Kendall Jenner Left Instagram For A Really Relatable Reason

BY Maddison Glendinning / Nov 17 2016 / 17:15 PM

"I just wanted to detox"

Kendall Jenner Left Instagram For A Really Relatable Reason

This week, Kendall Jenner deleted her Instagram account, and it made headlines the world over (yes, really). The model appeared on Ellen DeGeneres yesterday and shared with her the reason why. 

"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 that I would look at. I felt a little too dependent on it. I kind of wanted to take a minute. It's a detox - I'll be back!" 

She admitted that the time she was now spending away from her phone had been beneficial. "I'm away from my phone so much more. You start to engage in real life more, and you have to deal with real people right in front of you." 

The world's interest in her decision to quit the app came as a surprise to the model. "It's so crazy to me that it even became huge news like that. I have no idea how - I guess I didn't expect it." she said. "I also took Twitter off my phone... So I had no idea anyone was even talking about it. I honestly didn't think anyone would care. [My friends and family members] started sending me links to CNN and I was like, 'Why is this even this big of a deal?'" 

Well with big sister Kim's enduring social media absence, losing another Kardashian-Jenner was clearly too much to handle.