The Kardashians are probably the world’s most famous television family – courtesy of their incredibly popular television programme – Keeping up with the Kardashians. And whilst many people have accused the Kardashians of being fame-hungry (and who would blame them), there have also been people that have taken advantage of this famous family to gain publicity.
Here are some of the people who have used the Kardashians to get famous:
Brandy’s little brother RayJ was in a relationship with Kim Kardashian for three years when Kim was relatively unknown and he was a popular musician. It was the sex tape that these two made that catapulted Kim into the public’s eye and led to the offer of a family reality show. Once RayJ’s music career faced a downward spiral, he released a song I Hit It First in 2013 where he bragged about sleeping with the reality star first. His cheap trick to gain publicity backfired badly and he was openly dissed for trying to capitalise on the reality star’s fame.
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Famous for once dating Robert Kardashian and appearing on their show during their relationship, Adrienne has since gone on as one of the hosts on the popular daytime show, The Real. Bailon has commented on the Kardashians on numerous occasions even now making comments on Robert Kardashian’s recent engagement to Blac Chyna – even though their relationship ended way back in 2009.
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Once known as a popular NBA player, Kris Humphries gained a new reputation as that guy that was married to Kim Kardashian for 72 days. Although their marriage did not last, Humphries milked their relationship for as much publicity as possible. He refused to grant Kim a divorce which led to a protracted court battle to get divorced – even though she was pregnant at the time with her daughter North West.
Although these B grade celebs have exploited the Kardashian’s to get publicity and fame, nobody has benefited of the Kardashian brand as much as the famous family themselves. Recent statistics put their combined net worth at around $300 million!