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Kim Kardashian went all out to celebrate her milestone 40th birthday last week. According to an insider, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star flew about 50 friends to a tropical location on Oct. 20 for a six-day getaway. Guests included Kris Jenner, Corey Gamble, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson, Kendall Jenner and Rob Kardashian.
"She chartered the Crystal Luxury Jet to fly everyone privately and they left LA early Tuesday morning, the day before her actual birthday," the source tells E! News, noting celebrity party planner Mindy Weiss helped bring the festivities to life. "They had multiple events to celebrate Kim turning 40. It was a mix of family, old friends and newer friends and they took over the entire private island for an incredible week of activities."
"Everyone close to Kim from all aspects of her life were there," the insider continues. "Kris, Corey, Kourtney, Khloe and Tristan, Kendall and Rob joined along with several girlfriends that she has known since grade school."
The source adds that Kanye West arrived on Friday, Oct. 23 after taping Joe Rogan's podcast in Austin, Texas and "spent the last few days of the trip with Kim and her friends."
During the week-long celebration, the birthday girl received special tributes from her loved ones. "Everyone came together and showed their love and respect for her," the source shares. "They had slide show of her life and nightly parties. During the day, they took boat rides, went snorkeling, walked on the beach and tanned by the pool. It was an epic and memorable week that nobody will forget."
According to the insider, the birthday squad returned home on Monday, Oct. 26. Kourtney even took to her Instagram Story to post a photo of herself wearing an Aexae bikini during the trip, noting it was the "best week" of her life.
While Rob has yet to share pics from the getaway, the source tells E! News that the Arthur George sock designer—who has been making his return to the spotlight over the last year—enjoyed spending time with his family on the trip.
"He looked good," the insider says. "He has lost weight and is keeping it off. He seems to be enjoying hanging out with the family and is in a good place. He's happy."
On Tuesday, Oct. 27, Kim took to her Instagram to reflect on her birthday celebration. "40 and feeling so humbled and blessed. There is not a single day that I take for granted, especially during these times when we are all reminded of the things that truly matter," she began. "For my birthday this year, I couldn't think of a better way to spend it than with some of the people who have helped shaped me into the woman I am today."
"Before COVID, I don't think any of us truly appreciated what a simple luxury it was to be able to travel and be together with family and friends in a safe environment," she continued. "After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest inner circle with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time. We danced, rode bikes, swam near whales, kayaked, watched a movie on the beach and so much more."
Kim concluded, "I realize that for most people, this is something that is so far out of reach right now, so in moments like these, I am humbly reminded of how privileged my life is."
It appears that Kylie Jenner didn't attend her sister's celebration as a source tells E! News the beauty mogul was in Houston with daughter Stormi Webster and Travis Scott. The duo, who split in 2019, recently sparked romance rumors when they reunited for a steamy photo session. However, amid speculation, a source told E! News, "They are just friends. There's nothing going on with them."
Kylie isn't alone in fueling some online speculation. Khloe has also been sparking reconciliation rumors with her ex, Tristan. And a source tells E! News that the stars, who attended Kim's birthday getaway, are "fully together" and are "no doubt a couple."