Allow us to shed some light on the very “Brady Bunch” Kardashian family tree: The Kardashians — Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Rob Kardashian — are children to former O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner (nee Houghton). She divorced Kardashian and married Caitlyn Jenner, known at the time as Olympian Bruce Jenner. Jenner had sons Brandon Jenner and Brody Jenner from a previous marriage to Linda Thompson. (She also has another son and daughter from her first marriage to Chrystie Crownover.) The Jenners later had two daughters, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, who are also featured on the family’s reality TV series. And then there are the love interests and babies. Click though for a better idea of who’s who and why they’re famous.(E!)
Probably the most famous Kardashian, Kim Kardashian is the second eldest of the Kardashian siblings, half siblings and step-siblings. In birth order, they go Kourtney (1979), Kim (1980), Khloe (1984), Brody Jenner (1983), Rob (1987), Kendall Jenner (1995) and Kylie Jenner (1997). Kim Kardashian made a name for herself as a friend and stylist to Paris Hilton, but she shot to fame after a sex tape of her and R&B singer Ray J was leaked. She has somehow parlayed that infamous tape into an unrelated reality-TV empire with her family, rebuilding her reputation as that of a fashionista and businesswoman. However, the burnished rep was somewhat tarnished again after news got out that she was divorcing NBA player Kris Humphries after a short-lived 72-day marriage. Their wedding included quite a bit of fanfare, and the divorce proceedings lasted much longer than her wedded bliss. As the saga played out, she and her new boyfriend, rapper Kanye West, announced they were expecting a baby together. They welcomed their baby girl on June 15, 2013.(Timothy White / E!)
Along with sisters Kim and Khloe, she fronts and works on their clothing store Dash, their Kardashian Kollection clothing line for Sears and their Khroma cosmetics line. (Anders Overgaard / E!)
Khloe Kardashian is the tallest and most outgoing of the sisters. She married NBA star Lamar Odom after a monthlong courtship in 2009. She has served as a host of “The X Factor” and chronicled her infertility issues on her “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” spinoff series, “Khloe & Lamar.” In 2013, the couple’s rocky relationship made headlines after news surfaced questioning Odom’s fidelity and reports alleged that he had been struggling with a drug problem. Kardashian filed for divorce Dec. 13.(Anders Overgaard / E!)
Rob Kardashian attended USC and moved in with sister Khloe and her husband, Lamar Odom. He has appeared on “Dancing With the Stars” and started up his own line of socks. After the public crumbling of the Kardashian-Odom marriage, Rob Kardashian retreated from public life and made fewer appearances on the family’s reality series.(Anders Overgaard / E!)
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Kendall Jenner is the quiet, once-shy daughter of Caitlyn Jenner and Kardashian “momager” Kris Jenner. While appearing on her family’s reality series since age 11, she has pursued a modeling career, signing with prominent agency Wilhelmina in 2010. She’s been trying to carve out a career path independent of her famous half sisters, and worked on a clothing line for PacSun with younger sister Kylie Jenner.(Anders Overgaard / E!)
Kylie Jenner, daughter of Caitlyn and Kris Jenner, is the youngest of the siblings. Like her sisters, she has pursued a modeling career. She has also worked on a fashion line with sister Kendall and has become a social media powerhouse in her own right.(Anders Overgaard / E!)
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Lamar Odom made headlines when he and Khloe Kardashian married in September 2009 after only a month of dating. In December 2013, they announced they were divorcing after allegations of drug use and cheating plagued the couple.(Evan Agostini / Associated Press)
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is Kim Kardashian’s husband. He appeared on a few episodes of her reality series while she was with NBA player Kris Humphries because they were friends, but later took their friendship into romance territory.The couple welcomed daughter North West in June 2013 and are currently expecting their second child.(Zacharie Scheurer / Associated Press)
Kris Humphries is an NBA player who married Kim Kardashian in 2011 after about six months of dating. The couple became infamous after they televised their elaborate nuptials, then ended their marriage after 72 days. Kardashian filed for divorce, but Humphries sought an annulment, and the two have battled in court for far longer than they were married.(Evan Agostini / Associated Press)
Brody Jenner is one of Caitlyn Jenner’s four children from her second marriage. Brody has starred in MTV’s “The Hills,” in which he courted Lauren Conrad and later Kristin Cavallari, and his own short-lived series, “The Princes of Malibu.” He has also minimally appeared in early seasons of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” notably being called on by stepbro Rob Kardashian to babysit their half sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner.(Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
Brandon Jenner, eldest son of Caitlyn Jenner and actress Linda Thompson, wed Leah Felder in May 2012. The couple comprises indie pop duo Brandon & Leah.(Imeh Akpanudosen / Getty Images for LUTB)
Another week, another batch of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom breakup-reconciliation rumors.
The latest in the saga is that the reality TV star and her basketball star husband reunited at a Kanye West concert Monday at Staples Center -- the same place where Odom has played for both the L.A. Clippers and Lakers.
Odom, 33, was notably absent from the latest headline-making family affair: sister-in-law Kim Kardashian’s surprise wedding proposal from rapper West in San Francisco on Oct. 21.
But on Monday, Odom joined several Kardashian clan members -- Khloe, Kim, Kris Jenner, Kendall and Kylie Jenner and Bruce’s kids, Brody and Brandon -- at the concert. TMZ reports that the reunion was orchestrated by Khloe’s older sis Kim.
The embattled basketball player was invited and showed up alone, but joined his wife of four years inside for the concert. Odom, who has been embroiled in cheating rumors brought on by his alleged struggle with a drug addiction, is said to have been clean and sober for several weeks and the Kardashians are “supporting his recovery and wanted him to have a good time,” TMZ reported.
However, despite the reunion, the pair is reportedly not back together, the site said.
But that seems to be a contradictory account from the one Odom gave to Us Weekly on Wednesday.
“We’re wonderful. We’re unbreakable,” he told the mag at Inside Jokes Comedy Club in L.A.. “That’s why I wear my wedding ring.”
“It is a beautiful ring,” the b-baller noted. “From a beautiful wife.”
The Kardashians’ E! reality show has been frustratingly skating around the whole breakup issue, with the latest episode showing Khloe taking a concerted interest in women struggling with addiction at the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles.
Odom is also on board with taking random drug tests when his wife requests them, Radar Online reports, in order to save his troubled union.
Though they aren’t officially back together, they’re said to be “on a path that will likely end up in a reconciliation,” an insider told the site.
“Lamar has volunteered to undergo random drug tests anytime that Khloe requests. The drastic maneuver impressed Khloe, but she is still is very concerned that Lamar has refused to go to rehab,” the source said.
“Lamar has also stopped hanging out with his shady drug friends, and has cut off all contact with them. There was a time when Khloe would call Lamar and he wouldn’t call her back for hours, or even days, as he would disappear on drug binges.”
But now he’s reportedly taking every call from her or calling her right back
“Lamar is doing everything possible to try and get his marriage back on track,” the source added.
Kardashian and Odom have reportedly been going on secret dates to the movies and “low-key dinners in the Valley” away from the prying lenses of the paparazzi, Radar and E! News said.
“Khloe is often dropped off by her assistant because they are truly trying to work on their marriage out of the spotlight. Lamar has spent the night with Khloe in their Tarzana mansion, but he hasn’t moved back in, yet,” the source continued.
As for how Khloe’s actually doing, sister Kim Kardashian told Jay Leno on Wednesday that “she’s doing good, she’s doing really good, and I think as a family all you want for anyone and for your friends is just to be happy. That’s all you can ask for.”
On Thursday, Khloe Kardashian took to Twitter to take aim at no apparent target.
“Act as if you trust people.... But know you can only trust yourself,” she wrote. “I control my destiny.”
“Delusions make me dizzy,” she continued, adding, “Scary when people believe their own lies.”
So, back to square one then?
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