Since 2007, the Kardashians have shared almost every aspect of their lives on our TV screens. In addition to the 20 seasons of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and two seasons of The Kardashians, the family has let fans into their lives through social media. It makes fans feel like they truly know the family.
Although people feel like they know everything about Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie, and Rob, the Kardashians still have some secrets. From using black toilet paper to a family member who can smell cavities, these are things you still don’t know about reality TV’s most famous family.
Kylie’s Sears Commercial
Before Kylie Jenner became a makeup and skincare mogul, she was just trying to find her path in a family full of big personalities. Besides appearing on KUWTK, Kylie’s first big job was in a Sears commercial in 2010. The then 12-year-old was one of the faces of Sears’ Crush Your Style campaign.
It was Kylie’s modeling debut, and she looked much different than the Kylie we know today. Her older sisters, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney launched a collection with Sears, so they helped Kylie land the campaign. Now Kylie does less modeling and focuses on her growing empire of makeup, skincare, and baby products.
Kris Founded a Church
Long before Kanye West started doing Sunday Service, Kris Jenner founded her own church. In 2009, Kris co-founded the California Community Church, previously known as the Life Change Church, led by pastor Brad Johnson. The family had a long relationship with Johnson, who officiated Khloe’s wedding to Lamar Odom.
Despite having a packed schedule of managing her six children, Kris found the time to open a church. Even though Kris and her daughters funded the church, they have been known to attend Hillsong or Kanye’s Sunday Service. Why would Kris open a church if she didn’t plan to attend it herself?
Khloe Has a Bad Memory
On a recent episode of The Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian and Kendall Jenner went for brain scans just for the fun of it. While it seems bizarre, Khloe opened up about suffering from memory issues since she was a teen. She mentioned that her memory issues were caused by a 2001 car accident.
When Khloe was 16, she went through the windshield of her car and suffered a head injury. In the years that have followed, she has spoken about the long-term effects of her injury. Khloe said she was sad because she couldn’t remember many things from her childhood because of the accident.
Kim Can Smell Cavities
Many say Kim Kardashian has no talent and is famous for being famous. However, most people don’t know that Kim’s secret talent is smelling cavities on other people. She revealed this hidden secret during a 2016 interview with the late Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld. Kim said cavities have a smell different from bad breath.
When Khloe was still married to Lamar Odom, Kim said she knew Lamar had a cavity because she could smell it. It turned out he had multiple cavities, so Kim was right. While there is no scientific proof that she can smell cavities, we will take her word for it.
Kris Only Uses Black Toilet Paper
While most people go to the store and pick up a pack of generic toilet paper, Kris is anything but the average person. Instead of getting regular white toilet paper, Kris once stocked her home with special black toilet paper. She wanted it to match her black marble bathrooms.
We don’t even know where one would buy black toilet paper, but Kim was not a fan of it. During a 2013 episode of KUWTK, Kim complained about the toilet paper, saying, “I like to see what I’m wiping.” We would have to agree.
Kim Promoted Charmin
Her mom might have been obsessed with black toilet paper, but Kim was a classic white toilet paper kind of girl. In 2010, Kim served as the spokesperson for Charmin and attended ribbon-cutting ceremonies when the company opened public restrooms in New York in 2010.
Kim told the press, “I’m happy to join Charmin as they give the gift of restrooms near Times Square.” Her mom must not have been happy that they also didn’t make black toilet paper. Kris still got ten percent of Kim’s earnings even if she didn’t use Charmin.
Khloe’s Sheet Washing Routine
Most people wash and change their sheets once a week, but that is not often enough for Khloe. In 2016, she admitted to changing and washing her sheets every two days. She said, “Obviously, if I’m not in town or not sleeping in my bed, I’ll wait.”
Khloe said when she gets a spray tan; her sheets go in the wash right after. She has been known for her excessive cleaning and organizing habits. There is a place for everything in her pantry, which looks like an organizer’s dream. But the sheet changing is over the top.
Odd Sleeping Habits
Not only does Khloe change her sheets every two days, but she also has specific sleeping habits. While addressing rumors about her changing appearance in 2015, Khloe said her friend noticed the right side of her face was flatter from sleeping on it.
Instead of getting Botox and fillers, Khloe started only sleeping on the left side of her face to even things out. In the past, Khloe had a bad reaction to Botox, so she didn’t want to try it again. Her solution was one way to fix the problem.
Kim’s Hit Single
Kim has done many things throughout her career that people forgot about, but one thing she will never live down is her 2011 single, “Jam (Turn It Up).” The song had plenty of autotune, and critics called her the worst singer on a reality show.
Surprisingly, Kanye helped produce the song. All the proceeds went to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, but that wasn’t enough to make people love the song. It might be embarrassing, but her song is truly iconic. If you haven’t heard it, go dance around to it now!
No Star for Kim
She might be one of the most famous women in the world, but Kim doesn’t get everything she wants. Surprisingly, Kim was denied a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame even though she is an icon whether people like it or not.
In 2013, Kanye advocated for Kim to be part of the famous tourist attraction, but he was shut down. The committee deciding who gets a star said, “We don’t have a category for reality stars on the Walk of Fame.” Kim would only be considered if nominated for a major performance award.
Rob’s Changing Phone Numbers
Out of all the Kardashian siblings, Rob is the most private. He is rarely seen in pictures, doesn’t appear on the show, and only uses his social media to show off his adorable daughter. However, in 2013, Rob gave a rare interview with Us Weekly to share facts about himself.
He said his favorite sibling is Kylie, he once drank enough lemonade to need his tonsils removed, and he changes his phone number ten times a year. That must be hard for people to keep up with, but we guess that is why Rob changes it so often.
Many people like to say the Kardashians aren’t the brightest, but Kim recently passed the baby Bar, and Kourtney is a college graduate. Besides Rob, Kourtney is the only sister to have finished college. She initially attended college in Texas before transferring to the University of Arizona.
Kourtney earned her degree in theater even though she never wanted to be an actress. Most of her college days were spent partying, and she occasionally posts throwback pictures from those younger years. Her other sisters didn’t want to take the traditional college route.
Kourtney’s First Job
After graduating from the University of Arizona, Kourtney got a job as a movie production assistant. She said the job involved yelling “cut” and “rolling.” It was much less luxurious than her life today, but it taught her a lot about TV and film production.
Initially, Kourtney contemplated following in her father’s footsteps by attending law school but changed her mind. While she might have earned a degree, the rest of her family has proven that you don’t need to finish college to be a billionaire.
Kourtney Was a Soap Star
Aside from starring on the family’s reality TV series and several spin-offs, Kourtney has a few other acting credits under her belt. In 2011, she made an appearance on ABC’s famous soap opera One Life to Live, where she played Kassandra Kavanaugh.
It was fun to play a lawyer for the episode, but Kourtney said it was a nerve-wracking experience. She had many lines to memorize, which wasn’t like anything she had done before. Kourtney didn’t receive any award nominations, but it was fun to try.
The NDA Pile
Have you ever gone to someone’s home and were greeted by having to sign a legal document? If you ever have a chance to go to Kris’ home, expect to sign a non-disclosure agreement when you walk in. She reportedly has a pile of them next to the front door.
Kris doesn’t want any of her secrets spilled, so she makes sure there are legal repercussions for anyone who betrays her trust. Next to the pile of NDAs is a small sign that reads, “What we say here, what we see here, let it stay here when we leave here.”
Serious Table Settings
Kris has always loved entertaining at her home, and she released a cookbook titled, In the Kitchen with Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites. In the book, Kris revealed the secrets to a perfect dinner, which included precise table settings.
Whenever Kris cooks Italian food, she pulls out her red Hermes china because it goes “with the red sauce.” Kris admitted that she loves setting her tables because it is an art. She said, “Some people pain; others make music and dance; I make table settings.”
Kim’s Jewelry Ritual
There’s nothing worse than slipping on your big diamond ring in the morning, and the metal is so cold. Although most of us don’t have this problem, Kim hates the feeling of cold jewelry in the morning, so she found a solution.
In a 2011 tweet, Kim revealed that she blow dries her jewelry before putting it on so that it won’t be cold on her skin. Kim has definitely scaled back on wearing flashy jewelry and sticks to a minimalist look, so we wonder if she still needs to do this.
Kim’s Big Purchase
In the early 2010s, Kim was not afraid to spend her money on big purchases. As a lover of fine jewelry, she jumped on the opportunity to purchase a piece from Elizabeth Taylor’s personal collection. Taylor is a style icon, and Kim looked up to her.
When the actress died in 2011, many of her personal items, including her jewelry, were auctioned off. Kim bought three of Taylor’s jade bracelets during an auction for $64,000. We wonder what she did with them after over a decade.
Being in the spotlight isn’t easy because you are judged for every little thing. Kim has faced her fair share of criticism from the tabloids about her body. For a while, she became so insecure that she would only wear a bikini when it was overcast to hide her cellulite from the paparazzi.
Kim has been on a fitness journey over the past few years and is in the best shape of her life. Although she isn’t afraid to flaunt her curves, it’s still hard to read what people have to say about her body.
Kendall’s Name Sake
Long before Kendall was born, Kris was best friends with Nicole Brown Simpson, who was brutally murdered. Robert Kardashian famously defended Nicole’s ex-husband, OJ Simpson, during the murder trial. It caused issues between Kris and Robert, and Kris didn’t want to give up on her friend.
When Kris found out she was pregnant with another daughter, she wanted to honor her late friend by using Nicole’s name. She stuck with the “K” theme by naming her daughter Kendall but used Nicole as Kendall’s middle name. Kendall was born a year after the murder.
Kim Tested Her Friends
When you are as famous as the Kardashians, you must be careful about who you trust. The Kardashians have been betrayed by people they thought were friends, so Kim put hers to the test. When she had her daughter North in 2013, she sent out fake baby pictures.
Kim sent the fake photos to several friends to see if they would try to sell them. Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly), some of her “friends” sold the pictures. She sent a different photo to each person, so she knew who broke her trust and cut them off.
Not Grandma Kris
If you have watched KUWTK or The Kardashians, you know that Kris has 12 grandchildren now. Her family keeps expanding, but she refuses to be called “grandma.” Kris is young at heart and doesn’t feel like the title fits her style.
Instead of having her grandchildren call her grandma, Kris goes by the nickname “Lovey.” It sounds a lot cuter than grandma. The nickname was inspired by one of her mother’s friends. Although Kris doesn’t go by grandma, her children call her mother Grandma MJ.
Their Old Store
Unless you have been following the Kardashians since the beginning, you might not know about all their old business ventures. Before they became reality TV royalty, Kourtney and Kris owned a children’s clothing boutique called Smooch. The store was open for six years before closing in 2009.
Besides Smooch, Kourtney also ran DASH with her sisters. The boutique originally opened in Calabasas before expanding to Miami and New York. However, the store became too much to manage as other business ventures took off, so the sisters closed the store.
Rob’s Passion Project
Unlike his sisters, Rob hasn’t always had brand deals or multiple business ventures. However, his family helped him launch a sock line in 2012 under the name Arthur George. He created the name by combining his and his father’s middle names.
While we don’t know how or why he became so passionate about socks, it gave him something to do during a darker period in his life. Rob has moved on to other business ventures, including a hot sauce company and a clothing company, but Arthur George will always be his first.
Kourtney’s Sons Share a Birthday
Kourtney has three children, including her two sons, Mason and Reign Disick. Mason was born on a special episode of KUWTK, where Kourtney helped pull him out. It was an iconic TV moment that she cherishes, and there is another special thing about Mason’s birthday.
Mason was born on December 14, and five years later, Reign was born on the same day. Kourtney said, “It is still crazy to me that I have two boys born on the same day. I really tried not to have it happen so they could have their day.”
Kim’s First Wedding
In case you didn’t know, Kim has been married three times. Everyone remembers her infamous 72-day marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries and her decade-long marriage to Kanye West. However, before Humphries and Kanye, Kim was married to Damon Thomas.
Kim was only 19 when she married the music producer. It took four years to finalize their divorce in 2004. Kim opened up about the marriage in a 2018 episode of KUWTK, where she said she “got married to Thomas on ecstasy.” That wasn’t a good idea.
A Quick Proposal
Kim may have been married three times, but Khloe married Lamar Odem within 30 days of meeting him. Their whirlwind romance began in 2009 after they met through a mutual friend. The two quickly fell head over heels, and Lamar popped the question within three weeks.
Khloe famously asked her mother to plan a wedding within a week. The magical day was captured on camera for a wedding special, but things quickly took a turn. Khloe and Lamar split in 2013, and she admitted that it was crazy to marry someone in a short time.
The Idea for the Show
It’s hard to remember a time before the Kardashian family took over reality TV because it has been 15 years since the show first premiered. Many wonder who was the brains behind the show that changed their lives. Most assume it was Kris for obvious reasons.
However, Kris revealed that her friend, Deena Katz, gave her the idea. Deena is the casting director for Dancing with the Stars, and she thought Kris and the family would be the perfect subjects for a reality show. Deena was more than right.
The Original Purpose
KUWTK has launched the Kardashians into a territory of fame they never could have imagined. Initially, the family signed up for the show, not for fame but to help their businesses. Kris thought it would be the perfect way to push sales at their stores, DASH and Smooch.
The first few seasons heavily featured the boutiques, which have since closed. The show continues to help drive sales for the businesses because SKIMS, Good American, Kylie Cosmetics, 818 Tequila, and Poosh are often discussed. Their businesses are thriving because of the fans.
Many people know there have been KUWTK spin-off shows, but have you ever realized how many there have been? Since the inception of KUWTK, there have been ten spin-off series, including Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, and Khloe & Lamar.
The other spin-offs included Sex with Brody (Brody Jenner), Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons, Dash Dolls, I Am Cait, Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian, Rob & Chyna, and Life of Kylie. The Kardashians have been all over our screens and aren’t going anywhere.
Khloe Was on Celebrity Apprentice
Just as the family was becoming more famous, they were offered to appear on other reality shows. In 2009, Khloe participated in the eighth season of Celebrity Apprentice. She was eliminated halfway through the season, which is further than most people expected her to get.
During an episode of Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show, Khloe admitted that she hated every minute of being on Celebrity Apprentice. She said Kris made her do it, so she had no choice. Khloe was uncomfortable and felt out of her element.
Kim’s Not a Dancer
If there is one thing you should know about Kim, she hates dancing in front of people. Therefore, it was shocking when she agreed to be on Season 7 of Dancing with the Stars. In 2008, Kim partnered with dancing pro Mark Ballas, but she didn’t get very far.
Kim was eliminated after the second week in the competition, which was a huge challenge for her. She was proud of herself for trying, but Kim knew she was not a dancer. She has tried to overcome her fear, but nothing has brought her out of her dancing shell.
The Kardashians have spent plenty of time discussing their plans for the afterlife. They have looked at coffins, mausoleums, and grave plots, but the strangest thing is the special clause in Khloe’s will. On a recent episode of The Kardashians, Khloe discussed her will.
Khloe said, “If I’m in a coma, I’m still getting my nails done once a week. And that’s in my will because people are going to visit me.” It’s rather morbid, but at least they know what they want if something terrible happens. Kim also has that clause in her will.
With plenty of money to spend, the holidays are an exciting time for the Kardashians. They have gotten each other some wild gifts over the years that most people would never think of or be able to afford for their family members.
Some of their outrageous gifts include a 1956 Thunderbird, mopeds, and Birkin bags. The Kardashians love Christmas and never miss a chance to throw their annual Christmas Eve party, which has a star-studded guest list. It’s a dream to be invited to a Kardashian Christmas party.
The Kardashians are a very open family and rarely keep secrets from each other. However, the whole family was shocked and speechless when Kourtney and Travis Barker got hitched in Vegas after the Grammys. Their tequila-fueled nuptials were news to the family and the world.
The two lovebirds eventually had a more official wedding in Italy, but no one knew they were going to get married in Vegas. Kris was probably upset because she didn’t know about it before the news hit the headlines. That’s not the usual “Kris Jenner” way.
The Kardashian Curse
Those who aren’t fans of the Kardashians believe in “The Kardashian Curse.” The curse supposedly affects the men who have dated any of the Kardashian sisters because they usually suffer a wave of bad luck after the break-up.
For example, Scott Disick, who dated Kourtney, suffered from an alcohol problem and lost control of his life. Kanye had multiple breakdowns since his split from Kim, and Lamar went on a downward spiral after separating from Khloe. However, it sounds like the men are responsible for their struggles.
The Kardashians are well known for their wild antics, but Kim and Kourtney take the cake for bizarre habits. The two admitted to keeping boxes full of items that remind them of their exes. It’s weird because most people want to forget their past relationships.
They have things like used McDonald’s McNuggets boxes, pictures, movie tickets, and gifts hidden away in the boxes. Kim and Kourtney tried to get Khloe to do the same thing, but she couldn’t get on board. We don’t blame Khloe for not being into it.
Kim’s Fake Jewelry
In 2016, Kim was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, and the robbers stole $10 million worth of jewelry. Kim used to be flashy about her jewelry and wasn’t afraid to show off her bling on social media. However, the thieves used social media to track her and know what to steal.
After the robbery, Kim scaled down on what she would wear on social media and in public. She also wears fake pieces instead because it feels less risky to her. Kim added that she no longer keeps her jewelry in her home; it is in a vault.
The Kardashians are a very tight-knit family, and they have had to be because fame has pushed people away. As they rose to fame, many of their friends were jealous of their success, which caused people to cut them off and speak poorly about them.
Kris said her longtime pals “shunned” her but came running back as the show succeeded. However, their sudden interest was fake. People only wanted to come back into their lives because they were famous. It was hard to tell who was a genuine friend and who was using them.
Being a reality TV star takes a lot of work. The Kardashians spend a lot of time getting camera ready, and their makeup artists revealed it takes about an hour and a half for them to get glam. They like to look perfect for their confessionals and red-carpet moments.
However, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney do their own makeup whenever they are quickly running errands. Sitting for an hour in hair and makeup seems like a lot of work, and we would get bored. Luckily, all the Kardashians have glam rooms in their homes.
Most parents won’t admit if they have a favorite child or not, but Kris was put on the spot at the KUWTK reunion. Andy Cohen asked the momager who was the easiest and hardest to manage. Kris revealed that Kendall was the easiest child to manage.
Kendall is the most laid-back of her siblings, so we can see why Kris has no issues with her. On the other hand, Kris admitted that Kourtney was the hardest to manage. It’s no surprise because Kourtney never wanted to film and fought with her sisters about everything.
No Speeches Allowed
Kim and Kanye’s wedding was a big event. They pulled out all the stops to have the most elegant and romantic wedding because they wanted everything to be perfect. Although Kim is very close with her family, Khloe was banned from giving a speech.
Khloe is known for being the funny sister with no filter, so Kim forbade her from sharing embarrassing stories about the couple. Kanye reportedly teased Khloe with a mic because he knew she wanted to say a few funny words about him and Kim.