As the the Keeping Up With Kardashians star launches her latest wellness venture into the UK, she tells Joanna Taylor how she plans to live life off camera now the show is over.
After 20 seasons and fourteen years, Keeping Up With the Kardashians is finally coming to an end.
Responsible for the return of bodycon, the normalisation of the selfie and the fetishisation of the hyper-hourglass silhouette, the family’s impact on society is no small thing. But without a film crew tracking their every move, what’s next for this cluster of social media savvy self-made millionaires? We caught up with Khloe Kardashian to find out what she’s up to.
“I wouldn’t say I ever considered quitting”, she tells me from her home in LA. The third of the four Kardashian children and the youngest sister, she says that it will be difficult to say goodbye to the programme.
“Filming KUWTK was such an amazing experience and I’m so sad to see it come to an end.”
But becoming a mother to True has altered her priorities, she admits.
“After having True I had to learn to balance my time more because when it comes to my baby, she is the most important person who deserves my attention. It was really just all about me learning to set more boundaries, manage my time, so I could still give her the attention she deserves.”
Now, Kardashian has a fresh outlook on life. “When you’re pregnant, you start thinking about ways to better the world and yourself. I started caring about the environment more than ever before, and becoming a mum makes you really want the best for your children and the world they live in.” With 132 million Instagram followers watching her every move, body positivity is a big part of the equation for Kardashian. “I don’t want my daughter or her cousins to grow up thinking that you have to do this or eat that to look a certain way.”
Thrilled with motherhood, Kardashian says the experience is “the most rewarding and beautiful gift you could ever receive.” Though, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. Postpartum hair loss proved stressful for Kardashian, who struggled to find a solution that didn’t involve pumping her body with additives.
Enter: her next business opportunity, Dose & Co, launching tomorrow in Holland and Barrett.
“I was experiencing postpartum hair loss and had heard so many amazing things about collagen, but once I started researching I was disappointed with how many artificial additives and fillers there are in so many collagens.”
Kardashian came across Dose & Co, founded by nutritionist Libby Matthews and the pair soon partnered on a global distribution plan. “We bonded over our pregnancies”, says Kardashian, “and I loved how clean, simple and accessible the products are. It’s done amazing things for my hair, skin and nails. I’ve seen such a huge difference in their overall health, and I think it’s really true that it all works from the inside out.”