Kardashian Sisters Curse and Their Dating History
Anyone who dates the Kardashian sisters, their mom (Kris) and the Jenner sisters are rumored to be under a curse. They suffer bad luck that seems to follow them during and after a relationship.
Even the sisters sometimes have their own bad luck when it comes to love as well. Let's take a look at their relationship history to see if an actual Kardashian curse follows this family.
Kris and Caitlyn Jenner
Years together: 1991–2013
Bottom Line: Kris and Caitlyn Jenner
Curses are usually generational, so let's start with Kris Jenner. She was married to Robert Kardashian (one of O.J. Simpson's lawyers during his 1995 murder trial) from 1978 to 1991. Kourtney, Khloe, Kim and Rob came from that union.
Soon after their divorce, she met and married former Olympian Bruce Jenner, and together, they had Kendall and Kylie. They separated in 2013, and Bruce came out as Caitlyn two years later.
Caitlyn is somewhat estranged from the family today and told her housemates on "Big Brother VIP": "I would say from my standpoint, our relationship is not as good as it should be. I don't have any hard feelings toward her [Kris]. I wish it [the relationship] was closer, but it's not."
Kim said, "I think my mom has had her fair share of hurt in this relationship with Caitlyn. She has a hard time getting over things. And it’s completely understandable."
In 2021, Caitlyn launched a bid for the California governorship in the recall election against Gavin Newson, but only won 75,215 votes.
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
Years together: 2006–2015
Bottom Line: Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick were never married but amicably co-parent their three kids together.
Scott has had issues with substance abuse and has been in and out of rehab over the past decade. He also lost both his parents within two months of each other in 2013 and 2014.
While he's dated a string of women since he and Kourtney broke up, he allegedly hasn't come to grips with her engagement to Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
Years together: 2019–present
Bottom Line: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
Kourtney and Travis Barker were friends before they were partners and went public with their relationship in 2021. So far, their relationship has not befallen the "curse."
However, she and Travis are trying for a baby, which Kourtney admits has been a struggle. She's undergone IVF treatments which she said caused her to gain weight and experience a number of strange side effects.
"I feel like I want to jump out of my skin. I’m so crazy. I can’t take it," she said. "I just feel like this is for safety. I hope that going through all of this is worth it. I don’t want to put my body through something like this again. The emotions of it all are just a lot."
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
Years together: 2009–2013
Bottom Line: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom seemed happy together when they appeared on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," but there was trouble in paradise. He, too, had substance abuse problems, and he went missing for 72 hours in 2013.
In 2015, Lamar overdosed in a Nevada brothel and was comatose for months. Khloe put their divorce proceeds on hold and helped him recover.
Of the alleged curse, he says, "That’s stupidity because everybody goes through s***. The people that made them [the Kardashians] are the ones who point the fingers. It’s kind of sickening. I’ve lived it from the inside in, to the outside."
Khloe Kardashian and James Harden
Years together: 2015–2016
Bottom Line: Khloe Kardashian and James Harden
NBA player James Harden appears to be one of the few people who has not felt the sting of the Kardashian curse. Although he's been traded over the years, he's currently on the court with the Philadelphia 76ers.
However, he didn't like being in the spotlight, and in 2015, declared the time he was with Khloe as the "worst" year of his life.
He later admitted the tabloid coverage was distracting: "It was just too much. There was just a lot of nonsense, just saying my name for no reason. It was a learning experience, for sure."
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
Years together: 2016–2022 (on and off)
Bottom Line: Khloe and Tristan Thompson
While it looked like Khloe had finally found true love with Tristan Thompson, it was not meant to be.
In 2019, Thompson was caught cheating on Khloe during her pregnancy with several women. They did attempt to make another go of it in 2020, but by 2021, it was over between them once again. Thompson cheated on Khloe a second time, as he confirmed paternity of another child in 2022.
He posted to Instagram: "Khloe, you don't deserve this. 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. My actions certainly have not lined up with the way I view you.
I have the utmost respect and love for you. Regardless of what you may think. Again, I am incredibly sorry."
The Chicago Bulls forward was fined $20,000 for swearing at an official during a game with the New Orleans Pelicans in March 2022.
Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush
Years together: 2007–2009
Bottom Line: Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush
Once part of an "it" couple, after Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian split in 2009, the NFL player’s star began to fade. In 2010, Bush lost his Heisman Trophy due to his violation of the Heisman Trust rules. Those rules changed in recent years, and he's been campaigning to get it back.
Reggie quit playing football in 2017 to spend more time with his wife and kids and has been working as a college football analyst for Fox Sports since 2019.
Kim Kardashian and Damon Thomas
Years together: 2000–2004
Bottom Line: Kim Kardashian and Damon Thomas
Kim was just 19 when she married Damon Thomas, then 29. After their split four years later, she claimed domestic abuse in the divorce papers, which he has consistently denied.
Since then, he's been plagued with money issues. He had to pay Kim $44,000 in the divorce. He filed for bankruptcy in 2014, owed thousands in child support, and stacked up significant tax debt.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Years together: 2010—2011
Bottom Line: Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Kim and NBA player Kris Humphries had one of the shortest marriages on record. It lasted for only 72 days.
"Keeping Up With the Kardashians" portrayed him as being pretty unlikeable, and after their split, he was often booed by fans while on the court.
While she filed for divorce, he filed for an annulment, claiming the marriage was used to boost the show's ratings.
He's now retired from the NBA and claims the relationship destroyed his basketball career: "I should have known what I was getting into. I was definitely naïve about how much my life was going to change. But the one thing that really bothers me is whenever people say that my marriage was fake ... there was about a year where I was in a dark place. I didn’t want to leave my home."
Since then, he's opened up restaurant franchises in Minnesota and Wisconsin and has become a real estate agent.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Years together: 2014–2022
Bottom Line: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kanye West still remains in the rap game even after divorcing Kim, but he has had a rough go of things in recent years. At the end of 2016, he was placed under a psychiatric hold after suffering a breakdown, and his mental health has been in question ever since. Clearly, it has taken a toll on their marriage.
Kim said: "I very much desire to be divorced. I have asked Kanye to keep our divorce private, but he has not done so. Kanye has been putting a lot of misinformation regarding our private family matters and co-parenting on social media which has created emotional distress.
"I believe that the court terminating our marital status will help Kanye to accept that our marital relationship is over and to move forward on a better path which will assist us in peacefully co-parenting our children."
Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson
Years together: 2021–present
Bottom Line: Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson
Kim and Pete Davidson have been dating for only a few months, so there's no news of a curse befalling him (or their relationship) as of yet.
However, when the couple began getting serious, Kanye started lashing out against the "Saturday Night Live" performer in a series of tweets and texts, all but threatening his life.
Kanye was supposed to perform at the 2022 Grammys but has been denied the spot due to his "concerning online behavior."
Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons
Years together: 2018–2019
Bottom Line: Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons
Even the Jenner sisters are subject to the curse. Kendall's former flame, NBA player Ben Simmons has seen tough times on the court since their breakup.
He has endured back surgery and hasn't been performing as well as he used to, missing free throws and choosing to pass the ball more often than shooting it.
Fans believe the breakup has affected his game.
Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker
Years together: 2020–present
Bottom Line: Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker
Kendall and Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker have been dating for some time now with no ill effects to either one of them. In fact, Devin has been doing better than ever, and his MVP odds are rising.
Kendall has also recently slammed the idea of a curse, saying: "What I don’t like about this narrative is that the blame is on us. I think the men need to take that responsibility. It’s almost offensive, personally.
"I think that we’re all extremely giving and caring and loving women. And, when there is a man in our lives, we, like, give everything to them, and as a family, we all love them so much."
Kylie Jenner and Tyga
Years together: 2014—2017
Bottom Line: Kylie Jenner and Tyga
Tyga was an up-and-coming rapper before he began dating Kylie Jenner, but afterward, he quickly found himself in the "where are they now" file.
After the couple's breakup, his music career went downhill. The only time he's been in the media since was due to an arrest for domestic violence in 2021, as well as for defaulting on rent and car payments and his involvement in several lawsuits.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott
Years together: 2017–present
Bottom Line: Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott
Travis and Kylie are still very much together and gave birth to their second child in 2022.
However, in 2021, tragedy occurred at Travis's Astroworld festival. Ten people died, and hundreds were injured during a massive crowd surge. Concertgoers were packed so tightly that they could not breathe or move, and those that died did so due to compression asphyxia.
More than 300 lawsuits totaling over $750 million have been filed against Travis and the concert promoters by the victims and their families.