Kourtney Kardashian Biography

Reality Television Star(1979–)
Kourtney Kardashian, sister of Kim Kardashian, has starred in the reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its spin-offs.

Synopsis

Kourtney Kardashian was born on April 18, 1979, in Los Angeles, California. In 2007, Kourtney and her family began appearing on the reality television series Keeping up with the Kardashians. After three seasons, Kourtney landed the first of multiple spin-offs. Kourtney and boyfriend Scott's Disick's first child, Mason, was born in 2009. In 2011, Kourtney gave birth to a girl named Penelope Scotland Disick.

Early Years

Kourtney Kardashian was born on April 18, 1979, in Los Angeles, California, to parents Robert and Kris Kardashian. Kourtney had two younger sisters, Kim and Khloé Kardashian, and a younger brother, Robert. A famous lawyer; her father defended O.J. Simpson during his murder trial. Her mother, Kris, is best known as Kourtney and her sisters' "momager" due to her role in managing her daughter's public appearances.

In 1989, Kourtney's parents divorced. Two years later, her mother remarried to gold medal Olympian Bruce Jenner. The marriage brought Kourtney four step siblings: Burt, Casey, Brandon and Brody Jenner. Bruce and Kris also gave Kourtney two younger half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie.

Kourtney graduated from Mary Mount High School in Los Angeles in 1998. After two years at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, she transferred to the University of Arizona, Tucson where she received her Bachelor's degree.

In 2003, Kourtney's father, Robert, died of esophageal cancer.

Reality Shows

In 2007, Kourtney and her family began appearing on the reality television series Keeping up with the Kardashians. Kourtney was no stranger to reality TV; she had already starred in the E! Network series The Simple Life, with her childhood friend Paris Hilton. Kourtney had also been cast, among other the children of other wealthy celebs, in the failed reality show Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive.

Keeping up with the Kardashians follows the exploits of Kourtney and the rest of the Kardashian clan, from their love lives and personal conflicts to their professional pursuits. The show has given rise to several spin-offs—Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, later renamed Kourtney and Kim Take Miami; Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Khloé and Lamar, and Kourtney and Khloé Take the Hamptonsall of which feature appearances by Kourtney.

Personal Life

Thanks to her reality shows, audiences have been privy to the ups and downs of Kourtney's relationship with her long-term boyfriend, Scott Disick. The couple started dating in 2006. During the filming of Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, the couple split temporarily. Before the show aired, the couple reunited and Kourtney discovered she was pregnant.

Kourtney and Scott's first child, a son named Mason Disick, was born on December 14, 2009. Kourtney gave birth to a girl named Penelope Scotland Disick on July 8, 2011. In June 2014, she revealed that she and Scott were expecting their third child. The couple welcomed a son, Reign Aston, on December 14, 2014 — the same day their son Mason celebrated his fifth birthday.

In 2015, the on-again, off-again couple reportedly split up over the Fourth of July weekend, according to E! News. The breakup came after tabloids reports that Disick, who has been in and out of rehab facilities, was partying in Monte Carlo with other women including his ex-girlfriend.

Business Ventures

In addition to being a mother and reality show personality, Kourtney is a successful entrepreneur. She and her sisters run a chain of clothing stores called Dash. She also co-owns a children's boutique, Smooch, in Calabasas, California, with her mother, Kris. According to Kourtney, throwing herself into her work has helped her cope with the loss of her father.

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