Ever since Kim Kardashian’s sex tape was “leaked,” the world became utterly fascinated with her and the entire Kardashian clan. When the reality TV series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians first premiered in 2007, audiences got to know each member of the family and the hijinks they get into when they’re not on the red carpet. The added fame given to the family allowed them to build their wealth through endorsement deals, reality spinoff shows and a plethora of increased money-making opportunities. Fans watched Kendall and Kylie Jenner grow up through the last 12 seasons of the show and even saw Bruce Jenner transition into Caitlyn.
Yet, it wasn’t just the family’s wealth and status that has changed over the years. The increased attention on the family has caused many to speculate over almost every aspect of their lives. From relationship rumors to accusations of Scott Disick being a bottom feeder, not all of these rumors have been favorable to the Kardashians. It’s a bit ironic that the Kardashians first started off in Hollywood by striving to get the paparazzi’s attention. In fact, when Kim went on a date with Nick Lachey, he made an accusation that it was actually Kim that let the paparazzi know where they were so that she could be photographed. However, the increased attention has now become the family’s downfall. Check out our list of the 15 Kardashian rumors that hurt the family and see how strained life can be under the glare of the public eye.
15. Kris Kardashian Is An Abusive Mother
Kris Jenner is thought of as the matriarch of the Kardashian clan, especially since she has taken the “Momager” role through the years. However, her parenting skills have come under fire more than a few times since Keeping Up with the Kardashians first aired. When Kim had trepidation over whether or not she wanted to pose for Playboy, it was actually her mother, Kris, that encouraged her to do so. Since she’s so busy managing the appearances and endorsement deals, she didn’t seem very hands-on when it came to raising the younger children. Yet, the lack of morals and neglect weren’t the worst of the accusations against her mothering skills. Rumors have circulated over whether or not Kris has been both physically and verbally abusive to her children. In 2014, InTouch magazine reportedly found claims of abuse in personal diaries kept by her ex-husband, Robert Kardashian. While she’s adamantly denied these claims of abuse, it didn’t exactly help the public into thinking she was a fit mother.
14. Kris Has A Favorite Kid, And It’s Kim
While parents will often say that it’s impossible to choose a favorite child, many children would refute that claim. If we’ve learned anything from Everybody Loves Raymond it’s that sometimes a mother does act differently towards a particular child. This is definitely the case with Kris Jenner. On numerous occasions, her children have pointed out that Kim is the favorite child. Episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians have shown the frustration the other siblings have felt when it seemed that Kim was given favoritism by their mother. While she has always denied claims that she has a favorite child, the Internet exploded when there was apparent proof through a post by Kris in April of 2016. All of the Kardashian girls have their own official apps and Kris tweeted out a picture of each of the apps being updated. The photo showed the exact sequence in which she chose to update the apps. Not surprisingly, Kim’s was chosen first. The actual ranking was Kim, Kylie, Kourtney, Kendall, and then Khloe at the very bottom. Ouch!
13. Kanye Is Gay
Rumors have swirled around Kanye West being gay for years, even when he was just making music. However, the rumors have been amped up intensely ever since he married Kim Kardashian. People couldn’t help but notice how much time he spent away from Kim. While both of them would have to spend a certain amount of time apart due to touring and endorsement deals, it seemed that Kanye chose to spend the little off-time he had with the French fashion designer, Olivier Rousteing. The pair were even rumored to be practically living together across the pond. The rumors became even worse when he started a Twitter war that brought in his ex-girlfriend, Amber Rose. In retaliation for some of his harsh words, she tweeted, “Awww @kanyewest are u mad I’m not around to play in ur a**hole anymore?” Kanye quickly deleted his nasty tweets after her response and the memes started flying over Kanye’s enjoyment of rectal pleasure during his former relationship, and of course, Kim’s reaction to it.
12. Rob Is An Addict
When Lamar Odom was first introduced to the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality series, audiences had their doubts about whether or not his relationship with Khloe would last. While it seemed like a fairytale whirlwind romance at first, rumors regarding his infidelity and drug use began to overshadow their happy marriage storyline. Yet, the rumors weren’t limited to just Lamar Odom since he had become quite close to Rob Kardashian during their time living together. The show was cryptic about what the falling out was between Rob and the rest of the Kardashian clan but many speculated that it was due to Rob being introduced to drugs through his connection with Lamar. The rumors became even greater when Lamar experienced an overdose at the famed Love Ranch in Nevada. With solid proof that Lamar truly did indulge in drugs, people became even more convinced that Rob had also been addicted to drugs.
11. Kourtney Kardashian Is Gay
Speculation regarding the sexuality of Kourtney Kardashian has been talked about for years. During an episode of the spinoff reality TV series, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami, Kourtney shared a kiss with a girl that was seen on camera. The girl in question was Jackie Cruz back in 2009. This was before Cruz became known to the world as an actress on Orange Is the New Black. At the time, she was just a good looking girl that Kourtney took a shine to. Yet, this wasn’t the only time that Kourtney seemed attracted to another female. Adding to this rumor is the fact that Scott Disick has been highly vocal about their lack of a sex life over the years. Although Kourtney is the mother of three, that doesn’t deter from the rumors that she is gay. Rather than sleeping in the same bed as Scott, she was often seen kicking him out of her bed on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
10. Kim And Kanye Are Getting Divorced
When Kanye West and Kim Kardashian first started dating, people were more than just a little suspicious about their relationship. Kim had developed a reputation for being quick to fall in and out of love and Kanye didn’t strike people as the type to settle down as a family man. So, when the pair ultimately got married, rumors regarding their inevitable divorce covered magazine headlines from the very start. Her previous marriage to Kris Humphries only lasted for 72 days and some speculated that her marriage to Kanye West wouldn’t even reach that length of time. In fact, Wendy Williams made that exact accusation on The Wendy Williams Show. To prove that she was right, she bet that if the marriage did last longer than 72 days, then she would eat crow live on the show. The marriage did last and Wendy Williams held up her side of the deal and ate the crow on TV. Now that Kanye is going through issues with mental health, the rumors have become even more prominent. People are still wondering how much longer she is willing to put up with his rants, tirades and public snafus.
9. Kim Is A Bad Mother
Since Kourtney Kardashian has been an open book when it comes to being pregnant and raising her children on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, people shouldn’t have had many thoughts regarding her sister, Kim, as a new mother. Yet, the differences between these two sisters became blatantly clear the second Kim became pregnant. While Kourtney became the typical glowing pregnant woman, Kim dealt with hardships and weight gain that was seemingly like a nightmare. Once her North was born, it didn’t look like much was going to change for Kim. She was still jet-setting and party hopping like always and even had the time to take semi-nude photos for her Instagram page. Whenever she was out with North, it looked like she couldn’t be bothered to even acknowledge the child’s presence. There were a few instances where North fell and they were caught on camera to everyone’s shock and horror. It was Kourtney that helped North up on one occasion, while Kim looked obliviously on.
8. Kris Kardashian Was Behind Kim’s “Tape” Being Leaked
It’s no secret that Kim Kardashian first gained fame through the sex tape she made while dating Ray J. This topic has been exhausted ad nauseam and is thought of as the main reason why Kim isn’t considered a true celebrity. It’s hard for someone to compare her to prestigious actresses in Hollywood since her claim to fame was through a sex tape. While it should be the most embarrassing aspect of Kim’s life, many have speculated that it was actually her mother that released the tape. Over the years, the public has seen how willing Kris Jenner has been in exploiting her children for wealth and fame. It doesn’t seem like leaking her daughter’s sex tape is beneath her. Also, she seems like the type to know exactly who to go to in order to get the most publicity for the tape. The rumors surrounding Kris being the one to leak the sex tape have only increased since Kris has profited greatly through the 10 per cent she earns as Kim’s manager.
7. Khloe’s Butt Is Fake
With Khloe being the youngest daughter of Kris and Rob Kardashian, you’d think that she would be the most appealing out of the three. Yet, Kim was the one to take the initial spotlight and the world often refers to Kourtney as the second prettiest Kardashian sister. Khloe, on the other hand, has battled with her weight her entire life and has distinctly different facial features than her sisters. One of the rumors that has swirled around Khloe involves the drastic change her derriere has undergone over the years. Photos from her younger years show that while she was always a bit wide, she never had a butt that protruded outwards at all. However, it made an incredibly drastic change and people began speculating whether or not it was fake. Perhaps it was to make her stand out more as a desirable Kardashian or perhaps it was to make her look more like her famous sister. Whatever the case, it doesn’t make Khloe look more appealing to be seen as insecure enough to deny claims of having a fake butt.
6. Kim’s Butt Is Fake
People have been accusing Kim Kardashian of plastic surgery enhancements for years. When she was first seen trolling around town with Paris Hilton, the photos of her during those years paint quite a different picture. Yet, Kim has always maintained that the changes to her nose and cheeks are due to maturing in age and makeup contouring. While the public might be able to believe that, it’s her famous derriere that is a little bit more difficult to comprehend. The size of her butt is almost unbelievable and Kim has had to defend it at every turn. There was even an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians where she had her butt x-rayed to prove to the world that it is not fake. While the x-rays were shown in the series, people had trouble believing whether or not they were real. With a show executive produced by Kris, it’s hard to even believe whether or not it was a real doctor shown in the series. With a woman that made her rise to fame on her back, having a fake butt and denying it isn’t exactly winning over any points from the public.
5. Fake Wedding To Kris Humphries
Hollywood is filled with whirlwind romances since so many celebrities meet and are married within a very short amount of time. So, it shouldn’t have seemed that out of the ordinary for Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian to get engaged after such a short amount of time dating. Yet, audiences seemed skeptical right away. Perhaps this was due to the numerous men that came in and out of her life previously to meeting Kris. From Nick Cannon to Reggie Bush to Miles Austin, it seemed that she was always on some man’s arm. Rumors of a fake relationship continued to swirl when it was announced that their wedding was going to be televised in all its extravagance for the E! network. When the couple divorced after only 72 days of marriage, people believed that the whole thing was fake from the beginning. Speculation over their fake relationship caused people to wonder whether it was just another way for Kim to gain publicity and increase her celebrity status, not to mention gain ratings for Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
4. Lionel Richie Is Khloe’s Dad
Speculation over the real father of Khloe Kardashian has sparked a number of rumors. While Kourtney has a completely different body type than her sisters, there is an obvious resemblance between her and Kim. Plus, Kim is almost an exact clone of her mother, Kris. Yet, Khloe looks absolutely nothing like either of her sisters, or her mother for that matter. A source close to Lionel Richie gave an interview to InTouch magazine where it was stated that Kris and Lionel had an affair back in the ‘80s while she was still married to Robert Kardashian. The source claimed that Lionel even bragged about their relationship. While this isn’t exactly proof that Lionel Richie is truly Khloe’s father, the startling similarities between Khloe and Lionel’s biological daughter are a bit harder to refute. This rumor not only makes Lionel look bad but does a real number on the reputation of Kris.
3. Khloe Is O.J. Simpson’s Daughter
Robert Kardashian was best known for his role in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. While he was a successful lawyer prior to joining Simpson’s dream team, the trial of the century put him into the center spotlight. However, he wasn’t just Simpson’s lawyer but was also his business partner and longtime friend. The two actually spent a lot of time together and even vacationed together with their families. The trial became a huge source of contention since many took the side of Nicole Brown and were angry with Robert for taking O.J.’s case. The behind-the-scenes drama of the case recently took center stage because of the FX TV series, American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson. During the time that O.J. and Robert were close friends, it was speculated that O.J. and Kris had sexual relations. She has had a proven track record of infidelity in her marriages and it wouldn’t be beyond question that she would have an affair with him. The rumor gained major steam when the media began making comparisons of the physical characteristics of O.J.’s biological daughter and Khloe.
2. Scott Disick Involved With Younger Sisters
The relationship between Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian has always been a bit dysfunctional since the two didn’t even sleep in the same bed together and weren’t very affectionate with one another. When the couple split, it didn’t surprise people since it seemed like a long time coming. The surprising part came afterwards when he was seen spending a huge amount of time with Kourtney’s younger sisters, Kylie and Kendall. Rumors began to circulate regarding his attraction to Kourtney’s younger sisters and he was even photographed with some lookalike girls when he first split from Kourtney. He’s also had an unusually close relationship with both Kylie and Kendall. Many have speculated that the way he interacts with them is actually really inappropriate, even though he seems to always play the “only child” card where he is desperate to cling onto a sense of family. Whatever the case, it doesn’t exactly make him or the young Jenner girls look good by the papers insinuating that there is a relationship between them and their sister’s baby’s father.
1. Kim Faked The Robbery
Kim Kardashian was attending Paris Fashion Week when she decided to post a photo of herself sporting grills and her latest diamond ring. Later, men posing as French policemen forced their way into the private apartment building she was staying in and robbed her of jewelry that was reportedly worth $9 million. Videos of Kanye West receiving the news while on stage surfaced online and he could be seen running off the stage due to a “family emergency.” Just hours after the robbery, Kim fled on a private jet and returned to the States. However, rumors began surfacing as to whether or not this was an inside job and just a scheme for her and Kanye to cash in on the insurance that was filed on the jewelry. Kanye had reportedly been going through some financial troubles and the public has been quite decisive over the fact that Kim will undoubtedly do just about anything for wealth and fame. MediaTakeOut was the first to come out with accusations that the robbery was fake but after threats of being sued, they made a public apology and retracted their story. The rumor of her “staging” the robbery was indeed quite hurtful to the Kardashian family, especially since the details surrounding the robbery were extremely shocking.