Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, has expressed her concerns over daughter Kim Kardashian's busy lifestyle in the latest episode of the family's reality show, The Kardashians. In a heart-to-heart conversation, Kris confronted Kim about the toll that her hectic schedule was taking on her well-being.
The episode showed Kim jet-setting between Los Angeles and New York City for various commitments, including fittings for her highly-anticipated Met Gala gown and preparations for her role on American Horror Story. As the demands continued to pile up, Kris felt compelled to sit Kim down and address the potential dangers of burnout.
Acknowledging the constant chaos in their lives, Kris revealed that she periodically checks in with her children to ensure their emotional well-being. She emphasized the need for balance and expressed her concerns that even when it seems like everything is under control, it may not be. Kris's worry stemmed from her desire to ensure her children's happiness, even if it meant encouraging them to step back and reassess their commitments.
During their conversation, Kim mentioned experiencing back pain, but dismissed Kris's reference to scoliosis running in the family. It was later revealed that Kim's affliction is called Coccydynia, which both mother and daughter had trouble pronouncing. Kim's persistent drive and refusal to slow down prompted Kris to quote a phrase from her past: "If the devil can't get you bad, he'll get you busy," implying that staying constantly busy can be a distraction from the important aspects of life.
Although Kim reassured Kris that she wasn't seeking distractions, her exhaustion manifested through uncontrollable yawning during their discussion. Admitting that her recent involvement in American Horror Story had pushed her to the edge, Kim acknowledged the need to reassess her commitments. Kris highlighted the discrepancy between Kim's intention to do less this year and her current workload, urging her to find a balance between challenges and self-care.
Kim confessed to occasionally questioning her own success and fearing that her achievements might slip away if she doesn't constantly push herself. Kris responded by challenging Kim's belief that she can manage an endless workload and advised her to say no to certain commitments. In a surprising twist, Kim revealed that saying no to someone had resulted in a severed relationship, prompting Kris to suggest sending a thank-you note instead.
Although Kris admitted that talking to her mom didn't necessarily help rearrange her schedule, she acknowledged the grounding effect it had on her. Recognizing her mother's perspective, Kim asserted her determination to push through the current chaos and complete her ongoing projects before taking a much-needed break. However, Kris couldn't shake her concern and expressed her fear that Kim might eventually burn out.
As the episode concluded, viewers were left with a sense of unease surrounding Kim's relentless schedule and Kris's genuine worry for her well-being. With the Met Gala and American Horror Story commitments on the horizon, it remains to be seen whether Kim will heed her mother's advice and find a better balance between her professional and personal life.