It’s hard to believe the Kardashian/Jenner family was officially introduced to fans 10 years ago this month.
During a tell-all interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the family dished on major behind-the-scenes secrets from the decade long run on their successful reality series, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
This month marks 10 years since the premiere of their E! reality show, which all started over a dinner conversation between Kris Jenner and executive producer Ryan Seacrest. Plus, Kim Kardashian’s sex tape which really started the commotion around the family.
From the original name of the series to Caitlyn Jenner’s transition, the family covered all the juicy details surrounding their reality tv stardom. Read below to find five secrets about the E! series that the family is now divulging.
The Show's Original Name
What would the Kardashian family be without the title Keeping Up With the Kardashians?
Well, it turns out their show was originally going to be called The Kardashians: Krazy With a K. After the cable network picked up their series, the family went straight into filming, without a title set in stone.
The executives were struggling to find a catchy name for the show. According to Damla Dogan, the senior vice-president of development and programming at E!, "We were up against an airdate and didn't have a title we loved."
Another option was Living Kardashian.
Caitlyn Jenner Did Not Come up With the Reality Show Idea
In Caitlyn's memoir, The Secrets of Life, she hinted at the fact that the show KUWTK was her idea, writing, "The house is awash in puberty and adolescence and young adulthood and two parents with very different styles. It seems to me something is there for television. … Kris says she is the one who came up with the idea…"
However, the matriarch of the family denied her claims during the interview. "It's so absurd. I'm not sure what the motivation was for her to say something like that. Maybe somebody should remind her that it's called Keeping Up With the Kardashians."
Kourtney Kardashian Was Skeptical of the Show
It appears the entire Kardashian/Jenner family was on board for the series except one member – Kourtney.
The oldest Kardashian sibling was skeptical and showed “resistance.”
"I remember in season one being like, "I have to go the bathroom," and I'd cry in there as quietly as I could because I was still mic'd," Kourtney said. "I never want to cry in front of cameras."
She seemed to have change her outlook on the reality series quickly as she continued to film multiple spin-off series and star in KUWTK.
Khloe Kardashian Did Not Want a Spin-Off Show With Lamar Odom
Despite the multiple KUWTK spin-off shows, it turns out Khloé was not fond of her own series with then-husband Lamar Odom.
She did not want to put their troubled marriage in front of cameras.
"I never wanted to do Khloé & Lamar; my ex-husband did. He sold it to E!, and I let it happen because I wanted him to be happy," Khloé said. "I was the one who canceled it. It was way too much."
Caitlyn Jenner's Transition Was The "Most Difficult Thing to Film"
Out of the 10 years of filming their reality tv show, Kayne West’s wife revealed that the most difficult part was Caitlyn’s transition.
In 2014, Kris and Bruce Jenner finalized their divorce, and the following year he announced his transition process.
"The most difficult thing [to film] was probably Caitlyn's transition and just seeing my mom and Khloé having such a hard time," she said. "We never really edited content before, but we did edit a bit of Khloé's reaction just because she was so upset."