Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick's Body Language On 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' Season 16 Is Tense
Anyone who does, in fact, keep up with the Kardashians knows that the relationship between Kourtney and her ex Scott Disick is very complicated. Although it's only a couple of weeks into season 16, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick’s body language on Keeping Up With The Kardashians suggests that the couples' relationship is still strained.
Over the years, Kourtney and Scott have had many public peaks and troughs in their relationship. However, during one of their most recent appearances on the show, their body language suggested that the vibe between them is still tense. Even though both Scott and Kourtney have dated other people since their final breakup in early 2017, we must not forget that he is currently in a serious relationship with model Sofia Richie, and has been for almost two years. We don't know for certain how their respective dating lives affect their dynamic with one another, but it's probably safe to assume that it's not easy to keep the vibes chill. In the season's second episode the couple discusses whether or not it's a good idea to Scott to join their family vacation, and their physicality is very telling. It's interesting to see two people who obviously care for one another trying to work through a difficult past, and here's what experts have to say about it.
1. Kourtney's leaning away and her tone of voice says a lot.
"Listen to her voice and sigh and breath as she says, 'Since Costa Rica' with a mixture of sadness and accusation," body language expert Patti Wood tells Elite Daily. "Later she has a brief look of incredulity as he explains his behavior on past trips and how he is now."
"There’s still tension between Kourtney and Scott and it’s evident in their body language," body language expert Blanca Cobb tells Elite Daily. Although both of them deserve major props for all of the effort they're clearly putting into staying on decent terms, Wood and Cobb agree that they don't appear to be comfortable. "At the start of the video, Kourtney is leaning away from Scott with her left shoulder up as a way to nonverbally protect herself," says Cobb. "And she has her hands across in front of what I call the 'pleasure zone' as a way to protect your feelings of vulnerability."
2. Scott appears uneasy.
"When Scott sits down after packing/unpacking the suitcase, he shows his unease by wrapping his foot around the leg of the chair," observes Cobb. "It’s as if to ground himself during their talk." And let's be real, having a serious conversation with an ex can definitely be uncomfortable. However, this could be especially tough for Scott considering how many times he's dropped the ball on past vacations.
3. Scott's facial expressions suggest he's stressed.
"Although Scott’s looking at Kourtney, his forehead reveals his stress," explains Cobb. Something about this video clip really makes empathize with these two. It must be so difficult to have conversations like this considering all of their shared history (both good and bad).
4. Kourtney's still guarded.
"Kourtney is using the room key to cover her neck," Cobb points out. "You cover vulnerable parts of your body when you’re feeling vulnerable. She’s unknowingly shielding herself when talking to Scott."
Body language expert Traci Brown agrees that by covering her voice box, it's clear that Kourtney is protecting herself and may still be working through difficult emotions associated with what happened between them. "Their comfort is not quite in the place either of them would want, but it sounds like they’re working on it," Brown tells Elite Daily. "It’s nice to see some reality in reality TV for once."
Although things aren't perfect between Kourtney and Scott, it's so awesome to see how much they're both trying to remain calm and diplomatic. It will definitely be interesting to see how their relationship evolves over the rest of the season.