For years, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian’s bitter rivalry has been well documented on their family’s reality series. Viewers watched the sisters’ relationship grow tense after Kourtney reduced her filming schedule in 2017 to spend more time with her kids, leading Kim to accuse her big sister of lazy and selfish behavior. By 2020, things had escalated — and blood was shed! — in another epic fight over Kourtney’s work ethic. Fans, naturally, still have questions about what’s really going on between them.

Why Are Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Fighting?

While the sisters have never really seen eye-to-eye, Kim and Kourtney’s feud took another nasty turn. The siblings’ relationship has imploded over Kim’s unapologetic decision to partner with Dolce & Gabbana on a ’90s-inspired fashion collection just four months after the brand hosted Kourtney and Travis Barker’s May 2022 wedding in Italy and opened its archive of ’90s looks to the bride, groom and their guests. Kim and Kourtney have been at odds ever since, with a livid Kourtney accusing Kim of “legit copying my wedding” and using the nuptials “as a business opportunity,” and Kim branding Kourtney a “hater.”

While family in-fighting “is often fabricated to drum up ratings for their show,” says a source, “this feud is very real. There is so much animosity between the two sisters, and each one feels she is right.”

What Has Kourtney Kardashian Said About Her Feud With Kim?

Kourtney broke down in tears on the June 15 episode of The Kardashians. She claimed Kim only sees “the dollar signs,” Kourt railed, adding, “If I did it to Kim, she would freak out.” An incredulous Kim, however, insisted she “couldn’t have been more mindful,” as she told the brand to avoid “anything that Kourtney wore to her wedding” and “begged them to push [the project] a year.”

Kim’s words didn’t matter. “The tension between them is worse than ever,” says the source. “Kourtney feels like Kim stabbed her in the back out of pure greed. The fact that it was over money makes it all even more devastating.”

Kourtney once claimed she and all of her sisters would “ride for each other until the end.” Friends aren’t so sure, with the source revealing that even Kourtney’s pregnancy — in June, she announced she and Travis are expecting their first child — “hasn’t brought the two sisters closer. It wouldn’t be surprising if Kourtney just quit the show. She doesn’t need this stress — or Kim — in her life.”

Is Kourtney Kardashian Staying on Reality TV?

Kourtney has progressively taken steps away from the cameras, and a source told In Touch that her feud with Kim has taken its toll on the family, particularly Khloé Kardashian and mom Kris Jenner. “Khloé is tired of the whole thing and doesn’t know how long she can play peacemaker,” the source said, while Kris was trying to be the middle man. “She hates seeing the family being torn apart, but she realizes the show needs drama like this to help promote it.”

Have Kourtney and Kim Kardashian Made Up?

As season 4 of The Kardashians airs, it seems Kim and Kourtney’s feud is finally easing with time. In the October 12 episode, Kim told her glam squad that her sister had texted her a kind message, indicating that tension was starting to let up.

“Kourtney messaged me. She sent this picture of my dad in college,” Kim said while in Milan, Italy. “So Kourtney texts me and I feel like it is a step in the right direction of moving past it and moving past all of the drama. I want her here.”

As for Kourtney, she revealed why she reached out, telling the cameras, “I think we both said things that we are not proud of. But anyone who has sisters or siblings knows the dynamic. You could get into a crazy fight and you can send a funny text and everything is all good.”

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