Kim Kardashian was so excited to hear that her family inspired part of Bridgerton

Kim K has been having an interesting few months. Kim filed for divorce in February from husband Kanye West. Then earlier this month Forbes announced that Kim had crossed the billionaire threshold. And it seems that great news keeps pouring in. In case you missed it, Kim has caught the Bridgerton bug like the rest of us. Kim has even been TikToking her reactions to each episode. So, having Nicola Coughlin reach out to Kim via Twitter most definitely brightened Kim’s day. In Kim’s and Nicola’s Twitter exchange, Nicola shared that Kim and her sisters are the inspiration for Lady Whistledown and the Featherington sisters. Nicola also said that the same designer who made Kim’s Met Gala corset, Mr. Pearl, also made Nicola’s corset for Bridgerton. Below is more on the exchange via Huffington Post:

Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington on the hit Netflix series, tweeted on Tuesday that the Kardashians “were a massive inspiration for the Featheringtons” and a regular topic of conversation during fittings for the Regency-era drama.

She also claimed a link between her corset on the show and one made for Kardashian. “You’ve been part of the Bridgerton world for longer than you know,” Coughlan wrote.

Kardashian was beyond happy at the news.

“I am freaking out!!!!!” she responded, to Coughlan’s delight and astonishment, before asking if that made her “an honorary Duchess in Bridgerton.”

“Why of course, Duchess Kardashian of Calabasas!” replied Coughlan, before jumping into character as her alter ego on the show: “Lady Whistledown is happy to declare you the season’s true incomparable.”

[From Huffington Post]

This is one of the cutest stories I have read this week. We definitely needed the levity. I follow Nicola on Twitter and she is so refreshing. I really enjoy how Nicola reached out to Kim to tell her that she and her sisters were the inspiration behind the Featheringtons. You can tell that Mrs. Featherington is definitely Kris Jenner-esque in trying to get her daughters married. I also enjoyed how excited this bit of information made Kim. Now that Nicola has confirmed that the Featheringtons were inspired by the Kardashian/Jenner clan, I can’t unsee it despite sort of knowing it before. I’m going to watch the show to see which sister is which Kardashian. It was also very sweet that Nicola was so excited that her corset was created by the same designer that created Kim’s Met Gala corset. Nicola seems like a Kim stan. And how precious is it that Nicola made Kim an honorary Lady of Bridgerton? To be fair, with all the royals and billionaire men chasing Kim now that she is single, it’s not a stretch that Kim could indeed become Lady Kardashian of Calabasas in the near future.

Here is their exchange:

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  1. cassandra says:

    I really appreciate that (with the exception of Khloe?) the Kardashians don’t take themselves too seriously. Some people would be offended by the comparison

  2. Lightpurple says:

    Uhm, the Feathertons are tacky.

  3. Eleonor says:

    This is cute, and fun !

    • Ellie says:

      Yes, of all the things that annoy me about the Kardashians, this isn’t one of them. I think Kim is canny enough that both the Featheringtons and she and her sisters are both “love to hate” types. I think her geeking out about the show is cute too!

  4. Astrid says:

    hmmmm…I was only able to sit through half the first season. This new tidbit explains why!

    • Mynameispearl says:

      I wanted to like this show much, got through about 4 episodes before giving up. I actually dont know anyone who really loved it, but most people thought it was watchable in fairness.

      Still cant believe that Sally Webster from Coronation St’s daughter is now a big deal though!

  5. Hillbo Baggins says:

    LOL I don’t think this is the compliment KK thinks it is. The Featheringtons are trashy faux-rich socialites in the Bridgerton world.

  6. ItReallyIsYou,NotMe k8 says:

    It’s still a fun fact and despite everything that I dislike about the Ks, they know their brand, that their style is luxe-trashy, and they can make fun of themselves.

  7. MagpieSassyPants says:

    This irks me to no end. The Kardashians inspired the ACTORS playing the Featheringtons, the book on which the first season was based was released in January of 2000. Keeping Up with the Kardashians didn’t premiere until 2007. Love Nicola, but love the author more!

  8. BearcatLawyer says:

    Maybe the Kardashians were the inspiration for the actors, but they certainly were not for the books’ author.

  9. Becks1 says:

    I get being excited that she feels she has an “in” to Bridgerton, especially if she was a big fan but….the Featheringtons are tacky social-climbers that no one really wants to be around and are tolerated at best, with the exception of Penelope who is the normal one.

  10. ThatgirlThere says:

    I think that Kim is the worst. I hate that I even have an opinion because I never paid attention to these people. But they insist on forcing themselves onto the everyone.

  11. Midnight@theOasis says:

    I recall an interview with Polly Walker who plays Mrs. Featherington. Polly Walker was pretty clear the Featheringtons were like the Kardashians in a “bad” way — nouveau riche, kinda tacky, ill-fitting garments, etc. The comparison wasn’t meant to flatter. And Nicola has been thirsty for the Kardashians on social media for a while. Nicola’s been trying to get Kim’s attention for a while on twitter by drawing attention to the parallels between the Feathringtons and the Kardashians.

    • Yup, Me says:

      And it worked and now Kim has responded and you’re talking about it so mission accomplished.

  12. Joanna says:

    I’ve been over this broad forever. Will she never go away?

  13. Aubrey says:

    Y’all know that Kanye cheated on Kim

  14. Jules says:

    Well obviously Kim doesn’t even have the time to watch this show, she’s too busy raising her 4, 5? kids with no help, studying for the bar exam, saving the world, and taking butt selfies.