Four decades of Kim Kardashian West! The iconic reality star turns 40 on Wednesday and to celebrate her milestone birthday, ET is looking back at her past year of accomplishments, struggles, successes and more! The mother of four has had a big year filled with quarantine complications, legal achievements, and the announcement of the end of her family’s hit reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians To End 14-Year Run
Days before the premiere of season 19 of KUWTK, Kim announced that the family had come to the decision to end the popular reality series in early 2021 with season 20. The show has been airing on E! for 14 years and featured many spinoff shows with the famous siblings.
“We are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years – through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children,” the KKW Beauty founder wrote at the time. “We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way.”
Shortly after the news broke, a source told ET that finishing up the show was a “mutual decision” for the family, adding, “The family wanted time to focus more on their family and future projects and the show is a major job that takes up a lot of time.”
Kim Speaks Out After Kanye West’s Controversial Statements
On July 4, Kim’s husband, Kanye, tweeted that he planned to run for president of the United States in 2020.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION,” he wrote. Kim retweeted the message at the time, adding an American flag.
But things got more complicated as Kanye’s campaign events and Twitter updates became more controversial.
These moments led Kim to publicly open up about her husband’s mental health struggles for the first time in their marriage.