In 2018, Kim Kardashian threw out her boldest insult to date. Directly speaking about Kourtney Kardashian, Kim said: "She's the least interesting to look at." That's got to hurt in any household. In the most image-conscious household in America, it's the biggest shade a sibling can throw. Kourtney Kardashian has been playing second fiddle to her "more relevant" sisters for more years than we can count. This mom of three is far from irrelevant, though. Kourtney has been showing the Kardashian-Jenners how reality parenting is done for nearly a decade, although for some reason, Kourt receives the least attention.
In 2017, the world's most famous family signed a $150 million deal with E! to continue airing Keeping Up With The Kardashians. We only need to take one look at the show to know that it would fall apart without Kourtney. While Kim, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie pop their heads onto the show between their hectic schedules, Kourtney is the rock that we will see in virtually every scene. This 39-year-old doesn't come without her own story, though. As viewers debate whether or not Kourtney and her baby daddy, Scott will ever get back together, there's been a new twist. Kourt dated a younger guy for two years. Now that Younes Bendjima is out of the picture, it's time for Kourtney to shine. Here are 25 photos of Kourtney Kardashian showing that she's anything but basic.
25 THE EX-BOYFRIEND WHO LET THIS GO
In August 2018, a 39-year-old Kourtney Kardashian called it quits with the 25-year-old Younes Bendjima. Kourtney had been dating the male model for approximately two years – a ton of luxury vacation pics showed them happy. Given People's report that Younes had been spotted cozying up to another woman in Mexico, that must have been some painful breakup. "They really want me to be the bad guy," Younes angrily wrote on Instagram. Despite a recent dinner that TMZ said was "just talking" and rumours that they might be trying to work it out, this is the girl that Younes let go once before.
24 IF ARIANA GRANDE CAN...
Bear in mind that pulling off the 25-year-old "Ariana Grande style" is a lot easier when you're in your mid-twenties. Kourtney doesn't see age as a barrier. If anything, Kourt is happier approaching 40 than she ever was. 2018 has been the year of over-the-knee boots and slouchy sweaters. Before you call Kourt a copycat, remember that 50% of Ariana's looks are Yeezy boots. Like the rest of her family, Kourtney is an unofficial ambassador of the Yeezy brand. Looking great here.
23 BEING A FUN MOM IS A SKILL
Every Kardashian-Jenner is now a mom, except Kendall Jenner. Kourt is the original deal, though. Magazines have been swarming over Kourt's parenting methods for years – some focus on her co-sleeping philosophies, while others just want to know how Kourt keeps three kids so happy. Speaking to RedBookMag, Kourtney outlined her laid-back attitude, although she did say: "I constantly check in and try to talk things through." Mason, Reign, and Penelope are lucky kids.
"I wouldn't say I'm strict. I love to communicate with my kids," Kourt said about her parenting style.
22 THAT JUMPSUIT SWAG
Style comes naturally to this mom. While Kourtney's sisters are often photographed in awkward or super-revealing outfits, Kourtney keeps it real with a street style that is trendy, practical, and always stylish. In February 2018, Kourt took herself out for an LA coffee in this Orseund Iris stitch-detail jumpsuit. Kylie wore a black slip dress from the same designer for her recent Instagram pic with baby Stormi. Is she taking advice from her older sister? "My daily style is easy and effortless," Kourt told Harper's Bazaar.
21 THAT DENIM SWAG
"Lately it's been denim on denim," Kourtney told Harper's Bazaar in 2017. "Like a full-on denim shirt and jeans or jean shorts depending on the weather." The magazine was probing Kourt on her daily uniform. As we've seen in 2018, pulling off denim is a seriously hit or miss affair. Looking 100% stylish in a denim sundress and Yeezy sneakers here, Kourtney pulled off yet another one of her casual denim looks. "I don't like to take too much time getting ready," she added.
20 THE BEDTIME SNACK QUEEN
Kourtney has made a fair few headlines with her alternative dietary regimes. Her fear of microwaves and chemicals have been well-documented, as have her gluten-free and non-dairy food choices. Given this awesome bedtime snack pic though, we can assume that food rules don't apply 100% of the time. Kourt has written on her own blog about noticing the "great positive change" in her kids following the switch away from gluten and dairy. A few Ruffles chips won't hurt though, right?
19 THE HALLOWEEN QUEEN
Have you noticed how most celeb moms post their Halloween costumes on social media without their kids? They'll go all-out with the revealing outfits, but they are missing the biggest component – Halloween when you have kids is all about the family candy. In 2016, despite not being with Scott Disick, Kourtney put on a display of family unity with this awesome superhero setup. Kourtney dressed up as Spider-Man, Scott went full Captain America, while the kids took care of Black Panther, Black Widow, and Falcon.
18 SHE'S GOT THE CONNECTIONS
Most reality stars in Hollywood would give their left arm to even be spotted near Kim Kardashian. Kourtney has the connections all set in place. Kim and Kourtney may have had their explosive fights in Season 15 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but they're super close underneath. Kim turned to Kourt for parenting advice when she had North West, and these two remain thick as thieves. They even played dress-up as kids, according to Kourt's Harper's Bazaar interview.
"I remember playing in my mom's closet with Kim as little girls," Kourtney once said.
17 SHE'S GOT THE LOUIS VUITTON
Fact: The Kardashian purse closets are anything but basic (Kourtney included). While Kylie Jenner tops the glam with the $1 million estimated worth of designer bags that The Daily Mail calculated, Kourtney isn't far behind. A solid entourage of Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, and Versace make this Kardashian one of the most stylishly accessorized women around. For her 2018 Japan trip, Kourt wore a similar Louis Vuitton backpack through the airport. Her kids have even been spotted with mini designer bags.
16 SHE WILL WATCH OTHER PEOPLES' KIDS
In 2018, Kim came under fire for "dining at a separate table" to North West and her nanny. Kim has more than proved that she is a hands-on mother, but Kourtney takes the crown here. Kourtney already has three kids to raise as a single mom, but on this sunny Los Angeles day, she played mom and nanny all at once. North West and Kourt's own daughter, Penelope were all dressed up for their ballet class, but someone has to keep an eye on them. #ReliableIsn'tBasic
15 COORDINATING HER COFFEE AND CLOTHING
Matching your shoes to your jacket? Basic. Matching your coffee to your clothes? That's stylish on a whole other level. In 2018, Glamour wrote an article entitled: "How Kourtney Became The Best-Dressed Kardashian." The magazine called Kourtney "the most original and daring aesthete in the Kardashian gang." While Kourtney might not wear the eye-popping outfits that Kim does, she has more than proved that she can rock everything from casual to grunge, plus all those ripped denim looks. Here is just one of Kourt's perfectly paired looks.
14 SHE'LL ALWAYS HAVE AN OPINION
If Kourtney Kardashian is anything, it's opinionated. Attention to detail is this lady's biggest asset, although it can equally form her biggest insults. During the Season 15 premiere of KUWTK, Kourt called Khloe right out with a dagger of an opinion: "Who let you choose black covers for your furniture?" she asked Khloe. "It's disgusting." Khloe didn't have much of a response. Kourtney is opinionated on her sisters, her diet, her parenting, and those all-important interiors. The best part is that those opinions generally come while she's staring at her phone.
13 SHE'LL ALWAYS HAVE THIS GUY DIVIDED
Just recently, Scott Disick looked right at the Keeping Up with the Kardashians lens and thought back to the agreement that he and Kourtney "might make it work" when they're both 40. The roller coaster relationship between Kourtney and Scott has given us three kids, hours of suspense, and a ton of "will they or won't they?" Scott might have traded Kourtney in for a younger model by dating the 20-year-old Sofia Richie, but we've got to admit– something about Kourtney always keeps drawing Scott back.
12 SHE PICKS THE FUNNIEST OUTFITS
This one was just gold. Celebrities have thrown us a ton of messages via their statement t-shirts. Gigi Hadid has famously worn a "lol ur not Zayn Malik" t-shirt. Victoria Beckham has worn a "Fashion Stole My Smile" tee. Kourt is well aware that North West is likely the most famous celeb kid in Hollywood. For a bit of fun, Kourt chose this "What Would North Do?" tee for her own daughter, Penelope. Notice how Kourt is actually with her kids all the time. That says a lot.
11 SHE MULTITASKS LIKE A PRO
Some celebrities struggle just managing fame. Kourtney has been multi-tasking fame, family, fashion, and relationships for more years than we can count. The media may be swarming with Kardashian nanny stories, but not many of them revolve around Kourtney. Her kids might not be in this picture, but you can guarantee that they're on Kourtney's mind. "They're my priorities," she told Harper's Bazaar. "No matter what's happening – they always come first." That's minus the purses, phone calls, and driving herself around.
10 SHE WORKS OUT LIKE A PRO
Staying in shape is big business in Hollywood. In 2018, Kim and Kourtney's trainer spoke to Elle about just how hard these ladies work out. We learned that Kourt does a ton of high-intensity interval training, weighted medicine ball work, squats, and lunges. Kourtney works out nearly every day, taking on sweat and style in her usual A-list manner. In 2017, Kourt even underwent a 3-month detox.
Kourtney is 5 feet tall. She might be small, but there's a ton of muscle there.
9 DEFINITELY A NATURAL ON THE WATER
Kourtney's 2018 St. Tropez trip in the luxurious French resort town may come with a touch of sadness – the Europe trip was one of the last that Kourtney took while she was still dating Younes. Pics like these will always be a reminder of the strong, independent woman that Kourtney is. If you've ever done water sports, you'll know that navigating these without looking a complete mess requires some serious skills. Kourtney wore no makeup here, and she still looked fabulous.
8 SHE EVEN HAS A LOOKALIKE
Considering how much effort it takes to be a full-time celebrity lookalike, you can consider this proof that Kourtney is the farthest thing from basic. This is 22-year-old Daisy Gonzalez. She is Kourtney's Mexican double, and she even comes with three kids – just like Kourt. Admit it – you did a double take. Speaking to the French media outlet, Public, Daisy said that she felt "flattered" at the attention she receives. Just remember though – all that flattery is a result of Kourt herself being so popular.
7 SHE KNOWS SHE IS AWESOME
Confidence is a hard thing to pull off. Throw in too much of it, and you can easily come off as arrogant. Kourtney is a 21st century mom and celebrity who can confidently keep her head high. She has over 60 million Instagram followers, every magazine and designer knocking on her door, and a surprising "open door" policy when it comes to interviews. Motherhood plays a huge role in Kourtney's life. "My priorities, my understanding, appreciation of life" all changed, she told RedBook. The awesomeness was always there, though.
6 SHE CAN BE GOOFY
Having fun is something that has become so stressful. We've got to make sure that everyone sees it. We've got to choose the right photo. We've got to pick an activity that's "cool." Kourtney just wings it. If she wants to just hang by the pool and have a barbecue with the kids, she will. If she wants to treat herself to a manicure between meetings, she'll do it. Kim has criticized Kourtney for being "relaxed" with parenting. Whatever her views, Kourt knows how to have a good time.
5 SHE ROCKED THOSE JAPAN OUTFITS
2018 brought us one of the most high-profile trips ever. The Kardashians hit Japan with a bang, and the outfits were all we could talk about. While Kim wore a steady wardrobe of Yeezy drops and Khloe was accessorizing that glowing baby bump, Kourtney shone in something we rarely see with the Kardashians these days – her own style. Rocking a tweed dress with fur coat isn't something that anyone can do. Kourt's denim outfit from the Japan trip made just as many headlines as this look.
4 SHE ROCKED THAT PITCH
And what a pitch. In 2018, a fresh-faced Kourtney was photographed with Kevin Hart throwing the first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers game. Kevin was already at the stadium to film an episode of his TV show. Kourtney is clearly a good enough athlete to be invited to do the honors. Celebrities tend to rock up to games in Versace bags and heels. Not Kourtney. She had her hair back, her best foot forward, and we'll assume that a return invite is pending.
3 THE FRIED CHICKEN GOALS
These two Kardashian sisters may be super into their healthy lifestyles, but they understand the importance of fried chicken. We already know that the Kardashians travel by private jet. This pic went viral after Kourtney and Khloe grabbed themselves some Popeye's fried chicken for the ride. Even little Penelope has been filmed saying: "And we like the cake and we like the chicken." The chef queen, Chrissy Teigen knew what to do with that info:
In 2016, Chrissy Teigen actually gifted these sisters a fried chicken cake.
2 THE STARBUCKS GOALS
Private jets might not be something that we can relate to, but Starbucks is. We've reached the point where most of us have our "regular order" – at the very least, we've been to the coffee chain a few times. Refinery29 revealed that Kourtney actually "quit coffee" in her 20s, but she still knows how to get a great beverage. "Lately I've been getting a hot matcha latte with almond coconut milk," Kourtney said in 2017. If she isn't getting hot drinks, Kourt will get iced tea like Kim.
1 REMIND US AGAIN HOW KOURTNEY IS BASIC?
You'd be wasting your time even trying. Kourtney spends every day of her life showing us that she is anything but basic. She is raising three kids with a baby daddy who acts like he just turned 19. She lives under the hawk-eye lens of the media. She keeps a cool head, a sassy attitude, and a healthy lifestyle. Kourtney is keeping one step ahead with her awesome style, awesome humor, and we know that she'll find love eventually.
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