The Kardashian family is one of the biggest and most entertaining families in Hollywood right now. Their crazy antics and drama-filled lives have allowed them to have a successful reality franchise for a grand total of nine seasons. But why are audiences so eager to watch the Kardashian clan? They aren’t especially talented and their great rise to fame was an ill conceived sex tape from the one and only Kim Kardashian. Well the answer is simple. The Kardashian’s lives are surrounded by controversy, drama, and all things juicy. Their successful show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, allows viewers to get in on all the juicy action that the family has to offer. It’s the kind of entertaining, guilty pleasure that audiences just love to hate.
So here is a list of seven of the Kardashian’s most controversial moments. They range from sex tapes, to short marriages, to ridiculously lavish weddings. It’s hard to believe that just one family could have so many wild controversies associated with them, but then again, these are the Kardashians, and there is almost no one who can out crazy them.
7. Kim’s Sex Tape
Before Kim’s infamous sex tape with her then boyfriend, Ray J, Kim Kardashian was just known as Paris Hilton’s best friend. But in 2007, she became Paris Hilton’s best friend who also had a sex tape. Vivid entertainment released the tape and in April 2007, Kim sued them for ownership of the infamous sex tape. Eventually, Kim dropped the law suit and settled for a payout of $5 million dollars. Kim has admitted that the sex tape was her and her families big claim to fame. In an interview with Oprah she said, “That’s how I was definitely introduced to the world, it was a negative way, so I really felt like I really had to work ten times harder to get people to see the real me.” Despite Kim claiming that she had nothing to do with the release of her sex tape, rumors have continued to persist that she was the one who orchestrated its release. Her ex-husband, Kris Humphries has even gone so far as to say that Kim’s mother, Kris was the one who leaked the tape.
6. Khloe’s Whirlwind Engagement
Khloe Kardashian’s big scandal came after she married basketball player, Lamar Odom after knowing him for just one month. The couple claimed that it was love at first sight and decided to tie the knot, just five days after they announced their engagement. Even though Khloe’s family expressed their reservations about the marriage, the two tied the knot on September 27, 2009 at a private residence in Beverly Hills. A grand total of 250 guests attended the wedding, including, Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Osbourne, Kobe Bryant and Chelsea Handler. After the ceremony, the guests and the bride and groom got to dance the night away at a Hollywood-nightclub themed reception.
5. Khloe’s split from Lamar
After four years of marriage, and years of rumors that the couple had gone their separate ways, Khloe filed for divorce from Lamar on December 13, 2013. Even though the couple were constantly being filmed, they managed to keep their marital woes a secret for a long time. Eventually, it all got too much for the couple and the two parted ways. Some of the reasons for the spilt include Lamar’s drug addiction, rumors of cheating and Lamar’s erratic behavior. Khloe, allegedly tried to stay in the marriage as long as she possibly could. She tried to help Lamar get off drugs and even tried to forgive his extramarital affairs. But in the end, the couple who got married after just one month of knowing each other couldn’t make it work. Luckily for Khloe, there seems to be a new man in her life. The star has reportedly been dating rapper, French Montana for about a month now.
4. Kim’s Ridiculously Lavish Wedding
On August 20, 2011, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries tied the knot in front of 440 of their closest family and friends in Monecito, California. The couple began dating in April 2012, before they became engaged in October, 2013. The couple were scrutinized for their overly lavish wedding and because of how much money Kardashian made off her shortly lived wedded bliss. Kardashian made $400,000 for her engagement photos and bridal shower pictures alone, Kim was even paid $50,000 dollars to attend her own bachelorette party. To top it all off, Kim sold her beloved wedding photos for a grand total of $1.5 million dollars. The expected cost of the wedding was $10 million dollars but Kim earned nearly $20 million dollars for attending her own wedding, leaving many people wondering if Kim married for the cash.
3. Kim’s 72 Day Marriage
After spending nearly $10 million dollars on their wedding, Kim decided to call it quits after just 72 days of marriage. Kim cited irreconcilable differences as their reason for separation and one year and seven months after filing for divorce, the two finally made it official. So why did it take so long for the pair to divorce? Things dragged on when Humphries pushed for an annulment of the marriage after claiming that Kardashian only married him as a publicity stunt to increase the ratings for her reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Luckily for Kim, her divorce came just in time. Soon after it became official, Kim gave birth to baby North with fiancé, Kanye West.
2. Kourtney’s Controversial Parenting Techniques
Kourtney Kardashian has come under fire for her controversial parenting techniques. Kourtney has two children with boyfriend, Scott Disick. A boy named Mason and a girl named Penelope. Kourtney has been criticized for her attachment parenting style. The proud mom reportedly sleeps with both of her children in bed with her and even breastfed her son Mason for a grand total of 14 months. Her attachment parenting style even has most of her family confused, but Kourtney has continued to defend herself. Despite the continued backlash that she receives, she continues to believe that she is doing what is best for her and her kids.
1. Kim and Kanye’s Relationship
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West began dating soon after Kim filed divorce from Kris Humphries. The two started their controversial relationship when Kim became pregnant with Kanye’s baby, while she was still technically married to Kris Humphries. The couple’s latest controversy came when they made the cover of Vogue. Readers of the fashion magazine were infuriated to see Kim and Kanye on the cover. Here are some of the comments made by avid readers, “Vogue is supposed to be the world’s most influential fashion magazine. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian don’t belong on the cover and never will,” and “Kim and Kanye would have been better suited for Playboy. Vogue was always considered to be very classy. There goes your credibility.”
Thousands of readers have already gone on record to say that they’re canceling their subcription to Vogue. Readers questioned Kim’s morals by pointing out that she got pregnant with Kanye’s baby before she was divorced, and that she reportedly hired herself as an escort, paid by an elderly billionaire while she was engaged with Kanye. Readers also critiqued Kanye’s character and moral standards. The couple is set to wed sometime this year.