Kourtney Kardashian (born April 18, 1979) is an American reality television personality, actress, socialite, businesswoman and model. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Kardashian first gained media attention in 2007, when she and her family were picked to star in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Its success led to the creation of multiple spin-offs including Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami and Kourtney and Kim Take New York. Besides reality work, Kardashian and her sisters Kim and Khloé, areinvolved in the retail and fashion industries, having launched several clothing collections and fragrances. Kourtney has additionally ventured into acting and released the book Kardashian Konfidential in 2010.
Kourtney’s personal life has become subject to media attention. Kardashian began dating Scott Disick in 2006, the couple have had an on-again, off-again relationship, all throughout the filming of the show. Kourtney gave birth to their first son, Mason Dash Disick, on December 14, 2009. The couple had their second child, daughter Penelope Scotland Disick in 2012, followed by their third child, a son, Reign Aston Disick in 2014. The following year the couple separated.
Kourtney first became known to reality-television audiences on the 2004 series, Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive, on which she earned money for charity. In February 2007, a sex tape made by her sister Kim and former boyfriend Ray J in 2003 was leaked, which largely contributed to her rise to prominence. Later that year, Kourtney, in addition to her mother Kris; her stepfather Bruce (now known as Caitlyn);her siblings Kim, Khloé, and Rob; and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie were commissioned to star in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The series proved successful for E!, the network on which it is broadcast, and lead to several spin-offs, including Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, Khloé & Lamar, and Kourtney and Kim Take New York .
Kourtney and her mother opened children’s clothing boutiques called Smooch in the Los Angeles area and New York City; the boutiques carry the brand Crib Rock Couture. With sisters Kim and Khloe, Kardashian co-owns and operates D-A-S-H, a clothing boutique in Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and a pop-up store in the Hamptons.
In the spring of 2010, Kourtney and her sisters released a clothing line for Bebe. In August 2010, Kourtney announced that she and her sisters were working on another clothing line called K-Dash, sold on QVC.Kardashian and her sisters created a sunless tanner called Kardashian Glamour Tan in 2010. Kardashian wrote the book Kardashian Konfidential with her sisters Khloe and Kim; it was released in November 2010.