So, for certain reasons the Kardashian family has been in the limelight for decades. At certain point of time or the other there is always something going on with the family be it Kanye’s drama with Kim, Kendall dating NBA players etc. We all know that the Kardashians are famous but no one seems to really know as to why they are famous. A lot of people say that they are famous for being famous but its not exactly that. There have been a series of events because of which the media has always paid special attention to the Kardashians.
How did the fame come into picture?
So, it started back in 1994, when OJ Simpson was being held for trial in court. Robert Kardashian father of Kim Kardashian was the lawyer defending OJ Simpson in a trial which was considered to be one of the most infamous trials ever as most people knew OJ to be guilty of the murder. Luckily, OJ Simpson managed to walk away from the murder.
Anyway, Robert Kardashian found himself in the news along with the Kardashian family. The Kardashian family personal details were not mentioned in the paper and the general public couldn’t care much about them. However, in Hollywood they became extremely famous.
Robert was really wealthy and passed away in 2003. Because of the wealth he had amassed, his kids grew up groomed for stardom. There was a video about Kim Kardashian talking about how famous she will be in future while she was in 8th grade. Later, Kim and Paris Hiton another famous celebrity became friends and Paris hired her as a personal assistant. They even starred together in a show called ‘The Simple Life’ but Kim did not have a major role. Kim also landed a guest role in Beyond The Break.
Around that time, Kim, Chloe, Kourtney and Kris launched a retail store named Dash which further led to expansion of the Kardashian clan. Later in 2007, a video of Kim and Ray J was released, the news of which spread like wild fire. During the time it was released Kris was already in talks for releasing a reality show which showcased the lifestyle of the Kardashians.
This actually caused a lot of people to think that Kris was actually behind all this. Keeping up with the Kardashians was aired on the network in October 2007 and December the same year Kim also posed for Playboy. In 2008, the Kardashians signed for 3 more seasons of their show. Later on, as people seemed to be loosing interest in the show Kris decided to showcase Kourtney’s pregnancy and since then all but one Kardashian kids have their own baby.
Kardashians have linked with other famous celebrities and they have a massive presence on the media. The most famous person to be linked with the Kardashians is Kanye West who has enough problems to deal with apart from the Kardashians. Travis Scott is also married to Kylie Jenner and was in the news for all the bad reasons. NBA stars have been known to be associated with Kardashians like James Harden, Ben Simmons, Devin Booker. So, naturally media has always shown a keen interest in the Kardashians.