Over the years, the Kardashian family have grown to become the most famous and closely-watched family in America. With their fame being comparable to that of the British Royal Family, it’s no secret that the Kardashians gained their fame through the candidness they provided every nearly every week since 2007, on their reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
The Kardashians collective presence on the internet catapulted the family into never-before-seen fame. Now, with their complete dominance over social media and long-time prominence in the world of reality television, the Kardashian family appear to be more transparent with their fans more than ever before.
But what if we told you they’ve still got a few secrets buried in the backs of their designer clothes-filled closets?
Here are 20 sketchy secrets the Kardashians tried to keep.
20 Kris’ Failed Talk Show
Once upon a time in 2013, Kris Jenner got the opportunity to host and executive produce her own talk show where she chatted with celebrities, friends, and members of the Kardashian family.
Sadly, the show was canceled after just one season.
19 Rob's Weight Issues
Something—or rather someone, seldom discussed by the Kardashian is Rob Kardashian and his weight gain. Starting in 2012, Rob had steadily began gaining weight.
Since then, he has put on a significant amount, due to depression-fuelled unhealthy eating habits, that only worsened as he lived life in reclusion.
18 Their Frequent Use Of Nannies
It’s easy to look like the perfect family on television and social media when you’re in control of what the public sees.
And something you don’t get to often see is the Kardashian children’s nannies, and just how often they’re around…Which is the majority of the time.
17 What Happened Between Khloé And Monica Rose
Monica Rose used to be the Kardashian clan’s go-to stylist until eagle-eyes fans noticed that the family had unfollowed her on IG.
So, when Khloé tweeted some pretty shady, indirect tweets implying that Rose has been stealing from her, it was enough for fans to solve the puzzle.
16 Kendall’s Fyre Festival Endorsement
Along with a slew of other models and influencers, Kendall Jenner had been paid a sum of money to advertise Fyre Festival on her social media platforms.
Unlike fellow model Bella Hadid, who issued a statement after the disastrous event, Kendall remained tight-lipped and maintained her radio silence.
15 Kourtney’s Much Younger Boyfriend
Scott Disick received major flack from the Kardashian crew when he publicly began dating Sofia Richie in late 2017, despite their 16 year age gap.
However, when Kourtney dated Younes Benjima from 2016 to 2018, who was only 23 when they got together, the Kardashians never once badmouthed Kourtney’s relationship.
14 Kylie’s Harmful Skin Exfoliator
After Kylie Jenner announced the launch of Kylie Skin, the skincare adjacent to her makeup line Kylie Cosmetics, her fans could not wait to get their hands on the products.
After a much-anticipated launch, her Walnut Face Scrub proved to be damaging, causing micro-tears in the skin.
13 They Made Kris Humphries Look Bad
Keeping Up With The Kardashians made sure that audiences would remember Kris Humphries—and not in the fondest way.
Apparently, they would stage scenes that would purposefully paint Kris in a negative light when really, he was just a man in love caught up in a mess.
12 Kendall’s Real Skincare Routine
Ever since Kendall Jenner has become the face of Proactive, she has insisted upon the importance of Proactive products in her routine.
However, Kendall’s real skincare savior was uncovered from a past interview, where Kylie admitted that famed dermatologist Christie Kidd cleared up Kendall’s acne with expensive treatments and products.
11 Khloé’s Design Theft
Khloé Kardashian’s clothing line Good American takes pride in offering denim and clothing that caters to women of all sizes. But how proud are they of the fact that they've stolen designs from other brands?
Khloé has been accused, on two separate occasions, of stealing the work of other designers.
10 Hiding Caitlyn's Struggles
Before transitioning Caitlyn, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, had been secretly cross-dressing for years. It turns out that, allegedly, Kris avoided discussing the topic for the sake of Kendall and Kylie.
Kim even recalls accidentally walking in on then-Bruce trying on women’s clothing in Kris’ garage.
9 Rob Going Broke
In 2012, Rob Kardashian started his company Arthur George, a brand that specializes in creating novelty socks.
However, just six short years later it was revealed that in 2018 Kris Jenner had become a shareholder, owning a 50 percent stake so that his company could remain afloat.
8 Kim And Stephanie Sheperd Parting Ways
Kim’s former, long-time assistant Stephanie Sheperd was so close with Kim and her sisters that she was basically an honorary Kardashian.
This is why it was so shocking when the news had broke that they had parted ways, with Kim giving no definite reason as to just why.
7 Lamar’s Drug Problem
Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s relationship may have seemed picture-perfect while the show’s cameras were rolling.
But the truth was that Khloé was suppressing Lamar’s serious drug addiction and that he had cheated on her. Eventually, it was a secret that came to light.
6 The Real Reason For Kris And Bruce’s Divorce
The real reason for Kris and then-Bruce Jenner’s divorce was simply due to Kris’ controlling tendencies.
Bruce felt that Kris was constantly stifling his voice and opinion, and disregarding his desire for a simpler life, all of which Kaitlyn Jenner revealed in her 2015 Vanity Fair article.
5 Staged Moments on Keeping Up With The Kardashians
The Kardashians always seem to have plenty of drama in their lives to broadcast on their show.
How is it that there’s enough conflict to fill an entire season, twice a year? Well, for a long time now, fans have been suspicious of the show being scripted.
4 Television Show Ratings Going Down
Though the Kardashians seem to keep growing more and more successful, the truth is that their reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians is getting less and less views with each new season.
Perhaps it’s the fact that their social media have become a reality show of sorts?
3 Kris Arranged To Sell Kim’s Tape
If you’re a long-time fan of the Kardashians, you probably know the truth about the family’s claim to fame, and it has to do with the leaking of a tape between Kim Kardashian and Ray J Norwood.
Reportedly, it wasn’t leaked but actually sold by Kris Jenner to Vivid Entertainment.
2 Jordan and Tristan’s Cheating Scandal
Whether you like the Kardashians or not, everyone felt bad for Khloé when it was revealed that the father of her child, Tristan Thompson had cheated on her while she was pregnant.
As hard as Khloé tried to keep the news in her inner circle, the word spread like fire.
1 Kylie’s Lip Filler
We all remember when Kylie Jenner filled her lips and tried to convince us that she had simply mastered applying lip liner?
Well, that clearly didn’t work because social media hounded her to confess until she eventually did on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
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