LOS ANGELES, USA — Social media users have recently speculated on a phenomenon known as the “Kardashian curse,” suspecting that the Kardashian sisters have connections to malevolent forces.
Kim and Khloe Kardashian have now responded to the accusations suggesting that they bring misfortune to the men they are involved with. In a recent episode of their reality TV show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the sisters confronted the theory, dubbed the “Kardashian Curse,” which has gained traction on TikTok. They denounced the theory as “super sexist.” According to this belief, any man who enters into a romantic relationship with one of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters eventually becomes embroiled in scandals and personal turmoil, often facing the wrath of the millions of devoted fans of the popular reality show. The youngest member of the family, 25-year-old Kylie Jenner, previously explained the theory, stating that the “Kardashian curse” affects the lives of men who become involved with the Kardashians, leading their lives to spiral downward.
While Kim and Khloe refute the curse theory, let’s reflect on the high-profile relationships of the Kardashian sisters and their consequential aftermath, reports the Daily Mail.
During a recent TV show, Kourtney Kardashian’s former boyfriend, Scott Disick, voiced an online rumor, suggesting that the Kardashians possess supernatural powers and that any man who comes into contact with them is cursed. In response, Khloe entertained the idea by alluding to a family legend involving a pact with four witches. She shared a video claiming that a woman from their family had supposedly sold her soul to witches in Armenia in exchange for the family’s fame.
Scott expressed disbelief, while Kim playfully remarked, “So now, I’m not supposed to date anyone?” Khloe then addressed the theory’s sexist nature, questioning why society tends to blame women while absolving men of any responsibility. She challenged the notion that women are to blame for men’s choices and actions, saying, “Am I forcing someone to use illegal substances? Did I force someone to change?” Kim expressed her desire for men to stand up for them, and Scott admitted, “I’ll do it, I’m the only one who messed up.” Scott and Kourtney were in a relationship for over ten years and share three children, but their relationship did not culminate in marriage. In May 2022, Kourtney tied the knot with musician Travis Barker.
Many fans consider Kim’s ex-husband, Kanye West, as one of the most notorious victims of the supposed “Kardashian Curse.” During their marriage, Kanye experienced a publicized nervous breakdown and revealed his diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Last year, the rapper faced significant financial losses and professional setbacks following controversial remarks on Twitter. The fallout led to major brands severing ties with him. Kim and Kanye have four children together, and their divorce was finalized in November 2022.
After parting ways with Kanye, Kim briefly dated comedian Pete Davidson from “Saturday Night Live.” However, their relationship was plagued by online attacks from Kanye, which took a toll on Pete’s mental health. He sought therapy to cope with the intense negative energy. Later, a source close to Pete expressed his belief that he fell victim to the “Kardashian curse.” Reflecting on his experience, Pete questioned his own judgment and choices.
Prior to Kanye, Kim had a short-lived marriage with basketball player Kris Humphries. The union lasted a mere 48 days, and following their split, Kris faced a decline in his sports career.
Khloe Kardashian, the third sister, married former basketball player Lamar Odom just one month after they started dating. Their marriage was documented on the reality TV show “Khloe & Lamar.” Unfortunately, the fairy tale did not last, as Khloe filed for divorce in 2013 due to Lamar’s infidelity, public struggles with addiction, and mental health issues. During their divorce proceedings, Lamar suffered a near-fatal overdose. Khloe postponed the finalization of the divorce to support him during his crisis. After Lamar, Khloe entered into a relationship with another basketball player, Tristan Thompson. They share two children together, but Tristan also faced allegations of infidelity. His performance with the Cleveland Cavaliers declined after his involvement with the Kardashian family, leading some basketball fans to perceive it as a manifestation of the “Kardashian curse.”
Lastly, the youngest sister, Kylie Jenner, began dating rapper Travis Scott in 2017. They have two children together. In 2021, tragedy struck during one of Scott’s performances when a stampede occurred at the Astroworld Festival, resulting in several deaths. Although Kylie had no connection to the incident, some of Scott’s fans accused her of bringing bad luck. Kylie dismissed these claims, emphasizing that it is not their family bringing misfortune, but rather the overwhelming level of fame that partners of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters experience, which they struggle to handle. She suggested that the issue lies in their ability to cope with newfound fame.
While the “Kardashian curse” remains a subject of speculation and discussion, the sisters continue to navigate their personal lives in the public eye, defying any perceived hex that allegedly accompanies their relationships.