping Up with the Kardashians is officially coming to an end! As Entertainment Tonight shares, Kim Kardashian took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce that season 20 of the popular reality show will be its last, sharing a heartfelt statement on behalf of her family.
Kim's message to fans: "we are beyond grateful to all of you"
Kim began her Instagram post by acknowledging the fans who have followed her journey and that of the rest of her family— Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Rob Kardashian— throughout the reality series. "To our amazing fans - It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians," she began.
"After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years – through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children," Kim went on. "We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way."
Kim talks about how KUWTK has changed her family's life
Kim then went on to thank everyone who had been involved in KUWTK. "Thank you to the thousands of individuals and businesses that have been a part of this experience and, most importantly, a very special thank you to Ryan Seacrest for believing in us, E! for being our partner, and our production team at Bunim/Murray, who’ve spent countless hours documenting our lives," she continued.
"Without Keeping Up with the Kardashians, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family these past 14 incredible years," Kim concluded. "This show made us who we are and I will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever. With Love and Gratitude, Kim."
As Entertainment Tonight mentions, Kourtney, Kendall, Kim, and Khloe all shared Kim's statement. "I will gather my thoughts and share them in a bit," Kourtney wrote alongside it in her Instagram story, suggesting that a statement of her own is still to come.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians to end in 2021
Keeping Up with the Kardashians will be back for season 19 on September 17 on E! The network also made a statement about the show coming to an end. "E! has been the home and extended family to the Kardashian-Jenners for what will be 14 years, featuring the lives of this empowering family," the statement began. "Along with all of you, we have enjoyed following the intimate moments the family so bravely shared by letting us into their daily lives."
"While it has been an absolute privilege and we will miss them wholeheartedly, we respect the family's decision to live their lives without our cameras," E! went on to say. "It is not our final goodbye yet, we are excited to have the new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians launching on September 17 with the final season airing in 2021. We thank the entire extended family and our production partners, Bunim Murray and Ryan Seacrest Productions for embarking on this global phenomenon together."