The new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians episode 1 premiered on Hayu on Monday 6th August (U.K).

The hit reality TV show has been going for 15 seasons. Let’s admit it, they’re pretty much America’s royal family.

For anyone wondering how the Kardashians got so famous, this is KUWTK 101: How Keeping Up with the Kardashians started!

It All Started with Robert and Kris Kardashian

Let’s take it right back to where the name Kardashian came from.

Kourtney, Kimberly, Khloe and Robert (Jr) Kardashian are the children of Robert and Kris (now Jenner) Kardashian.

Their mum Kris is of Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish descent and their father, Robert, was of Armenian ancestry.

The late Robert Kardashian was an American lawyer.

He was famously known for winning the 1995, O.J. Simpson murder trial.

Kris and Robert were together for 13 years.

They got married on 8th July 1978 and divorced in March 1991. Robert Kardashian passed away in 2003, just weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.

Kris’ Second Marriage to Bruce

Kris and Bruce Jenner married on 21st April 1991.

They were together for 24 years.

They had eight children between them, four from each of their previous marriages.

In 1995, Kris and Bruce welcomed Kendall Jenner to the family and then in 1997, Kylie Jenner.

After over two centuries together the couple divorced on 23rd March 2015.

KUWTK Reality TV Show

The first ever episode of KUWTK aired on 14th October 2007 – over a decade ago!

The reality series follows the members of the Kardashian-Jenner family, with the main focus on sisters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe.

The first season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and every one since has aired on E! Entertainment.

Their reality TV show has been entertaining, to say the least.

It shows each member of the family in their everyday lives, juggling the stresses of fame, running businesses, having their own careers and having their own families.

Kris AKA The Momager managed all six of her children professionally over the years. The family live in sunny Calabasas, Los Angeles County, California.

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Helen Williams
Helen Williams

After studying for her BA in Journalism at Solent University, Helen went straight into writing for GRV Media as years of binge-watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta finally started to pay off. Helen has been with the company for over three years, writing about reality TV and specialising in USA and UK content. Outside of work you’ll find her rustling up Nigella’s latest recipes, or at the beach walking her dog.

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