Family over everything. Despite their many ups and downs, the Kardashian-Jenner family will always stand by each other’s sides.
The reality TV stars have always boasted about having a big family, even noting in several episodes of
over the years that they couldn’t imagine having a small brood. As their family continues to grow, their matriarch, Keeping Up With the Kardashians , credits their long television careers with keeping them close and honest. Kris Jenner
“People watch the show and we remind them of things that their family might be going through or things that they’re experiencing or don’t want to talk about and suddenly here it is right there for them to watch and see how they might handle it or go through it because it’s real,” the talent manager said during a March 2019 episode of
. “I think [having] kids has really made such a difference obviously in all of their lives [too]. Everyone so far except On Air With Ryan Seacrest , she doesn’t have a baby yet.” Kendall [Jenner]
was the first to expand her family with now-ex Kourtney Kardashian , welcoming son Scott Disick Mason in 2009, daughter Penelope in 2012 and son Reign in 2014. followed suit soon after, Kim Kardashian welcoming four children of her own with husband between 2013 and 2019: daughters North and Chicago, and sons Saint and Psalm. The third Kardashian sister, Kanye West , gave birth to daughter True in 2018, two months after Khloé had daughter Stormi with now-ex Kylie Jenner . Travis Scott also shares daughter Dream with ex-fiancée Rob Kardashian . Blac Chyna
“[Kris] really has shown me a balance between being a mom and having a relationship — she had such a great relationship with my dad
[Robert Kardashian],” Kourtney told in May 2015, gushing over what she’s learned about motherhood from watching her mom work. “I think she does it all, and she’s really showed me that. And she’s also shown me and my sisters Harper’s Bazaar how to celebrate life and celebrate holidays, and she takes so much pride, she’s instilled that in us.”
Scroll down to relive the social media moguls’ best quotes about their famous family!
Closer Than Ever
“Most people see [their] family on holidays. We see each other every single day because it’s part of our job. I love that. I really do,” the
Revenge Body host, 33, told Harper’s Bazaar of her kin in June 2016. “ Our show has brought us closer together and I’m able to witness moments I never would if we all had jobs in our individual spaces.”
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From Generation to Generation
“It’s a shame my dad isn’t around any more because I’d really love my kids to get to know him, but I do believe that his spirit is watching over us all the time. That’s a really nice, secure feeling,” Kourtney told You magazine during an emotional interview in August 2016. “Someday we will dig out all the old family videos and watch them together.’
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“When the idea for our show came up, we were all up for it,” the KKW Beauty founder told ELLE UK in May 2015. “We all thought it would be great exposure. We didn’t think it would last beyond the first series, and now here we are ready to do season 10. I think people love that, underneath everything, we are a family.”
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Family Over Fame
“I don’t think of it as ‘The Kardashians’ in quotes. I think of it as my family,” Kendall Jenner said to Harper’s Bazaar in August 2017. “It’s probably hard for anyone else to understand that, but it’s so normal for me.”
Blessed With the Best
At the end of the day, the Kylie Cosmetics creator is thankful for her support system. “Honestly, if I didn’t have my family in my life, and I was going through all of this myself, I don’t know what I would do,” she gushed to Allure in August 2016.
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Bigger the Better
“I used to pray that one of you guys would have a baby and now it’s like a faucet that we turned on and won’t turn off,” the Kardashian-Jenner monarch joked during a recent episode of their E! show. “The fact hat I have all these grandchildren, it’s been the most amazing journey to watch your kids because it’s truly the meaning of just life.”
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Looking After Her Little Ones
“I definitely am really protective of my life with the kids,” the Selfish author said while speaking at the BlogHer conference in August 2016. “You might see them on the show a little bit, but not real stories about them. We just don’t make stories. Kourtney and I don’t make stories really around our children. They’ll be there, but if anything that’s a benefit because we get to spend more time with them.”
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Following in Their Footsteps
“My sisters raised me along with my parents and Kylie and I got to learn from their mistakes,” Kendall told Women’s Wear Daily in September 2015. “We’d watch them to learn about it before we actually got on the ride. My little sister and I make our mistakes, but at least we’re aware of it, what you have to be careful of.”
“I would love to have a family and build a home with a farm in Malibu Canyon and just have my kids and throw away my phone,” the Lip Kit maven explained to ELLE UK in 2015 of foregoing a life in the spotlight someday. “Just really, like, live my life and not do this anymore.”
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When asked in 2018 what she loved most about each of her famous family members, the KKW Beauty founder told Vogue India, “My brother’s sense of humor. Kendall’s sweetness. Khloé’s ‘I don’t give a f–k’ attitude. Kourtney’s savviness around finances. Kylie’s ability to just go for it and not care what other people’s opinions are. And my mom’s nurturing.”
Mom Knows Best
While her children are no strangers to the spotlight, the momager praised their poise under pressure. “I think my kids make really good decisions and as challenging as some of these situations are, because they have one another and they try to make really good decisions, they’re going to come out the other side with a lot of clarity and honesty and do what they feel like is the right thing,” she said during a March 2019 On Air With Ryan Seacrest interview.
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“I love all of my sisters more than anything!!! We may get frustrated with one another at times. We literally are never apart so that’s expected 😂but I will always love them. No matter what 💜 nothing will break our bond. Nothing,” Khloé tweeted in December 2019 as heightened family drama played out on KUWTK.
Not a Competition
While speaking on “The Travis Stork Show” in July 2020, the Strong Looks Better Naked author reminded herself not to worry about how her nieces and nephews compare to her daughter. “True has two cousins that are … all three months apart,” Khloé explained. “Sometimes I see some of them and I’m like, ‘But Chicago did this,’ or, ‘Stormi did that.’ I’m like, I can’t do that. [They’re] all different kids and different ages and just learn differently. I have to remind myself of that.”
Though she and Kim both have successful makeup brands, the Life of Kylie alum reassured fans that there’s no sibling rivalry. “All [of] Kim’s brands are amazing. She’ll use mine, I use hers,” Kylie said during the premiere episode of Quibi’s About Face in August 2020. “But how we create our makeup and how we run our businesses is very separate and then we come together if we need advice. … There’s nothing better than working with your family. We all understand that we’re more powerful together when we’re a team.”