The Kardashian family has built a name for themselves throughout the years with their hit TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, fashion and makeup lines, modeling careers and of course the endless amounts of drama surrounding them. With a momager, a transgender father, six kids and five grandchildren, it’s rare to not see the family’s famous last name grace the cover of magazines any given day of the week.
Whether it’s the selfie queen Kim Kardashian West posting risque photos to her social media accounts, her husband Kanye West getting into Twitter feuds, Kylie Jenner dating a rapper that happens to be the ex of brother Rob Kardashian’s fiancée, Black Chyna or Olympian Bruce Jenner transitioning into a woman, there’s never a dull moment when it comes to the famous family. Whether all of the drama is simply for television ratings or is actually 100% real is up for question, but one thing we know is that the Kardashians sure know how to grab and keep the attention of the universe time and time again. Check out these 15 Times The Kardashians Shocked The World…
15. Rob Kardashian’s Weight Gain
With the entire family constantly being photographed by paparazzi and filmed for Keeping Up With The Kardashians, it’s a no-brainer why the Kardashian clan always looks so flawless. But in 2014, things began to spiral downwards for a once-svelte Rob Kardashian. The now 29-year-old son of Kris Jenner and the late Robert Kardashian reportedly gained 100 pounds in a year. His weight gain is rumored to be the reason he didn’t attend sister Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding in May of 2014.
14. Kanye West’s “Bound 2” Music Video
While technically not a Kardashian by blood, Kim Kardashian West’s husband Kanye West shocked the world with his explicit music video for his single “Bound 2.” In the video, Kanye is seen riding a motorcycle with a very naked Kim straddling him. Throughout the video, the couple can be seen kissing and caressing one another while the “motorcycle” seems to hit a lot of bumps on the road. With lyrics in the song including, “I wanna f–ck you hard on the sink,” we’re going to say it’s safe to say this song isn’t meant for North West’s little ears…
13. Kylie Jenner Dating Tyga
In 2014, after both 17-year-old Kylie Jenner and 25-year-old rapper Tyga had been seen out numerous times together, rumors began swirling that the two were more than just friends. Both parties denied they were dating each other for several months, until Tyga unofficially confirmed in early 2015 the two were an item with an Instagram post of a picture of Kylie with a caption, “Certain things catch your eye, but only few capture the heart.” It wasn’t until June of 2015 that the couple made their first red carpet debut together at the Cannes Film Festival. Although there have been rumors of the couple calling it quits several times, all seems to be going well in the relationship according to each other’s social media accounts.
12. Kris Jenner Cheated On Robert Kardashian
Kris Jenner and the late well-known attorney Robert Kardashian married in 1978 and divorced in 1991. But in her 2011 memoir, Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian, the mom of six openly admitted to having an affair during her marriage to Robert with someone named ‘Ryan,’ later to be revealed as Hollywood animator Todd Waterman. After Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian was released, Todd came forward and revealed steamy details about the couple’s inappropriate relationship.
11. Kim Kardashian’s 72-Day Marriage
Before the days of Kanye, Kim Kardashian made quite a statement when she ended her marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries after a short 72 days. Kris proposed to the reality star after just seven months of dating with a whopping 20.5-carat, $2 million engagement ring. The couple married in August of 2011 in an extravagant wedding that is said to have cost $10 million. The ceremony later aired on E! the four-part special, Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event. Kim filed for divorce from Kris citing “irreconcilable differences” on October 31, 2011. “After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision,” the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star told MTV News.
10. Kanye West And Amber Rose’s Twitter Feud
After Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa got into a huge battle on Twitter that started over the name of Kanye’s new album name, Amber Rose, who dated Kanye and has a child with Wiz. After several tweets from Kanye dissing both Wiz, Amber and even going so far as to mentioning the couple’s child, Amber took to her own Twitter and didn’t play nice. When referencing intimate details of the couple’s sex life, the 32-year-old model wrote, “Awww @kanyewest are u mad I’m not around to play in ur a***ole anymore? “#FingersInTheBootyAssB****.” The feud finally seemed to come to an end after Kanye tweeted a few days later. “Me and Wiz spoke yesterday. Great convo. All positive.”
9. Kim Kardashian West and Amber Rose’s Selfie
The internet was blown away just a few days after the Twitter feud involving Kanye West, Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa, when Kim Kardashian West and Amber both posted a picture to their social media accounts with one another. Kim captioned the photo, “Tea anyone?” while Amber’s caption read, “Swingers.” It has been said that the two took the photo at Kim’s mom Kris Jenner’s house, after meeting to make peace with one another. While fans speculated that the picture was fake amid all of the drama, Kanye confirmed it was indeed real in an interview with 92.3 radio host Big Boy. “Yes, it is. That is a real picture,” Kanye said.
8. Scott Disick Cheating On Kourtney Kardashian
Looks like being together for nine years and having three kids together didn’t stop Scott Disick from being unfaithful to girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian in the summer of 2015. The self-proclaimed businessman was photographed getting a bit handsy with ex-girlfriend and stylist Chloe Bartoli vacationing in Monte Carlo. Although Chloe later stated that nothing happened between the two, Kourtney and Scott announced their split just days after the cheating allegations went public. In a recent appearance on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kourtney insisted she and Scott were still not back together but the two are indeed cordial with one another. “I feel like every day is different, but we’re totally getting along,” the reality star said. “Like, we have three beautiful kids together…But, you know, he’s family. He’ll always be.”
7. Lamar Odom’s Overdose
Khloé Kardashian and former LA Laker Lamar Odom married in 2009 after knowing each other for just one month. The two had a show on E! called Khloé And Lamar for two seasons, showcasing every bit of their life from Khloé’s infertility struggles to Lamar’s NBA career. It’s publicly known that Lamar struggles with substance abuse issues and visited rehab several times during the course of the relationship, ultimately causing Khloé to file for divorce from the ex-athlete in 2013. In October of 2015, Lamar Odom was found unconscious due to a drug overdose at a Nevada brothel and was transported to a nearby hospital where he remained in critical condition for days. Khloé, along with other members of the Kardashian family, rushed to Vegas to be by Odom’s side, ultimately putting a pause on the divorce. In recent months, Lamar’s condition has greatly improved and he has been seen in social media pictures with the entire family.
6. Kim’s Nude Picture
Said to have become famous because of her leaked sex tape with rapper Ray J, Kim Kardashian West surprised the world once again when she posted a censored nude photo to her social media accounts in March of 2016. The mom of two captioned the risqué selfie, “When you’re like I have nothing to wear LOL.” The Internet immediately went wild with everything from praising Kim for embracing her sexuality to shaming her for posting the nude picture while having two kids. Many celebrities including Emily Ratajkowski, Demi Lovato, Bella Thorne and even Amber Rose took to their own social media outlets to show support of the reality star.
5. Kendall Jenner’s Billboard Music Awards Flub
As if the world needs another reason to call the Kardashian family “talentless,” Kendall Jenner showed everyone that her reading skills could use some work at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The 18-year-old model was supposed to introduce the band 5 Seconds Of Summer, when she slipped up and began saying One Direction’s name instead. Maybe Kendall was just caught up in the moment and daydreaming of her rumored boyfriend Harry Styles? The two were photographed canoodling in the sun on a boat in St. Barts this past winter.
4. Rob Kardashian’s Engagement To Blac Chyna
The Kardashians wouldn’t be the family that they are today without all of the drama. Rob Kardashian and Tyga’s ex-fiancée and baby mama Blac Chyna started dating in January of 2016. After just three months, the oddball couple announced their engagement to one another in April. In the past, Blac Chyna and Kylie Jenner have not been on good terms, since it’s been rumored that Tyga essentially left the video vixen for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star. But long before Tyga and Kylie were an item, Blac Chyna was rather close friends with Kim Kardashian West and even attended Kim and Kanye West’s wedding with Tyga.
3. Kylie Jenner And Blac Chyna’s Instagram Picture Together
Looks like her brother getting engaged to her boyfriend’s ex-fiancée is what it took for Kylie Jenner to call a truce with Blac Chyna. The two separately took to their Snapchat accounts to show the world that they’re over any drama from the past. Kylie posted a photo of the two together with the caption, “When we’ve been best friends the whole time ..” The reality star also snapped a face swap photo with the video star. Blac Chyna also posted a similar mirror pic of the two with the caption, “Hanging out with my lil sis.”
2. Kris Jenner Dating Corey Gamble
As if the Kardashian’s dating life could be anymore confusing, momager Kris Jenner began dating music manager Corey Gamble after meeting him in 2014 at fashion designer Riccardo Tisci’s 40th birthday bash in Spain. Corey is younger than Kris’ oldest daughter Kourtney Kardashian and 25 years younger than the mom of six.
While the family at first thought the relationship was a bit weird, they’ve all seemed to have come around and accepted Corey as part of the family. “It’s been so much fun just to see my mom happy,” Kim Kardashian West told PEOPLE about the couple’s romance.
1. Bruce Jenner Becoming Caitlyn Jenner
Argued as possibly the most shocking things to have happened in the Entertainment world in 2015 was Olympian Bruce Jenner transitioning into a woman. The 66-year-old was married to Kris Jenner for 22 years before the couple called it quits in September of 2014 citing “irreconcilable differences.” In 2015, Bruce Jenner began his transition to Caitlyn and officially revealed the transformation on Vanity Fair’s June Cover “Call Me Caitlyn.” “If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life,’ ” Caitlyn said in her interview with the magazine.