It’s hard to keep up with Kendall Jenner these days. The 21-year-old reality star and model recently quit Instagram — and she revealed why during a Wednesday, November 16, appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
“It’s so crazy to me that it even became huge news like that. Like, I have no idea how that [happened],” Jenner told Ellen DeGeneres of the buzz surrounding her absence from social media. “I mean, like, I guess I didn’t expect it. I also took my Twitter off my phone. Like, I didn’t delete my Twitter entirely, but I took the app off my phone, so I had no idea anyone was even talking about it. I honestly didn’t even think anyone would care.”
As previously reported, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians personality’s Instagram account disappeared without warning on Sunday, November 13, leaving her tens of millions of followers baffled. According to Jenner, she had no clue that her decision to temporarily deactivate her page would cause such a commotion.
“My friends kept texting me and my family members and I was like, ‘How does everyone know?’ And they kept sending me links to, like, CNN and all these things and I was like, ‘Why is this even that big of a deal?’” she recounted. “It’s so crazy.”
The brunette beauty then went on to explain why she felt the urge to go off the grid, even if just for a bit.
“I just wanted to detox. I felt like I just wanted a little bit of a break. I’m always on it … I would wake up in the morning and I would look at it first thing, I would go to bed and it was the last thing I would look at,” Jenner told DeGeneres, 58. “I felt a little too dependent on it, so I kinda wanted to take a minute to detox.”
However, the social media maven assured the talk show host that she will eventually return to the app. “I’ll be back. I’ll come back. It’s been two days!” she said with a laugh. “Withdrawals are starting to occur.”
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