Penelope hung up when her mother found out about Kourtney’s engagement to Travis Barker.
Barker and Kourtney got engaged in the Season 4 episode titled “We’re Celebrating Sex” — but it wasn’t a happy occasion for everyone in the Kardashian-Jenner family. Kourtney’s kids had a difficult time with the news.
Her 9-year-old daughter, Penelope, had a particularly dramatic reaction during a video call. “You want to know what my surprise was? We got engaged,” Kourtney said. Penelope immediately started crying and said “hang up” before ending the call.
The reaction came after Penelope’s aunts and grandmother Kris decided to exclude Kourtney’s children from the engagement party because they thought they were too young. Barker’s children, the youngest of whom is 16, were present for the occasion.
“Penelope was hit hard. I think it’s a big change for her,” Kourtney told the cameras in a confessional. “And while she loves Travis, I don’t think she knows what that means.”
“Will that take me away? Is it…I think she just doesn’t know what it means,” the mother-of-three continued.
Kourtney’s 7-year-old son had a similar reaction to his sister. When his mother explained to him what “engaged” meant, he firmly exclaimed, “not exciting.” But Penelope’s reaction won points for drama.
“I wish my kids were here. I think they would have felt more involved in the decision and part of the surprise,” Kourtney told the cameras. “I know my mom made that decision and it probably wasn’t her best.”