After allowing Kourtney Kardashian to believe he plans to spend the rest of his life with her and their 15-month-old son, Mason, Scott Disick abruptly put an end to their wedding plans — and made the shocking announcement he was going to consult a custody lawyer in case the often rocky relationship were to come to an end.
“He wants to draw up a legal agreement, giving him shared custody of Mason,” reveals a Kardashian family friend, which for Kourtney — who wants nothing more than for Mason to grow up in a home with two parents — was like a nightmare come true.
“She exploded,” the friend reveals. “She didn’t understand Scott’s motives.”
But for those who care about Kourtney, Scott’s motives are all too clear. After secretly trying to shop a reality show featuring Kourtney and him as married parents, greedy Scott was upset to find out that there were no takers. So, even though he’d proposed to Kourtney in front of their reality show’s cameras, he let her know that he didn’t want to go through with it.
“The wedding is off and done for now,” confirms an insider on Kourtney & Kim Take New York, which airs Sundays on E! at 10 p.m. ET. “They will not have an engagement to announce on the season finale.”
Since producers arranged for two versions of Scott, 27, popping the question — one where she says yes, and one where she says no — Scott pushed for the “no” version, forcing Kourtney, 31, to give up hope of settling down with her baby’s dad.
“She doesn’t want Mason to be from a broken home,” says the insider, who adds that she’s terrified at the thought of a custody battle.
Sadly, though, a legal battle may be inevitable. Unable to see eye-to-eye on how to raise Mason, the couple has been “fighting more than ever,” the insider reveals — especially since they moved out of the Kardashian compound and into their own house.
For more on Kourtney and Scott — including exclusive updates on Khloé and Lamar’s custody drama — pick up the new issue of In Touch, on stands now.