Anyone with sisters knows how quickly a bit of jibing can turn into a full-on fight and last night’s episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians proves that it doesn’t matter how famous you get, it can happen to any of us.
Just we, er, don’t all do it in front of cameras.
The explosive fight took place in the first episode of the new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians after Kim casually accuses sister Kourtney of having poor work ethic and “not caring about stuff”.
Understandably, Kourtney did not take Kim’s accusation well and exasperatedly launches into Kim. ‘You act like I don’t do sh*t. You have this narrative in your mind,’ she says. ‘Change the narrative in your mind! I work my f**king ass off.’
Kourtney, the eldest Kardashian sister, has made no secret of the fact that she hasn’t wanted to be part of the reality show for some time now. She announced last year that she would be stepping back from Keeping Up With The Kardashians to focus on looking after her three kids and so fans were initially surprised to see her in the season 18 premiere.
It seems this may have been a point of tension between the two sisters as, Kourtney tells Kim at one point, ‘If I didn’t want to work my ass off, and I did want to be a stay at home mom, that’s f**king fine.’
As Khloe, who is watching during this whole exchange, tries to diffuse the situation, the two start getting physical. It’s all a bit confusing but a water bottle is thrown, Kim is on the floor at one point and then, in the most dramatically shot scene of reality TV we’ve seen in a while, Kim lands a slap on Kourtney.
And it wasn’t just Kourt that Kim offended. She also managed to get on the wrong side of younger sister Kendall when she refutes Kendall’s claim that she had a good work ethic too.
‘The problem is if I were on my deathbed, I would still show up,’ Kim tells Kendall. ‘And mom is so used to me, Kourtney — well…me and Khloé going on our death beds.’
Kendall interjects, ‘And me?’ to which Kim bluntly responds: ‘Well, no, you get anxiety and it’s hard.’
Kendall is visibly offended, telling older sister Kim, ‘I work my f**king ass off whether I’m sick or not’ but is cut off once Kourtney weighs in on the conversation.
However, we have to side with Kourt on this one. It’s all about that work/life balance after all…
This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk