The Kardashian women have everything they could ever want — multimillions in endorsements and brands, hit reality shows and a genius momager running their careers. But as they rose to become America’s first family of reality television, reportedly worth over $80 million as a unit, they’ve left a trail of men in their wake who’ve suffered during their ascension.
Robert Kardashian Sr.
Kris Houghton married O.J. Simpson lawyer Kardashian in 1978. The duo had Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Robert Jr. together, before Kris had an affair leading to their 1991 divorce. Kris went on to marry former Olympian Bruce Jenner. A decade after Robert died of esophageal cancer in 2003 at 59, his personal diaries were released and published. In them, he accuses Kris of passing out drunk, abandoning their children and failing to come home.
Robert Kardashian Jr.
While his sisters rake in money, Rob’s ventures continue to fail. Things were looking up after he lost weight and came in second place on Season 13 of “Dancing With the Stars.” But he soon gained it all back — and seemingly more — moved in with his sister Khloe and brother-in-law Lamar, and tried his hand at a mediocre sock line.
Lamar Odom, welcomed into the family with open arms when he married Khloe in September 2009, has been ousted from the mansion the couple share and has been spending his nights wandering around downtown Los Angeles allegedly in search of his next hit. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI last month, and is looking drawn and gaunt. As a free agent now, it appears Odom’s basketball career is headed for the skids — and fans fear he’s headed for Skid Row.
Washed up/Done up
A former symbol of glory, Bruce has gone from an Olympic gold medal and a Wheaties box to diamond studs in his ears and a toy helicopter hobby. His first-place flame has been snuffed by his overbearing momager of a wife, Kris Jenner, who won’t allow him to play with his helicopters regularly, install a small putting green at their Calabasas manse, or have a say in decorating their home. Bruce has become the butt of jokes, with the kids calling him “bruiser” on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
This NBA player was plucked from relative obscurity by Kim Kardashian, and when they were together he was on a roll on the court. But their marriage lasted just 72 days and afterward Humphries wound up spending more time on the bench for the Nets. Kanye West cracked a joke about him in his song “Cold,” rapping: “Lucky I ain’t have Jay drop him from the team.” The big man now lives in Boston, plays for the Celtics, and remains most famous for his remarkably short marriage.
Last seen on sex tape
In 2007, Kim Kardashian became famous after a sex tape of her and singer Ray J was leaked. Ray had all but disappeared until last week, when Kim’s baby daddy Kanye West resurrected him in an angry song. Yeezy performed “Bound 2” on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” saying, “Brandy’s little sister lame man he know it now ... When a real brother hold you down, you ’sposed to drown.” And back into the ether Ray J disappeared.
Singer Ray J was a blip on our radar after his sex tape with Kim Kardashian was leaked.
You’d think it couldn’t get worse than being called a “jackass” by the President, but Kanye has only gotten more abrasive since hooking up with Kim in April 2012. The new dad to baby North West keeps showing off his no-sense-of-humor, no-question-taking, always-grumpy demeanor, and for some reason has taken to wearing a kilt. He recently tussled with a paparazzo and nearly got knocked out when he walked into a street sign with Kim at his side.
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