She’s come a long way, that’s for sure. Before she became a household name all over the world, starring in one of the most popular reality TV shows at the moment, Khloe Kardashian was your ordinary boutique worker, hoping that one day she could follow in the footsteps of her sister, Kim Kardashian. Kim, at this point, was already established, doing all sorts of photoshoots, making hundreds of thousands a year, and most notoriously dating famous celebrity men in Hollywood. Khloe’s rise to fame happened quite fast. So fast that many people wouldn’t even believe some of the things she has done prior to reaching global stardom. Whether you like them or not, the Kardashians have literally conquered social media and reality television, but along the way, there have been obstacles to get to where they are today. Here are the 13 things you probably never knew about Khloe Kardashian.
13. Lamar Odom Was The Only Man She Brought Home
If you’ve been watching the Kardashian shows right from the beginning, you’d know that the family often made a big deal out of Khloe never bringing home any guys. She was always by herself, never really seen out and about with guys, so her family were wondering why she wasn’t falling in love. Well, 2009 saw her bring home NBA star Lamar Odom and everybody gave her the approval right away — her siblings, in particular, grew extremely close to the basketball player in a matter of weeks. Timing seems to be everything.
12. Khloe Lost Her Hair After Her Father’s Death
Following Robert Kardashian Sr.’s death in 2003, Khloe was so devastated by his passing, she began losing her hair. It was so bad that Khloe would begin to show several bald patches on her head, all over the fact that she couldn’t deal with losing her father. As time went by, she eventually started taking multivitamins several times throughout the day to control her hair problems, which helped her grow her hair back stronger than ever. But, again, it just goes to show how close she was to Robert.
11. She Was Involved In A Critical Car Accident
At the age of just 17, the reality star was involved in a severe car accident that had her fly through the windshield of the vehicle. This wasn’t a small accident, either, as you can tell by the fact that she went flying through a windshield. To make matters worse, because of the severe accident and what it transpired to, Kardashian suffered brain damage and memory loss. To this day, Khloe tends to forget certain things quite fast, which is probably why an assistant has become so handy for the socialite so that important things are not forgotten about.
10. Her Wedding Was Paid For By E!
Her 2009 wedding to Lamar was quite extravagant. A bunch of celebrities showed up, the wedding ceremony was absolutely stunning, and so were the dresses. But who paid for all of this? Well, E! did. According to reports, Khloe and Lamar signed off a deal with the network, allowing them to document their wedding if they were willing to foot the entire bill, which included the dresses, the food, the props, the setting — pretty much everything. It seems like the deal was more than worth it for both parties, as E! was said to have made a profit from the $1 million they reportedly spent on the wedding.
9. She Is A Natural Blonde
Khloe is often seen sporting very dark hair, which has often had fans believe that the darker hair color was actually her natural hair. That’s not exactly the case. The businesswoman has admitted that she loves changing up her hairstyles every now and then; that includes coloring. Her natural hair color is actually ‘dirty blonde,’ matched with big curls. Yes, the blonde hair is a far-cry from Kim and Kourtney’s natural hair color, which has often led to speculation on whether Khloe really is a Kardashian after all.
8. Desperately Wants A Baby
As documented on their reality show, Khloe has been wanting to start a family for years. During her marriage to Lamar, she often complained about how the couple had tried to conceive but nothing had been working for them. Her last option was going to be the IVF route, but those plans were cut short as her marriage was starting to crumble, which eventually led to Khloe filing for divorce. Nonetheless, Khloe has often stated in the past that one of her lifelong dreams is to welcome her own child to the world. Her sisters have birthed at least two children, so it’s about time.
7. Posed Nude for PETA, Still Wears Fur
In 2009, Khloe famously posed naked for PETA’s campaign ‘I’d Rather Go Naked.’ The campaign was very popular, especially with Khloe representing the brand, seeing that she had already gathered a massive following by that point. Still, Kardashian was later on bashed by the organisation for the simple fact that she continued to wear fur even after having completed her part in the photoshoot that was set out to stop people from supporting animal cruelty. So, in short, Khloe became a walking contradiction for the fact that she posed naked to stop people from wearing fur but then continued to do so herself. Maybe she just wanted to get naked.
6. Still Hopes To Rekindle Her Romance With Lamar
As crazy as it sounds, the socialite is still very much in love with Lamar Odom. There’s no denying that Khloe was obsessed with Odom; she was her rock throughout their marriage, so it’s only natural for her to still have feelings for the troubled NBA player. And despite the fact that she has been seen out with many other rappers and athletes in the last two years, according to the reality star herself, there could quite possibly be a reconciliation in the future. That is if Lamar can get his act together and really make that change that Khloe has been waiting for all this time.
5. Doubts Of Robert Being Her Biological Father
There have always been doubts on whether Khloe was really conceived by Robert Kardashian. Having already mentioned the fact that Khloe was born with blonde hair, the starlet has always been much bigger than her petite sisters throughout her life. Kourtney and Kim Kardashian are quite small (short), whereas Khloe is quite large (tall), she has a wider face, and even looking in old family photos, there’s little resemblance between Khloe and her siblings. But, considering the fact that Robert raised her as if she was his own child, one cannot take away the fact that she should still be considered a semi-Kardashian.
4. Correctly Predicted Kim’s Failed Marriage to Kris Humphries
Khloe considers herself to be very good when it comes to making predictions; especially those that concern her sisters’ relationships. The TV-personality had always struggled to warm up to Kris Humphries, the NBA player Kim famously divorced after just 72 days of marriage. Khloe felt that Kris wasn’t a genuine guy, who had a lot of bad traits about him — most of which she couldn’t point out, but she definitely didn’t see him as the type of person Kim should be settling down with. It seems as if Kim took Khloe’s advice in the end when she pulled the plug just two months later.
3. Used To Be A Regular Boutique Worker
Many people just think that Khloe has always been a part of fabulous photoshoots, but no, that’s not exactly the case. Back in 2007, before the release of Kim’s infamous sex tape, Khloe was just a regular boutique worker at the family’s DASH store in Calabasas. Her life really wasn’t that fancy. Of course, once the family landed their own reality show, and the release of Kim’s sex tape was made, everybody started to benefit from the amount of exposure they were getting around the world.
2. Stole Her Mother’s Range Rover To Drive Her Friends Around
Not many people know this, but Khloe was quite ungrateful growing up, as all teens are at some point. When her mother presented Khloe with a used car following the completion of her driving licence, KoKo was livid. She didn’t appreciate the fact that she was handed a used car, so she took matters into her own hands and secretly stole her mother’s Range Rover that was casually used as her own. Up until the vehicle mysteriously caught fire one day, leaving Kris absolutely fuming.
1. Earns $50,000 Per Episode On Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Khloe’s net worth has staggered to $20 million, thanks to endless endorsement deals, magazine shoots, businesses, clothing lines, beauty products, paid-to-Tweet sponsors, and so much more. But one of her greatest paychecks tends to come from E!, the same network that footed the bill for her wedding. Why? Well, E! reportedly pays Khloe $50,000 per episode on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which is $50,000 less from what Kim supposedly makes, but with their season consisting of 24 episodes, that’s still $1.2 million to do nothing but be yourself. Khloe is ballin’.