Kim Kardashian filed for divorce to end her almost seven-year marriage to rapper Kanye West back in February. It came as a double shocker after the family had already announced the end of the pop cultural phenomenon that was Keeping Up with the Kardashians. But out of all these endings apparently sprung a new beginning for the reality family. The Kardashian-Jenners inked a deal with Hulu for a brand-new reality show and, reportedly, the pending divorce will be at its center.
According to CapitalFM, there is a rumor circulating that not only is Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce part of the new Hulu show but that they had already filmed “the final nine months of their partnership.” Supposedly, West will not be making any appearances in the footage, as he didn't in this last season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and instead focuses on “Kim's journey.”
If the speculation is true about the new Hulu series, then viewers should be seeing a lot more about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's marriage breakdown than what was shown on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Only in the last few episodes of the show did viewers see Kardashian finally get emotional and open up. She revealed that living in different states and not having “little things” in common was part of the issue.
However, it seems unlikely that filming was taking place for both Keeping Up with the Kardashians and a new Hulu show at the same time, as the rumor suggests. Not to mention, given Kim Kardashian's outright refusal to talk on-camera about her problems concerning Kanye West at certain points on the E! show, it might prove difficult for Hulu to get anything about the divorce filmed either. Even as recently as the “tell-all” reunion special, Kardashian only said the divorce resulted from “a difference of opinions,” which she said she hadn't planned on even revealing.
Nevertheless, the exact nature of the Kardashian-Jenners' new Hulu show is still rather ambiguous. According to Hulu's announcement, it is a “multi-year deal” to produce “global content” and will feature Kris Jenner and her four daughters. Us Weekly reported that Jenner said the show will see the family “evolving” and looking “fabulous.” That's not very much to go on, but early guesses might have it to do with fashion and, of course, their personal lives.
But if Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Kanye West – reportedly valued at $2.1 billion in revenue and assets – is up for grabs, then it would only be fair to say the drama surrounding her sisters is, too. Kourtney Kardashian's boyfriend Travis Barker is supposedly part of the new Hulu show, and fans would love to hear more than their subtle hints concerning those cheating allegations with Kim (who has since denied them). Moreover, Khloe Kardashian has allegedly broken up with Tristan Thompson, again, amidst new rumors of his cheating.
It certainly never feels uneventful where the Kardashian-Jenners are concerned. More concrete details about the Hulu show should be forthcoming as we approach its “late 2021” premiere.
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