Keeping Up With The Kardashians is the biggest reality TV show in the world. People are absolutely fascinated by the lives of this matriarchal family. They have been in the public eye since 2007 and haven’t stopped. They are a bunch of ladies (and one brother) who have reached for the stars and have gone beyond.
From business ventures to makeup empires, these ladies certainly have a pulse on what the public need and want. Kim’s recent decision to study law surprised everyone, but she has already helped free 17 prisoners. The Kardashians are here to stay and make an impression on the world in more ways than one. Here is how this truly fabulous family has inspired us to pursue our dreams!
Kris Fought For A Better Life
Many people don’t know this, but Kris Jenner wasn’t born excessively wealthy. She fought very hard for everything she has in her life – including her own life. When Kris was only seven years old, her parents divorced leaving her mother to raise the family until she remarried. As a child, Kris was diagnosed with a bone tumor that almost cost the loss of her leg. Luckily, the doctors were able to heal her.
Originally, Kris began her career as a flight attendant for American Airlines. She is of European descent having Scottish, Irish, English, Dutch and German blood, contributing to her exotic beauty. She married lawyer Robert Kardashian in 1978, who was put in the spotlight for the O.J. Simpson trial. They divorced in 1991, and were close, up till his death in 2003. Later, Kris married Olympian Bruce Jenner whom she later divorced in 2015. Currently, Kris is dating Corey Gamble, who was Justin Bieber’s tour manager.
A Loving Family Bond
No matter what episode you watch of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, you will always see sisterly love. The sisters will always be together, and if they aren’t, they will be speaking to one another over the phone. They all have very distinct personalities and the love is always there. Kris is the matriarch of the clan and adores her children and grandchildren.
Sisters will always be sisters though, and sometimes the family does have small fights between one another. At the end of the day, though, all is forgiven and often apologies are said, even when tears are flowing. The Kardashians have each other, and support one another all the way. They are never jealous of each other’s success.
Their Family Heritage Means A Lot
Although the Kardashian sisters have Scottish, Irish, English, Dutch and German blood from their mother, they also have Armenian blood from their father. Armenien women are known to be very beautiful, and the Kardashian sisters certainly carry that beauty.
Kim took her children Saint, Chicago and Psalm to Armenia to be baptized in Etchmiadzin. Kourtney came along with her three children Mason, Reign, and Penelope. When they were there, they visited the genocide memorial complex in Yerevan, placing symbolic red roses down on the site. Kim met with the Prime Minister of Armenia, who thanked her for promoting Armenia on a global level, and bringing much needed attention to the country.
Kim Became The Most Famous Woman In The World
There are many video clips documenting Kim, in the early days, before anyone knew her name, where she stated that she wanted to be the most famous woman in the world. Who knows what reality really is? Did she will fame upon herself or did she somehow, always know, that fame would follow her?
Kim did whatever she could to become famous. She connected with the right people, and was seen in the right spots, and dated men that got attention. She was spotted with Paris Hilton when Paris Hilton was at the height of her fame, and everyone wanted to know who the gorgeous brunette next to Paris’ side was. That was all that Kim needed to get the public interested in her.
Kendall Became The Highest Paid Model
Kendall Jenner is the tallest of the Kardashian clan. She stands at almost 5 foot 9, and always wanted to become a model. She used to speak about it to her mom ever since her early teen years, dreaming of the modeling career she would one day have. Well, dreams certainly do come true.
Kendall became the highest paid model in 2017. She started modeling at the age of 14 when she was signed to Wilhelmina Models. Later, The Society Management, an Elite owned agency based in New York, signed Kendall to them. Today, you will find her gracing the catwalks of Victoria’s Secret, Burberry, Versace, Missoni, and more. She has also been on the front cover of many prestigious magazines such as Vogue and Allure.
Kim Never Gave Up On Love
Kim has dated many men in her life. She often dated many African-American men from singer Ray J to NFL player Reggie Bush and now husband mega-star Kanye West. She also was originally married to songwriter Damon Thomas, then NBA star Kris Humphries and finally found true love with Kanye in 2014.
Kim and Kanye had first started out just as friends. Their friendship was really sweet, and they were always good and kind to each other. Eventually Kanye came out with the song “Way Too Cold” stating (in the song) that he had fallen in love with Kim while she was with her husband Kris. The two started dating in 2012 and on October 21st, 2013, Kanye proposed to Kim in the most romantic way. He rented out San Francisco’s AT&T Park where a 50-piece orchestra serenaded her. He got down on bended knee and the scoreboard flashed “Pleeease Marry Meee!”
Kourtney Tried To Make Things Work With Scott
Sparks flew when Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick met for the first time at a mutual friend’s home in Mexico. They tried to make things work, and their romance really moved viewers. They were definitely a fated couple who loved each other. Scott eventually proposed to Kourtney, but they both felt they weren’t really ready.
They broke up and got together many times but today, Scott is dating a much younger woman. Together, they have three children – Mason Dash, born December 14th, 2009, Penelope Scotland, born July 8th, 2012, and Reign Aston, born December 14th, 2014. The public had mixed views about Scott and always wished that things would have worked out between the star-crossed lovers.
Khloe Got Healthier
Since the inception of the show, people were curious as to Khloe’s proportions, as she was bigger and taller than her other sisters. It was a constant stress for her, as it was constantly mentioned in the media. Kim and Kourtney are quite small and petite, while Khloe stands at a tall 5 foot 8.
In 2014, Khloe started to work hard on her figure, working out and following a strict diet. It is very low carbs, and has a ton of protein in it. She admits that because she eats so well, she never gets hungry. She works out in the morning and will eat two eggs , and a cup of oatmeal with a cup of berries for breakfast. Way to go Khloe! She is a huge inspiration to others wanting to trim down their figures.
Kylie Became A Billionaire At Age 21
While Kylie and Kendall Jenner were growing up, nobody knew what an amazing future lay ahead for Kylie. As she got older, and started dating, she admitted that she kissed a boy once who hurt her feelings very much by saying her lips were too thin. This led her to getting lip fillers, which she admitted to the public.
These lip fillers made such a dramatic change to Kylie’s appearance, that the world took notice – especially other women. They all wanted to know what her secret was. Kylie soon came out with a makeup line, and teens and women the world over went crazy over it, with hopes that they would look as beautiful as her. This business made her a self-made billionaire at the tender age of 21, in 2018 – the youngest ever! She beat out both Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates to get this title.
Kim Is Studying To Be A Lawyer
It was announced, in 2019, that Kim was studying to be a lawyer. Many people forget that her father, Robert Kardashian, was a famous lawyer who represented O.J. Simpson in his court trial. However, Kim does not need to attend law school to take the bar exam, as per California law. She is doing an apprenticeship with two professional lawyers, Erin Haney and Jessica Jackson, who are mentoring her, and helping her log in 18 hours of supervised study per week.
Originally, the White House invited her to advise to help change the system of clemency. She was very intrigued by criminal law and all the wrong-doers who had been put behind bars. When asked why she wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps she stated, “I’ve always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society… I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more.”
How Kim Has Helped Prisoners
During February-April 2019, Kim actually helped free 17 federal prisoners. She was involved in raising money for the “90 Days of Freedom” campaign in response to the President signing the “First Step Act.” This act allows certain federal prisoners charged for drug offenses to get reduced sentences, especially those charged with life sentences.
Kim will be able to take the bar exam in a few years, and when she does, she wants to specialize in criminal law, opening up a firm which will hire those that have been formerly incarcerated. It helps that she is connected and friends with the President of the United States, and therefore has great influence. Who knows, maybe we will see Kim in the White House one day.
The Children Always Come First
Family is the biggest part of what makes the Kardashians so relatable to people. Kris Jenner already has 10 grandchildren including Kourtney’s children Mason Dash, Penelope Scotland, and Reign Aston Disick. Kylie gave birth to Stormi Webster in the beginning of 2018, and Khloe gave birth to True Thompson also in 2018.
Kris’ only son Rob had a child with Blac Chyna in 2016 called Dream Renee, and is the only child that carries the Kardashian surname. Kim’s children have been in the spotlight from the beginning, since Kanye West is their dad. Their names are North, Chicago, Saint, and Psalm West. The only sister that doesn’t have a child yet is Kendall, who is enjoying a very successful modeling career at the moment, and is currently 24 years old.
They Are Always Cool, Calm & Collected
One thing is for sure, and that is the fact that the Kardashians are always very relaxed, cool, calm and collected. They are very stable, and the only times they act a bit crazy is when they are having fun with each other and playing games, or having one too many drinks. Sometimes they are just really fun to watch, as they play fun and silly tricks on one another.
Kim always speaks in a very mature manner that is very relaxed. The only times she has gotten incredibly emotional is when she wasn’t happy in her relationships, and when she found out she was pregnant. Other than that, this group of women are always level-headed and have their head above water.
They Always Support Their Men
The Kardashians are always supportive of the men they love. Kim believes in her husband’s career, often playing music for North when she was still pregnant with her, by placing headphones on her pregnant belly. She also supports Kanye’s religious efforts that he is taking at the moment. Kris also tried to make things work with Bruce.
Kourtney had an interesting relationship with Scott, and Khloe married NBA player Lamar Odom who played for the L.A. Lakers at the time. They married only one month after they met. Khloe treally tried hard to make the marriage work, but Lamar was going through a lot at the time. Kylie dated Travis Scott for more than two years and now they are good friends. Kendall is quite private about her dating life and is apparently dating an NBA player.
Kim Taught Women To Love Their Curves
When one thinks of Kim Kardashian, one thinks of Botticelli’s painting of The Birth of Venus, painted in the mid 1480’s. Kim has a really beautiful, curvy, womanly body. She is beyond curvy and has an hourglass figure, making her one of the sexiest women on Earth. Kim’s proportions are important because they make a statement.
Before Kim Kardashian made mainstream pop culture, it was still very fashionable to be very skinny. Kim stepped into the spotlight and showed the world what happens when a beautiful women with killer curves dresses correctly for her body. She gave confidence to all the women out there with bigger bottoms and heavier chests, and showed them to love themselves exactly as they are. Kim began a line of figure enhancing under garments, called Skims, that enhance the female form. The collection includes body tape, pasties, thongs, panties and bras.
They Taught Us The Power Of Makeup
Both Kim Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner have makeup lines. Fortunately both brands have different target markets, so they don’t compete against one another. They do admit though, that they never launch new makeup products on the same day. Kylie loves makeup so much, that she admitted to Kim that if she didn’t own a company, she would be a makeup artist.
It is very much, thanks to the Kardashians, that the whole new fashion of “contouring” began. Women now do not only apply primer and foundation; they use contouring to make the face look more sculpted and beautiful. Kim’s beauty line is called KKW Beauty and Kylie’s beauty line is called Kylie Cosmetics. Bestsellers for KKW Beauty include eyeshadows and highlighters and bestsellers for Kylie Cosmetics include lip sets and concealers.
Kim Didn’t Let Her Health Issues Stop Her From Having Children
Kim got married to Kanye West when she was 33 years old. She carried her oldest children North, and Saint, giving birth to them. There was a problem, though, when she was pregnant with Saint. She had preeclampsia, which causes damage to an organ system within the body, due to high blood pressure. This ended up in Saint being born prematurely.
Kim also got placenta accreta, which causes the placenta to attach itself deep inside the uterine wall, causing her to have surgery. These health issues were serious and could have caused a lot of health problems to Kim and Saint. Because of this, Kim and Kanye decided to carry on having children through surrogates, which Kim was very open about. It is only because she could have surrogates that she could expand her family, and who knows, she may carry on having kids!
Kim Showed The World That Psoriasis Is Nothing To Be Ashamed Of
Kim is only human at the end of the day, and also has health problems. Kim suffers with psoriasis. Psoriasis causes the skin to appear red and bumpy in patches, covered with hard, white scales. These bumps can be very itchy and painful. Kim has shown the world that she covers the patches with her special makeup.
She revealed that she treats her psoriasis with a phototherapy device that she uses at home. Kim also admitted that she uses beauty products that are mainly made of seaweed, to help soothe the skin. Kim Kardashian isn’t perfect, and she shows us that when she goes through health issues she just faces them head on and gets on with her life.
They Show Us The Beauty Of Holidays
From birthdays to huge holidays like Christmas, the Kardashians really put on a big show. Last year (2019), Kylie brought the cameras into her home and showed the viewers the multitude of beautiful Christmas trees she had in her home.
For a big occasion like Christmas, the family all get together and celebrate in style. When it is the sisters’ birthdays, they have big bashes and give each other beautiful and luxurious presents. For Halloween, the girls also have a huge party, dressing themselves and their children up in fun outfits for the world to see. Easter is also important to them and they celebrate having fun together as a family. Holidays are a major part of the Kardashian family.
They Own A Multitude Of Businesses
No matter what, the Kardashian and Jenner girls have a brand – and that is the Kardashian name. Kylie and Kendall are Jenners, but people see them as being part of the “Kardashian” clan. They have all become somewhat of a royalty status in America. They are all proud businesswomen too.
Kris is a “momager” and runs her daughter’s careers. She has her own production company called Jenner Communications. Kim has her makeup line, as well as Skims Shapewear, which is similar to Spanx. Khloe and Kourtney are still in retail and fashion. Kylie has her makeup line, and Kendall is a professional model and has also delved into photography. Caitlyn Jenner was chosen as the face of H&M sport in 2016.
Carrying The Family Name
There may be 5 sisters that belong to the Kardashian and Jenner name, but people sometimes forget that there is one Kardashian that will always carry the Kardashian name – and that is Rob Kardashian. He is even named after his famous father Robert.
Rob has a luxury sock company, which is half-owned by his mother. Rob dated Blac Chyna, a model and entrepreneur, who is the mother to Rob’s child Dream Renee Kardashian. Rob goes through ups and downs and struggles a bit with his weight. He stays out of the spotlight and isn’t so eager to be on camera all the time like his sisters. The Kardashians are more of a matriarchal family after all. Rob was born on the 31st of March, 1987 and is the middle child of the family and the only male.
Caitlyn Finally Revealed Herself To The World
Kris Jenner was married to Bruce Jenner from the 21st of April, 1991 until the 23rd of March, 2015. Together they had Kendall and Kylie. He was a retired Olympic champion who had excelled in the decathlon. Bruce, though, was hiding a painful secret from the world. He was actually a transgender.
Bruce desperately wanted to come out to the world in a form he truly wanted to express – as a woman. He finally did this in 2015, when he spoke to Diane Sawyer in an interview and told her that he had gender dysphoria since he was a child. Bruce is now Caitlyn and living the life she always wanted to live, happily, in a skin that she is totally comfortable with.