Keeping Up With the Kardashians

By Maddie Cowan and Naomi Vanderley

We’ve all tried to keep up with them for over 11 seasons despite all the family drama, wedding fiascos and tragic break ups — but just where is the infamous Kardashian clan now?

For those of you who have unfortunately been unable or unwilling to keep up with this fab family, we will provide  a brief historical glimpse of this family’s past.

“I love keeping up with the Kardashians and learning about the new drama that is rampant in their family,” said dedicated Kardashians fan senior Catherine Warren.

Kris Jenner married Robert Kardashian in 1978, the couple had four children together shortly after — Kourtney, Kimberly, Khloe and Robert. The Kardashian clan first caught the eye of the public in the early 1990s when Robert Kardashian Sr. served on the defense team in the O.J. Simpson trial. Robert and Kris divorced in 1991, and the same year Kris married Bruce Jenner, a former Olympic Games gold medalist.

Kris had two more children this time with Bruce Jenner, naming them Kendall and Kylie. The infamous reality show following this family’s affairs first aired in 2007, and ever since the family and show have both continued to skyrocket to success and unbelievable popularity. From Kim Kardashian’s sextape, to Kourtney and Scott’s tumultuous nine year on and off romance, to Khloe’s marriage and then later divorce from Lakers star Lamar Odom, to Kim’s 72 day marriage to Chris Humphries, this family’s dramatic past is extensive and complex.

For those of you who haven’t kept up with this notorious clan, here is an update of their current situations gathered  from a variety of news and entertainment sources.

Kim is now married to Kanye West and has two children, North and Saint West. Kim also has her own gaming app called “Kim Kardashian Hollywood” and has recently drawn much controversy for posting nude selfies on social media.

Kourtney Kardashian has recently broken up with Scott Disick and is focusing on raising their three children Mason, Penelope, and Reign,  as well as living her life in a physically and emotionally healthy way.  She and the rest of her sisters have recently come out with their own apps as well.

Khloe Kardashian recently started her own talk show “Kocktails with Khloe,” and has appeared on numerous magazine covers recently. She is separated from former NBA player Lamar Odom, although the two continue to remain friends.

Robert Kardashian is now engaged to Blac Chyna, model and former stripper. He went off the grid and did not appear on KUWTK for about three years after a massive weight gain, although he is currently only 50 pounds away from his target weight and his blossoming romance with Blac Chyna seems to be helping him get his life back together. Additionally, the couple is now expecting their first child together. However, the reason this relationship had drawn so much controversy is Blac Chyna is Tyga’s baby momma, and Tyga has been in a relationship with Kylie, Rob’s sister, for quite some time.

Raving Kardashians fan Catherine Warren is optimistic about the relationship, though.

“Relationships with members of the African American community tend to strengthen the family’s bond, so I think this marriage will certainly strengthen the Kardashian family’s bond,” Ms. Warren said.

 Rob also owns his own sock line “Arthur George” socks which appears to have been doing fairly well recently.

The two youngest members of the clan, Kendall and Kylie, have started an empire of their own.  Together they have a clothing line at Pacsun, a collaboration with Topshop, written a book, and have recently released their first independent fashion line, the Kendall + Kylie collection. Kendall is now one of the most sought after supermodels in the world and has appeared in the Victoria Secret fashion show as well as on numerous magazine covers.

Kylie has recently become insanely popular, perhaps this is due to her infamous lips, colorful extensions and superb fashion sense. She has also gained media attention when she officially announced her intimate relationship with her 26 year old boyfriend, Tyga, shortly after her 18th birthday. Kylie has also released her own makeup and hair extension line.

Just last year ex-Olympian Bruce Jenner begin his transitional journey to become a woman named Caitlyn. Understandably, Cait has garnered extensive media attention because of this drastic change.
“I think Caitlyn Jenner is stunning; she is really a beautiful woman,” said senior Jackson Smith.

Though this may seem like a lot, in actuality this article only offers a brief snippet into the true life of the Kardashian family. Keeping up with the Kardashians, though a seemingly immense task, is well worth it, as their drama, escapades and fiascos illustrate many life lessons which we all can learn something valuable from.

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