Kourtney Kardashian has undoubtedly been receiving backlash from her family and those on social media for wanting to step away from Keeping Up With the Kardashians in order to add a little bit more privacy to her life.
She also wanted to focus on being a mom. Apparently, though, that also included rekindling the relationship she has with Younes Bendjima, someone she dated for two years.
The former couple was recently spotted in Disneyland, indicating her need for privacy might have had implications for getting back together with Bendjima. Here are the deets.
Engaging in PDA at Disneyland
The couple was recently spotted in Disneyland having a little PDA. It wasn't the first time they were seen together recently, though. Just prior to that, Kardashian and Bendjima were seen dancing the night away in Miami.
Despite her need for privacy, Kardashian wasn't hiding her identity, even engaging in PDA in front of onlookers and people spending the day within the park. It was obvious that she was just there to enjoy the moment with the ex-boyfriend.
The Real Reason for Privacy
In a recent episode of KUWTK, things were about to hit the fan. Kourtney was emphatically complaining that she wanted to get out of the spotlight and live a more personal life. Her reasons seemed to align with wanting to be a better mother, but perhaps, that wasn't the only reason.
Kourtney refuses to admit that her relationship might be the reason for the much-needed hiatus, declining to comment on any relationship she might have. The Poosh owner shared with the camera, "My sisters are pretty nosey when it comes to anything in my life and I try to keep certain things private."
"I think the private moments are so special and I just need more of them," Kardashian added of her moments with her family and potential romantic partners. "My well-being is more important than the show
And when asked about the 'love marks' on her neck, she replied, "I don't like to share about, you know, dating."
Picking Up the Slack
To Kim, Khloe, and the rest of the family, though, they see Kourtney's need for unlimited privacy as selfish and something that negatively affects the family. Kim Kardashian was recently on Ellen and went into detail about the drama surrounding Kourtney and the family.
"If one family member goes on vacation a lot or takes time off a lot, the other family members have to step in and take over those hours," she explained. "So for the past year, Khloé and I have been taking over her hours, working, because we need content to make the show."
It's About Consistency
And it's not that Kim and Khloe don't understand, because they do. It's more about Kourtney's constant wavering that is leading to frustration within the family.
"So Khloé and I have been really frustrated that we've been working longer and we have kids and a lot of stuff going on, and it's been exhausting for us when she hasn't taken that into consideration without making a decision of what she wants to do," she explained. "Stay on the show, not, but to be in this limbo and have us do this for so long is frustrating."
It's easy to see both sides of things, but it seems that both Kourtney and the rest of the family need to be honest with each other, as well as, respecting the brand that they've all built and the responsibilities that come with it.