The eldest of the Kardashian siblings, Kourtney, has been dating Scott Disick since 2006 after they met at a party. Kourtney was 27 at the time and Scott was 23. Scott has been a staple on Keeping up with the Kardashians since the beginning. Scott is an only child and was kind of adopted into the Kardashian clan, especially after his parents passed away in close succession.
But Kourtneys relationship with Scott was never all that easy. In the beginning their age gap may have had something to do with it. In your twenties four years can mean a pretty big difference in where two people are at in their lives. And Scott has always been a partying boy.
They split for the first time in 2010. Kourtney was under the impression that her beau had an alcohol problem and after he temporarily gave up drinking and attended counselling sessions with Kourtney, they reconciled. They had had son Mason the previous year and there’s a chance that the two also made an effort for him.
It’s been reported that Scott planned to propose in 2011 and had even purchased a ring, but apparently Kourtney told him that there was no need to change anything in their relationship, because everything was great the way it was and Scott ended up not proposing.
In 2012, then, their second child and only daughter was born, and in 2014 their third child and second son joined the family.
Kourtney and Scott were always in the gossip magazines, which is hardly surprising given that they are both prominent cast-members on Keeping up with the Kardashians. The things that were written about them weren’t always flattering and Scott especially was not treated kindly, because he was partying too much.
In July 2015 the news broke that the couple had broken up over allegations that Scott had been cheating. Since photographic evidence exists, those aren’t mere rumours either. On the other hand, however, it has also been said that his continued alcohol abuse made Kourtney unhappy and she wanted out of the relationship because of it.
Kourtney was reportedly heartbroken and the rest of the Kardashian clan immediately rallied around her, condemning Scott and shutting him pretty much completely out of the family.
At first it was speculated that Scott could be suing for joint custody, which would have resulted in Kourtney having to pay him child-support. It didn’t come to that and eventually it was said that he wouldn’t go down that route. But he was very depressed about losing not only his children and long-time partner, but also the rest of the Kardashian family. At the same time he was seen out partying hard all the time and had various parties at his own house, which he bought after the split.
It didn’t seem as if Scott had learned anything at all. He did attend rehab more than once, but he also ended it prematurely more than once.
Early in 2016 Kris Jenner orchestrated a sit-down with Scott and the other members of the family, where Scott took the opportunity to tearfully apologize to everyone. He professed that he had seen the errors in his ways and wanted to better himself. He also assured everyone that he wanted Kourtney and his family back, which included the Kardashian clan.
Whilst Kris and Kim were brought to tears, Khloe attacked Scott and Kourtney remained silent for most of Scott’s confession time. She was not ready to forgive him or even take him back and Khloe wanted evidence that Scott was really going to work hard and do better in the future.
Around the same time it has been reported that Kourtney was finally over Scott and ready to date again, but she’s not really been seen with anyone out on a date. She was briefly linked to Justin Bieber, which was not only denied by every Kardashian available, but seems also utterly ridiculous. She would hardly exchange one man-child for another, even younger one. Kourtney said that she wanted a man she could rely on and would provide a positive role model for her children. Neither Scott nor Justin fit that particular bill.
Whilst Scott has been linked to various women in recent months, notably models Christine Burke and Megan Blake Irwin, he was most recently seen out with Kourtney and his family again. Speculations are once more rife that the two could be getting back together. There can currently be no doubt that Kourtney and Scott are on amicable terms and that they have been pretty friendly on social media, especially on Snapchat, where they posted videos of the two of them together.
For now there’s no further evidence that they might indeed reconcile their relationship, but at least things seem to be looking up. Their kids would no doubt be thrilled.