MAG: Kourtney Kardashian Raising Kids Without Scott Disick

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(In Touch)

By Daniel Gates

(In Touch)

Kourtney Kardashian is “struggling to raise two kids alone” as Scott Disick abandons her to party, claims a new In Touch cover story that feels an awful lot like several previous misguided stories from the magazine. The tabloid reports that Kardashian is a “single mom” who’s been forced to move on with her life as Disick, the father of her son Mason and newborn daughter Penelope, cavorts with other women and generally ignores his responsibilities as a parent.

In Touch is basing most of its “new” story on Disick coming to New York to participate in Fashion Week, where he “partied up a storm” while Kardashian cared for their kids back in California. But the mag seems confused about where it wants to take its narrative, alternating between a version in which Kardashian is overwhelmed on her own, and one in which she’s allegedly realized that “having no father around is better than dealing with Scott at all.” The mag contends that Kardashian and Disick are essentially living separate lives, and suggests that this is what she wants, claiming, “She knows that in the long run, she and her children will be better off without Scott if she can keep him away.”

Of course, this is all complete and total nonsense. Like Wile E. Coyote hopelessly chasing the Road Runner, In Touch keeps trying to get some kind of scoop about Kardashian and Disick, and the tabloid repeatedly fails. It’s embarrassing, really. There’s been a phony “revenge romance,” a fake “custody battle” over Mason, alleged fighting during the Penelope pregnancy, bogus reports about Disick “ditching” Kardashian, a supposed “secret wedding” in Mexico, accusations that Disick was “on drugs,” and a number of other wild claims — all from In Touch and all wrong. The tab’s latest desperate shot in the dark is similarly false.

A rep says Disick and Kardashian are not leading “separate lives.” In Touch even acknowledges that the family is about to start taping “Kourtney & Kim Take Miami” — together — and tries to argue that Kardashian will be “forced” to have Disick “back in her life” for the shoot. This is the kind of tortured logic an outlet needs to use after a dozen half-baked, fully wrong stories about the same subject. A source close to the couple tells Gossip Cop the new In Touch cover story is just more of the same “nonsense.”

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