Kim Kardashian West is on the verge of quitting her family’s hit reality show on US TV, the Sunday People can reveal.
She is under pressure to stop filming Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the series that propelled her to global fame, because hubby Kanye West is fed up with her life being exposed on telly.
The rapper, who married 34-year-old Kim in June, has already banned their daughter North from ever appearing in the series.
Kanye, 37, is instead encouraging his wife to leave reality TV behind and go “high end” in pursuit of an image like that enjoyed by pop-star-turned-fashion queen Victoria Bekham, 40.
A source close to the Kardashian clan said: “While Kanye would never make Kim do something, he would rather she didn’t star on the show.
“He wants to live his life in private and he just thinks Kim would be better off doing the same.
“She is gradually coming around to the same thinking.
“But it’s a difficult one for her because most of her family rely on her being there selling her life to the cameras.
“It is very likely that she will bow out shortly, though the series is still such a massive hit.”
Kim, who became a celebrity on the E! channel show six years ago, is hoping to launch more fashion lines like the Kardashian Kollection she has established with her sisters Khloe and Kourtney.
The trio, along with their mum Kris and younger sisters Kendall and Kylie, also star on the show, which recently aired snippets from the lavish “Kimye” wedding in gorgeous Florence, Italy.
Meanwhile, the self-regarding Mr West, who once told chat-show host Jimmy Kimmel: “For me to say I wasn’t a genius, I would just be lying to you,” now wants to star in a comedy movie.
A source said: “He really wants to make a name for himself as a comedic actor. He thinks he’s a very funny guy.”
Hmmmm… wonder what Kimmie has to say about that one.