This fall, E! will present Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons, the latest reality series focusing on the high-profile Kardashian family. The show will follow Kourtney and Khloe’s summer in the Hamptons as they open up their DASH pop-up boutique at 64 Jobs Lane in Southampton Village and will no doubt focus on the sisters’ social outings and personal lives. It’s hard to read a newspaper or go online without hearing something about the tabloid-prone family, but for the uninitiated, here’s everything you need to know.
Kourtney Kardashian: The eldest Kardashian sister has two children, Mason and Penelope, with Scott Disick, who grew up in Eastport and went to the Ross School. Disick has been the subject of controversy, with the show exposing his ongoing alcohol abuse. Kourtney has continually threatened to leave Disick if he doesn’t get help for his problems, and famously shocked him when she declared, “I love Mason more than I love you!” during an ugly fight about his lifestyle. Despite this, the two have largely stayed together over the years.
Khloé Kardashian: Khloé became the subject of a paternity scandal when rumors surfaced that she wasn’t the biological daughter of her late father, Robert, after mom Kris confessed to having an affair around the time she became pregnant. The family shot down the rumors, but the paternity “story” appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Khloé and basketball player Lamar Odom, who also had their own series, married weeks after meeting. Khloé recently filed for divorce from Odom, who recently joined the New York Knicks.
Kim Kardashian: This beautiful socialite became one of the most talked-about women in the world when a sex tape featuring her and singer Ray J hit the web. The publicity led to the reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which chronicled the lives of Kim, her sisters, her brother Rob, mother Kris Jenner and stepfather Bruce Jenner. Kim married basketball player Kris Humphries in 2011 in a televised wedding and infamously divorced him after just 72 days. Kim is currently engaged to rapper Kanye West, with whom she has a daughter, North (Editor’s Note: Yes, her name is North West).
Rob Kardashian: Rob, who has appeared as a supporting player in the ongoing Kardashian saga, broke out of his shell when he participated in Dancing with the Stars and finished in second place. Rob designed “Arthur George Socks.”
Kris Jenner: The family matriarch also serves as manager to her kids. Kris is currently separated from her husband of 23 years, Bruce Jenner, and was previously married to lawyer Robert Kardashian, who aided in O.J. Simpson’s defense during his 1994 murder trial. She was friends with Nicole Brown Simpson. Kris is often shown meddling in her kids’ lives and dealing with her own drama. Her various plastic surgeries have been highly publicized, which Kris is not hesitant to discuss. Kris also starred in a short-lived daytime talk
show in 2013.
Bruce Jenner: An Olympic champion and motivational speaker, Bruce has acted as a father figure to the Kardashian sisters since marrying Kris in 1991. Bruce has several children of his own from three marriages, including Burt, Casey, Brandon, Brody, and Kris’s daughters Kendall and Kylie. He hit the tabloids last year when he reportedly had a tracheal shave, which flattens the Adam’s apple, leading many to speculate he was planning on undergoing sex reassignment surgery. Bruce has denied any plans to have a sex change.
The Kardashians will no doubt shake up the Hamptons while filming the new series this summer. For clips and episodes of their various series, go to eonline.com, and head to DansPapers.com for the latest on their East End escapades.