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History And Family Background Of The Kardashian Family

The Kardashian family, also referred to as the Kardashian–Jenner family, is an American family that is prominent in the fields of entertainment, fashion design, and business. Founded by Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner, the family consists of their children Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob Kardashian, as well their grandchildren. After Kris and Robert's divorce in 1991, Kris married Caitlyn Jenner (then Bruce), and they had two daughters together: Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Notable extended relatives include Kendall and Kylie's half-siblings through Caitlyn and her marriage to actress Linda Thompson: Brandon and Brody Jenner.

Kardashian

Current region

Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Place of origin

America

Kourtney previously dated American entrepreneur Scott Disick; they had three children together. Kim is married (currently separated) to American rapper and record producer Kanye West; they have four children together. Khloé is currently dating Canadian basketball player Tristan Thompson; they have one child together. Rob previously dated American rapper and model Blac Chyna; they have one child together. Kylie previously dated American rapper and singer Travis Scott; they have one child together.



Robert Kardashian initially received attention for being O. J. Simpson's lawyer during the O. J. Simpson murder case, but the family parlayed Kim's 2002 sex tape with singer Ray J, Kim Kardashian, Superstar, into a "reality-TV and business empire." They have since been referred to as "America's most famous family" by Glamour, "one of the most influential family 'dynasties' in the world" by Insider, and the biggest influencers of the 2010s by Vogue. The family is the focus of the book Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America's Royal Family by author Ian Halperin.

Best known for its involvement in reality television shows, the family's longest running show is Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007–2021). Spinoffs include Kourtney and Kim Take Miami (2009–2013); Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami (2009–2013); Kourtney and Kim Take New York (2011–2012); Khloé & Lamar (2013); Kourtney and Kim Take Miami (2014–2015); and Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons (2014–2015); and Dash Dolls (2015).


Family background

Robert Kardashian Sr. was the son of Helen and Arthur Kardashian. All four of his grandparents were Armenians who emigrated from the Russian Empire to the United States in the early 1900s, originating from the towns of Karakale and Erzurum in modern-day Turkey. The family left the Russian Empire before the Armenian Genocide began in 1915.


The family and media give Kim the credit for helping them start their careers. The family has been criticized as being famous for being famous. In late May 2020, Forbes released an investigation into Kylie's finances, alleging she had misrepresented her billionaire status. Writers Chase Peterson-Withorn and Madeline Berg stated, "...white lies, omissions and outright fabrications are to be expected from the family that perfected—then monetized—the concept of 'famous for being famous.'" Critics of the family's mainstay show Keeping up with the Kardashians have stated the family has "no real skills beyond 'being famous for being famous.'" Vogue stated the Kardashians have "...proved that although they were "famous for being famous" in the 2000s, in the 2010s they became a cultural force to be reckoned with."They were given keys to Beverly Hills on September 2, 2010, which were intentionally organized to match the area's zip code: 90210.


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