It is almost time for all those famous Kardashians to shuffle off to Hulu and fresh projects as their 20-season reality TV mainstay comes to a conclusion.
But until they do, Here Is a travel back through the tears, tantrums and togetherness that propelled the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” clan to superstardom:
THE MEN & THE MARRIAGES
Together with five sisters and a brother, along with the Kris and Caitlyn play, the years have taken us through many a man, a woman or two, and a plethora of love tangles. And the activity started in the get-go. The very first episode references the sex tape with Brandy brother Ray J that launched the series and their mega-careers.
All three unions ended in divorce.
Kim’s divorce in Humphries dragged on far longer than the union, threatening to keep her legally tethered to Humphries at the birth of her first child, together with West. That didn’t happen. North West was born two months after mother’s second divorce was finalized in 2013.
And that is only one sister!
There is Kourtney’s on-again, off-again relationship and three children with Scott Disick, who makes his first appearance in Kardashian TV land on Episode One. The two never married amid his alcohol and drug abuse scandals, but they co-parent and he is a die-hard on the collection. Disick is now a fan favorite to a as the K household has embraced him as a member of their own.
Sister Khloe wed basketballer Lamar Odom in 2009 and filed for divorce in 2013, but she withdrew the papers after Odom endured a drug overdose and moved into a coma for several days. He had been found slumped on the ground of a Nevada brothel. The divorce was finalized in late 2016.
Khloe never married the father of her child — another basketball player, Tristan Thompson. He cheated on her while she was pregnant — and again with her younger half-sister Kylie Jenner’s best buddy, Jordyn Woods. But Khloe and Tristan are more than a little friendly and co-parenting 3-year-old Authentic, even quarantining together during the pandemic.
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Let’s not overlook Kylie’s connection with rapper Travis Scott. They never married but have a child together. And there was Kylie’s romance with Tyga, who just happens to have a kid with Blac Chyna, who just happens to have a kid with Kardashian bro Rob.
Chyna and Rob had a tailspin of their own, leading him to place revenge porn on Instagram that got him banned from the platform.
She is the parent using Kris of Kylie and Kendall. Kris filed for divorce before Caitlyn became Caitlyn.
Caitlyn publicly came out as transgender at a Diane Sawyer interview in April 2015.
NAME THOSE CHILDREN
The Kardashian-Jenner clan has so many children, and they’re creative name-pickers.
Caitlyn has six children with three consecutive wives, such as Kylie and Kendall with Kris. Kris had four children with her husband, the late O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Kardashian until she divorced him, too: Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob.
There’s also Khloe’s True, Kylie’s Stormi and Rob’s Dream.
A number of those Kardashians brought viewers along while giving birth, and we have been treated through the years to home films showing Kris bringing children into the world. A 12-year-old Kendall saw herself being born. Recently, during the final season, 11-year-old Mason watched his mom pull him to the planet herself.
SPIN-OFFS OF SPIN-OFFS
They are in LA.. They’re in Miami. They are in New York.
Part of maintaining up has been chasing all of the spin-offs. Can there be a record number? It is dependent upon how spin-off, franchise and canon are described.
But it surely is a whole lot in the reality TV genre, and many had various sisters”carrying” various cities. Like the show, they have been driven by Ryan Seacrest Productions along with the E! network.
The first was”Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami” in 2009. It morphed into”Kourtney & Kim Take Miami” after Khloe spun herself back into real life to do other work. There has been a plethora of bikinis and large boats as the ladies sought to broaden the reach of their boutique Dash with new locations.
True lovers, especially Scott watchers, will remember the 2013 web series”Lord Disick: Lifestyles of a Lord” that was shown weekly at the next season of that Miami taking. Scott bought himself the royal name in 2012 while on a visit to London and showed off his high-life trappings like fleets of fancy cars while offering hints on how exactly we, too, can live like lords.
In 2011,”Khloe & Lamar” started as the two attempted to find married life. And there have been three phases of the fitness fest”Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian” after the marriage didn’t work out. Khloe also had a short lived discussion series,”Kocktails with Khloe.”
Kris briefly had an eponymous talk show in 2013, culminating in an appearance by Kanye West and his reveal of the first pictures of North. The Fox network didn’t provide her a second season.
After Caitlyn came out, she got her own show:”I’m Cait.” It turned out to be a critical dive in to her transition and if she had been up to being a role model as brand new friends educated her on problems facing the trans community. It was canceled after two seasons involving low ratings.
ROBBERY, NUDITY & MORE MOMENTS
Perhaps the scariest of all developments was Kim’s 2016 armed robbery at a luxury Paris apartment during fashion week. Season 13 of this show took on the situation and the psychological aftermath. She has discussed her dread at being tied up at gunpoint and robbed of her jewels. Kim said she thought she was going to perish.
One of their much happier moments: All those over-the-top birthday bashes, luxury weddings and baby showers, let alone the weddings themselves.
Two of Kim’s weddings were about atmosphere and at the information. Khloe’s 2009 wedding with Odom per month when they met was featured on Season 4. Following the Khloe-Lamar nuptials, both bought a dream home while Kim was still in a condominium. Mansion is currently Kim’s middle name.
The sisters are also fond of posing for photos sans clothes, though Kim wasn’t always comfortable with the idea.
Soon after turning that gender tape into gold, an up-and-coming Kim needed a Playboy magazine minute, appearing on the cover of the December 2007 star dilemma. Following an initial photo shoot, Playboy’s Hugh Hefner came back to get more.
“Does she have to take her clothes off,” Kris inquires Hef in the series’s first season.
“Oh ,” he responds.
They compromised: Kim posed nude, strategically draped in long strands of pearls.
Kylie also landed the cover of Playboy, in 2019 wearing nothing more than a cowboy hat with a shirtless Travis in jeans.
And then there’s Kendall. The supermodel — along with an entire universe of different celebrities — has taken her share of nudes and has weathered a few scandals of her own, though her love life was on the down-low compared to her siblings.
There was her unfortunate Pepsi commercial in 2017, when she hands a frontline lawman a can of pop in a protest. The vision was bashed as stolen by the Black Lives Issue motion. It had been pulled and Kendall sobbed an apology on air.
Kylie and Kendall were accused of manipulation the same year for superimposing their faces onto images of Tupac, Notorious B.I.G. plus a host of other music icons to get a lineup of 125 T-shirts. They pulled the merch.
Fans don’t worry. The series is ending, but this famous family is not going anywhere.