Kim Kardashian Biography
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Our story begins on October 21, 1980, when Kim Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of attorney Robert Kardashian and Kris Houghton. Robert was O.J. Simpson’s defense attorney during his murder trial, and he remained a close friend of O.J.’s until his death of esophageal cancer in September 2003. His children with Kris include daughters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe; and one son, Robert, Jr.
Robert and Kris were divorced in 1989, and Kris married former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner in 1991. From her mother’s second marriage, Kim would gain three stepbrothers: Burton, Brandon and Brody Jenner; one stepsister, Casey Jenner; and two half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
Although Kim Kardashian received a car for her sixteenth birthday, her wealthy parents cut her off on her eighteenth birthday, wanting to encourage a work ethic in their daughter. Kim soon befriended fellow socialites Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton and Nicole Richie, who would later become Kim’s clients when she started designing fashion, selling some of her work on eBay before launching an exclusive boutique, Dash, with her sisters, Kourtney and Khloe.
Kim Kardashian married music producer Damon Thomas in 2000 and divorced him in 2004, after which followed a series of high-profile celebrity romances, including Diddy, The Game, Nick Lachey (after his 2005 split from Jessica Simpson) and DJ Nick Cannon. In 2007, Kim Kardashian appeared in a sex tape with hip hop artist Ray J, which was released by Vivid Entertainment as Kim Kardashian, Superstar. Kim also appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine in December 2007 and was the subject of that issue’s 12-page spread.
In the fall of 2007, E! Entertainment launched the reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which featured the adventures and exploits of Kim and her many siblings. In 2008, she was the WWE Hostess for Wrestlemania XXIV and will soon appear in two feature films: Down in the Valley and Disaster Movie.
Kim Kardashian is currently dating Reggie Bush, the running back for the New Orleans Saints.