Recently Kim Kardashian West sent her stepfather, Bruce Jenner, a text because of something she read online.
"I text(ed) Bruce, 'I saw on TMZ that you got pulled over. Are you OK?''' she recalled during a recent interview with The Associated Press.
Keeping tabs on one another through blogs and headlines has become normal for a family that's anything but: a mom, stepdad, five daughters, one son, step siblings, assorted spouses, ex-spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends and grandchildren who have become a prominent part of U.S. pop culture since they began putting their lives on display for TV cameras in 2007.
"Sometimes you do have to keep up with each other through what we see,'' Kardashian West, 33, said of, well, keeping up with the Kardashians.
She's quick to add not everything out there is accurate, so they often check in with each other to find out what's true and what's not in the near-constant stream of rumors in celebrity magazines and blogs.
"We can text each other and find out, `Wait, were you really here? Did you really do this?''' she said.
Such is life for reality television's first family.
Recently, Kardashian West spoke about baby North, the success of her online game, her upcoming book of selfies and how motherhood has emboldened her. The answers have been edited for clarity and brevity.
The Associated Press: We'll see parts of your wedding in two upcoming "Keeping up With the Kardashians'' episodes (airing Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 on E!). What made you decide to share that?
Kardashian West: You won't see our ceremony but you will see everything leading up until the wedding, even right as I'm walking out the door in my wedding dress. Just those really special moments of taking everyone to Paris and having our welcome dinner in Versailles to flying to Florence, Italy, where our wedding was. It's all shot by family and friends on iPhones and digital cameras. ... We shared what we wanted to and we kept things private but I think the viewers are really going to feel how intimate our wedding was. ... There were only 150 people there.
AP: Has motherhood made you bolder? You seem to speak up more when something bothers you.
Kardashian West: Yeah, I think so. I think when you have a baby there's like no time for any like (expletive). Excuse my language. You don't have time for it and sometimes I see things