Kris Jenner Desperately Wants Kourtney Kardashian to Get Married for ‘KUWTK’ Ratings Boost (EXCLUSIVE)
As Life & Style exclusively reported, Kourtney Kardashian is ready to tie the knot with boyfriend Younes Bendjima, who’s 14-years her junior. And Kris Jenner couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of filming their nuptials for an E! special.
“[The momager] wants Kourtney’s wedding to help boost Keeping Up With the Kardashians‘ ratings,” a source reveals. “She’s desperate to air it.” After all, Kim Kardashian’s 2011 wedding to Kris Humphries crushed network records with more than 10 million viewers. And Khloé Kardashian’s ceremony to Lamar Odom two years earlier brought in 3.2 million people.
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But Kourt isn’t on board with her mother’s plan. “She can’t be bothered with all the drama that surrounds a televised wedding,” the source shares. Instead, the 38-year-old wants an “intimate” affair, and her three kids with ex Scott Disick will play an important role. Daughter Penelope, 5, will be a flower girl, while sons Mason, 7, and Reign, 2, will walk down the aisle as ring bearers.
Unsurprisingly, Scott “went ballistic” when he heard that the couple was taking such a huge step in their relationship. The 34-year-old angrily called his ex “over 30 times” to talk, but she refused to answer. “Those close to Scott are concerned his partying will spiral even more out of control now,” an insider tells Life & Style. “He never thought Kourtney would move on from him, but now he knows he was wrong.”
Her decision to wed Younes must be particularly hurtful to Scott since he previously revealed that he proposed to Kourtney during their nine-year relationship. “It was really weird. I don’t think we told anybody actually,” the 34-year-old recalled. “It was somewhat cute and then we just got scared about like media and this and that. And we were like, ‘Let’s just put the ring aside and we’ll talk about it another day.’ Never spoke about it again.”
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