10 Surprising Facts About the Kardashian Family
The Kardashian/Jenner family are one of the most famous families in the world. Each offering a beautiful, individual look and style, they have helped define the reality TV shows we know and love. One of the many reasons many of us tune in season after season is to witness all their glamour, heartache and arguments that make them weirdly likeable.
The transition of Caitlyn Jenner placed the whole family in an unknown environment – as they received incredible press attention that they would rather avoid. Instead of hiding in the background, the family pushed themselves into the media spotlight, sharing their most private moments with the public. Since then, the whole world and her husband have found the family a little more intriguing and, dare we say it, endearing. That’s why we thought it was time to share 10 surprising facts about the Kardashian/Jenner family.
1. Before They Were Famous
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Before the Kardashian and Jenner family were famous, many of the family members had already appeared on TV. Kourtney Kardashian appeared in the reality TV show “Filthy Rich Cattle Drive”, whilst Brandon and Brody Jenner appeared on the reality show the “Princes of Malibu” in 2005, which also featured their then-best friend Spencer Pratt. Brody and Spencer then appeared in the hit show The Hills, with Brody bagging his own game-show called Bromance.
Before she became the most famous woman in the world, and the biggest reality star of all time, Kim Kardashian West was a celebrity stylist to Lindsay Lohan and Brandy – which is how she came to meet Brandy’s brother, Ray J, with whom she filmed that naughty sex tape! She was also best friends with Paris Hilton, as the two had grown up together since pre-school; however, the friendship soon ended once Kim became famous.
2. College Dropout
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Kourtney Kardashian is undoubtedly the most mature of the Kardashian sisters, and the brains behind their popular retail store Dash. It might surprise some readers to learn that Kourtney actually failed two college courses due to her fear of public speaking. She originally wanted to follow in the footsteps of her father, Robert Kardashian, by becoming a lawyer, but later chose not to attend law school.
3. O.J. Simpson
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Kris Jenner and Robert Kardashian were friends with OJ Simpson and his wife Nicole Brown Simpson. However, Robert and Kris’ marriage was torn apart when OJ was accused of murdering his wife – who the couple had holidayed with just days before. Robert went onto defend OJ as his attorney. He represented his friend as a favour, as he had not practiced law in over 10 years – but it was this case that defined both his professional career and relationship with his wife. Kris, however, mourned the loss of her good friend, Nicole, believing OJ was her killer. Kris paid tribute to her late friend by naming her daughter Kendall Nicole Jenner.
4. The Broken Family
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When Kris Jenner and Robert Kardashian divorced, the siblings were split in half, as Robert and Kourtney opted to live with their father, whilst Kim and Khloe remained with their mother.
5. Skater Scott Disick
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Before he became a lord who adorned the finest suits in the land, Scott Disick was once a bit of skater. He grew his hair down to his shoulders and even had a half-pipe in his garden.
6. Kim Kardashian West
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Kim Kardashian West is not just a pretty face. Behind the fame and makeup, she is actually rather intelligent. Before she became a household name, she would sell expensive handbags and other items on eBay for a significant return – and she continues to sell her items through the same account today.
She also sent fake photographs of her daughter North West to half a dozen friend, acting on a hunch that they would attempt to sell the images to the tabloids. She was right – and the fake images were sold to the press.
7. Bruce and Kris Jenner
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The breakdown of Kris and Bruce Jenner’s marriage is much publicised, but there was much love between the famous couple. In fact, Kris once claimed she knew Bruce was the one for her when he ordered meatloaf and mashed potatoes on their first date.
8. Kourtney Kardashian’s Breast Implants
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Most people receive the obligatory chocolates, flowers or cash on their birthday. What did Kourtney Kardashian receive on her 22nd birthday? Breast implants. We’d love to see what they bought her for her 21st!
9. The Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries Wedding
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The short-lived marriage to basketball star Kris Humphries cost Kim Kardashian a whopping $138,888 per day – but earned her a heck of press. You can’t put a price on that level of publicity!
10. Beauty School
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Kim Kardashian is one of the most beautiful women on the planet, ensuring her fame and fortune on the hit TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Her beauty is accentuated by her amazing make-up skills. It’s therefore probably not shocking to learn that Robert Kardashian sent her to beauty school at the age of 14 years old to learn how to do makeup.