Kim Kardashian was born to Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner on October 21st, 1980 in Beverly Hills, California. She was a preschool classmate of the famed Paris Hilton. Her father was a famous attorney and close friend of O.J. Simpson. Her father, Robert, passed away in 2003.
Launch to Fame
Kim was almost destined for stardom growing up in Beverly Hills but the spark that launched her to fame was highly controversial. In 2007, Kim’s sex tape with former boyfriend, Ray-J, was leaked. Vivid Entertainment paid a whopping $1 million for the rights to the video.
This video launched her into the public eye, boosting Kim’s status from wardrobe stylist to overnight star in an instant.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians
After the release of this infamous tape, the Kardashian family entered reality TV. Keeping Up With the Kardashians aired in October of 2007. The show follows the lives of the Kardashians – mom Kris, siblings Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Robert Jr., and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner along with stepdad Caitlyn (formerly Bruce Jenner).
The show is still successfully running to this day.
In the News
Kim is no stranger to public life. Her entire life is constantly in the public eye. She’s renowned for beautiful curves that have put a largely differing view on the modeling world and the ideal body type.
After a failed 72-day marriage to basketball star Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian found love with rapper Kanye West. The two wed in 2014 and currently have 3 children with a fourth on the way.
Kim Kardashian is truly one of the most famous names on the planet. To keep up with all things Kardashian, be sure to check in with The Shade Room!