Let’s start with something basic that most people do know, but if you don’t, it’s going to change the way you see this family: Kris Jenner and Robert Kardashians were close friends with O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson when they were all married (respectively). Robert went on to defend Simpson, who was accused of murdering Kris’ good friend, Nicole Brown Simpson. Although he was an attorney, Robert Kardashian did this as a favor to his friend, it had been over 20 years since he had last practiced law. In the days following the murder, O.J. stayed at the Kardashian’s home.
Kendell Jenner’s middle name is “Nicole” after Nicole Brown Simpson.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians wasn’t the first time the participants were on reality TV. Bruce Jenner’s sons, Brandon and Brody (as well as then-BFF Spencer Pratt) were on a short-lived reality show called Princes of Malibu in 2005. The show centered on the spoiled lives of the southern Californians. Despite being cancelled after airing only two episodes, Brody and Spencer went on to be cast members of The Hills and Brody had his own elimination reality show, Bromance. In 2004 Kourtney was on a reality show called “Filthy Rich Cattle Drive.”
When she was 14 Kim’s dad sent her to beauty school so she could learn how to do her makeup.
Kourtney got breast implants for her 22nd birthday.
After placing 10th in the Decathalon in the 1972 Olympics, Bruce Jenner became one of the first people to devote his full time schedule to training (now a common practice). He trained 8 hours a day and sold insurance on the side to support himself. At the next Olympics, he won the gold medal.
Before she was famous, Kim was a stylist for Lindsay Lohan and Brandy, who’s brother did make her famous (via sex tape scandal).
Nick Lachey hints that while he was dating Kim (before she was famous) she alerted the paparazzi to their whereabouts so she could be photographed.
In college (University of Arizona) Kourtney was classmates with Nicole Richie.
Kim has been paid $25,000 to tweet about a brand.
The Kardashians will be on TV through at least 2015, a deal with E! that was reportedly for $40,000,000.
Kim Kardashian is the highest earning reality television star in the history of the world.
Kim’s 14th birthday was held at Neverland. Yep, Michael Jackson Neverland.
Kourtney’s first job was as a production assistant on a movie.
People often compare Scott Disick’s style to that of Patrick Bateman, portrayed by Christian Bale in American Psycho. Funnily enough his sometimes-frenemy Khloe had a crush on Bale growing up.
In the stress following her father’s death (he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer only eight weeks prior) Khloe’s hair fell out and she needed to wear wigs and extensions for awhile.
Kourtney wanted to be a lawyer like her dad. She even applied to law school before deciding not to go.
Kourtney failed two college courses because of her fear of speaking in public.
Before she was famous, Kim was BFF’s with Paris Hilton (they went to preschool together). They grew up together and when Kim wanted to be a celebrity stylist, Paris introduced her to her friends… but then became jealous of Kardashian’s rise to fame and the friendship ended.
Kim is so ocd that she takes a blowdrier to her jewelry so that when she puts it on and it touches her skin, it isn’t cold.
Rob Kardashian still sleeps with his baby blanket.
Kim, Khloe and Kourtney attended Marymount High School, a catholic all-girls school in Bel Air that has a lot of famous alumni including Mariska Harigtay, Tatyana Ali, Mia Farrow, Giada De Laurentiis and Marie Digby. Khloe was homeschooled her senior year because she didn’t fit in.
Despite his current, preppy style Scott Disick used to be a “skater.” He had a half pipe in his back yard and hair down to his shoulders.
They didn’t all grow up together. Rob and Kourtney chose to live with their dad after their parents divorced.
Kim’s wedding with Kris Humphries cost her $138,888 per day of their marriage.
Rob has a favorite sister, and it’s Kylie.
What endeared Kris Jenner to Bruce? He ordered meatloaf and mashed potatoes on their first date.
Kim’s deceased father regularly contacts her through her dreams.
Before she believed she was really pregnant (the first time), Kourtney took 20 pregnancy tests.
Scott says, “I don’t wear underwear with suits.”
In Armenian, “Kardashian” means “son of a stonemason.”
While Khloe Kardashian has posed nude for PETA, in 2010 Kim was named one of of the “Five Worst People” by the organization.
The cutest thing: when Bruce is babysitting Mason, they go to the car wash and have “man time.”
Scott is always tan because he uses a mens self-tanner year round.
Rob Kardashian loves running. In high school, he won several state cross country competitions.
Brody Jenner was dumped by Avril Lavigne for the lead singer of Nickelback (LOL). He has a tattoo of her name on his forearm. They also both got the word “fuck” tattooed on their ribs for some reason.
Anna Wintour banned Kim Kardashian from the Met gala in 2012. She let her attend in 2013, but banned Kris Jenner. (Yes, these are adult human people banning other people from parties, not the synopsis for an episode of My Super Sweet 16.)
The median income in Kim and Kanye’s neighborhood is $207,938.
Acting on a hunch, Kim sent fake pictures of “North” to a friend who then tried to sell it to the tabloids.
There’s a play about Khloe Kardashian. It’s called, “Khloe Kardashian Meets The Easter Bunny: An American Play.”