Rise and fall of the Kardashians – From worldwide headlines to yesterday’s news
7th March 2019

We’ve been Keeping Up With The Kardashians relentlessly since the show first aired in 2007.

Basically overnight the world became obsessed with former sex tape star Kim Kardashian , her siblings and momager Kris Jenner.

But have we become bored?

At one time, anything one of the Kardashian-Jenners said or did would make headlines around the world… but these days, the news arguably dies down pretty soon.

So why are we just not as bothered any more?

Here, we take a look at some of the biggest Kardashian headlines and how the world reacted to them…

Kim’s weddings

By the time KUWTK started, Kim had already had one marriage and divorce, having tied the knot with music producer Damon Thomas at the tender age of 19.

They divorced in 2004 and Kim later said that she was high on ecstasy when they eloped.

She also claimed she was on the drug while she made that infamous sex tape with ex-boyfriend Ray J.

The first wedding we really got invested in was to NBA player Kris Humphries.

It seemed doomed from the start with the pair constantly bickering.

And who could forget that tantrum she had when he threw her in the sea on holiday and she lost a diamond earring? It was a DIAMOND EARRING, guys!

They went on to wed in a two-part TV special, with Kim wearing THREE different wedding dresses on the day. Because obviously one dress you’re never going to wear again just isn’t enough for a Kardashian.

After just 72 days of marriage, she filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, and we were hooked.

Things only got more interesting when she started dating rapper Kanye West , while still married to Kris.

Fans of the show will remember Kanye popping up from time to time in earlier series, and before you knew it they were getting hitched.

The world was gripped throughout the epic proposal on her 33rd birthday and the Florence wedding.

But the only thing that people seem to be bothered about these days is when (if) they’re going to break up.

All the babies

It probably won’t be long until KUWTK 2.0 is on our screens, with us following Penelope, Dream, Stormi, North and Chicago in their pursuit of supermodel status.

As the famous siblings began getting pregnant and having babies on the show – like literally, we saw everything – we were obsessed with the new generation.

Kourtney was the first to put her birth canal front and centre for the world to see, and the babies just kept on coming.

But people started to get a little sick of the whole countdown thing when Kylie Jenner pretended she wasn’t pregnant for nine months.

Although we all knew fine well Kylie was expecting her first baby with boyfriend Travis Scott, she refused to confirm it.

Then one day, Kylie shared a mini movie tracking the entire pregnancy, and we all had to pretend we had no idea, when really, it was one of the worse kept secrets in showbiz.

Not another surrogate baby…

When news began spreading that Kim and Kanye were expecting their third baby via surrogate, the world was abuzz.

Kim had a tough time during her first two pregnancies, with medical issues making them difficult for her.

So on her doctor’s advice, Kim enlisted the help of a surrogate to carry a baby that was legally and biologically the product of her and Kanye.

It was huge news.

People wanted to know everything! And the paparazzi even had to be warned to stay away from the surrogate, whose identity was kept a secret.

Baby Chicago was born in January 2018, and it wasn’t long until the rumours began swirling that they were doing it all over again.

After about a week of whispers, Kim announced on TV that it was true that she was expecting another baby with the help of a surrogate mother.

And that’s about the last we heard of it…

The Lamar Odom scandal

Khloe shocked the world when she met, started dating, got engaged to and married basketball star Lamar Odom in just one month.

And if you don’t remember this, no we’re not lying.

Khloe met Lamar at a party on August 27, 2009, and married him on September 27, 2009, causing quite the headache for mum Kris who had to organise the lavish bash in just a few days.

During their four-year marriages, they filmed two series of their own reality show, Khloe & Lamar, and released a unisex fragrance, but after months of speculation, Khloe filed for divorce in December 2013.

Her fans were devastated when it was revealed that Lamar had been cheating on her.

She ran to his side when he was hospitalised in 2015 after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel.

Khloe’s fans wept for her and were cheering her on as she got her ‘revenge body’ and came back fighting.

But would the sympathy last?

Kim’s Paris robbery

Headlines were made around the world when Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in 2016.

While in the city for Paris Fashion Week, Kim feared she was going to die when a gang of men burst into her hotel room, bound and gagged her, and made off with £10 million worth of jewellery.

It was a shocking story that the media followed relentlessly for months.

The Kourtney and Scott Disick saga

For as long as we’ve watched the Kardashians in action, we’ve watched Scott Disick too.

As Kourtney’s boyfriend, fans couldn’t believe it when he got drunk, shoved dollar bills in a waiter’s mouth and generally acted a bit of a pratt.

The couple had three kids together, Mason, Penelope and Reign, and kept fans gripped with the will-they-won’t-they get back together saga.

Despite their split, they went on family holidays together and regularly hung out with the kids, as baffled fans tried to get their heads around the unusual dynamic.

Since they split for good and Scott started dating Sofia Richie, we barely hear a peep from him… and people don’t seem that bothered about him slipping off into obscurity either.

Bruce becomes Caitlyn

Arguably one of the biggest and most newsworthy events of the Kardashian-Jenner history was Bruce Jenner’s transformation into Caitlyn.

After Bruce’s split from momager Kris, he began his transformation, and sat the kids down one by one to break the news for a spin-off special.

Not a moment of the dramatic storyline seemed to happen off camera, and we couldn’t get enough.

Caitlyn even went on to land her own reality show, I Am Cait, which ran for two seasons, and introduced herself to the world with a stunning Vanity Fair cover shoot.

Her transition caused a bit of a divide in the family, and fans wanted to know every detail of who wasn’t talking to who, who said what about the other, and so on and so forth.

But these days, you hardly hear a peep from Caitlyn either.

Tristan Thompson cheats on pregnant Khloe

It seemed that Khloe had finally found her happy ever after when she started dating NBA star Tristan Thompson.

And especially after what happened with Lamar, Khloe’s fans were devastated when just days before she gave birth to daughter True in April 2018, it emerged that Tristan had cheated.

People were devastated for Khloe.

But some weren’t exactly understanding when she took him back.

Tristan cheats again…with Kylie’s BFF Jordyn Woods

The latest scandal to hit Khloe happened just last month, when it emerged that Tristan had cheated AGAIN, but this time with Jordyn Woods, the best friend of her sister Kylie.

Pretty scandalous, right?

But despite an initial peak in interest, people soon became bored, with many speculating that this was nothing but a publicity stunt for the new series of the show.

Travis Scott accused of cheating on Kylie

People were even less bothered when news emerged that Travis had cheated on Kylie.

Seemingly, one cheating scandal at a time is all people can muster up the energy to care about.

After cheating rumours circulated, Kylie was said to be holding "crisis talks" with Travis, who reportedly deleted his Instagram to prove how much he loves her.

But, at this point, does anyone even care?

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