Kourtney Kardashian says she gave Addison Rae advice on how to handle paparazzi

Kourtney Kardashian and Addison Rae in New York City
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  • Kourtney Kardashian shared advice she gave her younger friend Addison Rae in a podcast interview.
  • During Rae’s podcast, Kardashian said she had helped Rae learn to deal with paparazzi and fame.
  • The two have been friends since early 2020.
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Kourtney Kardashian said that she taught her friend Addison Rae, a 20-year-old TikTok star with 80.7 million followers on the app, how to deal with the paparazzi.

As a guest on Thursday’s episode of Rae’s podcast, “That Was Fun? with Addison and Sheri,” Kardashian, 42, mentioned that she advised her younger friend not to respond to tabloid photographers.

“You are so kind to everyone, talking to photographers, and me saying you don’t have to answer back,” Kardashian said on the podcast, “because then it gets to the point when it’s maybe a challenging time in your life, and they feel like they can ask you questions on those moments.”

The reality TV star added: “I was just like, “You don’t have to answer these people you don’t really know.'”

Kardashian has been in the limelight since 2007 because of her family’s reality TV series, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” and Rae is a budding actress whose TikTok fame earned her the starring role in Netflix’s upcoming film “He’s All That.”

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Rae has been friends with the reality star since early 2020 when she appeared in a TikTok video with Kardashian’s son, Mason Disick.

Kardashian said the social media influencer and actress had some advice for her as well. “One thing I did learn from you was just the importance of not thinking that every single person is out to get you and just being kind,” Kardashian said. “Not everyone is malicious.”

During the podcast conversation, the two also spoke about dealing with fans who don’t respect their privacy. Kardashian shared a story about someone taking a photo of her and her daughter in a bathroom.

“We were in Aspen, and someone was sneaking a photo of me and Penelope, but then another little girl too, a friend, and I was like, ‘Hey, we’re in the restroom,'” the reality TV star said. “‘I’m with my daughter. This is a pretty private moment. Can you just delete your photos, and I’m happy to take a photo with you outside of the bathroom?'”

Rae empathized: “Sometimes, people don’t understand,” she said. “We’re so willing to take photos and do this and do that, but in moments like that especially, like in the restroom – I’ve taken some photos in the bathroom for sure, but I’m like, ‘I literally just peed.’ This is so weird!”

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