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Kim Kardashian supports pal Brittny Gastineau at art show

Former wild child Brittny Gastineau is sober and is focusing on an art career — with the support of her longtime friend Kim Kardashian.

Gastineau, who starred on the E! reality show “The Gastineau Girls” from 2005 to 2006, is now working as an art curator in Los Angeles, and recently created a show with hip graffiti artist ZES.

One of the first to view the curation was Kardashian, 42, who previewed Gastineau’s work in the exhibition “Excuse The Interruption” as part of LA’s Frieze Art Fair at Over the Influence Gallery on Feb. 9.

Gastineau, 40, told Page Six, “Kim and I have remained friends through thick and thin, and I am so happy she showed up to support me and my show.”

Kim Kardashian, wearing a candy pink outfit of leggings and sports bra, stands next to old friend Brittny Gastineau, dressed in all black, as they take in Brittny's art show with graffiti artist ZES.
Kardashian went straight from her Skims Valentine’s Day event to support Gastineau’s art show featuring graffiti artist ZES.
Over the Influence Gallery

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“The rest of my friends don’t have any excuse [not to show their support],” Gastineau said of Kardashian making time in her busy schedule to attend the art show.
Over the Influence Gallery


Kim Kardashian, dressed in a hot pink outfit from her Skims range, views a work by graffiti artist ZES
Kardashian has “very specific taste” when it comes to art, Gastineau said.
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The KKW Beauty founder and socialite were thick as thieves for years until they had a falling out after Kardashian married ex-NBA pro Kris Humphries. However, the influential beauties eventually made up.

Gastineau explained that Kardashian — who is “very particular in her [art] style and taste” — showed up at the gallery “right after she had a Skims event.”

Kim Kardashian, wearing a hot pink outfit from her Skims range, talks to the artist ZES and his curator Brittny Gastineau at his show in Los Angeles.
Just like famed graffiti artist Banksy, ZES, whose work can be seen all over Los Angeles, doesn’t show his face.
Over the Influence Gallery

The ex-model continued, “I was like, ‘This is a woman who runs a billion dollar business and has four kids and still has time to support me, so the rest of my friends don’t have any excuse.’”

The former party girl told us she was immersed in the art scene while growing up in NYC and “started painting at 12,” but wasn’t able to “focus” on her passion until she stopped drinking alcohol.

A black and white headshot of Kim Kardashian and Brittny Gastineau making pouty faces.
The pair have been close friends since 2007.

“I am two years sober and it has allowed me to focus on the things that are more important and live a cleaner happier life,” she said.

While Gastineau finds working as an art curator “more rewarding than being in the public eye,” she says it’s “harder” than the entertainment industry.

Kim Kardashian, wearing a white dress and pink sash, celebrates her bachelorette party at a Vegas club with her girlfriends in 2011.
They were often seen partying together in the early 2000s.

Kim Kardashian and Brittney Gastineau, both wearing black, dance together at the opening of Home St Louis at The Ameristar Casino Resort Spa on December 28, 2007 in St. Charles, Missouri
Kardashian and Gastineau had a falling out when the former married Kris Humphries.


Brittny Gastineau and Kim Kardashian, both wearing dark, form-fitting gowns, posing together at an LA event in 2006.
They have since made up.
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“Working in the arts is probably harder than television,” she said. “People think it is so easy and glamorous, but it is so hard. I love working with creatives and seeing something come into life on a canvas.”

Gastineau is the daughter of model Lisa Gastineau and famed former New York Jets player Mark Gastineau, who has been open about abusing drugs and alcohol while he was playing in the NFL in the ’80s.

Brittny Gastineau wearing a gold figure-hugging gown and reclining on a brown leather couch.
Gastineau says she’s left her old reality star life behind for good and now wants to focus on working in the art world.

She famously dated Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps in 2010 and was most recently linked to “Million Dollar Listing” broker Steve Gold, whom she split from in 2018.

“I don’t even have a dating life right now,” she said of her current relationship. “My dating life is the art world.”

“Pardon The Interruption” is on view through March 12 at Over the Influence Gallery in Los Angeles.

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