Travis helped Kourtney learn to love her "thicker body"
Wonderwall.com rounded up the biggest bombshells from season 2 of "The Kardashians" — which debuted on Hulu on Sept. 22, 2022, and drops new episodes on Thursdays — starting with this revelation that's sure to make your jaw drop… Kourtney Kardashian explained on the Oct. 6, 2022, episode of "The Kardashians" that her husband, Travis Barker, helped her learn to love her new curves. "Every day Travis is like, 'You're perfect.' If I make one complaint, he's like, 'You're perfect. You're so fine. … You're so fine. You've never been better.' And now I'm so into it," she said. She added during a confessional, "Having a partner who's so supportive of me and always complimenting me no matter what, it's just helped me to really embrace the changes — and actually to the point where I love the changes now. … When I was super skinny, it's a time that I was super anxious — not about eating, not about staying at a certain weight, but just from being in toxic relationships. I used to always say this: When I'm super skinny, just know I'm not happy." The mother of three — who split from Scott Disick in 2015 following nearly a decade of off-and-on coupledom — went on to gush over her new figure: "My a** is amazing. I'm so into my thicker body. I looked at photos of my body when I was so skinny, it is cringey," she said. She concluded by saying she loves "being curvier" and channeling "that queen energy" and "embracing the woman" she's become.
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Kourtney gained 10 pounds during her IVF journey
On the Oct. 6, 2022, episode of "The Kardashians," Kourtney Kardashian revealed that she gained 10 pounds while pursuing IVF as a means of welcoming a baby with husband Travis Barker. "I used to be, like, 95 pounds — and then 105 became my new normal weight. I'm 115. I used to be stuck on the number. … I used to go so much by weight," she said while prepping for a scantily-clad photo shoot. Explained the mother of three, "Obviously my body's changed, but it was, like, all of the hormones that the doctors put me on." She added during a confessional, "Eight months of IVF treatment has definitely taken a toll on my body — mentally and physically. It's taken a lot to get me to the place of feeling really comfortable and happy with the changes." She also noted that "everyone always comments in every photo" that she posts on Instagram that she looks pregnant amid her recent weight-gain.
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People thought Kim was Kendall's mother when they were younger
On the Oct. 6, 2022, episode of "The Kardashians," Kim Kardashian and her younger half-sister, Kendall Jenner, traveled together to Italy for Milan Fashion Week. During a confessional, Kim said that she's "always taken on these momager roles" when she's traveling with her family — especially with Kendall. "Kendall and I have a really special relationship," Kim said. "I was 16 when she was born. I would always have to go on work trips with my mom and be Kendall's babysitter, and everyone thought I was her mom. I would be carrying the stroller, and I just remember always walking around and everyone was like, 'Oh, your baby is so cute!' and I would be like, 'I'm a baby, what are you talking about?! This isn't my baby — this is my sister! I've just always been super supportive of her and loved seeing her and her journey."
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Kris has Khloe's mug shot framed in her office
While discussing the potential legal risks of taking edibles — which Kris Jenner purchased to help her manage ongoing hip pain — on the Oct. 6, 2022, episode of "The Kardashians," Khloe Kardashian told her mom, "I'll [carry] it if you get scared. I don't care… I could care less. It doesn't matter. I've already been to jail before — it doesn't matter anymore." She added in a confessional that she "went to jail for a DUI" when she was in her early 20s. "Not smart. Don't drink and drive. … I've never been to jail since, so I've learned my lesson," she said before revealing that her mother has her mug shot framed and on display in her office. Khloe also revealed that she put some effort into her booking photo: She did her own makeup, but her best friend, Malika Haqq, did her hair. "Your mug shot's really cute," said Kris.
Kanye sent rude text to Kim shaming her for her Milan Fashion Week looks
On the Oct. 6, 2022, episode of "The Kardashians," Kim Kardashian shared a text message from her (frequently emotionally abusive) ex-husband Kanye West criticizing her looks during Milan Fashion Week: "No white glasses. Make security wear black gloves. The orange look made me so mad — would have went to jail before I went out in that," the controversial rapper — who previously said he'd "quit everything and dedicate his life to being [Kim's] stylist" — allegedly texted his former missus. Rude! Explained Kim in a confessional, "While we're here in Milan, Kanye has the kids at home, and he can't help himself. We can laugh about things we like or don't like. No matter how crazy things are sometimes, we're always gonna be family. I'll text him back and be like, 'You know, you have been wearing those boots for a long time, so when you're ready to change your outfit, let me know and then you can have advice on mine."
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Kris explained how she named her six kids — and briefly forgot her only son's middle name
On the Sept. 29 episode of "The Kardashians," Kris Jenner explained how she named her six children: "I knew my kids' names before they were born," she said. "I loved the name Kourtney, and then I thought it would be really interesting to put a K on it. So that was easy. And then Kim, Christmas is my favorite day of the year, and I love the name Noelle, so that was gonna be maybe her name. But then it didn't start with a K and Koelle sounded really weird, so it was Kimberly Noelle. And then Khloe, I loved Chloé the designer, and then I tried Khloe with a K and that was really good too. Kendall was going to be Kennedy or Kameron with a K. And then Kylie. Kylie! I mean, at some point you just run out of K names. I mean, truly. And Robert is Robert George Kardashian. No! Sorry, sorry. Robert Arthur Kardashian. I didn't even know my child's name. This is so confusing. Can anybody keep up with this?"
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Kim, Kendall and Kylie were concerned about Khloe's dramatic weight-loss
On the Sept. 29 episode of "The Kardashians," which was filmed in early 2022, Kim Kardashian revealed that several members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan had concerns about Khloe Kardashian's dramatic weight-loss amid Tristan Thompson's paternity scandal following an affair. "You look very skinny," Kim told her sister, adding that Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner texted her to "say that they were a little concerned" because Khloe had gotten "really skinny" at the time. "I said, 'I think she's a bit stressed. … No, guys, she's fine. … You absolutely have every right to be concerned, but I'm telling you, she's fine,'" Kim recalled. Later in the episode, Kendall told Khloe directly while hugging her, "You look so skinny. … You feel so skinny."
Kylie was pressured to name her son Wolf
On the Sept. 29 episode of "The Kardashians," Kylie Jenner told mom Kris Jenner that she and Travis Scott had landed on their son's "official name" after previously changing their minds about calling him Wolf. "I'm not gonna announce it yet because God forbid we change it again," she said before revealing that Khloe Kardashian is the one who originally came up with Wolf. "We really didn't have a name. I just thought it was gonna come to us when we saw him — and it didn't. And, you know, 24 hours before we had to sign the birth certificate — or else they just register him without a name and he doesn't get a social security number and the whole thing — I felt the pressure to choose a name. Then Khloe said the day before we signed, like, 'What about Wolf?' I was like, 'Oh, I like the W.W.' So we just put Wolf Webster in that moment, and right after I signed the birth certificate, I was like, 'What did I just do?'" she recalled, adding that her son's original name is now "part of his story," though "his name has changed" since then. "It hasn't been changed legally yet. Travis actually still changes his name a few times. He'll come back and be like, 'I really like this name,' and then for the day, he'll call him that, and I'm like, 'We can't do this again.' I'm waiting for him to just name himself," she later explained during a confessional.
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Tristan previously proposed to Khloe, but she said no and never told her family
On the Sept. 29 episode of "The Kardashians," Kim Kardashian revealed that Tristan Thompson proposed to Khloe Kardashian — but she said no and kept the unsuccessful proposal a secret from her family: "He proposed and you never told us. I asked him months later — the night after I thought it happened — and he's like, 'Oh, I did it months ago. She didn't tell you guys?'" Kim recalled. She later added in a confessional, "I'll never forget Tristan calling me, and he was gonna propose to her on Valentine's Day, which was, like, a year since they had [a round of cheating] drama. … And then I called him, like, the day after, and I was like, 'Hey, I never heard anything from Khloe. Oh my God, did you propose?' And he was like, 'Oh yeah, I did in December.' Oh my God, she didn't tell us." Explained Khloe of her decision, "I said, 'I need to make sure this is a totally different relationship because I want to be proud to say I'm engaged to anyone.' And that's why I said, 'I'm not comfortable accepting this right now because I'm not excited to tell my family.' And as hurtful as that probably was for him to hear, it was the truth. I'm not ever gonna accept something and give someone false hope, and I said that to him."
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Kourtney can't keep up with the ever-expanding Kardashian-Jenner clan
On the second episode of season 2 of "The Kardashians," which debuted on Sept. 29, Kourtney Kardashian revealed that she'd lost track of how many nieces and nephews she has. "I have no idea. Maybe 12? I honestly don't know," she said as little sister Kylie Jenner welcomed her second child.
Kris has a condo in Beverly Hills she forgot about
"I forgot you even had this place," Khloe Kardashian told Kris Jenner during a visit to her mother's condo in Beverly Hills on the season 2 premiere of "The Kardashians," which was filmed in the spring of 2022. "This is a cute little place, if I must say so myself," said Kris, adding that she last visited the property over Christmas. "This is our gift-wrapping station. This is Santa's workshop," she said. Replied Khloe, "I can't wait to be wealthy enough to forget I have property somewhere — just like, 'Oh, I have a condo in Beverly Hills? I forgot about that!'" Kris later explained in a confessional, "Here's the thing: I have a condo and my mom has one and my cousin [Cici Bussey] has one, and we all live nearby and I kind of forgot it was there. That sound so ridiculous, doesn't it?" The mother-daughter duo then cleaned out the condo's fridge, which was mostly stocked with bottles of champagne. ("In case of emergency," said Kris.) As the two women filled a trash bag, Khloe teased her mom, "You take out the trash? Good for you!" Joked Kris, "Just dump it over the side. It bounces down on the sidewalk and then you go around and pick it up. As long as you don't hit anybody, you're fine." Kris promised to take down the trash herself — "I'm sure you will," said Khloe — but could then be seen handing off the bag to someone standing outside her front door. "Can you run that down to the trash? Maybe there's a chute or something. Just don't lock yourself out," she told her mystery assistant.
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Khloe transferred embryos to her surrogate "a couple days" before learning Tristan was having a baby with another woman
On the season 2 premiere of "The Kardashians," Khloe Kardashian revealed that she and Tristan Thompson "did an embryo transfer" for their second child — the baby boy they welcomed via surrogate in July 2022 — "a couple days" before news broke confirming the professional basketball player was welcoming a son with Maralee Nichols, a woman with whom he had an affair. "We did an embryo transfer days before Thanksgiving [in 2021], and I found out about Tristan's situation the first week of December. It's just so close, I wouldn't want anyone to think I did this after the fact. Why would I want to have a baby with someone who's having a baby with somebody else? Because I'm not that much of a sociopath. I'm a lunatic, but not, like, that deranged," Khloe told little sister Kylie Jenner.
Tristan encouraged Khloe to get the ball rolling on their second child "by a certain date"
During a confessional on the season 2 premiere of "The Kardashians," Khloe Kardashian alleged that Tristan Thompson "encouraged" her to start the process of welcoming their second child via surrogate "by a certain date" — before his son with Maralee Nichols arrived in late 2021. "In hindsight, he always knew when the other baby was being born," she said, adding that she later learned the basketball star found out on July 2, 2021, that Maralee was pregnant. "It was just a great thing, I thought, to expand our family — thinking it was, like, this real, healthy, loving, protective type of family," she explained.
The Kardashian-Jenner clan felt like Tristan used his second baby with Khloe to "trap" her in a relationship with him
During a family meeting about how to support Khloe Kardashian in the wake of Tristan Thompson's paternity drama on the season 2 premiere of "The Kardashians," Kendall Jenner noted that the basketball star was "encouraging Khloe to go forward" with their baby plans while fully aware of the fact that he was also weeks away from welcoming a child with another woman. "It's almost like he wanted to trap her," she said. Agreed Kris Jenner, "Well, he wanted to hang on to her for sure and thought that maybe if they [welcomed a second child together], she would marry him." It's no secret that in spite of his consistent bad behavior, Tristan hoped to marry Khloe. In the spring of 2022, Maralee Nichols claimed that the basketball star once told her, "I'm engaged but I will be married soon."
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Khloe teased that her son's name starts with a T
On the premiere of the second season of "The Kardashians," Khloe Kardashian revealed that her son's name "is gonna start with a T." Said the reality star, "Those are really the only names I've been looking at." Over the course of the episode, her friends and family members offered up a variety of suggestions. Kris Jenner suggested Tyler, Tucker, Tatum, Talbot, Thandy, Terrace and Travis. "We could name him Travis and just have an easy three," she joked, referencing Kourtney Kardashian's husband Travis Barker and Kylie Jenner's partner Travis Scott. Kris later threw Khloe a lion-themed baby shower — in honor of the little one's due date, which would make him a Leo — during which several more names were thrown into the mix including Ten, Tiger, Tide, King Triton, Teo and Tupac. While the group laughed off Tupac, Tide appeared to receive nearly unanimous approval. But not everyone was on board with the T-name trend. After Khloe's surrogate gave birth, the mom of two's first-born child, daughter True Thompson, called her new baby brother Snowy. When Khloe took her newborn son home from the hospital, she referred to him as "No-Name Johnson."
Khloe iced out Tristan in the wake of his paternity drama
Khloe Kardashian told pal Malika Haqq on the season 2 premiere of "The Kardashians" that Tristan Thompson was "excited" about welcoming their second child together. "[He] wants this. He keeps asking me questions, and I just won't answer him," she said. Later, she told sister Kim Kardashian that she didn't want Tristan in the delivery room when their surrogate gave birth. Ultimately, Kim joined Khloe on the big day, though she ultimately allowed Tristan to visit their new son in the hospital following his birth.
Khloe worried that True would out her baby news
"I'm gonna have a baby brother!" Khloe Kardashian's daughter, True Thompson, excitedly told her mom's best friend, Malika Haqq, on the season 2 premiere of "The Kardashians." Explained the reality star, "I told her [about the baby] because Kylie [Jenner] made me tell her." Khloe added that the news is "fun" for True because her cousin Stormi Webster also has a baby brother. (Kylie and boyfriend Travis Scott welcomed a son in February 2022.) "She just, like, tells people — like when she sees [Kylie's] baby, she'll say, 'I'm gonna have a brother too!' And I'm like, 'Hah, no you're not.' Cause she'll just tell random people. That's the tough part," said Khloe.
Khloe gave birth to True early due to stress following Tristan's first cheating scandal
On the premiere of the second season of "The Kardashians," Khloe Kardashian revealed that she welcomed her first child with Tristan Thompson, daughter True Thomspon, weeks early due to stress following his first cheating scandal in 2018: "When I had True, I found out 48 hours before she was born that Tristan was cheating on me and then I went into labor weeks early because I was so stressed out," she said.