In Defense of The Kardashians: Why You Should Be Keeping Up

They’re the most talked about family in pop culture. They are a hot topic of debate, with people calling them everything from “America’s Royal Family” to “the most annoying people of all time.” People love to hate on the Kardashians but there’s no denying that they’re super family-oriented. They film together constantly, travel everywhere, have taken on huge business ventures and seem to always genuinely love each other. That’s more than many families can say.

The Kardashians don’t seem to be affected by the hate either. They’re laughing all the way to the bank. I mean, have you seen how high Kim Kardashian‘s net worth is?  I wouldn’t be concerned with the hate either. Even if they didn’t have their loads of cash, they still and always will have each other. Family comes first for them. Through the good times and the bad, they’re always there for one another. Here are some of the great and not-so-great moments that the Kardashians have been through, all of which showcase what a tight-knit fam they are.


1. When Kourtney and Scott Broke Up… Again!

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick‘s relationship had always been a rocky one, even prior to the drama surrounding their latest breakup. The pair started dating in 2006 and remained together until their first breakup in 2009. They got back together when Kourtney found out she was pregnant with the couple’s first child, Mason Disick. Things still weren’t entirely smooth sailing for the pair but they remained close and had two more children together. Their most recent break-up in 2015 stemmed from Disick’s issues with alcohol, which he has acknowledged and sought treatment for. There’s no telling whether the pair will reunite once more. Even Kourtney herself didn’t reject the possibility in a recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

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Just because the two are not together romantically anymore doesn’t mean that Disick is completely out of the family. In the above clip, Kourtney and Disick are seen shopping together with Kardashian matriarch Kris in tow. Kourtney relates that although the two are no longer together, there’s no reason why they can’t go on a shopping trip as friends. After all, the two are dedicated to co-parenting their three children and the rest of the Kardashians have still remained close Kourtney’s ex-boyfriend. He attended one of the family’s latest trips to Vail and is seen publicly hanging out with the family all of the time. The Kardashians still consider Disick to be a part of their family, which shows that put family before all else.


2. Kim’s Divorce Drama

Out of all of the breakups experienced by the Kardashians, Kim’s divorce from basketball player Kris Humphries in 2011 may have been the one that was most torn up by the media. Well, they did separate after not even three months! Kim was torn up by the unfolding of events and her family obviously stood by her side. They knew how badly Kim felt about the unfortunate situation and didn’t judge her for ending things so soon, save for a couple of classic Kardashian quips.

Kim was lucky to have her family to lean on during all of her divorce drama, which lasted almost two years (and two years longer than her actual marriage…). They were able to get her mind off of the drama by simply being there for her and letting her know that it was alright to end things with Humphries. Many didn’t respect Kim’s decision to end the marriage so quickly and that had to be daunting for the media maven to face. But, her family was behind the decision 100%.  In the following interview with Oprah Winfrey, Kris Jenner states that she never wanted Kim to stay with Humphries if she was truly unhappy. She says that no amount of money, fame, etc. should get in the way of Kim’s happiness. Her sentiments definitely show how family-oriented they all are. People might label them as “fame hungry” but whatever fame they have pales in comparison to how important family is to them.

Kim didn’t have to dwell on her marriage woes for too long. Shortly after separating from Humphries, Kim got together with longtime friend Kanye West. And the Wests have been going strong ever since, with their family right by their side.


3. Caitlyn’s Transition

Caitlyn Jenner’s transition took many people by surprise. Even some of the Kardashians themselves had no idea about Caitlyn’s transformation until the famous Vanity Fair cover shoot came out. Some of the family took the news harder than others. Kim was super supportive from the get-go and shared her well wishes for Caitlyn on Twitter the very same day the magazine came out. Others, like Kris and Kendall Jenner, didn’t receive the news as easily.

One of the best things about the Kardashian fam is that when one of them is hurting, everyone rallies around them to lend their support. In the above clip, Kris has a hard time dealing with everything regarding Caitlyn. Kim, who has been one of the best in handling the situation, steps up and helps her mother. Kim shows how thoughtful she is as she collects Bruce’s clothing so that the other kids in the family can have mementos of Caitlyn’s old self. She also lends her shoulder for her mom Kris to cry on and offers advice on how to cope. Kim tries to tell her that the transition doesn’t mean that Bruce is gone or out of their lives. It’s just that Caitlyn can finally live as her true self. The Kardashians may not be considered rocket scientists but they certainly know what to say to a family member in order to help them through anything that they’re dealing with.


4. Lamar’s Serious Situation

When the news broke about Lamar Odom’s scary drug overdose in 2015, his estranged wife Khloe rushed to be by his side as he resided in intensive care. Even though Khloe and Odom were in the process of getting a divorce, Khloe stood by Odom throughout his ordeal. The rest of the family similarly dropped everything to be with the basketball player, even halting filming for a couple of days (which is a serious rarity in the Kardashians’ world). They were obviously taking the situation seriously and stood by Odom’s side.

It didn’t matter that Khloe and Odom were no longer together. Similar to Kourtney and Disick, just because the duo separated doesn’t mean that they were going to cut off all ties with Odom. He is and always be family to them. Thankfully, Odom managed to recover from the ordeal with the Kardashians at his side. The family’s dedication to Odom in his time of need shows that they will always stick by their family, no matter what the situation is.

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5. Kourtney Delivering Her Own Child

Kourtney was the first of her siblings to have a child. The Kardashian family wasn’t on great terms with the father of the child, Disick, at the time and weren’t exactly thrilled at the idea of Kourtney having a child with him. Things turned around when Kourtney was actually ready to give birth, though. The family focused on the impending birth and stood by Kourtney the entire time.

Almost the whole crew was in the delivery room along with Kourtney and Disick. They were there to lend their support to Kourtney but she may not have needed it. Kourtney was so ready to have her baby that she literally pulled her child, Mason, out of her! Talk about a Supermom! Still, it had to have been comforting to Kourtney to have her family by her side in such an intense situation. I don’t know how many people would have almost their entire families alongside them in the delivery room like this. However, with the Kardashians, being there for one another in any time of need is of the utmost importance to them.

The Kardashians have been through thick and thin but always come out on top. We know we’ll see more from the famous family. Here’s hoping we’ll get episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians for years to come so we can see how this crazy family grows even more!

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