Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are some of the most famous on-again, off-again celebrity couples in recent history, which means Keeping Up With the Kardashian fans have never really counted out the possibility of them getting back together.
Kourtney has publicly confirmed she’s with Travis Barker, but KUWTK revealed this week that she did try to give it another go with Disick at some point. In the episode, the two took some time to explore whether they still have a romantic connection. In truth, this was mostly encouraged by the Kardashian family, and in KUWTK fashion, Scott and Kourtney played a joke on everyone else by pretending that they had slept together. Scott did admit in his confessional that he saw this as a chance for him and Kourtney to explore their relationship.
“I think the family puts a lot of pressure on Kourtney more so than me in regards to them wanting her to be back together with me,” he said. “They just see two people that spend a lot of time together, do a lot of things with their children, so why can’t we have a perfect family and a white picket fence? But it’s just not that simple. But to have a moment to just be together and see if we like being together without the kids, you know it was a cool thing.”
Disick and his girlfriend of three years, Sofia Richie, finally called it quits for good last year. Earlier in season 20, Disick revealed that Kourtney was a big reason why he and Richie didn’t work out.
“I think people come into our lives and think it’s maybe easier than they think…to be with you or with me,” Scott told Kardashian. “But it’s very true that we do come with a lot of baggage. And it’s not easy that we see each other, work together, and are friends.” He revealed that Richie “literally said with an ultimatum, ‘You have to choose me or Kourtney.'”
A source told E! that Richie wasn’t thrilled about Scott discussing their breakup on TV:
“Sofia and Scott had to navigate many issues together throughout their relationship,” the source said. “It was no secret they had their ups and downs when it came to Kourtney. Once Kourtney and Scott became closer and were spending more time together with the kids, Sofia had a huge issue with it. She thought she was losing him to Kourtney and was jealous at times.”