Kardashian family ‘splash out $300k on 30 ROLEX watches to thank the KUWTK crew’ after filming the final episode following 20 seasons
The Kardashian family splashed out a staggering $300,000 on 30 Rolex watches to thank the Keeping Up With The Kardashians crew for their hard work after 15 years on screen.
Kourtney, 41, Kim, 40, Khloe, 36, and momager Kris, 65, are said to have surprised the team with the luxury timepieces after filming came to an end on Friday night following 20 seasons.
The siblings and their mother ‘thanked everyone with speeches and sent well-wishes after the show wrapped’ while loyal crew members said they had stayed on the show for so long because it was ‘fun working with the family’.
Raise a glass: Keeping Up With The Kardashians filmed its last ever episode on Friday night, bringing an end to the reality TV juggernaut after 15 years on-screen
TMZ also claimed the Rolex watches caused ‘a lot more tears, excitement and thanks’.
MailOnline has contacted the Kardashian family for comment.
KUWTK filmed its last ever episode on Friday night, bringing an end to the reality TV juggernaut after 15 years on-screen.
While celebrations were certainly dampened by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kim and her siblings ensured they brought the show to an end in style, with champagne and personalised cookies at an outdoor garden party.
Cheers! And now it has been claimed that the Kardashian family thanked their loyal KUWTK crew with 30 Rolex watches after wrapping the show
Sisters Kourtney and Khloe both shared glimpses of their children tucking into the biscuits with icing to mimic their faces, after paying to tribute to the show’s crew, including audio technician Erin Paxton who has worked on the show for 14 years.
Wow: The Rolex watches are said to have caused ‘a lot more tears, excitement and thanks’ (stock image of a Rolex Submariner)
As Kim and her siblings recorded the final scenes for their series, the star shared a glimpse of the mask-clad crew preparing to film.
The reality star’s husband Kanye West was noticeably absent, following rumours that divorce between the couple is ‘imminent’ after a turbulent six-year marriage.
Kim shared a drink with the KUWTK crew on Friday, as they raised a glass after filming the final episode of their E! show’s 20-season run, which first aired back in 2007.
She captioned the video: ’20 Seasons. 14 years. Bible, we can’t believe today is the last day of filming for #KUWTK. Final season coming soon to E!’
Bling! Kim, 40, Kourtney, 41, pictured, Khloe, 36, and momager Kris, 65, are said to have surprised the team with the luxury timepieces, which reportedly cost in total around $300,000 (£221,100)
She sat in her backyard with a plastic cup of champagne in her hand, addressing her fans, she said: ‘Hey guys, we just finished filming forever… like forever, ever. We’re done. We’re never filming again. Is that so crazy?
‘So, we’re having a drink with the crew in my backyard, hanging out. Cheers to… I don’t know, 15 years, 20 seasons of craziness and lots of love.’
‘It’s a wrap! Not on the tears or the drinks tho,’ Kim later wrote with a photo of the party’s liquor selection, adding: ‘Officially sobbing. Grateful for every single second.’
Sweet: According to TMZ , the family ‘thanked everyone with speeches and sent well-wishes after the show wrapped’ while loyal crew members said they had stayed on the show for so long as it was ‘fun working with the family’
Kim also filmed the moment the crew prepared her microphone for the show’s final ever scenes, and could be heard telling one of the audio techs ‘don’t cry, don’t cry.’
She also added a touching moment to her IG stories, showing the KUWTK audio technician Erin Paxton as she outfitted Kim with a mic for the very last time after 14 years of production.
‘This is our last Keeping Up With The Kardashians mic-ing of life,’ Kim said, as she panned her cameraphone down to show the mic boxes of all of her sisters and her mother.
Emotional: While celebrations were certainly dampened by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kim and her siblings ensured they brought the show to an end in style, with champagne and personalised cookies at an outdoor garden party
Erin was heard saying, ‘I’m going to cry,’ while the middle Kardashian sister tried to comfort her, holding the different mic boxes personalised with each of the cast’s names; Kylie, Kris, Kourt, Khloe, Kim and Kendall.
After filming had wrapped the cast celebrated the show’s end with an outdoor garden party, which saw the table decorated with personalised emoji-style cookies.
In September the Kardashian clan stunned fans by announcing their E! series was coming to an end after 20 seasons and 15 years on-screen, with the final episode expected to air this spring.
There was no reasons for the decision but E! said in a statement that it respects ‘the family’s decision to live their lives without our cameras.’
Sad: The cast also paid tribute to KUWTK audio technician Erin Paxton as she outfitted Kim and her siblings with a mic for the very last time after 14 years of production on Friday
In recent years numerous siblings, most recently Kourtney, have been reluctant to film the show.
Kim has also endured a turbulent year with her husband Kanye West’s mental health battle and controversial presidential run putting unprecedented strain on her marriage, with rumours swirling their divorce is imminent.
Throughout the years the show chronicled key events in the personal and professional lives of the California family, including Kim Kardashian’s marriages to Kris Humphries and West,
Moving: With her microphone placed on the table, Kim raised a glass to the end of the beloved reality TV series
An armed robbery in Paris, the break-up of Khloe Kardashian’s marriage to basketball player Lamar Odom, and the transition of family patriarch Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner.
In an Instagram message Kim wrote: ‘To our amazing fans – It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
‘After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years – through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children.
Shock announcement: In September the Kardashian clan stunned fans by announcing their E! series was coming to an end after 20 seasons and 15 years on-screen, with the final episode expected to air this spring
‘We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way. Thank you to the thousands of individuals and businesses that have been a part of this experience,’ she wrote.
Kim added: ‘Most importantly, a very special thank you to Ryan Seacrest for believing in us, E! for being our partner, and our production team at Bunim/Murray, who’ve spent countless hours documenting our lives.
‘Our last season will air early next year in 2021. Without Keeping Up with The Kardashians, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family these past 14 incredible years.
‘This show made us who we are and I will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever. With Love and Gratitude, Kim.’
Splits, pregnancies and family drama: A look at each season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Kim Kardashian announced that her family’s signature show Keeping Up With the Kardashians will come to an end in 2021 after 20 seasons.
From births to divorces and break-ups, the Kardashian-Jenner clan has exposed their lives on the show for nearly 14 years
Here is a look at all the key moments from each season…
Kim deals with the fallout of her sex tape and her family soaring to fame. The star poses for Playboy magazine and refuses to go topless for the shoot despite the late Hugh Hefner’s demands. She also considers replacing momager Kris with a new manager.
Kris goes nude for her own racy photoshoot for Bruce and risks their wrath after she jets the children off to Mexico for a photohsoot without telling anyone.
Season one: Kim deals with the fallout of her sex tape and her family soaring to fame (Kris pictured)
Kylie and Kendall, then 10 and 11, show off their pole dancing skills in mother Kris’ bedroom.
Kourtney has a pregnancy scare while she and ex Scott decide to call off their rushed Las Vegas wedding.
The family also plan Kris and Bruce’s sixteenth anniversary party while Kim, Kourtney and Khloe also pay tribute to their late father Robert, who tragically passed away four years prior.
Kim ‘becomes a diva’ after her new-found fame and shoots a sexy calendar to celebrate her one-year anniversary to football player Reggie Bush.
Khloe leaves Kim furious when she pursues a career in acting and is forced to join an online dating website by her sisters.
Kris is left overwhelmed after joining a dance team and takes her daughters on vacation to Breckenridge, Colorado, after they have a huge falling out.
As well as their argument, the Kardashian girls are forced to take self defence classes after there is a disturbance at DASH, their boutique clothing store.
Khloe goes to jail for breaching her DUI probation from 2007. The star also gets a DNA test to see if Kris is her real mother after believing she is being treated differently.
Kim performs with The Pussycat Dolls after receiving eye surgery.
Season three: Khloe goes to jail for breaching her DUI probation from 2007
Kourtney starts to worry that Scott is cheating on her after celebrating their two-year anniversary.
The siblings gift mother Kris a pet monkey after worrying she has ’empty nest’ syndrome.
Khloe marries Lamar Odom after a whirlwind romance and doesn’t tell Bruce she is engaged, with the angry star instead finding out on TV.
Kourtney finds out she is pregnant with her first child with Scott but he is issued an ultimatum after he continues to upset her and her family.
Kylie gets jealous after Kris helps sister Kendall start her modelling career.
Kim gets over her split with Reggie and moves into her own mansion. With her new level of fame, she hires security while Kris tries to get her back into the dating world. Kim later dates Miles Austin.
Kourtney welcomes her first child, Mason, with Scott and considers moving to New York City after her family are hostile towards Scott.
Kris gets self conscious after she has a bad reaction to Botox and hires a personal trainer to get in shape.
Khloe loses her seven-carat engagement ring and gets annoyed about her family using Lamar’s NBA fame.
Kylie runs away after she is told off for bringing a boy up to her bedroom.
Kim marries basketball player Kris Humphries in a two-part special. She also supports sister Kendall in her modelling career and gets a X-ray on her bottom to prove it is real.
Season six: Kim marries basketball player Kris Humphries in a two-part special
Kris and Bruce celebrate their 20th anniversary with a family trip to Bora Bora but this results in Kim losing a $75k diamond earring.
Kourtney feels under pressure to marry Scott and contemplates having another baby.
Kim deals with the split from her husband, separating just 72 days after tying the knot, and starts the process to freeze her eggs.
Kris gets a DNA test in a bid to prove the father of Khloe.
Kourtney discovers she is pregnant with her second child while Scott looks into getting a vasectomy.
The family is interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.
Kim has daughter North with Kanye West and moves in with mother Kris while her house goes under construction.
Season eight: Kim has daughter North with Kanye West while he proposes in season nine
Khloe worries about her fertility while her family grow concerned about Lamar’s erratic behaviour.
Kylie decides to throw a sweet 16th birthday party without using Kris’ help.
Kim and Kanye marry in a star-studded Florence, Italy, ceremony following an elaborate proposal.
Kris and Bruce call time on their 23-year marriage, deciding they are better as friends.
In a bid to take her mind off their separation, Kris attempts to pursue a career in Broadway as she takes singing and dancing lessons.
Season nine: Kim and Kanye marry in a star-studded Florence, Italy, ceremony following an elaborate proposal
Kylie and Kendall struggle with their parents’ separation. While Kendall also has big plans for her 18th birthday.
Khloe and Lamar’s tumultuous relationship is hit with more complications.
Kourtney and Scott continue couples therapy with Kourtney wanting a new bigger house so they can have more children.
The family deal with Kris and Bruce’s divorce while Kris pursues a new romance with Corey Gamble.
Bruce reveals plans to transition to Caitlyn Jenner with the siblings left tearful after a heart-to-heart. Caitlyn introduces herself to the world with a stunning Vanity Fair cover.
Season ten: The family deal with Kris and Bruce’s divorce while Bruce reveals plans to transition to Caitlyn Jenner in an emotional episode
Kourtney welcomes her third child, Reign, while Scott’s behaviour gets out of control.
Kylie’s changing appearance sparks attention while she plans a lavish celebration for her 18th birthday.
Kourtney and Scott split as she focuses on herself and their three children. Later in the series, Scott enters rehab after spiralling out of control.
Khloe finalises her divorce from Lamar while the NBA star is later hospitalised after a drug and alcohol-fuelled binge at a legal Nevada brothel.
Season 11: Kourtney and Scott split as she focuses on herself and their three children. Later in the series, Scott enters rehab after spiralling out of control
Kris is left hurt after Cailtyn makes comments about their marriage.
Kim documents her pregnancy with her second child, Saint, and attempts to throw a 60th party for Kris.
Kendall and Kylie fall out after the latter spends too much time with boyfriend Tyga.
Rob reveals he is engaged and having a baby with Blac Chyna after a whirlwind romance. It causes trouble as she is the ex of Kylie’s boyfriend Tyga and they already have a son together.
Scott attempts to win back Kourtney after their split.
Kim is told it is too risky and dangerous for her to carry a third child.
Kris gets into a bad car accident.
Kim recounts the horrors of being robbed while alone in her hotel room during Paris Fashion Week in October 2016.
Kris and Khloe attempt to rebuild their relationship with Caitlyn.
Season 13: Kim recounts the horrors of being robbed while alone in hotel room during Paris Fashion Week in October 2016
Kendall walks her first runway during Paris Fashion Week.
Scott ruins any chance of a reconciliation with Kourtney after he is spotted with different girls on a family holiday.
Rob and Chyna split after welcoming their child, Dream, and struggle to remain civil.
Khloe looks into being a potential surrogate for Kim.
Khloe reveals she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Tristan Thompson and attempts to keep her pregnancy secret.
Scott threatens to ruin Kourtney’s trip to Cannes with model Younes Bendjima and struggles when they go official.
Kendall suffers with an anxiety attack before a Milan Fashion Week.
Kim launches her own KKW Beauty line.
Scott goes public with his romance with Sofia Richie and Kourtney is left upset when he introduces her to their children.
Kim prepares for the birth of her third child, Chicago, via surrogacy.
Kylie welcomes her daughter, Stormi, with ex Travis Scott after keeping the entire pregnancy secret for nine months.
Season 15: Khloe welcomes daughter True with Tristan yet days before giving birth, the NBA star is caught on tape stepping out with several other women and it is revealed he cheated on her while she was pregnant
Khloe welcomes daughter True with Tristan yet days before giving birth, the NBA star is caught on tape stepping out with several other women and it is revealed he cheated on her while she was pregnant.
The star allows Tristan to be part of the birth and takes him back much to the annoyance of her family.
After choosing to work on her relationship with Tristan following his cheating while she was pregnant, Khloe finally splits with him for good after it’s revealed he hooked up with Kylie’s BFF Jordyn Woods.
Kim decides to follow in her late father’s footsteps and become a lawyer. She also struggles with a flare-up of psoriasis.
Season 16: After choosing to work on her relationship with Tristan following his cheating while she was pregnant, Khloe finally splits with him for good after it’s revealed he hooked up with Kylie’s BFF Jordyn Woods
Kris stars in Ariana Grande’s music video for Thank U, Next and struggles with Khloe’s hostility towards boyfriend Corey.
Scott tries to prove he is a family man while Kourtney goes on holiday with him and new girlfriend Sofia.
Khloe attempts to co-exist and co-parent with Tristan while she worries he is trying to win her back.
Kim prepares for the birth of her fourth child, Psalm, via surrogacy and plans a surprise vow renewal for Kanye.
Kourtney is anxious about turning 40 while Scott attempts to keep both her and Sofia happy.
Kim and Khloe attempt to fire Kourtney after she keeps secrets from the show while a family trip to Wyoming results in more explosive showdowns.
Kim and Kourtney take their children to Armenia to be baptised. The two siblings have a huge showdown with Kourtney deciding to leave KUWTK.
Kylie continues to work on her growing cosmetics empire.
Kris attempts to get Khloe dating again after her split from Tristan.
Season 18: Kim and Kourtney have a huge showdown with the latter deciding to leave KUWTK
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