Untangling the Kardashians. Who’s who in the family.
Marriage, divorce, death, children—the Kardashians have it all—in spades!
Okay, let’s start at the top. In 1978, Kristen (Kris) Houghton married Robert Kardashian who rose to fame and fortune as O.J. Simpson’s friend and defense attorney during his 1995 murder trial. They had four children: Kourtney (1979), Kim (1980), Khloe (1984) and Rob (1987). They divorced in 1991, and Robert died from esophageal cancer in 2003 at the age of 59.
One month after her divorce, in 1991, Kris married Bruce Jenner, famous for winning the gold medal in the Decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics. They had two daughters: Kendall (1995) and Kylie (1997). Kris and Bruce announced their separation in October 2013, although they actually separated a year earlier. Bruce is stepfather of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Robert.
The marriage to Kris was not Bruce’s first. He was married to Chrystie Crownover from 1972 to 1981, and they had two children: Burt (1978) and Casey (1980). His second marriage to Linda Thompson lasted from 1981 to 1985 and yielded two sons: Brandon (1981) and Sam “Brody” (1983). Both Brandon and Brody are actors, Brody appearing on The Hills.
The very famous Kardashian girls have had some romance problems of their own. Kim, at the age of 19, eloped with music producer, Damon Thomas. He filed for divorce in 2003.
In 2011, she married basketball player, Kris Humphries. After 72 days of marriage, she filed for divorce. While the divorce was pending, she began dating friend, Kanye West, with whom she had a baby, North West, in 2013 and married in 2014.
Khloe married basketball star, Lamar Odom, in 2009, after one month of dating. She filed for divorce in December, 2013.
Kourtney has been dating Scott Disick since 2007. They have had a somewhat volatile relationship but have managed to stay together. They still are unmarried and have two children: Mason (2009) and Penelope (2012). She is pregnant with their third child, due in December 2014.
Stay tuned. The family IS in the entertainment business. Something new and exciting is bound to happen soon!