Love them or hate them, the truth is that we just can’t get away from the Kardashians. From their hit reality TV show, to the news about their business endeavors (and flops) and the drama surrounding their family and friends, the Kardashians are always in the spotlight. Their romantic dealings have certainly helped to catapult their fame, and it is no secret that Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney have had numerous relationships. To commemorate some of them, we have our list of Men Who Have Dated the Kardashians: Where are They Now?
These twenty men are varied and diverse, but they all have at least one thing in common: they got wrapped up with the Kardashian clan and had to suffer the consequences. So what happens to a guy after he breaks free from the dramatic whirlwind that is life with a Kardashian? Let’s find out! We learned a few things from this list. For one, Khloe definitely has a thing for professional athletes. Kim usually goes for those in the music industry, and Kourtney should have dumped Scott a long time ago.
Still, we hope you enjoy taking a look back in time at these romantic links in the Kardashian past.
20. Damon Thomas
It looks as though Kim’s ex, Damon Thomas, has some harsh words for the Kardashian. Thomas may have been Kim’s hubby back in the day, but now he pretty much can’t stand her. Fair enough. According to Thomas, Kim is just obsessed with her fame (or infamy) and has a plastic surgery addiction. Ouch! Perhaps the words of hate are Thomas’ rebuttal against Kim’s accusations that he was physically and verbally abusive during their marriage. When the news of the couple’s separation broke out in 2010, there was a lot of he-said, she-said. While he is not in the spotlight as much as Kim (few are), Thomas continues to work on producing music with Underdog Productions.
19. French Montana
At the beginning of 2016, rapper French Montana spoke out about his relationship with Khloe Kardashian. According to him, the two continue to be good friends and Montana doesn’t appear to have any hard feelings for Khloe (at least, not publicly). Khloe herself stated that she had rushed into her romance with Montana, and that she was sort of rebounding after her breakup with Lamar Odom. We at least have to give her props for being honest! This relationship appears to have a happy ending, even if it is not with each other. Khloe has moved on, and Montana is still working on his music. Most recently, he has been collaborating with DJ Khaled.
18. Scott Disick
Ugh, who hasn’t heard of Scott? Even if you don’t pay attention to the Kardashians, you can’t escape him! He was Kourtney’s main man from 2006 to 2015 (although there was a lot of on-again, off-again drama). It did not take a genius to quickly realize that their relationship was doomed. Not only did Kourt’s family not take a liking to Scott, but viewers were hating on him too! Even so, the couple had 3 children together, but in July 2015, they became officially kaput. Scott was invited to join Dancing with the Stars, but declined. He recently checked himself into rehab for substance abuse.
17. Ray J
Ray J may pretty well be the person that is most responsible for Kim Kardashian’s fame and fortune. The two made a sex tape together in 2003 and it leaked in 2007. From then on out, we have not been able to get away from Kardashian mayhem. Kim and Ray J dated for a bit, but the romance did not last long. Yet both Ray J and Kim were able to move on and pursue their own endeavors. We know how Kim ended up, but what about Ray J? Well, he appeared on the VH1 dating show For the Love of Ray J and continued to release music. When Kim and Kanye tied the knot, Ray J reportedly sent them a check from the profits he made off the sex tape. Wow.
16. Matt Kemp
Khloe was dating pro athlete Matt Kemp for a time, but she was the one who decided to put it “on hold.” Reportedly, her reasons for calling it quits included legal and gossip concerns. You just can’t trust what the media will say! Khloe had just gotten a divorce and she did not want it to seem as though she were rebounding with Matt. That actually sounds pretty level-headed of her! We always knew that Khloe was the tamest of the Kardashian clan. As for Matt, he is heading into the 2016 baseball season and there are talks surrounding trade deals.
15. Joe Francis
We are not sure why Kourtney would turn to the creator of Girls Gone Wild, but she did. During one of the spats that she was having with Scott, Kourtney spoke to her pal Joe Francis who was either a rebound guy, a friend-with-benefits, or just greatly disillusioned. A friend of both Kourtney and Scott, Joe tried to play peacemaker but he was also at one point romantically linked to Kourtney. Now the Kardashian is without Scott and Joe, which might be for the better. As for Joe, he hit legal troubles in 2007 and 2008 for illegally releasing a video. In 2013, Girls Gone Wild filed for bankruptcy, and last year Joe was charged with not following up on court orders.
14. Nick Lachey
Nick Lachey certainly has had some interesting romances in his day. Besides Jessica Simpson, he was also linked to Kim Kardashian. The two were a couple for a few months after his divorce from Jessica. Unfortunately, the romance quickly fizzled out and Nick doesn’t have much good to say about Kim. According to Nick, she used him to enhance her fame and would even try to use him to lure the paparazzi to photograph her! The truth is, we can totally see this happening. Nick is happily married to the super-hottie Vanessa Minnillo. His music career is kind of over though.
13. Jayceon Terrell Taylor
Also known as ‘The Game,’ Jayceon claims that he and Kim Kardashian were once a hot item, but Kim denies the allegations. To make matters more complicated, Khloe says that she dated Jayceon, but he denies that. So…it’s a hot mess. Besides, relationship issues are the least of his worries. It looks as though Jayceon often plays another game…with the police. Throughout the years, he has had various scuffles with fights, beefs with other rappers, and lawsuits. He continues to try to remain relevant in the music industry, and founded his own record label, Blood Money Entertainment. He has worked with Dubb, Pharaoh Jackson, and King Marie.
12. Taryll Jackson
Taryll was romantically linked to Kourtney Kardashian way back in 2001, and they apparently dated for three years. Taryll is remembered for his work with the music group 3T (with TJ and Taj Jackson). Last year, they even performed at the Foute Party event in Europe, and did an international music tour. In the fall of 2015, they were featured on a reality TV series called The Jacksons: Next Generation. Kourtney’s connections with Taryll granted her and her children VIP access to a Jackson family birthday party for her son, Mason. It looks like there are no hard feelings then!
11. Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon is definitely a celeb who gets around. Besides his high-profile marriage to singer Mariah Carey, he has also been linked to Kim Kardashian. In fact, Nick had lots of juicy details but also some kind words to say about Kim and her fam. He said that the Kardashians are some of the most “incredible” people he has ever met. “Incredible” could mean a lot of different things, but we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt! Though for all of the positive qualities that Cannon possess, apparently he has a temper. On Wild-N-Out, Nick dramatically left the set when Stevie J claimed that he had slept with Mariah Carey twice.
10. Lamar Odom
Perhaps the most well-known romantic interest of Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom has been in the news recently. Rumor has it that Odom and Khloe’s mom (his mother-in-law) spent some time decorating his home together. Khloe herself helped to finalize the lease for the home in the Calabasas. Odom has been spending 2016 rebounding after being in a coma. He suffered from kidney failure and strokes at the end of 2015, and the medical emergency caused Khloe to withdraw her request for divorce. The decision allowed Khloe to make medical decisions on behalf of Odom. It looks like for now, they are all a big happy (recovering) family.
9. Gabriel Aubry
You want drama? Well here it is, in the form of a love triangle between Kim Kardashian, Halle Berry, and Gabriel Aubry. Kim and Gabriel were seen out and about briefly in 2011, and Halle apparently got super angry about it (even though she was already split from Gabriel at the time). Sources close to Halle said that the actress did not want her daughter (whom also spends time with father Gabriel) to be around Kim. Makes sense from a parenting perspective. While we all know about Berry and Kim, Gabriel continues to pay child support, partake in celeb golf tourneys, and look handsome.
8. Terrence J
We never really realized how many dudes Khloe Kardashian has been linked with, but one more to add to the list is Terrence J. Back in 2009, at a party in Miami, the actor-model was spotted getting down and dirty with Khloe. Terrence tried to deny that it happened, but various reports say they spotted him getting tongue action from the Kardashian. Both he and Khloe put the event behind them, and Terrence even helped her with her radio show, Khloe After Dark. Now Terrence has moved on from hosting 106 & Park and E! News to work in his own company.
7. Reggie Bush
Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush had a pretty dramatic relationship. They were a hot item years ago, but they broke up in 2010 amid allegations that Kim had been unfaithful and two-timed with Kanye West! Interestingly enough, Kanye was cheating on his then-girlfriend, Amber Rose. No wonder Kim and Kanye eventually got hitched! As for Reggie, he reportedly dated Amber Rose a bit…are you dizzy yet? Nowadays, Reggie is having to decide on his playing career. There are talks about whether or not his contract will be extended, especially after tearing his ACL last season.
6. James Harden
The latest in the relationship saga of Khloe Kardashian is her romance with pro basketballer James Harden. Speaking earlier in 2016 with Andy Cohen, Khloe expressed her concerns as she continues to date James Harden while helping her ex, Lamar Odom, get back on his feet after his medical emergency. Sounds like a lot of twists and turns, and we aren’t sure just how long their relationship manages to work. The latest news is that the couple has split up and been broken up for a few weeks. As for the athlete, he is blazing through the current NBA season with the Houston Rockets and is one of the best players in basketball.
5. Derrick Ward
Khloe Kardashian definitely has a thing for professional athletes. In 2008 she was the short-term girlfriend of NFL player Derrick Ward. Unfortunately, their romance was very short-lived, and just another relationship for Khloe to add to her list. Derrick continued to score on the field, being signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009. The following year, he was signed by the Houston Texans, and played with that team until his retirement from football in the summer of 2012. When prompted about Khloe, Derrick is tight-lipped, but he has a bit of a reputation for being unfaithful (he supposedly had an affair with Esther Baxter).
4. Miles Austin
Kim Kardashian and pro athlete Miles Austin were trying the long-distance relationship thing, but they split up in 2010. According to sources close to the couple, the main reason for their breakup was the physical distance between them. Miles was busy playing pro football with the Dallas Cowboys while Kim was busy…uh…being famous? This romantic relationship was one of Kim’s more low-key relationships, but Kanye had to make things worse when he called out Miles (and Kim’s other exes) and proclaimed that he “won” her. Miles is over this, even if his NFL career is also all but over.
3. Rashad McCants
Khloe Kardashian was dating NBA basketball player Rashad McCants back in 2009. Yet the athlete spoke out and claimed that Khloe was only dating him to promote her reality TV show, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami. In one episode of the show, Khloe and Kourt suspect Rashad of cheating, and they try to track down his cell phone messages. Rashad says that the whole thing was staged and that they had broken up way before that episode even aired on television. Yikes. Since then, Rashad has focused less on the Kardashians and more on the basketball court. He spent the last basketball season with Trotamundos de Carabobo, a team in Venezuela.
2. Kris Humphries
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have a lot of history together, but most of it is negative including an incredibly short marriage. As we know, Kim’s dad, Caitlyn Jenner, has her own reality show: I Am Cait. On the show, Caitlyn had some bad things to say about Kris Humphries, and Kris shot back. He suggested that Kim set Caitlyn up to roast him on the show, and Kris was upset that he was targeted when he hasn’t been involved with Kim since the divorce was finalized in 2012. Recently, Kris has continued playing with the Washington Wizards and trying to get his basketball career and stats back up to snuff.
1. Kanye West
Kim Kardashian finally settled down with Kanye West, and it appears that the couple is currently going strong. They have two kids together, but decided to stop there after Kim had a medical emergency with her last pregnancy. Kanye continues to be outspoken as anything, and it was recently reportedly that he was a whopping $53 million in debt! Kanye asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to invest in his music, and almost simultaneously announced yet another new title for his upcoming album: The Life of Pablo. Besides that, Kanye continues to be a source of head-shaking, public roasting, and hateful scrutiny.