Kim Kardashian - Rise of a Pop Celeb

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  • Birth

    Birth
    Kim Kardashian is born to attorney Robert Kardashian and wife Kris Kardashian.
  • Period: to

    Keeping Up With Kim Kardashian

    A look at how socialite Kim Kardashian went from being a nobody to being a recognisible face that sells billions across the world.
  • In apt company

    In apt company
    At pre-school, Kim Kardashian's friend's circle included Paris Hilton, who like her, would go on to create an empire of her own in two decades.
  • Mother marries Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner

    Mother marries Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner
    Kim Kardashian gets a new step-dad when her mother Kris marries Olympic gold medalist, Bruce Jenner. Kim would go on to have two sisters from this union, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, who were born five and seven years after the marriage respectively.
  • Ashamed of her growing body at puberty

    Ashamed of her growing body at puberty
    Now known for her voluptuous body, Kim Kardashion admitted to Playboy that she would pray that her body would stop developing when she hit puberty. She denies rumours that she has had work done on her breasts, butt or lips.
  • Dad successfully defends O.J.Simpson

    Dad successfully defends O.J.Simpson
    On this day her biological father Robert Kardashian read a statement to the media by his friend, O.J.Simpson. A few days earlier Robert was seen carrying Simpson's garment bag the day he flew back from Chicago after the double murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Robert acted in Simpson's defence as volunteer assistant during trial.
    O.J.Simpson was charged with double murder and later acquitted of all charges in what is regarded - till today - as a controversial criminal trial.
  • Says 'I Do' for the First Time

    Says 'I Do' for the First Time
    Still pretty much a nobody, Kim Kardashian eloped to Las Vegas and wedded music producer Damon Thomas in 2000 when she was just 19, a decision she would later regret. Thomas worked with the likes of Pink and Faith Evans.
  • Biological father passes away

    Biological father passes away
    Kim Kardashian's biological father passes away after losing his battle with esophagael cancer at the age of 59. Kim spoke at the funeral and decribes that as "the hardest thing she has had to do in her life".
  • First divorce

    First divorce
    Kim Kardashian divorces music producer Damon Thomas, who would later label her 'a compulsive shopper'.
  • Stylist and shopper for the Stars

    Stylist and shopper for the Stars
    Kim begins her climb up the celebrity ladder. R&B singer, Brandy, was voted the worst dressed celebrity after which Kim Kardashian was hired as her personal stylist to help reinvent the singer's status. She also worked as personal shopper for singer Lindsay Lohan as her business took off.
  • When Kim K meet Ray J

    When Kim K meet Ray J
    After being appointed as stylist for Brandy, Kim starts dating the singer's brother, singer-songwriter, Ray J.
  • Spotted with single-man Nick Lachey

    Spotted with single-man Nick Lachey
    Kim Kardashian is spotted holding hands at an afternoon showing of The Da Vinci Code with 98 degrees singer Nick Lachey a few months after his public divorce from wife, Jessica Simpson.
  • First stint in front of the camera - with her permission!

    First stint in front of the camera - with her permission!
    Kim Kardashian lands her first role in front of the camera as she appears in the television drama series, Beyond The Break, which focusses on four women in the world of professional surfing shot in Hawaii.
  • KarDASHian sisters launch D-A-S-H

    KarDASHian sisters launch D-A-S-H
    Kim, along with sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, open their first luxury clothing store D-A-S-H in California. It has since opened two more branches in New Yok City and Miami. D-A-S-H sell bras, clothing and accessories from a variety of clothing labels.
  • Rise to 'Superstar'dom

    Rise to 'Superstar'dom
    Vivid Entertainment buys the rights to a home sex video that was leaked onto the internet with Kim Kardashian and Ray J and releases it as 'Kim Kardshian: Superstar'. Kim sues Vivid for ownership of the tape. The tape helps enhance her popularity in the American social circuit.
  • Begins dating NFL star Reggie Bush

    Begins dating NFL star Reggie Bush
    Kim begins her courtship with NFL star Reggie Bush that would last for almost three years. She was by Bush's side during his 2010 Superbowl victory with the New Orlean Saints. She told AP, "I'm not really a sports girl. But I sit with all the wives and they know everything and I don't so they are teaching me, and I'm learning a lot about it, so I'm loving it."
  • Drops sex tape suit with Vivid Entertainment

    Drops sex tape suit with Vivid Entertainment
    Kim Kardashin drops her legal lawsuit with Vivid Entertainment which released her leaked home sex tape with Ray J. She pockets $5 million from the company in the process.
  • Keeping Up With The Kardashians airs

    Keeping Up With The Kardashians airs
    Series based on the private and professional lives of the Kardashian and Jenner family is aired for the first time on E! Six seasons of the show - including successful spinoffs have been aired so far with the seventh set for release later in 2012.
  • Poses nude for Playboy

    Poses nude for Playboy
    Kim sheds her clothes - this time knowingly - for Playboy magazine. She was quoted as saying, "Of course you're nervous and want more time to work out. But I'm proud to show people who I am, You always see the typical skinny models and I'm not that and I'm proud not to be that."
  • Spotted kissing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo

    Spotted kissing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo
    Kim and Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo were spotted kissing outside a Madrid restaurant but the romance was short-lived.
  • Begins dating basketballer Kris Humphries

    Begins dating basketballer Kris Humphries
    Kim Kardashian begins dating professional NBA star Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets.
  • Releases music video

    Releases music video
    Jam (Turn It UP) Films music video for 'Jam (Turn It Up)', a single she did for 'Kourtney and Kim Take on New York'. The video features rapper Kanye West and was directed by Hype Williams (Coldplay, Jay Z, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj).
  • Engagement

    Engagement
    Kim and Kris get engaged. Some big, expensive rocks are enchanged as hype around the wedding begins.
  • Wedding Bells for the second time

    Wedding Bells for the second time
    Kris and Kim tie the knot in a lavish ceremony in a private estate in California amidst 440 guests and E! cameras. Guests included Eva Longoria, Ryan Seacrest, Avril Lavigne and Demi Lovato.
  • 72-day affair comes to an end

    72-day affair comes to an end
    Kim filed for divorce citing the now-infamous 'irreconcilable differences' tag after just 72 days of wedded bliss. Days before filing for divorce she said that life as a newlywed to Kris Humpries was "not ideal".