Kourtney Kardashian posted this photo of Scott and Mason in May. 'Happy happy birthday to my handsome, hilarious, sweet soul mate,' she wrote.  (Photo: Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram)

Kourtney Kardashian posted this photo of Scott and Mason in May. ‘Happy happy birthday to my handsome, hilarious, sweet soul mate,’ she wrote. (Photo: Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram)

Kourtney Kardashian has dumped Scott Disick, again. But like previous rough patches between the two, this one is largely made up to provide a story line for the Kardashian’s reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Gotta’ find some drama somewhere.

The impetus for the breakup were photos of Disick with friend and long-time stylist Chloe Bartoli.

Bartoli, however, is close friends with all the Kardashians and is like a member of their extended family. She’d be the least likely person for Disick to hook up with, a source said.

Plus, no one knows better than Disick that the Kardashians are his meal ticket. Without them, he has no discernible employment. He’s the ultimate family hanger-on and leaving Kourtney would mean giving up his peripatetic, Playboy lifestyle.

In any event, Disick and Bartoli were photographed in Monaco last week getting cozy together in public. Other suggestive photos showed Bartoli fawning over Disick, feeding him fruit and lounging together poolside.

Meanwhile, the ever dutiful Kourtney was back in Los Angeles, caring for their three children.

Sound like a story line to you? The circumstances are so contrived that it sounds like “As The World Turns.”

You may recall, last year, Kourtney locked Scott out of their Hamptons house on their spin-off show, “Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons.”

Most recently, tabloids circulated rumors that Kourtney had kicked Scott out of the house. Then, they reportedly made up.

Now, Scott is on the loose again falling deeper into depravity. Will Scott clean up his act? Will Kourtney take him back… for the sake of the children?

Stay tuned.

Of course, the low-flying tabloids eat this up, as eager as the Kardashians to play on the emotions of their fans.

But the real “reality” is the two have been together for 10 years and he’s the father of their three children, Mason, six, Penelope, three, and Reign, just under a year old.

Although they never married, only last May on his birthday, Kourtney called Disick her “soulmate.”

“Happy happy birthday to my handsome, hilarious, sweet soul mate,” she wrote on Instagram.

Momager Kris Jenner was even more effusive. Disick, she said, was an “amazing son, an incredibly devoted dad, an awesome boyfriend/partner and one of the funniest guys I know.”

Scott has always been portrayed as the black sheep of the family. It’s sort of his day job. Rest assured, he isn’t giving up his meal ticket.

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Footnote: Chloe Bartoli is a well-known in Los Angeles. She has worked for Nicole Richie, Poppy Delevingne, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Selena Gomez and Chrissy Teigen, according to PerezHilton.