Whether you hate them or love them, there is no denying the power this first family of reality TV has. The Kardashians have become an empire with the success of their show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians', which first aired over 12 years ago in 2007.
The reality show explores the lives of the Kardashian and Jenner clan and their massive successes, businesses, and careers that have skyrocketed them to international fame. Although 'KUWTK' showcases just about every bit of Kourtney, Kim and Khloé's lives, there is still a lot that is kept hidden.
With lawsuits, secret deals, cancelled talk shows and absurd behaviour, the Kardashians have a lot of skeletons in their closet. With that being said, here are 20 facts about the Kardashians that Kris Jenner has worked hard on keeping hush-hush.
20 The Ellen Pierson Lawsuit
The late Robert Kardashian and father to Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Rob Kardashian, was married two times after his marriage to momager, Kris Jenner. Ellen Pierson, who happened to be his last wife prior to his passing, has made things very difficult for the Kardashians. According to RadarOnline, Pierson has made countless allegations against Kris Jenner and how she mistreated her own children. These comments and remarks ultimately led to a lawsuit, which was settled some years back.
19 Kim's Fame Was Not Accidental
Kim Kardashian first popped onto the scene as a close friend and employee of Paris Hilton. Kardashian was later granted a reality TV show after an adult tape of her and former boyfriend, Ray J surfaced. Although this may come across as an accident, it is reported that Kim and Kris both signed a contract with Vivid Entertainment to leak the tape and get Kim famous.
18 The Reason The 'Kris' Talk Show Was Canceled
Kris Jenner is a woman with many tricks up her sleeves! The momager of six once had a daytime talk show called 'Kris', but it got cancelled after two months. Despite Kris' efforts to make the show work, RadarOnline claims that ratings were extremely low. In addition, Jenner would reportedly show up intoxicated on-set and was not the nicest to the crew.
17 Kanye West's Behaviour
Kanye West is no stranger to headlines, but this is one that the family definitely tried to keep hush-hush. According to Star Magazine, Kanye's behaviour has led to some stress in his and Kim's marriage. Not only has he been filmed by paparazzi making a very pregnant Kim open her own door, but he has lashed out numerous times that make many of us question what really happens behind closed doors.
16 Robert's Forged Will?
Believe it or not, after Robert Kardashian's passing, eldest daughter Kourtney Kardashian went out of her way to determine if Robert's will was legitimate. According to RadarOnline, she had his handwriting proved in order to ensure that they were given what was rightfully theirs.
15 Kris' Cheating Rumours
It's no surprise that cheating rumours circulate around this family on the daily, however, as it turns out, this one might be true. According to the DailyMail, Kris not only cheated on her first husband, Robert Kardashian but also cheated on the then Bruce Jenner. Kris has had a very close relationship with her former lover, Todd Waterman, who even appeared on an episode of "KUWTK" and was allegedly paid thousands to stop talking about the cheating scandal.
14 The Kardashian Sweatshop Scandal
The Kardashians are masterminding and have created a multi-million dollar brand known as the "Kardashian Kollection". Despite their success, a scandal surrounding the collection broke out creating a lot of talk about it. The trio's brand was made in overseas factories where the workers were allegedly being paid 8 cents per garment, says RadarOnline.
13 Scripted Reality
It is no secret that reality TV is sometimes staged, but as it turns out, "Keeping Up" is a lot more staged than we thought. According to Kris Humphries, Kim's second husband, the show was fake. He claimed that in one episode where Kim lost $75,000 earrings, they magically reappeared from the ocean, causing his suspicions surrounding the legitimacy of the show to be confirmed.
12 Kim Can't Alter Her Look
Kim Kardashian has surely changed over the years, but it is reported that the star can no longer undergo any procedure that would alter her look any further. Reports surrounding this rumour claim that Kanye forbids it! Considering Kanye lost his mother to a specific procedure, he refuses to have Kim do anything that could risk her life.
11 Rob Kardashian vs Lamar Odom
During Lamar Odom's marriage to Khloé Kardashian, the NBA player and youngest Kardashian brother, Rob, shared a special bond, at least that is what the cameras wanted us to think. According to RadarOnline, the two actually had it out with one another on numerous occasions. Reports claim that Rob lost it a few times on Lamar when cheating rumours first started circulating.
10 Exploiting Divorce For Ratings
Kim Kardashian and her legendary 72-day marriage to NBA star, Kris Humphries, was a moment in history none of us can forget. Although the two left things off on a bad note, it appears Kim tried to reconcile with Kris, for an episode of "KUWTK". According to a source, Kim wanted to film a Skype call with Kris Humphries letting him know that she "truly did love him", all for a farewell episode.
9 The Kanye & Kim Affair
Drama is no stranger to this family, but as it turns out, the drama keeps getting messier and messier. According to Amber Rose, Kim Kardashian is the reason she and Kanye West broke up. Before Kanye was with Kim, he dated model Amber Rose in 2010. During this time, Kim was dating NFL player, Reggie Bush, however, it appears Kim and Kanye both allegedly cheated on their partners with one another!
8 The Scott Disick Family Drama
We don't know much about Scott Disick and his family, but as it turns out, there is a reason why. According to Heavy.com, Scott's father was arrested for grand larceny and had to serve a 30-day prison sentence and do community service. No wonder we never got to know too much about the Disick family.
7 Khloé Hired A Private Investigator
Khloé Kardashian and her messy divorce from Lamar Odom was a topic explored on the show, however, the full story was never revealed. According to Dish Nation, Khloé actually hired a private investigator to follow ex-hubby Lamar Odom. This ultimately led Khloé to find out that the basketball player has 5 other mistresses, which was never mentioned on the show.
6 Drama With The Camera Crew
Although the Kardashian and Jenner clan have become close to the camera crew over the past 12 years, it appears they have their moments with them. According to RadarOnline, the family has a ton of demands and insists on re-shooting some of the most simple scenes solely to have them looking their best. We also remember the one time Kim made a crew member take a "selfie" of the star because she wanted to look her best.
5 Kim's Proposal Filmed Many Times
We all remember the romantic scene where Kris Humphries laid out rose petals on 'Keeping Up' to propose to Kim. Although this scene looks like it was a one-shot deal, it appears it was filmed many times! According to Daily Mail, not only was the scene shot several times, but Kim Kardashian planned out how she wanted it to happen!
4 Kris Bribed Writers For Better Reviews
Kris Jenner did everything she can to save her talk show, including bribery! According to Daily Mail, Kris sent TV critic Linda Stasi a $350 Tiffany silver sterling pen and Magnolia cupcakes in order to bribe her into writing a better review. Stasi revealed that she does "not accept bribes", causing the gift to completely backfire on Jenner.
3 Caitlyn's Transition
One of the family's biggest secrets had to do with no one other than Caitlyn Jenner and her transition. According to the Kardashians, the former Bruce Jenner would be seen wearing women's clothes, makeup and heels, all while the family knew! Considering the Kardashians lovemaking headlines, this is easily one of the biggest secrets they tried to keep anyone from knowing! Luckily for Caitlyn, she is now able to live her best life.
2 Kourtney & Scott's Fights Were Staged
If you're a fan of the show, then you know just how many times Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have had it out for each other. The two have had countless explosive fights on camera, but as it turns out, not all of them were real. According to RadarOnline, the couple would "argue" and "fight" for ratings, when things were actually fine between the two.
1 Kanye's Mental Health Battles
One thing the show leaves out is Kanye's mental health. The rapper has been hospitalized for sleep deprivation, exhaustion and opioid addiction says USA Today, however, we've never seen any of this talked about on the show. Kanye notoriously went after Jay-Z and Beyoncé during one of his breakdowns, and the family has done everything they could to ensure this stays as quiet as possible.