It’s been ten years since the world was introduced to the Kardashian clan and found themselves transfixed by the new reality show. It’s the series that has spawned spin-offs, make up lines, modeling careers, emojis, five children (and counting)—boasting fans like Jennifer Lawrence and Adele.
Since launching on E! in 2007, the members of the Kardashian family have become some of the most recognizable faces in the world, loved for their no-holds barred look into the lives of a close-knit group. Love them or hate them, you definitely know who they are.
This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and to celebrate, we’re looking the most outrageous, famous and infamous moments from the long-running reality series.
Watch the Keeping Up With the Kardashians 10th anniversary special this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on E!
If you look back at the beginnings of KUWTK, it’s pretty amazing the show has been such a huge success for the past decade. What started with a sex tape led into a show about a little-known family that included one daughter going to jail while the other took selfies. I think we can all agree that the true brilliance of KUWTK was in the master planning by Kris Jenner.
It was the face that launched a thousand memes. Feeling left out during a family ski trip, Kim broke down in tears, showing that even the world’s most beautiful people have their ugly moments. It was the first time we saw Kim cry on national television, but it wouldn’t be the last, or even the one that inspired the famous Kimoji merch.
Sure, losing an earring doesn’t seem like a huge deal, but one that costs more than a car definitely deserves a few tears. During a family trip to Bora Bora, Kim’s boyfriend Kris Humphries showed a complete lack of understanding of who he was dating and threw Kim in the water, jewelry and all. We knew from that moment that these two wouldn’t last more than 72 days. Kanye would never.
Speaking of Kanye, the rapper and fashion designer doesn’t often appear on KUWTK, but when he does it’s usually in a big way. First, there was the flashy engagement at the AT&T Park in San Francisco, but no event was bigger than the pairs’ 2014 wedding in Florence, Italy. From the custom table to the 20-foot veil to the wall of flowers, it was an event worthy of America’s royal couple.
Ain’t no wedding like a Kardashian wedding because a Kardashian wedding is planned in one week. At least, that was the case when Khloe fell for NBA player Lamar Odom. The pair rushed to get married before Odom’s season started and thanks to having buckets of money and a highly rated TV show, the wedding of Khloe’s dreams came together in 10 drama-filled days.
Kourtney and her longtime partner (Lord) Scott Disick have had no shortage of ups and downs in their relationship throughout the ten years of KUWTK. One thing the pair are able to do very well together is make super cute kids. By the time the pair had their second child with daughter Penelope, Kourtney had the parenting thing handled so well she was able to deliver her own baby. It’s pretty graphic, so we’ll just leave a link to the clip here.
Attempting to spice up her sex life with then-husband Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner decided to slip her partner some Viagra in his morning coffee. Unfortunately, her son Rob ended up with the wrong mug and was rushed to the emergency room. It was a hard episode to watch…
There have been a number of high profile romances on KUWTK, but the strangest yet has to be the love square siblings Rob and Kylie found themselves in. Kylie had been dating rapper Tyga for years when Rob began dating Tyga’s ex and baby mama, Blac Chyna. The drama was turned up to an 11 when Chyna began posting ‘Kimojis’ that looked like Kylie. Both couples have now split, but our feeling of icky-ness will remain forever.
In the most sobering scene from 10 years of KUWTK, Kim recounts the horrifying ordeal she endured while being held at gunpoint and robbed in Paris. The October 2016 event made national headlines and hearing Kim tell the terrifying story in her own words made for the most powerful and scary moment in KUWTK history.
Longtime fans of KUWTK noticed some big changes in Calabasas when Bruce began growing out his hair and living semi-permanently in the Malibu guest house. Still, no one could have predicted that Jenner would eventually come out as transgender. While the Kardashians have made millions for their TMI-filled episodes, Bruce sharing his journey of becoming Caitlyn and his children’s acceptance of their father’s transition opened up a dialogue and helped many families going through similar experiences.