Ever wondered what two lifestyle and wellness brand gurus discuss when they get together? Well, Kourtney Kardashian recently joined Gwyneth Paltrow on The goop Podcast, and aside from discussing their collab, limited edition version of GP’s infamous vagina candle, the duo also discussed blended family dynamics, those copycat comparisons between goop and Poosh and much more.
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After a whirlwind 9 days away from her kids (the longest she’s ever spent apart form them) Kourtney was back in Calabasas just in time to unwind and get into a goopy conversation with her pal Gwyneth. Touching on a variety of topics, from mom-guilt and the burdens of being the first born, to the power her family holds as a collective, and the humble beginnings of their lives pre-mega-fame, before the conversation naturally made its way to one of the many things Kardashian and Paltrow have in common — blended families.
Unless you’ve been in a coma or living off the grid, then you know about Kourtney’s friendship turned romance turned marriage with Travis Barker. Before getting together the couple had been neighbors for years. But transitioning from simply living next door to becoming a step-parent doesn’t happen overnight.
Sharing her thoughts on the matter, Kourt said, “each family is like so different, but then also I’m sure so similar… I think like doing whatever works best for each situation. I did love what you said to me, which is you kind of wished that you had just moved in quicker,” Kourtney noted about Gwyneth who became a step-parent when she married Brad Falchuk in 2018.
“We live a block away from each other so we’re kind of in that place where everyone loves their own home, and it’s like we are a block away so it’s like a nice thing… I think it’s like hard to know what’s the right thing to do, what’s the best thing to do," Kourtney said, mentioning they’ve suggested having room for each of the 6 kids in each house. “I think we’re taking the steps,” she continued, “but we’re also really mindful of everyone also being happy and not feeling out of place.”
As for some advice to those dealing with blending families of their own, Kourtney said, “I’d say to check in with each other would be my advice.” Noting that just this morning she asked her kids how they feel about everything.
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