In just a couple short days, Kardashian-philes will have more fodder for their water-cooler conversations when season eight of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” premieres on Sunday.
In addition to the show’s familiar faces, including Kim’s rapper beau, Kanye West, there will also be some new faces coming on as full-time co-stars, including former “Hills” star Brody Jenner, as well as his brother, Brandon , and sister-in-law, Leah.
“I wouldn’t say [Kanye] is like a main person, fixture on the show, but he’s definitely on because he’s a part of Kim’s life,” Khloe told MTV News about Kanye’s role this season. He and Kim are expecting their first child this July . “But, he’s not on like we are.”
While Yeezy’s role is more in the cameo vein, the Jenner brothers will be playing a big part, this season, including airing some of their family’s dirty laundry. (Brody and Brandon are Bruce Jenner’s sons from a previous marriage.)
“People have always asked, ‘Why don’t we ever see your stepbrothers and sister? Like, where are they?’ We all grew up together, and then for a few years we all kind of went on our own separate journeys in life,” Khloe explained. “And [my stepdad] Bruce and his kids, they had kind of had a strained relationship. And the older that they’re getting they’re reconnecting, and you get to see all of that, and their dynamic and the dynamic with us and the boys. And I think people are really interested in that. They’ve never seen it.”
However, reality TV fans are quite familiar with Brody, who spent years on MTV as a small-screen heartthrob and one of Lauren Conrad’s besties on “The Hills.” Prior to that, both he and Brandon let fans into their lives on their short-lived reality series, “The Princes of Malibu,” in 2005. But, Khloe notes that “Keeping Up” fans will see the many other sides of the former MTV star, besides his charm.
“Well, I mean, I think for our show, it’s all family. ‘The Hills’ is a bunch of different people. So when you’re with your family, your guards are completely down and you are who you are you. We don’t have any days off,” she explained. “It’s just who you are. So I think you’re gonna see a different side of Brody, but definitely Brody is who he is and you’re gonna have that fun, ‘Hills’ Brody. But you’re gonna see a vulnerable, softer side of Brody as well.”