Kanye West is having himself a week.
First, the rapper was accused of punching a fan in Los Angeles. He's reportedly under investigation for the act.
Next, he threatened to kick Pete Davidson's rear end in a newly-released track.
Kanye appears to have issued a threat of some kind toward Kim Kardashian.
Via a snippet of interview with Jason Lee for Hollywood Unlocked -- which is set to be released in full on Monday, January 17) -- the rapper shared his love for his children (North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm) and explained why he recently moved right across the street from them.
“My solace comes from seeing my kids and getting a solid schedule. That’s why I even got the house,” he explained.
“The media flipped into there was something wrong with me getting a house next to my kids.”
The artist then opened up about his own upbringing, specifically the challenge of being far away from his father growing up.
“You see when my mom took me from Atlanta to Chicago, my dad didn’t come to the coldest and most dangerous city in the world to be next to [me],” West recalled.
“He said, ‘I’m going to stay down in Atlanta.'”
Known for his unparalleled work ethic, Kanye then made a point to emphasize that his family comes first.
He assured listeners that “nothing with my career, with this rap, with this media, with none of that, that’s gonna keep me from my children. And that’s what I want everybody to know.”
Fair enough. Admirable even.
But then West seemed to take a shot at his estranged wife... without mentioning her by name.
“Don’t play with me, don’t play with my children," the superstar warned.
Ain’t no security gonna get in between me and my children and you ain’t gonna gaslight me.”
This certainly comes across as West telling Kim to stop keeping their kids from him, doesn't it?
Relatedly, West claimed in a video message on Saturday that he wasn't invited to his daughter's fourth bitrhday party.
“Ya’ll, I’m just wishing my daughter a public happy birthday. I wasn’t allowed to know where her party was,” he claimed in this footage.
West proceeded to say that someone was “playing games” and that his health has taken a toll due to the family drama, adding:
"I’m just putting this online because I need ya’ll support.
"I’ve called Kim, texted the nannies, I got on the phone with Tristan, he said he’d ask Khloe, won’t nobody give me the address to my daughter’s birthday party right now, and that’s going to imprint in her mind that I wasn’t there for her."
Soon after West’s rant went viral, sources at the party confirmed to Page Six that West did, indeed, make it to the celebration for his youngest daughter.
For her part, Kim has not yet responded to West's rant about their shared child.
"He just can no longer walk inside her home without her permission," a People Magazine insider says of the allegation that he's being kept from his kids, adding that Kardashian "has a right to privacy and is trying to set healthy boundaries."
Kardashian filed for divorce from West in February 2021 and is now dating Pete Davidson.
Last month, West started a relationship with Julia Fox.
The People article states that Kardashian "only wants to protect her children and ensure they have a great relationship with both parents" in wake of their split.
West's decision to discuss their personal business in the upcoming interview, this person continues, is "upsetting."
Concludes this source:
"Kim wants the children to have a strong relationship with both parents and for him to respect the boundaries and structure she has put in place for them to have some predictability and consistency with their schedule."
Sounds like something Kanye West is totally capable of.
The unexpected and chill relationship between Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson is getting more serious.
Early this week, Kim and Pete jetted off to the Bahamas for a steamy vacation.
As Kim shares photos of her time in the sun, honorary brother-in-law Scott Disick couldn't help but stir the pot.
Using what appears to be an anatomically flattering nickname for Pete, he recalls the rumors about Pete's dong.
If seeing Pete Davidson's name in headlines makes you think of the rumors about his Meat Davidson, you're not alone.
He and Kim boarded a private jet on Monday for a gorgeous vacation in the Bahamas.
While the two continue to play moderately coy about how things are going, Kim did share a thirst trap of herself in a bikini.
Most of the comments from friends and family were, you know, normal ones.
People used words, emojis, or both to praise Kim's incredible MILF body as she deserves.
Scott Disick, however, was in a different mood.
“Damn! Where’s the tripod!” Scott commented.
A few people assumed that perhaps he was asking about her camera setup for the photo.
However, most people immediately realized that he was talking about a person, not a piece of photography equipment.
A tripod has three legs -- it's right there in the name.
"Tripod" is sometimes a nickname for someone who has a particularly large (especially, particularly long) penis.
In other words, the dong is lengthy enough to be referred to, as an exaggeration, as a "third leg."
In 2018, Pete was in a whirlwind romance (turned engagement) with Ariana Grande.
On Twitter, Ariana replied to a tweet from a fan with a joke (presumably, a joke) telling them that Pete's penis was about "ten inches."
Pete has since denied this, telling people that Ariana's slight stature makes everything appear larger by comparison.
However, the rumors of his penis stuck with him.
In fact, the discussion of BDE -- Big Dick Energy, or the sort of casual confidence and inexplicable appeal that people associate with a surprisingly large penis -- arose from talks about Pete.
Clearly, Scott has not forgotten this, and is referring to this three-and-a-half year old rumor in a public comment just to tease Kim.
(Apologies for the light mode screenshot -- 2018 was a different, in many ways worse, era)
Kim and Pete have not actually announced that they are dating despite, you know, all of the obvious stuff like going everywhere together.
Pete has danced around the topic during interviews, while even Kim's momager Kris has actively and boldly changed the subject.
We don't know if Pete really has a megadong and is being humble about it.
Honestly, if someone with a large-yet-not-ten-inch penis were to be described as having 10 inches below the belt, it would be prudent for them to lower people's expectations.
But contrary to what people confused by Pete's track record of dating the most gorgeous women alive may think, he doesn't need a colossal dick to woo famous women.
Pete is funny, successful, and by all appearances a good person.
He is wildly unlike many of Kim's exes, but that is not necessarily a bad thing -- not considering how her marriage worked out.
We don't doubt that he and Kim are having a lot of fun together while it lasts.
Folks, if you ever needed evidence that the celebrity dating pool is ridiculously small, look no further than this story:
As you've likely heard by now, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson are dating.
The couple was secretive at first, but a few months into their relationship, it seems that "Kete" doesn't care if the the whole world knows that they're banging.
There was a time when Kanye West was trying to win Kim back, which must have been an annoying thing for a new couple to deal with.
Now, however, it seems that Kanye has entered a rebound fling of his own.
As we reported yesterday, it looks as though Kanye is dating Julia Fox, the actress best known for her memorable work in the popular 2019 film Uncut Gems.
West and Fox were spotted enjoying dinner together in Miami on New Year's day, and they attended a performance of Slave Play in New York City on Tuesday.
“He was excited she was there, and they were fully going out after," a source close to the situation tells People magazine.
"Julia stayed for the whole after talk," the insider adds.
"She was very supportive and hung out and seemed very happy to be with him.”
So not necessarily a full-blown relationship, but clearly, these two are doing more than just hooking up.
Obviously, these two couples are linked by the Kimye connection, but it seems that there might be some additional overlap, as well.
As TMZ reported today, Pete and Julia have a past of their own:
The actress and the SNL star both appeared in a Paper magazine photo spread in 2019.
The shoot had Pete and Julia posing together as Barbie- and Ken-style dolls -- often in sexually suggestive arrangements.
And interestingly, it seems that this was not their first interaction with one another.
Pete is friends with both the Safdie brothers -- who directed Uncut Gems -- and Sebastian Bear-McClard, who served as one of the film's producers.
By 2019, Davidson was famous enough that he would have had some say in who would be modeling beside him for his Paper cover shoot, so there's a very good chance that he had a role in selecting the gig for Julia.
Now, we're not saying that all of that means Pete and Julia definitely slept together -- but this is Pete Davidson we're talking about here.
Dude seems to have Rasputin-like hypnotic powers over hot, famous women, and while Julia might not have been famous at the time, she certainly meets the other criteria.
As if this whole thing weren't already incestuous enough, Bear-McClard is the husband of Emily Ratajkowski, who once posed nude with Kim.
And if you're like most people, the first time you heard about Paper magazine was when Kim "broke the internet" by posing nude on the cover.
People like to say that Hollywood is like high school, and all the stars are just vying for a position at the cool kids' table.
But we think the more accurate -- and more depressing -- assessment would be that life is one big popularity contest, and high school is just your first real exposure to it.
Either way, it's always encouraging when an unassuming guy like Pete graduates from the stoners clique to the A-list!
Tristan Thompson has cheated on Khloe Kardashian many, many times.
This time, however, he fathered a third kid with a side piece last year, and has now (finally) confessed to it.
Khloe has to be having a rough time, between the repeated humiliation and what this means for her and True's future.
Kim is offering her sincere support in this difficult time while also carefully respecting Khloe's hard-fought privacy.
Tristan Thompson has been waging a legal battle with Maralee Nichols.
She sued him for paternity in the summer of last year. For weeks, their conflict has been very public.
Now that Tristan has admitted to being the baby daddy after so much denial, Khloe needs a lot of support and comfort.
Kim took to Instagram, sharing a photo from the Sing 2 event alongside Saint, Chicago, and True.
North appeared in another photo in the post.
As a caption, Kim used a simple "infinity" emoji, with Khloe replying with three of the same.
The infinity symbol represents perpetuity.
A simple and logical interpretation of this emoji exchange would be "sisters forever" or "family forever."
In other words: though the men in their lives may disappoint and betray them, they will always have each other and their bond.
It's true that Kim and Khloe have not always gotten along as well as they might.
That is in some cases the nature of siblings. Also, the nature of reality TV castmates.
As profitable and memorable as some of their conflicts have been, deep down, they love each other.
The Kardashian clan is obsessed with family bonds, citing them as a strength above all else.
The moment that there is any sign of trouble or conflict, the family circles the wagons at the cost of all external relationships.
Kylie's years of close friendship with Jordyn Woods were effectively overturned the moment that Tristan kissed Jordyn.
Now, that same backlash is coming for Tristan.
At least, it might -- if Khloe decides to finally, finally treat him as his behavior warrants.
Yes, he will always be True's father, but that does not mean that Khloe has to like him, let alone take him back.
After spending so much of 2021 trying to prevent this moment from coming, Tristan came clean on Monday, January 3.
“Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols," he wrote on his Instagram Story.
He claimed: "I take full responsibility for my actions."
"Now that paternity has been established," Tristan declared, "I look forward to amicably raising our son."
He continued: "I sincerely apologize to everyone I've hurt or disappointed."
This apology was directed at those hurt "throughout this ordeal, both publicly and privately."
Tristan also addressed Khloe.
“Khloe, you don’t deserve this," he correctly acknowledged.
Tristan elaborated: "You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you."
"You don’t deserve the way I have treated you over the years," Tristan continued.
He admitted: "My actions certainly have not lined up with the way I view you."
"I have the utmost respect and love for you," Tristan claimed, "Regardless of what you may think."
Tristan concluded: "Again, I am so incredibly sorry."
Of course, some apologies are difficult to buy when there is no change in behavior.
Tristan has been doing this to her for years. Perhaps, with support from Kim, Khloe can finally redefine their relationship to protect her heart.
You may no longer be able to keep up with the Kardashians on E!, but have no fear, television fans:
The First Family of Reality Television is back!
And we don't just mean because they never really left, sharing social media updates about their extremely busy lives on a near-daily basis.
No: We mean the Kardashians have released the first trailer for their upcoming Hulu series.
"When the countdown to the new year ends, the countdown to the new show begins," Hulu wrote in this teaser, which is featured on this page... which aired late on December 31, 2021... and which depicts each of the famous sisters dressed in muted tones.
"Happy New Year, everyone," the siblings say in unison.
Not especially revealing, we know.
We have learned, however, that the show will be titled The Kardashians.
No footage is included in the preview, but it's safe to assume what episodes will focus on, at least in the beginning.
Just think of everything going on with the Kardashians right now!
- Kylie Jenner is pregnant with her second child.
- Khloe Kardashian is dealing with new cheating allegations against Tristan Thompson, who almost definitely fathered yet another kid out of wedlock this year.
- Kim Kardashian is dating Pete Davidson.
- Kourtney Kardashian is engaged to Travis Barker.
A cynical person might accuse some of these developments as being set up as storylines for the upcoming show.
Kim Kardashian announced in September 2020 that her family's long-running reality program would be ending the following year.
“It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the mother of four wrote via Instagram at the time.
“After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years — through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children.
"We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way.”
She continued back then:
“Thank you to the thousands of individuals and businesses that have been a part of this experience.
"And, most importantly, a very special thank you to [series cocreator] Ryan Seacrest for believing in us, E! for being our partner, and our production team at Bunim/Murray, who’ve spent countless hours documenting our lives.”
A month later, Hulu revealed that the family signed a major multiyear deal to create new content for the streaming service.
"This is the next chapter," Kris Jenner has said of the Hulu production.
"In the new show, you'll see us evolving as a family, fans want us to be who we are and since moment one, they've been emotionally invested in our show just like we are.
"The fans will love seeing us continue the journey.
"I can't say much about what's coming but spoiler, we're going to look fabulous."
According to the show's official synopsis, meanwhile, "the Kardashian / Jenner family bring their exciting next chapter to Hulu in this new, intimate journey into their lives."
No premiere date has been announced just yet.
This is absolutely awful.
The public learned on Wednesday afternoon that on December 23, the day after she was reported missing, Angie Kukawski was found dead inside a vehicle parked outside an address in Simi Valley, California.
Kukawski worked as a business manager and her clients included several huge names, including Kim Kardashian.
She was 55 years old.
According to TMZ, Kukawski's boyfriend, Jason Barker, has been arrested and charged with murder.
Authorities allege Barker killed Angie at her Sherman Oaks home... put her corpse in the car ... and drove it to the aforementioned location.
Since originally breaking this terible news, TMZ updated its post to report that the murder weapon has been confirmed as a knife.
The local District Attorney claims Angie's boyfriend killed her "with the intent to cause cruel and extreme pain and suffering for the purpose of revenge, extortion, persuasion and for a sadistic purpose."
Said Todd Bozick, a member of Angie's firm, in a statement to Variety:
“We are saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our colleague, Angie Kukawski.
"Angie was a kind, wonderful person, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
"Our deepest condolences go out to all of Angie’s family and friends.”
Barker is being held on a $2 million bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in a Los Angeles court on January 12.
A mother of five, Kukawski worked with a number of very well-known celebrities, including Nicki Minaj and Kanye West.
She also did work for Tupac Shakur's estate.
In the wake of this tragedy, the Kardashian/Jenner has released the following message:
"Angela was truly the best.
"She cared about everyone of us and made things happen that were impossible.
"She will be greatly missed and we send our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones during this most difficult time."
Kukawski was also known as Angela Castro.
She was “beloved” in the industry, a source toldd Variety today, while a music business associate described Angie as “hard-working” and “a straight shooter."
We send our condolences to Angie's friends, family members and loved ones.
May she rest in peace.
Before we proceed with this article, we'd like to issue a trigger warning to Kanye West:
Yeezy, you're probably not reading this, but just in case you saw that headline and got curious, we'd like to encourage you to go do something else instead.
As far as we know, you're still obsessed with the idea of winning Kim Kardashian back, and there's really no point in ruining your Christmas with new information about how gaga she is for Pete Davidson.
Especially since this story is about about Pete's relationship with your kids -- which is apparently stellar.
We warned you, Ye!
Yes, as everyone -- including Kanye -- surely knows by know Kim and Pete are dating.
These two aren't just hooking up, mind you, but actually dating.
Kim has met Pete's mom, and he flies out to the West Coast to spend time with the Kard clan seemingly every chance he gets.
He's tethered to NYC because of his SNL gig, of course, but the couple is working around that problem.
In fact, Kim has been spending so much time on the East Coast that some fans have become convinced that she lives on Staten Island now.
She doesn't, of course, but all of this is to say that these two are speeding past the usual relationship milestones at breakneck speed.
Needless to say, this is shaping up to be a rough holiday season for Kanye.
The good news for Ye is that Pete and Kim will not be spending Christmas together.
So Yeezy doesn't have to worry about Pete filling the room with blunt smoke and sharing anecdotes about Machine Gun Kelly as his kids open presents.
The bad news (again, if you're Kanye) is that Kim has introduced Pete to her kids -- and apparently, they were quite taken with him.
“Pete met Kim’s kids and she introduced him to them as ‘mommy’s friend,’" a source close to the situation told Hollywood Life this week.
"Kim thought that it was really cute how he interacted with them and that he tried to make her kids laugh and smile just as he does everyone he meets!”
Needless to say, it sounds like Pete has won over just about everyone in Kim's life.
Currently, he's in LA, but Pete and Kim have decided that it's best if they celebrate Christmas separately -- presumably so as not to confuse the kids.
"She had a good trip to New York," an insider close to the situation tells People magazine.
"Pete took Kim to some of his favorite places. She had fun. Kim is celebrating Christmas with the kids and won't see Pete," the insider adds.
That doesn't mean, however, that these two have cooled off in their affections for one another.
"He's so into her and is always 'my girl' this and 'my girl' that," the source says of Pete's infatuation with Kim.
"He's exactly what Kim needed after her divorce — someone to make her laugh and just have a fun time with," the insider adds.
"The end of her marriage was a very dark time for her and Pete has been the best antidote."
Yeah, Kanye, we hate to be the bearer of bad news but when your ex associates you with "a very dark time" in her life, and she's already seeking comfort in a new partner, it's probably best to move on.
Perhaps, this Christmas you should turn a corner in your life and celebrate the re-birth of Yeezus!
The entire world knows that Kim Kardashian's marriage is over.
She filed papers asking that her legal ties to Kanye West be ended immediately, even before custody and property are settled.
There is only one person who doesn't seem to think that it's over: Ye himself.
Kanye doesn't care what Kim files in court; he's intent on working things out and is insistent that Kim is still his wife.
An inside source spoke to People about the troubled rapper's feelings as Kim Kardashian works to sever their marital ties.
According to the insider, family and marriage are "important" to Kanye as concepts.
Kanye thinks of himself as a "family man at heart."
The source says that Kanye insists that his "love and commitment" to Kim and to their four children "will never change."
Unfortunately, he feels that Kim doesn't get a say in that.
"He's not giving up without a fight," the insider shared.
"Kim is the mother of his children," the source pointed out.
"And," the insider said, "he's not going to just let that go."
"No matter if they're husband and wife," the source claimed, "they'll always support each other."
"Her recent filing," the insider stated, "or any filing for that matter doesn't mean he's going to stop fighting."
According to the source, Kanye is steadfastly determined "to win her back."
Weird that he didn't put in that kind of effort over the past, like, five years of their marriage.
"Despite the recent filing by Kim," the insider noted, "Kanye hasn't lost hope to be with Kim again."
"As he goes out more and he's holding events and concerts," the source explained.
The insider shared that "he's always inviting Kim and will continue to do so."
"His sole priority is making sure she's taken care of," the source alleged.
"And," the insider continued, "treated like a queen."
The source added that this remains his priority "whether they're married or not."
"That will always be a priority," the insider claimed.
"And," the source added, "that will never change."
In other words, Kim should brace herself, because her ex is never going to take the hint.
Kanye spent years making a fool of Kim.
Even if the allegations of rampant cheating are untrue, his public statements are already well known.
From wild conspiracy theories to outlandish statements to blurting out hurtful things to his absurd run for office, it was too much for any marriage.
Now, Kanye seems to have moved on from embarrassing his wife to embarrassing only himself.
On Thursday, he made an overture during "Runaway," asking "specifically, Kimberly" to "run right back to me, baby."
Kim was physically present in the audience. So were two of their children. That is simply not okay.
An inside source warned that Kim "knows where Kanye's head is" these days.
However, whether he can accept it or not, she "has moved on."
"She knows it's difficult for Kanye to deal with," the insider admitted.
"She isn't surprised that he pleads in public for her to run back to him," the source added.
According to the insider, "She is just trying to be respectful about it."
It would be nice to see him return that courtesy, don't you think?
Recently, Kim Kardashian filed to immediately end her marriage to Kanye West, even before custody and property agreements are settled.
That is not the only piece of welcome news as Kim moves on and continues to improve her life.
As the world is aware, the reality star and business mogul has been studying in the hopes of becoming a lawyer.
Good news: Kim has passed the baby bar exam!
On Monday, December 13, Kim Kardashian took to Twitter with her exciting news.
"OMFGGGG I PASSED THE BABY BAR EXAM!!!!" she wrote.
"Looking in the mirror," she reflected, "I am really proud of the woman looking back today in the reflection."
"For anyone who doesn’t know my law school journey, know this wasn’t easy or handed to me," Kim emphasized.
"I failed this exam 3 times in 2 years," she acknowledged.
"But," Kim noted with encouragement, "I got back up each time and studied harder and tried again until I did it!!!"
"I did have COVID on the 3rd try w a 104 fever," Kim noted, "but I’m not making excuses."
"In California, the way I’m studying law you need to take 2 bar exams," she detailed.
"This was just the first one," Kim explained, "but with the harder pass rate."
"I was told by top lawyers that this was a close to impossible journey," Kim shared, "and harder than the traditional law school route "
"But it was my only option," Kim noted as a busy mother of four.
"And," she expressed, "it feels so so sooooo good to be here and on my way to achieving my goals."
"Thank u to Van Jones," Kim offered as a shoutout, "who talked me into going to law school in the 1st place."
She also credited him with "introducing me to Jessica Jackson & Erin Haney."
Kim continued: "who have brought me along to watch their every move in the court room."
"I appreciate u for letting me tag along & ask all of the little questions along the way," Kim expressed.
"Bar Bri Law School bar prep," she credited, "I couldn’t have done it without you guys setting me up w professors Sam Farkas & @ChuckShonholtz you changed my life."
"Thank you for putting in the hours!," Kim said. "10 hour days, daily 4 hour zooms, our in person practice tests week after week. We did it!"
That is a particularly important shout-out for Kim to make, in light of her ex's outlandish claims last month.
In November, Kanye claimed that "plants" were sabotaging Kim by feeding her bad advice as she pursues a law degree.
While Kanye is a bad person, it is important that we remember that he is also unwell. His thoughts are not always ordered or rational.
"My dad would be so proud," Kim stated.
She speculated that "he would actually be so shocked to know that this is my path now."
"But," she added, "he would’ve been my best study partner."
"I am told he was notorious for making fun of people who didn’t pass on their first attempt like him," Kim admitted.
"But," she added, "he would’ve been my best cheerleader!"
"Bottom line is," Kim stressed, "don’t ever give up."
"Even when you are holding on by a thread, you can do it!!!!!" Kim encouraged.
"Set your mind to it and get it done," she advised.
Kim concluded: "because it feels soooooo good once you get to the other side!"
While it is true that Kim's personal and family wealth gives her numerous opportunities that the rest of us do not have, that's still good advice.
Reality dictates that we are astronomically unlikely to match her achievements, but determination can still get everyone a long way.
Speaking of which, many believe that Kim's current path isn't just leading to a law firm, but to some sort of public office.
The Real Housewives of Miami may have been downgraded from the Bravo network to NBC's Peacock streaming service, but don't go telling the glamorous Florida Women who make up the cast that they're any less famous than before.
In fact, Larsa Pippen is bigger than ever -- in more ways than one.
Allow us to explain.
The first trailer for RHOM Season 4 dropped on Tuesday, and it seems that the ladies have detected a change in Larsa.
And this being RHOM, they're not afraid to call it out.
“You left this group of women, come back with a butt as big as Kim Kardashian’s, trying to become the new Kim Kardashian, which you’re never going to be,” newcomer Adriana de Moura screams at Larsa in the clip.
Now, obviously, that's a low blow in more ways than one.
Yes, it's true that Larsa left The Real Housewives of Miami after Season 1, but to be fair, she did so after helping to put the show on the map.
Obviously, bouncing on the show that made you famous (or at least famous as more than just a high-profile NBA WAG) is a bit of an arrogant move.
But Larsa had lofty aspirations, and for a while, it looked as though her pals in the Kardashian clan would help her achieve those goals.
Of course, there are two ways to cash in off of one's proximity to the Kards.
The first is to become besties with them.
This one is preferable in many ways, but it depends entirely on how Kim and company feel about the sycophant in question.
If they get bored or feel in any way betrayed by you, you might wind up getting kicked to the curb like Jordyn Woods.
At some point last year, the relationship between Kim and Larsa soured.
At the time, fans blamed the rift on the fact that Larsa had dated Tristan Thompson, who went on to have a kid with Kim's sister Khloe.
(He also cheated on Khloe with Jordyn Woods! Small world these celebs run in!)
Now, however, it seems that the bad blood has more to do with Larsa's comments about Kanye West.
Larsa had a falling out with Kanye back when he and Kim were still working on their marriage, and to Kim's chagrin, she delighted in discussing the situation publicly.
“He talks so much about me being this and that and this and that,” Pippen said of Yeezy in November 2020.
“I just feel like Kanye was in a place where he really didn’t trust anyone with Kim.”
Now, Larsa is being accused of biting Kim's style, and one can't help but ponder the cause of the transformation:
Perhaps Larsa's hoping that she'll be able to slide back in in the aftermath of Kim and Kanye's divorce and resume her role as sidekick to the world's most famous women.
In other words, Larsa might be angling to serve as the Scottie to Kim's Michael Jordan.
Of course, it's equally possible that Larsa has moved on from her Kim fling, and her RHOM co-stars are just delighting in reminding her of the situation because they know it's a sore subject.
Whatever the case, you can be sure they'll continue to bring it up as the season goes on.
And that alone might be enough to justify the price of an ad-free Peacock subscription!
As it turns out, Kanye West is just like the rest of us.
We may not be as talented of a rapper.
And we may not be as well off financially.
Just like West, however, we, too, have had trouble moving on from past relationships.
Last week, while visiting the L.A. Mission, West delivered an impassioned speech about the importance of being with loved ones.
"Now it's time to restore the families this Thanksgiving. It's all about restoring the family," he told those in attendance.
"This morning I felt so blessed to wake up, to workout and be able to drive to my house and see my wife and my kids."
"That's right," he added and emphasized. "I said my wife and my children, and I want everyone to pray for my family."
The thing is, Kim Kardashian filed for divorce in February.
West previously claimed he hasn't seen the official documents, but Kanye legally responded to the divorce filing by submitting his own legal papers in April.
So the guy is likely full of it here.
Or he may be in full-blown denial that his seven-year marriage has come to an end.
The rapper sure sound intent on getting back together with Kim, who recently started dating Pete Davidson.
He said on Wednesday that he believes people can change, explaining:
"The narrative that God wants is for you to see that everything can be redeemed in all these relationships. We made mistakes. I've made mistakes.
"I've publicly done things that were not acceptable as a husband. But I'm here to change that narrative."
How very humble of Kanye, huh?
But it may be too little, and it may have come too late.
The Grammy nominee went on and on, saying that he's attempting to express himself in the "most sane" and "calm way possible," adding that he thinks it's crucial to discuss the subject so people see the importance of uniting families.
"I am saying this because if the enemy can separate Kimye, there is going to be millions of families that feel like that separation is okay."
No pressure, Kim, but your estranged spouse thinks a higher power has selected you to set an example for countless others.
"When God, who has already wanted his soul, brings Kimye together, there's gonna be millions of families that are going to be influenced and see that they can overcome, could work as a separation of trauma," the superstar said.
Elsewhere, in a five-minute video titled "Thanksgiving Prayer" posted to his Instagram on Thursday, the 44-year-old once again talked emotionally about his loved ones.
"All I think about every day is how I get my family back together and how I heal the pain that I've caused," he said.
"I take accountability for my actions. New word alert: misactions. The one thing that all my successes and failures have in common is me."
West even acknowledged these misactions, from how his "hair-trigger temper" was "heightened" by alcohol... to how his family had to "endure" his manic "episodes," referring to his bipolar disorder.
"I went into a manic episode in 2016 and I was placed under heavy medication," West confessed.
"Since then, I went on and off the medication which left me susceptible to other episodes, which my wife and family and fans have had to endure."
Heck, West even touched on his support for Donald Trump.
"Good lord, my wife did not like me wearing the red hat," West sad in the prayer, citing Trump's Make America Great Again apparell.
"I made me and our family a target by not aligning with Hollywood's political stance, and that was hard for our marriage."
He also aligned himself with a bigot.
"Then I ran for president without proper preparation and no allies on either side. I embarrassed my wife in the way that I presented information about our family during the one and, thank God, only press conference," he said.
This was a reference to when West publicly discussed how he and his wife considered aborting their first child, North.
The legendary musician even admitted he has an ego, which he said could go past the point of motivating to "just being overbearing," as well as his temper.
"I know none of y'all would ever picture this, but sometimes I scream and that screaming might have helped me tell off everyone who doubted me in music," West said.
"But that screaming did not help me keep my family together."
No, it did not.
We still applaud the self-awareness, though, Ye. You've come a long way.
When news of a possible Kim Kardashian-Pete Davidson relationship first began to circulate, the rumors seemed almost too perfect to be true.
Davidson, as you likely know, has long enjoyed a reputation as one of Hollywood's leading ladies men, and when Kim hosted Saturday Night Live last month, jokes that she would be the next to fall under his spell were a frequent sight on social media.
But sometimes events unfold exactly as everyone expected.
And that's how you end up with something like a Kim Kardashian-Pete Davidson romance -- a situation so predictable that's surprising.
When Kim and Pete were spotted having dinner in Staten Island, onlookers said they appeared to be keeping their rendezvous on the down-low.
(Although it was later revealed that a camera crew for Kim's new Hulu reality series was on hand.)
Now, however, it looks as though these two don't care if the whole world knows that they're banging!
Pete turned 28 on Tuesday, and not surprisingly, he celebrated with Kim by his side.
The rest of Pete's entourage for the evening was a little more unexpected with Kris Jenner and Flavor Flav rounding out the group.
According to TMZ, the festivities appear to have taken place at Kris' home in Palm Springs.
And based on the pics, it seems the party was a pretty sparsely-attended affair.
As for the eccentric guest list, Pete is a big hip hop fan, and many have assumed that Kim and Kris decided to surprise him with a cameo appearance from Flav.
The only known pics from the event come from Flavor's Instagram page, and it seems the rapper had just as much fun as the birthday boy -- if not more!
"Celebrating my adopted son Pete Davidson's birthday with the legends," Flav captioned the photo above.
"Pete I never took a clock off my neck to give to someone and you will be the last person I do this for ... it lookz real good on you ... happy birthday."
Needless to say, that's a major moment for a hip hop head like Pete.
The downside, of course, is that one of the biggest rappers in the game is reportedly bearing a major grudge against Davidson, and these pics probably didn't help.
As we previously reported, insiders say Kanye West is pissed about the Kim-Pete situation.
In fact, West says he's trying to win Kim back these days, and insiders say the sudden desperation to save his marriage was spurred by his jealousy over her flirtations with Pete.
Unfortunately for Kanye, it seems the situation has progressed well beyond flirting.
Sure, spending your birthday with someone doesn't necessarily mean you're hooking up with them, but there's more going on here than the importance of Tuesday's date.
The SNL season is in full swing, which means Pete had to make a cross-country flight to spend his big day with Kim.
And as a 41-year-old businesswoman and mother of four who's studying to become a lawyer, Kim probably doesn't go out on a Tuesday for just anyone.
So Kanye might want to start coming to terms with the situation now, because it looks like these two are really a thing.
Kanye West once sang about how Jesis walks.
Yeezus would like to talk.
As previously reported, the rapper sat down last week for an interview on Revolt TV's Drink Champs podcast, claiming during part one of this sit-down that he hasn't been served with any divorce papers by Kim Kardashian.
Based on a response that Kanye's legal team filed in court in April, this appears to be demonstrably false.
But West isn't exactly known for saying factually accurate stuff, you know?
On Thursday, November 11, meanwhile, part two of this same interview was released to the public -- and it featured West reiterating his interesting thoughts on Kardashian and their four kids.
"I ain't got the paperwork yet," West emphasized again, seemingly spinning a yard that flies in the face of reality.
He then said once again that he doesn't wish to split from his famous, large-breasted spouse.
"I'ma come on this joint and try to save my family and keep my family together," he the star explained in air.
Last week, Ye referred to Kim as his "wife" and said:
"I ain't never even seen the papers, we're not even divorced...That ain't no joke to me. My kids want their parents to stay together. I want us to be together."
West is coming out and saying all this amid strong speculation that Kardashian is dating Pete Davidson.
The Instagram influencer and comedian have been spotted out and about on multiple, romantic occasions of late -- they held hands late last month on a roller coaster and allegedly enjoyed a private rooftop meal together in Staten Island several days ago.
As you might expect, Ye is not a fan of these rumors.
He didn't address them on this podcast, however.
West did, though, say there were "plants" out there tryiing to prevent Kim from becoming a lawyer -- and also touched on his mental health.
"We all are on the spectrum somewhere," Kanye said on the Drink Champs.
"Just only a couple of us went to the hospital or have been diagnosed with medication."
He concluded thusly on the subject:
"You all not gonna diminish what I'm doing and what God is doing with me in the future by trying to cut my legs off or cut my influence off by calling me crazy. That don't work. They'd be like, 'You need your meds. You're not in your best mental state right now.'
"No, I know what's going on and I'm not having it. I'm Buffalo Bill. I'm one of them characters from the movie. Back in the days, think about There Will Be Blood, man.
"They weren't having it. I'm not having none of it from nobody.
"Ever. Period. On my life, bro, on my mama, on God.
At this point, it comes as no surprise when Pete Davidson hooks up with an A-list female celeb.
The list of singers and actresses who have been taken in by the SNL star's "BDE" is a veritable who's who of Hollywood's most eligible bachelorettes, and Pete's stock continues to rise with each new short-lived relationship.
Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale, Margaret Qualley, Kaia Gerber, that Bridgerton lady ...
You name the star, and Pete probably has a tattoo commemorating their short time together.
Even so, when word got out that Pete and Kim Kardashian had been spotted holding hands over the weekend, the news seemed come as a shock to fans of the Kard clan.
After all, Kim is a newly-divorced, 40-year-old mother of four.
As the world's first billionaire single MILF, she can date pretty much anyone she wants, which is why many assumed that when the time comes, Kim would settle down with someone more mature, stable ... and, yes, rich.
(Don't get us wrong, we're sure Pete does just fine. But Kim has no doubt grown accustomed to being half of one of the world's wealthiest power couples.)
Anyway, it was easy to dismiss the rumors at first, since Kim and Pete were on an amusement park ride at the time of the much-scrutinized hand-holding, and they might have just been reacting to the intensity of the moment.
But over the course of the past week, new developments have pointed to the likelihood that Kim and Pete really are hooking up.
The possible couple was spotted grabbing a late night dinner together near Pete's home in Staten Island.
If you know anything about Kim and/or the five boroughs, we probably don't need to tell you that Kim wouldn't set foot in Shaolin unless she had a very good reason to make the trek.
And it seems like Pete may have been that reason.
So, holding hands and sneaking out for romantic meals, possibly after a night of passionate boning ...
... These two are definitely a thing, right?
Well, not necessarily.
According to new report from Radar Online, a camera crew for Kim's upcoming Hulu series was on hand for the Staten Island rendezvous.
Yes, Keeping Up With the Kardashians may have come to an end, but Kim's not yet ready to leave the world of reality television.
And since the Kard clan reportedly bristled at complaints that the most recent seasons of their signature show were boring, it's not hard to see why so many believe Kim might be taking steps to ensure that her new project is more engaging and star-studded.
"Is this whole thing a press stunt for the new show?" one onlooker asked while speaking with Radar.
Obviously, there's no clear evidence that Kim and Pete are engaged in some sort of elaborate publicity stunt, but it would certainly be a mutually-beneficial arrangement.
“Let’s just say it, Pete loves dating super famous people," says a source close to the situation.
"He loves the attention and getting chased around by photographers. Right now, press is camped out outside his home in Staten Island, hoping to catch him with Kim, and he loves it."
And they certainly don't get any more famous than Kim.
Of course, even if these two are both in it for the tabloid headlines, that doesn't mean they're not also hooking up.
Talk about a win-win scenario!
Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson just added fuel to all the romantic fire floating around the Internet about them.
As you've very likely heard by now, the Instagram influencer and comedian held hands last week while on board a roller coaster at a farm in California.
The cozy sighting took place just a few weeks after Kardashian and Davidson kissed during a Saturday Night Live sketch on October 11.
Shortly afterward, sources told People Magazine that nothing sexual is going on between the celebrities.
"They hang in the same circles so they will be together from time to time," claimed this insider. "It's just friends hanging out."
But there are a couple of reasons to think these two are, well, a couple.
First, they spent the afternoon at the aforementioned farm with Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian, who just got engaged.
Certainly sounds like a double date in our view.
Second, we've now learned that Kardashian and Davidson had dinner together on Tuesday night.
According to TMZ, the pair went to Campania, an Italian restaurant in Staten Island... while Page Six reports Davidson arranged for a private rooftop meal for him and his possible girlfriend.
"Pete can be super charming and Kim loves the attention," a new source now tells People adding that Kardashian is "having fun and enjoying life" in the wake of her impending divorce from Kanye West.
It's impossible not to also note how it's been alleged that Davidson has a big penis.
Kim, who has often dated Black men over the years, may very well be attracted to an impressive unit and may be curious to see just what Pete is packing down there.
This is mere speculation, of courrse.
Kim's focus is still on her kids and work, but you can tell that she is ready to date," writes People of Kim, who filed to divorce West in February.
This same mole adds:
"She is very happy and in a good place.
"She has moved on from Kanye and feels it's for the best."
There's also this from E! News, an outlet that has a pretty close connection to Kim and her family:
"Pete is a very chill and casual guy, and she likes that.
"They have plans to see each other again while Kim is in New York City. Whatever is going on between them is exciting to her."
Translation? This relationship may not be serious, but it also may involve some hanky panky.
As for how West is dealing with his estranged wife moving on?
"Kanye was really put off by Kim holding hands with Pete and he did not like it at all," someone has supposedly said to Hollywood Life.
"He asked Kim to ‘please refrain’ from showing public display of affection with anyone until their divorced is finalized.
"He told her that it doesn’t look good for their family and it doesn’t look good for her, or in the ‘eyes of God.'"
That sounds totally and completely ridiculous, of course.
But Kanye West often sounds totally and completely ridiculous.
So it checks out.
Kim Kardashian may have moved on from a man with a very big ego to a man with a very big...
... instrument of affection.
On Friday, the mother of four was spotted out and about at Knott's Scary Farm in Buena Park, California with Travis Barker, Kourtney Kardashian -- and Pete Davidson.
That isn't all, however.
The comedian and the Instagram influencer were also handing hands.
People Magazine obtained photos of the intimate moment, which took place while Kardashian and Davidson were riding a roller coaster.
An insider tells this same publication, however, that readers shouldn't read too much into the cozy touching.
"They hang in the same circles so they will be together from time to time," claims this source. "It's just friends hanging out."
Kardashian hosted Saturday Night Live back on October 11, kissing Davidson at point during an Aladdin-themed sketch.
During the episode of this long-running NBC series, Kim and the King of Staten Island actor puckered up during their send-up of Disney's Aladdin.
In this scene, Pete, who was dressed up as Aladdin, confessed he might not be able to handle his partner "sexually."
"Do you feel self-conscious because I’m the daughter of a Sultan and you are just a lowly street rat?" asked Kim, who was portraying Jasmine at the time.
Replied Davidson as Aladdin:
"Jasmine, as we start getting more intimate, I’m just a little concerned that physically, I can’t handle you…
"If we go all the way, you might like break me…My thing might just break. Look at us. You’re a lot of woman and I’m so frail because all I eat is stolen bread.
"I want to do everything with you, see the world, laugh together, sing songs and do sex."
Concluded Kim/Jasmine to end this exchange:
"Aladdin, don’t worry. I’m sure that you’re more than enough man for me."
Davidson, of course, was previously engaged to Ariana Grande.
Amid this brief relationship, it came out that Davidson has a big penis.
For her part, Kim started dating Kanye West in 2012, married the rapper in 2014 and has welcomed a quartet of kids with him:
North, 8, and Chicago, 3½, plus sons Saint, 5½, and Psalm, 2
She filed for divorce in February and recently agreed to buy a huge mansion from West.
Davidson has dated Cazzie David, Kate Beckinsale, Margaret Qualley, Kaia Gerber and Phoebe Dynevor, and, as noted, was engaged to Grande in 2018.
"Kim and Kanye are friends, but that's it," People reported a few weeks ago.
"She is still moving forward with the divorce.
"She loves having Kanye's support, though. They were not in a good place around the time Kim filed for divorce.
"She is so happy that things are better now. It's all very beneficial for the kids."
As you've almost certainly heard by now, Kim Kardashian hosted Saturday Night Live this week, and the reviews of her performance have been ... mixed, to put it generously.
Kim made little attempt to hide that she was reading from cue cards, and her wooden delivery further hindered some sketches that didn't have much going for them in the first place.
But the billionaire mogul got off to a solid start, opening the show with a monologue that surprised viewers with Kim's competent timing -- and her ability to push the envelope with some genuinely edgy material.
Unfortunately, not everyone was a fan of her envelope-pushing material.
The most surprising moments in Kim's first foray into standup involved her father's relationship with O.J. Simpson.
The late Robert Kardashian was a close friend of Simpson's, and he played a crucial role in assembling the legal "dream team" that got the former NFL star acquitted of double murder.
Though it's a part of her family history that she rarely discusses, Kim went all-in with the O.J. jokes during her monologue.
“It’s because of [my father] that I met my first black person. Want to take a stab in the dark at who it was?” she led off.
"I know it’s sort of weird to remember the first black person you met, but O.J. does leave a mark or several or none at all. I still don’t know.”
Now, people have been making jokes about the fact that O.J. got away with murder for over 25 years.
But the punchlines are a bit more shocking when delivered by someone who knew him intimately, and whose father played a crucial role in securing his acquittal.
Obviously, the jokes were written by SNL writers, and not by Kim.
Still, her willingness to deliver them in front of a national television audience is a sure sign that she found the content completely appropriate.
Now, several critics of Kim's monologue have come forward to condemn the 40-year-old mogul's response.
One of these detractors is Tanya Brown, the sister of O.J.'s slain wife, Nicole Brown Simpson.
Tanya told TMZ that she felt Kim's comments were in “poor taste," as well as “beyond inappropriate and insensitive."
She added that it's equally shameful that Kris Jenner chose to participate in the episode, despite the fact that she was close friends with Nicole in the years prior to her death.
Author Don Winslow echoed Tanya's comments, tweeting:
“Can the press who praised Kim Kardashian’s SNL monologue which made multiple jokes about Nicole Brown’s repeated beatings by OJ Simpson and her horrific and violent death (she joked about both) take a minute and post photos of Nicole’s repeated injuries? It’s not f–king funny.”
The comment received thousands of likes in its first two hours online.
The content of Kim's monologue was especially surprising in the wake of the death of Norm MacDonald.
In the weeks since the beloved SNL star passed away, many of his most beloved comedy bits have been making the rounds online -- and many of them were jokes about O.J., whose trial was the top story for much of Norm's time behind the Weekend Update desk.
McDonald was fired for those jokes by NBC executives who were close friends with Simpson.
We assume those people are no longer with the network.
Either that, or they've finally gotten the memo that their buddy almost certainly murdered his wife and an innocent bystander.
Kim Kardashian is not exactly known for her sense of humor.
Standiing on the iconic Saturday Night Live stage this weekend, however, the former sex tape star tried to prove otherwise.
"I'm excited to be here tonight to show you guys that I'm so much more than just a pretty face and good hair and great makeup and amazing boobs and a perfect butt," Kim said in her monologue.
"Basically, I'm just so much more than that reference photo my sisters showed their plastic surgeons."
Elsewhere during this speech, Kardashian hurled some shade at her famous estranged husband... her mother's boyfriend... and even O.J. Simpson.
Let's run it all down, shall we?
On being a self-made billionaire: “The one thing I’m really proud of is that no one could ever call me a gold digger.
"Honestly, I’m not even sure how you become one. So I asked my mom’s boyfriend Cory.”
On her dad Robert Kardashian’s influence… and his link to the aforementioned alleged killer:
“My father was, and still is an inspiration to me, and I credit him with really opening up my eyes to racial injustice. It’s because of him I met my first Black person.
"Want to take a stab in the dark at who it was? I know it’s sort of weird to remember the first Black person you met, but O.J. does leave a mark. Or several!
"Or none at all. I still don’t know."
On the reputation of a certain other K-name:
“I’m an influencer, so I understand that the things that I say carry weight. But I would never tell anyone what they can or can’t do.
"Remember: I’m a Kim, not a Karen. And honestly, with all of the K names, it’s really impressive that my mom didn’t pick Karen.
"Somehow she just knew. I don’t know how she saw that one coming and not Caitlyn.”
On her divorce from Kanye West:
"I married the best rapper of all time. Not only that, but he’s the richest Black man in America — a talented, legit genius who gave me four incredible kids.
"So when I divorced him, you have to know it just came down to one thing: his personality.
"I know that sounds mean, but people keep telling me that comedy comes from truth. And if there's one thing that I always strive to be, it's genuine."
On Kanye and Caitlyn both getting clobbered in their campaigns for President and California Governor, respectively:
"Now I know we're divided as a country, but I'd love America to come together, which is why I'm here to announce that I'm running for...
"I'm just kidding, guys! I'm not running for president.
"We can't have three failed politicians in one family."
Not terrible, right?
Kim did not write her own material, of course, but she delivered it pretty smoothly.
Following her monologue, Kardashian appeared in several sketches, including a star-studded The Bachelorette parody.
How do you think she did, folks?!?
Last week, Kanye West hosted a listening party for his new album at Soldier Field in his native Chicago.
The collection of songs -- named for West's late mother, Donda -- has been described as Kanye's most personal work to date, which is really saying something for an artist who's never been shy about putting his life into his lyrics.
Of course, the spectacle of the event was as startling as the music, with Kanye pulling out all the stops in order to make the ultimate impression on his awestruck crowd.
And one of the biggest shocks was delivered by a very unexpected guest.
Yes, Kim Kardashian joined Kanye on stage, and the mother of the rapper's four children was clad in a Balenciaga bridal gown.
As though that wasn't enough to get the rumor mill churning, Kim and Kanye were spotted holding hands after the show.
Needless to say, either these two are back together, or they very much want people to think they are.
Knowing how much they both enjoy the spotlight, we wouldn't be surprised if it's the latter.
And there are quite a few signs that Kim and Kanye are still very much estranged from one another.
For starters, Kanye blasts Kim in the lyrics to his new album.
On top of that, it seems that Kim is still doing her own thing on social media, even though she's well aware that Kanye probably wouldn't approve.
As you may have heard, during their relationship, Kim was forced to "tone down" her Instagram content.
In other words, even though he married her knowing full well what sort of pics she posts, he later changed his mind and decided to cover up more.
So yeah, Kanye probably wouldn't approve of the "nothing but boots" look that Kim rocked in a new photo promoting her KKW perfume.
Does this mean that Kim and Kanye are 100 percent not together?
Well no, but it's a pretty good sign that having Kim dramatically saunter out in a wedding dress was just another one of Yeezy's lame stunts choreographed to drum up interest in his latest project.
He was also joined on stage by newly-"canceled" artists Da Baby and Marilyn Manson.
The purpose of this stunt appears to have been nothing other than drumming up some of the tabloid headlines that seem to be as crucial as oxygen for Kanye.
Of course, the people who felt victimized by those two probably didn't find the the situation quite so amusing.
Meanwhile, the album has garnered reviews that could best be described as "mixed."
And yes, that's our polite way of saying the response from the critical community has been about as positive as if Kanye had released a flaming bag of dog crap.
West acting like a jerk is as much a part of his career as his music at this point, so his latest pretentious artisté behavior certainly isn't surprising.
But he might soon find that his fans' patience for his theatrics will rapidly decline along with their interest in his music.
On some levels, Kim Kardashian is ready to date again ... in a sense.
The mother of four is ready to be happy. There's no question about that.
However, a number of factors have converged to give her pause.
After all that she went through with Kanye, dating again seems almost too daunting to begin.
Us Weekly heard from an inside source who offered insight into how Kim Kardashian is approaching things right now.
“She’s not focused on dating at the moment," the insider dished.
"But," the source added, "actually worries that guys will not want to date her."
Why in the world would a famous, rich knockout like Kim worry that guys would view her as undateable?
According to the insider, it's "because of how public her relationship was with Kanye."
It's unclear if that means that they would fear following up Kanye, or if they would be scared off by the spotlight.
After six years of marriage, Kim also has other concerns that weigh on her.
“She also knows how hard it is to build trust with someone," the source reasoned.
"So," the insider continued, "she thinks it’s going to take time before letting someone into her private life."
“It was easy with Kanye," the source characterized.
The insider explained this ease as existing "because they were friends before."
"So," the source reasoned, "they had years’ worth of trust.”
Kim has also been processing the inherent weirdness of Kanye dating again so quickly after they broke up.
“She certainly did not think that Kanye would move on with someone else before her,” the insider revealed.
(Really? Is Kanye especially well known for having good impulse control or a lot of patience?)
“Friends and family are telling her she has nothing to worry about," the source assured.
"And when she’s ready to date again," the insider added, "they gladly will be setting her up with potential suitors.”
That could have its ups and downs, but it's better than being lonely and miserable when you don't want to be.
In 2010, Irina Shayk worked with Kanye on his "Power" music video.
Now, 11 years later, the two are dating.
And the relationship has been going on for months, though it sounds like things began slowly.
It has been reported that Kanye and Irina's relationship is going well.
The two took a birthday trip together to celebrate Kanye turning 44.
It is said that he appreciates her chill, laid-back disposition.
During the final season of her family's series, Kim addressed the divorce.
“I just think he deserves someone who will support his every move," Kim expressed.
She continued: "And go follow him all over the place and move to Wyoming."
"I can’t do that," Kim confessed, as if making rational decisions for herself and her family were a personal failing.
“He should have a wife that supports his every move," she claimed.
"And," Kim continued, "travels with him and does everything, and I can’t."
"I feel like a f--king failure. It’s my third f--king marriage."
"Yeah, I feel like a f--king loser."
"But I can’t even think about that. I want to be happy.”
It's unclear why Kim believes that Kanye is so worthy that he deserves a sycophant instead of a partner.
Regardless, Kim was not going to be that for him.
That is for the best for her and for their four children: North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm.
“I just feel like I’ve worked so hard in life to achieve everything that I’ve wanted to," Kim noted to her family on the show.
"And," she added, "I’ve lived up to my expectations and achieved 10 times more than I even thought was humanly possible."
"But I don’t have a life to share that with,” Kim lamented.
“Like, I do -- obviously my kids and everything," Kim quickly emphasized.
"But am I just going to sit here and think, ‘OK, my kids fulfill me and I’m good?’” she asked.
Just as not everyone wants a relationship, some people genuinely crave companionship and do not like being single. Just ... not Kanye.
Kim Kardashian has been married like, eight times, and I think everyone is really surprised that she couldn’t make it work with a massive narcissist who completely changed his entire worldview halfway through their marriage. And as sad as it is that Kim is getting divorced, it’s even sadder that Kanye West is clearly winning the break-up.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had met a few times over the years, but what lead to them dating and eventually marrying is a rejected Comedy Central pilot Kanye and his friend Rhymefest produced called Alligator Boots. The show would have been something of an homage to The Muppet Show with a hip-hop edge featuring West and a puppet rapper called Pork Troy.
Kim Kardashian was in the pilot, playing Princess Leia in that metal bikini from Return of the Jedi. Kanye insisted on having Kim on the show after seeing her sex tape with Ray J.
West was the only human star in the original plan for the pilot, but he had an idea for a love interest. On The Muppet Show, a singer might juggle or an actor might dance; on Alligator Boots, Kanye wanted to dress up like a stormtrooper for a sketch with a costar clad as “slave Leia” from Return of the Jedi. And he had one very specific person in mind.
Kellison: Kanye came to me and said, “I want to put Kim Kardashian in the show.” Now, at that point, Kim Kardashian was known for only one thing—her sex tape with Ray J, which had just come out.
Kellison: When I first met Kanye, he was recording that song “Flashing Lights”—I walked into the studio and he was behind the control board, and this woman was singing one of the sections of the song. She goes, “How about that take?” And he was like, “I’m sorry, I missed it. Can you do it again?” He was watching the Kim Kardashian tape on his computer; it had come out that day, and that’s why he was distracted.
Isn’t that a great story about Kanye West, the same Kanye West who would later tell Kim to stop dressing so sexy? Yeah, they basically got married because he saw her having sex with her friend’s brother and thought “now that I’m producing a TV show, I can use my influence to get this relative unknown on-set and have sex with her myself.” You know who else had that thought? Harvey Weinstein. Maybe it is a good thing that Kanye found Jesus.
A few years later, Kim would be pregnant with the couple’s first child, North West. Kanye really named his first-born child North West, I feel like people forget that. They claimed at the time that North meant “highest power” and she was their North Star, but they later admitted they chose the name because Jay Leno made a joke about it.
Of course, Kanye would later say that he and Kim almost aborted North. He said this in public, during a speech for his presidential run which he honestly thought he was going to win despite not being on the ballot in a lot of states, being Kanye West and being the sort of person who talks about almost having aborted his eldest daughter during a campaign speech.
“The abortion culture teaches that the child isn’t a real soul,” said West, who suggested that was his mindset when Kardashian called him in 2012 crying and screaming after discovering she was pregnant with their first child. “It was my wife that said: ‘This is a soul.’”
He continued, “The scariest thing is she had the [abortion] pills… She had the pills in her hand,” putting them down when West had an epiphany due to his blinking computer screen.
Of course, there was a rumor Kim was pregnant a few years before the couple had North and then Kanye was complaining about the high price of abortions a little while after that, so…
Kanye telling everyone this story of how he and Kim almost aborted North, which devolved into right-wing nonsense about abortion being racist, is widely believed to be the thing that led to the couple’s divorce.
But Kanye seemed to want a divorce long before Kim. If you remember when he went crazier that normal last summer, Kanye called Kim and her mother Kris white supremacists and accused her of cheating on him with Meek Mill. Actually, it kind of sounds like he knew Kim wasn’t having an affair with Meek, but he just didn’t want her meeting with other men to discuss prison reform, which is a major issue for Kim but something Kanye doesn’t seem to care about at all. Either way just a perfect sign of a super-healthy relationship.
If you’re wondering what level of delusion Kanye was on at the time, he also said his message was from “the future president,” something I think we all know not only didn’t happen in 2020 but will never happen.
It takes a certain amount of unchecked ego to think you should be president, especially as a non-politician. A lot of people became involved in politics on a smaller level because they wanted to change things for the better in their community and they ended up getting elected to higher and higher offices; it still takes a certain overblown sense of self to think you should be the leader of an entire country, but when someone who’s never held public office suddenly says “I should be President,” that person is probably a full-on narcissist and will probably be pretty bad at it.
If you look at just how chaotic and poorly managed Kanye’s run for President was, you’ll know that the man should never be let anywhere near a public office in his life and that he’s probably pretty hard to be married with. He basically woke up one day, halfway through the presidential campaign, and said “I’d like to be President of the United States today. I’ll tell people I’ll bring prayer back to schools despite that being clearly unconstitutional.” And then he went out and kind of ran for president. Just like he kind of built concept low-income housing one time, and then had to tear it down because he didn’t get any building permits.
See, Kanye West does things. Specifically, he just does whatever he’s thinking about doing at the moment. Part of that is that he’s bipolar and people having manic episodes will just do weird s**t sometimes, and that’s fine. But Kanye also just doesn’t consider other people even when he’s not having a manic episode. If he wakes up and says “I want to make some ugly-as-s**t shoes and sell them for like $300,” he might just actually make some ugly-as-s**t shoes and sell them for $300.
But he also does things like wake up and say “I think I’m going to buy a ranch in Wyoming and move there whether my wife and kids come with me or not.” That’s really the decision that ended Kanye and Kim’s marriage.
“I just honestly can’t do this anymore. Why am I still in this place where I’m stuck for years? Like, he goes and moves to a different state every year,” Kardashian said. “I have to be, like, together so I can raise the kids. He’s an amazing dad, he’s done an amazing job.”
She added that West “deserves someone who will support his every move” and “go follow him all over the place and move to Wyoming.”
Now, we had heard a number of times that Kanye was desperate to keep his marriage to Kim intact, which makes sense when you consider how much he talks about Jesus these days.
For example, we heard in March, just after the couple announced their divorce officially, that Kanye was working on a plan to get Kim back, and that he hoped that having some space and co-parenting would bring them back together. And there was a story that when it dawned on Kanye that he and Kim were really getting divorced, he wasn’t doing well and was basically hoping they could get back together.
It doesn’t seem like any of that is actually true, though. In fact, Kanye is definitely winning the break-up.
Since the split, Kim has failed the First-Year Law Students’ Exam, which is her first hurdle in becoming a lawyer, not once but twice. Normally, if she fails a third time, she’ll lose any credit she’s gotten for her Law Office Study Program beyond the first year, but she may get a fourth try because of COVID-19 rules.
Students at an accredited law school aren’t required to take this test, which lasts seven hours and consists of four essay questions and 100 multiple-choice questions. It basically exists to make sure the law education you’re getting through reading the law or taking online courses is up to snuff.
And Kim failing isn’t really because she’s dumb, per se, because only about one in five people who take the FYLSE pass it. That said, I don’t think Kim Kardashian is going to turn out to be a secret genius.
Kanye West might actually be a secret genius, though. Well, I guess not secret, because he won’t shut up about how much a genius he is, but still. Kanye used a failed Comedy Central pilot to meet Kim Kardashian, who at the time was in her 20s and famous for being the hot chick with the big ass from the sex tape. He was the one who was sleeping with her when her ass broke the internet.
Today, Kim Kardashian is 40 years old and has had four kids. Kanye’s new girlfriend, Irina Shayk, looks a little bit like Kim but is younger and has only had one kid. That’s a baller move right there; get a woman to waste the best years of her life on you and then trade her in for a younger model during a worldwide pandemic while she’s struggling to accomplish her dreams even though she stood by you through every insane idea you had for a decade.
Most of the time when a relationship ends, you have a good person who is miserable and a bad person who’s happy. Just sayin’.
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Keeping Up with the Kardashians finally caught up with real life on Thursday night.
Earlier this month, the iconic series airedd footage of Kim Kardashian breaking down of her failed marriage to Kanye West -- but that episode was filmed ages ago.
Before Kim even filed for divorce.
During part one of the show's reunion special this week, Andy Cohen hosted a gathering of family members that was recorded just a couple days ago.
In this case, long after Kim filed for divorce, as she cited "irreconcilable differences" between herself and the rapper in February.
Before delving into the end of this seven-year union, however, Kardashian was asked when/how she and Kanye first got together.
"I would say six months after my divorce with Kris Humphries, I called Kanye and I was like, 'You're not even going to call me to say I told you so?'
"And then we met up six months later, and from that first night, I knew it was over."
Which is to say, she knew she was smitten for life.
"My marriage with Kanye and my kids was, is so real and lots of love and that to me was like my first real marriage," Kim continued.
Alright then, Cohen pressed:
"If I asked you point blank, 'Why did your marriage not work?' what would you attribute it to?"
To her semi-credit, Kim answered the question.
But that doesn't mean she provided many specifics.
"I honestly don't think I would even say it here on TV, but it was not like, one specific thing that happened on either part," replied the mother of four.
"I think it was just a general difference of opinions on a few things that led to this decision. And, like, in no way would I want someone to think that I didn't give it my all, or not really try.
"You know, we have four kids. There's nothing that I think parents would want more than to see, or even kids want more, than to see their parents together.
"I grew up and I lived that myself."
Trouble allegedly started brewing just about a year ago, after Kanye announced his campaign for the Presidency and then went out and gave a number of speeches.
During his time on the trail, Kanye spilled a great deal of personal tea, revealing, for example, that he had wanted Kim to abort daughter North when she first told him she was pregnant.
The artist kept ranting and raving for months.
At one point, it got so bad that Kim released her first-ever statement in regard to her husband's mental health, acknowleding Kanye was sick and asking observers for "compassion."
There was then some sort of huge argument between the husband and wife in December -- and that was the final straw.
Kardashian refuses to trash talk her estranged husband, however, telling Cohen they now have an "amazing" co-parenting relationship and adding:
"I respect him so much and you know, that was my friend first, first and foremost, for a long time, so I can't see that going away.
"I will forever be Kanye's biggest fan. He's the father of my kids, Kanye will always be family."
With Kanye dating Irina Shayk, the reunion then turned to Kim's love life.
"Could you see yourself dating a non-celebrity?" Andy asked.
"Yeah, absolutely. Just someone that I think would understand what this life is about, though," Kim said.
"But I think what I was looking for and who I was, you know years ago is completely different than who I am today and I value privacy. And I just want something that's like, really real."
Kardashian also shot down speculation that she's with Van Jones.
As for the two biggest controversies in her adult life?
First, Kim said she felt "pressured" to marry Kris Humphries, despite having cold feet before the wedding, because she didn't want to "let everyone down."
Second, Cohen actually asked the following:
Do you feel the show would have had its massive initial success without the publicity that surrounded the sex tape?
"Looking back, probably not," admitted Kardashian, referring to footage of her sleeping with Ray J that went viral in 2007.
It just happened to get leaked right before the series premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. What a coincidence, right?!?
"I think that everything happens for a reason and I really try to live like that," Kim added.
"Every time there's a crazy scandal that feels like you can't breathe and how are you gonna get through this, it always is a lesson.
"Even if it's a private lesson, or even if it's just something that we didn't know we had to go through."
According to a new report, Kim Kardashian is a walking shrug emoji at the moment.
As you may have heard about by now, Kanye West is reportedly dating Irina Shayk.
The rapper and the model -- who previously dated such A-lister as Cristiano Ronaldo and Bradley Cooper, even making a baby with the latter -- were spotted in France on Tuesday.
By all accounts, they looked very cozy and happy together.
Heck, an insider even told TMZ that Kanye and Irina are "100% together."
Now, this same website claims that West and Shayk have been a romantic item since around March, having allegedly attended the April celebration for life in honor of DMX after the rapper passed away this spring.
At the time, at this event, Shayk was wearing a custom DMX memorial shirt... before it was available to the general public.
Why is this notable?
Because these pieces of attire were designed by Balenciaga and commissioned by the Yeezy brand, as Kanye helped raise over $1 million for DMX's family with the profits.
Kardashian, of course, filed to divorce West in February, citing "irreconcilible differences" as the basis for a legal break-up that many had seen coming for months.
Ever since Kanye hit the Presidential campaign trail in the summer of 2020, ranting and raving and revealing family secrets, there had been chatter that Kim had finally grown fed up with her husband's instability.
The couple also allegedly got into a giant argument in December that served as the tipping point for an eventual divorce.
Relatedly, numerous outlets have claimed that Kanye was living in Wyoming on his ranch, with Kim in Los Angeles with her kids, long before any divorce papers were served.
So, with the marriage having been evidently over for quite awhile, how does Kardashian feel right now about Kanye having seemingly moved on?
Just fine, thanks!
"Kim has heard the rumors about Kanye and Irina Shayk and she doesn't mind at all," an E! News insider alleges. "If it doesn't impact her kids, then she doesn't mind if Kanye dates."
Seems impossible to imagine that Kim isn't jealous or bitter in some way, shape or form.
But perhaps she really has moved on, as well.
Emotionally, that is.
"Irina and Kim don't know each other, so its a non factor for Kim. She doesn't mind if Kanye is dating," a second source told E!, which is a network basically run by the Kardashians, remember.
It is true that Kanye and Irina have known each other for years.
The model walked in the artist's Paris Fashion Week show in 2012... was cited in his track "Christian Dior Denim Flow" ... and appeared in his music video for "Power" in 2010.
"It was moving art and it was so much fun to work with Kanye because he's a great artist but also a great person," Shayk told The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy in 2011 about her cameo, adding:
"I was playing the role of an angel which I was doing more devil than angel."
Still, the timing of Shayk and West's sighting abroad is a tad bit ironic.
The same day news broke that these two were hitting it, Kim shared a throwback photo of her and Kanye with their kids in honor of his 44th birthday, captioning the picture:
"Happy Birthday. Love U for Life!"
She also broke down on last Thursday night's new episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
"He should have a wife that supports his every move and travels with him and does everything and I can't," Kardashian wailed through tears.
"I feel like a f--king failure and it's, like, a third f--king marriage. Yeah, I feel like a f--king loser. But I can't even think about that.
"Like, I want to be happy."
Maybe now she can be.
Maybe now that she knows there truly is no future, Kim can look toward the future.
We can't help but wonder:
Does she still have Ray J's number?
Kim Kardashian has said almost nothing in public about her divorce from Kanye West.
For the first time she filed the papers back in February, however, the reality star's reaction to the end of her seven-year marriage has been made public.
Courtesy of Kardashian herself.
More specifically, courtesy of the latest episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
On Thursday night, E! viewers tuned in to see the Kardashian-Jenner family take a trip to Lake Tahoe.
Initially, they spent some time doing an assessment of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's relationship ... prior to addressing Kim's hidden and ongoing pain.
"Kim has been struggling privately behind camera about her relationship and it's tough because KIm is clearly redirecting so much of her frustration and sadness and anger," Khloe says early on in a confessional.
"Sometimes you just take things out on something that has nothing to do with what you're going through."
Asked by her sisters how things are going with Kanye, Kim then told Khloe:
"There's no fighting. Like, now it's all calm so I just roll with it, you know?"
Was it a calm before a huge storm, though?
Or perhaps a calm after a huge storm, as Khloe quickly noted on air.
"Kim is dealing with so much right now and it's tough because before we left, her and Kanye had this big fight," she told the camera.
This admission may shed some light on when the episode was filmed, as Kim and Kanye allegedly got into a major argument in December -- which insiders have claimed hammered the final nail in the couple's romantic coffin.
Cut to a flashback.
And cut to viewers witnessing Kim crying and opening up to siblings Kendall Jenner, Kourtney and Kylie Jenner about the state of her marriage.
"He should have a wife that supports his every move and travels with him and does everything and I can't," Kim wailed through tears, adding that she can't relocate to Wyoming to be with Kanye.
“I can’t do this anymore. I can’t," she continued.
"How am I still in this place where I’m stuck for years? Like he goes and moves to a different state every year."
According to various outlets, Kim did indeed remain in Los Angeles with her kids throughout the troubles in her relationship... while West mostly holed up in his ranch in Wyoming.
"I have to be in a place where I’m together for the kids," Kim added of her four children before actually defending Kanye a bit.
"And he’s an amazing dad. And he’s done an amazing job.
"I think he deserves someone that can support his every move and go to Wyoming to be with him and follow him everywhere."
This, of course, comes across like a scripted passage that Kim's PR team asked her to put in.
No man or woman deserves a spouse who blindly follows him or her around everywhere. That's nonsense. But this line of reasoning paints Kim in a sympathetic light.
Anyone who chronicled this pair's relationship in 2020 is well aware that Kanye blasted his family along multiple Presidential campaign stops, spewing secrets on stage and acting like someone who needed to be on meds.
Kim even issued a statement last July about Kanye's mental health.
"I feel like a f––king failure and it's like a third f––king marriage. Yeah, I feel like a f––king loser," Kim said on the episode.
"But I can’t even think about that.
"I want to be happy."
One also must question why this scene aired via flashback and whether it actually occurred in natural fashion... or whethrr Kim was simply doing many takes for the camera over and over again until she got it right.
Either way, the end result is the same:
And her loved ones gushed over her after the flashback aired, playing their roles perfectly.
"[She] is one of the most incredible human beings, literally ever," Khloe said of her older sister.
"And she tries to protect their union at all costs but it's hard when you carry that responsibility on your shoulders, and I just want her to take care of herself too."
To say that Kim Kardashian has a lot on her plate these days would be putting it very, very mildly.
The mother of four recently filed for divorce from Kanye West; the reality show that helped make her a household name is airing its final episodes, and her Skims shapewear line recently made her an official billionaire.
And on top of all of that, Kim is trying to become a lawyer.
Yes, despite the fact that her career has made her a member of the ultra-exclusive "10-figure net worth" club, Kim isn't resting on her laurels.
In fact, with Keeping Up with the Kardasians coming to an end, Kim is laser-focused on launching the second phase of her global takeover.
But this time, she's focused less on making herself and her family rich, and more on making the world a better place.
During the previous administration, Kim worked with Donald Trump to free non-violent drug offenders who were serving life sentences in federal prisons.
The experience inspired her to take a greater interest in our nation's widely-criticized criminal justice system.
Eventually, she decided to take advantage of a loophole in California state law that allows aspiring lawyers to take the bar exam after a four-year internship with a law firm, as opposed to the usual three years of law school.
Unfortunately, it seems Kim has suffered a major setback in her fledgling legal career.
As she'll reveal on tonight's episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim did not pass the so-called "baby bar exam," which she was required to take following the first year of her internship.
"So you guys, I did not pass the baby bar," Kim tells her sisters.
In a confessional segment, she elaborates on what exactly that means:
"If you are doing law school the way I'm doing it, it is a four-year program instead of your typical three-year program," Kim says.
"And after year one, you have to take the baby bar. This would actually harder, I hear, than the official bar."
Despite the difficulty of the exam, Kim is extremely tough on herself for not passing it on her first try.
"I am a failure," she tells her sisters.
"I spent six weeks straight, 10 to 12 hours a day, studying and it was so important for me to take this. And to not pass gets your spirit down and just makes you want to give up."
Fortunately, Kourtney and Khloe are there to remind Kim that their late father, famed attorney Robert Kardashian, would commend her efforts, regardless of the outcome.
"I feel like dad would be really proud of you regardless, just the fact that you're pursuing this," Kourtney says.
"I think it's highly respectable what you're doing," Khloe agrees.
"I think the time that you get taken away from your family, your kids..."
"That's what pisses me off," Kim interjects.
"The fact that I spent all that time away from my kids, like I can't do it again. I don't have time. To do the next test is in November. And I'm filming the ending of our show, which will be so emotional," she continues.
"I have every birthday under the sun, you know, it's my birthday—my 40th—I planned this whole trip and it's too late to cancel. And if I fail again, it's like, what's the point?"
The episode was filmed in October of 2020, and Kourtney points out that Kim will be eligible to take the test again in June of 2021.
"I don't want to wait another year to go by for school," Kim responds.
"I feel like I just got to the end where I almost knew everything."
"I think if you take that year off, you're going to forget about it," Khloe points out by way of encouraging Kim to keep up her studies.
"I don't know, I really need to think about it," Kim tearfully replies.
The worst part of all of this is that it genuinely seems like Kim's heart is in the right place, and we believe that she wants to get this degree so that she can help make the world a better place.
Already, CNN's Van Jones has praised Kim's intellect and work ethic, and he's not alone in his belief that she has what it takes to be a skilled attorney.
"I think she's going to be an unbelievable attorney. She's already I think one of the best advocates that we have in criminal justice," Jones said during a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
So will Kim take the test again next month?
Well, we're sure she'll keep her decision a secret until after the results are in.
But something tells us she'll have some positive news to report in the next few weeks!
Earlier this month, Travis Barker's ex claimed that she'd once caught Kim Kardashian boning him.
A tthe time, she was still married to Travis, so didn't love that.
It also makes it super awkward, since Travis and Kourtney are super horny for each other.
Except that Kim says that this totally isn't true.
Kim's public comment on the claim that she once boned family friend Travis Barker were prompted by a fan question.
“NO! False narrative!" Kim answered.
"We’ve been friends for years," she clarified, "and I’m so happy for him and Kourt."
Kourtney and Travis have also been friends for years.
But very recently, that relationship has changed.
In recent months, a family friendship has turned into what looks like a very steamy romance.
Shanna Moakler was Miss USA in 1995, and married Travis in 2004.
She has been furiously accusing Kourtney of "breaking" her family.
To hear her tell it, Kourtney effectively ruined her life and those of her children.
But Shanna recently insinuated that Kourtney was not the only Kardashian whose drum set Travis has played upon.
She claimed to have "caught" Travis having an "affair" with Kim back when they were married.
This would have been in the mid 2000s.
"My family is broken because of this family," Shanna recently griped.
"And now my kids and I are alienated from each other," she claimed.
Shanna added that this was "because of another sister in the family, so yay for me!"
Shanna then spat a "thanks for destroying my family."
So ... if Kim and Travis never boned, where did this come from?
Well, it came from Travis' old comments, admitted in a book of his.
Back in the day, he was hanging out with Paris Hilton when Kim and Paris were buddy-buddy.
Travis openly said that he liked hanging with Paris, but enjoys "curvy girls."
He came right out and admitted how openly he enjoyed looking at Kim's hourglass figure.
But that "admiration" was over a decade ago.
And no one other than Shanna and allegedly some of her friends seems to believe that anything came of it.
And Kourtney and Travis' actual relationship is a very recent thing.
Shanna seems to have a lot of anger towards Kourtney, but let's look at the facts.
Travis and Shanna married in 2004. Like, John Kerry was running for the Presidency during their wedding.
Just under two years later, after 22 months of marriage, Travis filed for divorce. In 2006.
Travis and Shanna had a very public airing of their strong emotions on social media.
And yes, that means that it was over Myspace, because Facebook at that time was exclusively for college students.
In early 2007, Travis and Shanna resolved to try to make it work, and were still married.
Travis and Shanna separated again, but were then seen kissing at the 2007 VMAs.
But before Valentine's Day on 2008, their divorce had been finalized.
In early 2009, they tried rekindling things but quickly realized that it was not going to work.
In late 2014, Travis and Shanna made criminal threats towards each other during a heated argument.
As a result, police were called to their home, and they both ended up being arrested, but not charged.
By 2016, they were said to be on relatively good terms as co-parents.
As for their kids, by the way? They're both teenagers.
Landon was born in 2003. He will turn 18 this year.
Just a few months later, Alabama will turn 16.
Travis has also dated others since his divorce (which, again, was finalized in 2008).
Some relationships have been public, including his brief relationship with Rita Ora.
(This was years before she was seen as what many have interpreted as a polycule with Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi, and a mystery man)
It is absurd on its face to accuse any of the Kardashians of ruining or destroying this family.
There are people who have suffered, personally and financially, because of one or more Kardashians.
But it doesn't look like Travis and Shanna's relationship needed any outside interference. Shanna sounds bitter AF.
In recent years, Paris Hilton has tried to reform her image, claiming her public persona as what South Park dubbed a “stupid spoiled whore” was just an act and she’s actually intelligent and deep. I’m not sure I buy it. I’m sure she played up the stereotype somewhat, but I don’t think she’s an entirely different person at all.
Kim Kardashian used to do Paris Hilton’s hair and managed to get herself into the spotlight in much the same way as Hilton, with the release of a sex tape. Of course, Paris’s sex tape was leaked against her will and Kim let hers out publicly on her mother’s advice that it would be her big break, so… yeah.
Kim Kardashian has been trying to become a lawyer by reading the law, which essentially means taking an apprenticeship with a lawyer as opposed to going to law school. Somewhat unsurprisingly, E! reports it’s not going so well for Kim.
In an exclusive sneak peek at Thursday’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode on May 27, the mother of four makes a shocking announcement to sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian. “So you guys, I did not pass the baby bar,” Kim states.
Now, to be fair to Kim, this is not an easy test to pass, and the lawyer she’s apprenticing with said she did pretty well.
In a flashback, Kim’s mentor, attorney Jessica Jackson, explains that Kim needs a score of 560 to pass the first year law student exam; she got a 474 on her first try taking the test. “That is extremely close on a test that most people are not taking in the middle of a pandemic,” Jackson tells her.
Now, this isn’t the state bar exam, but I’ve heard only half the people who take that test pass it on the first try.
Kim seems to have worked really hard to pass and failed, and that’s okay, she can always try again.
And look, I think it’s great Kim wants to help the way she does, and her cause of fighting for justice for people who were wrongly convicted is actually a really good one. She doesn’t have to be a lawyer to help, though. I think maybe spokesman and fundraiser are more up her alley. She made nearly a billion dollars on a business that’s one step removed from dropshipping, she does have skills. Those skills don’t really involve knowing things, though. But she can still use her skills for good.
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Kim Kardashian seems to have disagreed with a lot of what Donald Trump did as President, unlike her ex-husband Kanye West. Kim had famously asked Trump to grant clemency to certain death row inmates and he refused, presumably because killing potentially innocent people made him feel like a big man.
But Kim and Trump allegedly have one thing in common: not paying people who do work for them.
Page Six reports that Kardashian is being sued by a group of former household staff like gardeners and housekeepers over unpaid wages.
According to the suit, filed Monday in Los Angeles, the plaintiffs claim Kardashian, 40, was late with their pay, withheld 10 percent of their wages for taxes — and then didn’t forward those sums to the government — refused to pay them overtime, and sometimes forced them to work without meal breaks.
They claim they didn’t receive itemized pay stubs, and one 16-year-old ex-employee holds that he was made to work far past the 48 maximum allowable hours for an underage summer employee. Another claims that when he brought up overtime pay, the tax issue and meal breaks, he was immediately fired.
That sounds pretty bad and not at all like the person Kim claims to be publicly, and it doesn’t track with her work with The Innocence Project and her aspirations to become a lawyer to help the people who need help.
What Kim says, and what sounds both entirely reasonable and believable, is that she was never these people’s employer, but that they worked for a third party company that Kim hired to provide services and that company was responsible for paying them.
I actually find it more believable that the Kardashian-Wests hired a service for their household staff than that Kim and Kanye sat and interviewed gardeners. Can you imagine Kanye West trying to interview someone to be a maid? Seriously, just think about it for ten seconds.
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In the wake of her divorce, it has been rumored that Kim Kardashian has quietly moved on.
A number of rumors claim that Kim is now dating Van Jones. Yes, CNN's Van Jones.
Some think that he's exactly who she needs. Others point out that he's kind of her boss.
Now, Van Jones is speaking about Kim -- and he has nothing but glowing praise for her.
On Monday, May 24, CNN host Van Jones appeared as a remote guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The two spoke about many topics, from parenting to his important work for criminal justice reform.
But later, Ellen brought up Kim Kardashian.
Kim has been working as an apprentice at Van Jones' non-profit organization, Dream Corps JUSTICE.
“She’s doing amazing,” Van praised warmly.
And he noted that her work began years ago.
"I think she has used her platform to help people behind bars," Van pointed out.
"Her dad was a lawyer," he reminded everyone, in reference to the late Robert Kardashian.
"And," Van continued, "she always wanted to be a lawyer."
"Once she got a taste of what she could do using her platform," Van began.
He noted that she is now using her platform and "using her brain."
Since then, Van observed, ""she hasn’t let up."
"So I think she’s going to be an unbelievable attorney," Van Jones reasoned.
He also shared that he recognized how she has already begun to have a real impact.
He gushed: "She’s already I think one of the best advocates that we have in criminal justice."
Earlier this year, Kim revealed that she is halfway through law school.
It was already widely known that she was pursuing a legal degree and career.
But she had not initially divulged exactly how far she was into her more formal law school education.
"I have two years under my belt," Kim confirmed.
"I actually am not doing an essay," she shared, "and doing this interview instead."
"So I’m gonna have to get up really early tomorrow to write, like, a two-hour essay..." Kim admitted.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, she has faced obvious interruptions to her studies.
She characterized the work break as a "forced halt," but affirmed that there was no chance whatsoever that she was going to slow down.
"Even the work schedule, I would have worked non-stop," Kim shared.
"And," Kkim continued, "I would've done anything and everything at all hours."
She would have happily done so "and never taken into consideration just slowing down at all."
Kim characterized with a sigh that "this was a forced halt."
Kim's legal education and what may be an ominous prelude to a political run aside, what of Van Jones?
His praise is of Kim as a law student and an advocate for positive change in the criminal justice system.
But ... is there more to it? Could the two of them really be dating?
There has been no confirmation that Van and Kim's relationship is anything but professional.
His glowing review may be just that -- praise for a successful advocate who also happens to be a beautiful celebrity.
Right now, no one seems to know for sure. But most who hear the rumor don't think that it's a bad idea.
We are drawing closer and closer to the end of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
But the show has more surprises for us before this final season ends.
In this week's preview of next week's KUWTK, Kim has a grim revelation.
At least one of her children has tested positive COVID-19, and another is feeling sick.
The beginning of the Season 20, Episode 10 preview is simple enough.
It's all about milestones.
Kendall is turning 25 years old. Kris is turning 65.
Kendall was born November 3 and Kris was born November 5.
That gives us a very specific timeframe for when this particular scene was filmed.
Kim shared a sweet idea for the momager who has everything -- styling 65 looks for Kris.
There are also hints of Kim's birthday party being covered, as she turned 40 in October.
This, of course, was her infamous "secret" tropical getaway ... one that Kim announced on Twitter.
Given the harsh medical and economic realities of the pandemic, sharing this at that time was controversial at best.
Kim also refers to having taken the "baby bar," referring to a precursor to the Bar Exam.
It is the First Year Law Students Examination, often abbreviated to FYLSE.
Kim has spent 10 to 12 hours a day studying.
Parts of the preview are intended to make viewers feel that Kim is despondent after failing.
She is told over video chat that she needs a 560 to pass.
We are not told her score, but expect to find out next week.
Then, the preview gets to the truly serious part.
Kim is speaking about Saint, and it's not good news.
"Sainty just tested positive for COVID," she reveals.
Continuing the phone conversation, Kim adds some further unhappy news.
"And," she says, "North is saying she's feeling sick."
Sick doesn't mean COVID, but when one person in the house tested positive ... it's worrisome.
"I'm trying not to freak anyone out," Kim clarifies in a separate clip in the preview.
"But," the mother of four confesses, "I'm just really worried."
That is beyond understandable!
It is unclear when Saint tested positive, but we can look at the timeline.
The series concluded filming in January of 2021.
Kim's birthday was in October. Kris and Kendall had theirs in early November.
It's not clear how much time may have passed between that, the Baby Bar results, and Saint's test.
But clearly, at the absolute latest, this positive test was in early January.
At the absolute earliest, assuming that editing didn't majorly fudge things, it could be in October.
The most reasonable guess for the timeframe is probably mid-November, based upon reality TV logic.
We'd say that it could be later, but no mention of Thanksgiving?
Now, as for Saint's well being.
Presumably, he is just fine ... assuming that he had COVID-19 at all.
The COVID-19 tests are a new technology, and the rapid ones are riddled with inaccuracies.
The faster the test results, the more unreliable they are. That can be a real problem.
Too many times, we've heard of rich people parties where everyone took a rapid test that was basically meaningless.
Meanwhile, there were also cases of people getting false positives from those same tests.
(The actual COVID numbers come from doctors and hospitals and other healthcare professionals who can actually make a diagnosis)
It would be nice to think that Saint and North were both perfectly okay.
But it may be that one or both of them became sick during the pandemic.
Many of us have loved ones who had the virus. It can happen to anyone.