For more than ten years, we’ve been glued to the reality show of the Kardashians, but it’s now coming to an end. It’s fascinating to see how far this family, who is always at the center of public discourse, has come since their debut on our screens in 2007.
As the Kardashians prepare to wrap up the final episodes of KUWTK this month, it’s worth reflecting on how much they’ve evolved over the years. Kim Kardashian, in particular, has come a long way from her days as just Paris Hilton’s sidekick. Nowadays, she’s known all around the world and has ditched her old style in favor of more bold and daring fashion choices – like skin-tight PVC, for example.
After 14 years, Kim Kardashian looks almost unrecognizable. She was famous for popularizing the art of contouring and has now moved on from her glossy lip days. The most significant change in her life was when she married Kanye in 2014, which changed her name from Kardashian to Kardashian-West. She is currently a mother to four children: North (7), Saint (5), Chicago (3), and Psalm (via surrogate in May 2019). Recently, it was announced that Kim has filed for divorce from Kanye, and it’s expected that his appearance in the final season of their show will be minimal. Meanwhile, Kourtney remains as one of the original cast members.
Kourtney has ditched her noughties fashion for a more polished and modern look, similar to that of her sister Kim. In the first season of their reality show, Kourtney was introduced as a 27-year-old with a 24-year-old boyfriend named Scott Disick. Despite having three children together, the couple split in 2017 due to cheating allegations. However, they have remained amicable for the sake of their children. Kourtney’s ageless appearance can be attributed to her organic diet and breast enhancement surgery. Khloe’s fashion choices were not mentioned in the given content.
Over the last 14 years, Khloe has undergone an amazing transformation. When the pilot episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians aired, 22-year-old Khloe was fresh-faced and full of energy. Since then, she has worked hard to lose weight by exercising up to five times a week. As a result, she now confidently flaunts her stunning figure in revealing outfits. Despite facing challenges such as her breakup with Tristan Thompson, the father of her daughter True, who cheated on her with Jordyn Woods (Kylie Jenner’s former best friend), Khloe has managed to hold her head high with the unwavering support of the Kardashian family.
Kendall started her career as a fresh-faced 13-year-old on the reality show KUWTK. She quickly made the transition to modelling and has since worked with numerous high-end brands, earning millions of dollars in the process. Her success in the fashion industry earned her the title of “coolest person in the world” by GQ in 2015 and a spot as one of the highest paid models in 2016 according to Forbes. However, her Pepsi ad in 2017 received backlash for being tone deaf and insensitive. Despite this setback, Kendall has continued to thrive in her modelling career and has always remained grounded.
Kylie has come a long way from her early days on the family’s reality show. Despite being only 9 years old when she made her debut, she has since gained fame for her social media presence and impressive success as the founder of Kylie Cosmetics. Last year, she made history as the youngest self-made billionaire ever. While her appearance has changed dramatically over the years, Kylie has only confessed to getting lip fillers. She vehemently denied rumors of cheek or jaw surgery, butt implants, or breast augmentation in 2016. However, in 2018, she revealed that she had removed her lip fillers but later admitted to getting them touched up. In addition to her thriving career, Kylie became a mother to daughter Stormi Webster in 2018 with partner Travis Scott.
In 2015, Caitlyn Jenner revealed to the world that she is a transgender woman, after being known as Bruce for many years. This transformation has been one of the most talked about events in the past 14 years. Caitlyn struggled with gender dysphoria throughout her life and had wanted to transition since the age of 40. She has been married three times and has six biological children. When she began dating Kris Jenner in 1990, Caitlyn had already been on hormone therapy for over four years. While Kris was aware of Caitlyn’s situation, there were suggestions that she may have wanted to “fix” her. Despite her transition, Caitlyn has always been open about her past and references her former name in interviews.
Over the years, Rob has faced struggles with his weight and retreated from the limelight. He was previously a regular on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, but began pulling away from the show and public eye after his relationship with Adrienne Bailon ended in 2009. Rob’s weight gain continued until he was hospitalized for Type 2 diabetes in 2015, which motivated him to make a change. In 2016, Rob shocked fans by dating Blac Chyna, Kylie Jenner’s ex-boyfriend’s baby mama. Despite a tumultuous relationship and eventual split, Rob’s daughter Dream has been a driving force behind his recent health journey. He recently appeared at his sister Kourtney’s 40th birthday celebration looking happier and noticeably slimmer.
Kris Jenner seems to have stopped the clock on aging
Kris Jenner, the momager, has been involved in a variety of exciting ventures. She has not only hosted her own talk show, but has also produced cookbooks and a QVC fashion line since her show’s success. Additionally, Kris is still managing the careers of her children, which has enabled her to amass a fortune of £45 million. Despite being a grandmother to nine, Kris appears incredibly youthful at 65, and hardly looks old enough to have raised six children.