Who was Robert Kardashian Sr?

Who was Robert Kardashian Sr?

BEFORE Kim Kardashian and her famous family, there was another member of the star-studded brood who was famous first.

Robert Kardashian was propelled to fame when he helped to defend OJ Simpson in 1995.

Robert Kardashian was the American lawyer and businessman who defended OJ SimpsonCredit: Getty – Contributor

Who was Robert Kardashian?

Robert Kardashian was an American attorney and businessman who shot to fame as he stood by American football star OJ Simpson during his 1995 murder trial.

Kardashian is now also known for being the ex-husband of Kris Jenner and father to Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and Rob who are all-stars of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Robert was born in 1944 in Los Angeles where he studied business and law at the University of Southern California.

A born-again Christian, Kardashian was later involved in a number of enterprises including a frozen yogurt company, magazine Radio & Records, and music company Movie Tunes and according to Celebrity Net Worth at the time of his death in 2003, he had a net worth of $30million.

Kardashian divorced his wife, Kris, in 1991 and she would go on to marry Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn Jenner, and the couple has two more daughters Kendall and Kylie.

Robert died in 2003 eight weeks after being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 59.

What happened between Robert Kardashian and OJ Simpson?

Robert Kardashian and O.J. Simpson reportedly met playing tennis in 1969 and became close friends.

Robert, Kris, OJ, and his wife Nicole Brown would spend time together before the demise of their marriages but on June 13, 1994, Nicole Brown and a friend, Ronald Goldman, were found dead outside Brown’s home in the Brentwood area of Los

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Brown had been stabbed multiple times in the head and neck and had defensive wounds on her hands.

OJ Simpson was accused of murdering his wife Nicole BrownCredit: Getty – Contributor

The following day a warrant was issued for OJ’s arrest and as he flew back to Los Angeles from Chicago, Robert was by his side.

The attorney-turned businessman was carrying Simpson’s bulging Louis Vuitton bag and cops later asked him about the contents, but Kardashian said he had never looked inside.

Following the murders, Simpson hid out at Robert’s house amid huge media interest, and when he went on the run, cops took off on a 60-mile car chase.

Robert became a volunteer assistant on Simpson’s legal team – dubbed the “dream team” – alongside Robert Shapiro and Johnnie Cochran.

The football player was acquitted of the murders by a jury at 10am on October 3, 1995, and in post-trial interviews with the jurors, a few said they believed he did commit the murders but said the prosecution had failed to prove their case.

In 1996 Robert was reportedly questioned about his friend’s innocence, telling Barbara Walters “I have doubts”.

Did Robert Kardashian ever appear on Keeping Up With the Kardashians?

Robert Kardashian had died four years before the first episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians aired in 2007.

There were 20 seasons of the hit US show which ended on June 10, 2021.

Robert’s friend Larry Kraines insists the late man would be as “proud as punch” of his girls, Page Six reports.

When was his birthday?

Robert Kardashian was born on February 22, 1994, the same day his daughter Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband Kanye West, now known as Ye, release his new album Donda 2.

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The 44-year-old rapper made the announcement in January 2022 amidst an ongoing feud with Kim Kardashian. Sources told HollywoodLife in January that the former couple isn’t “on speaking terms.”

However, an insider explained, “They’re constantly in communication via their nannies and bodyguards so that they can coordinate visits with the kids.”

Despite the recent drama, the TV star is determined to move past their differences and keep their issues out of the headlines.

“All Kim wants to do is move forward with her own life and she wishes they could keep their relationship out of the public eye whenever possible,” the source added.

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