Who is Robert Kardashian?
Robert Kardashian was an American attorney and businessman. He came into the limelight as O.J. Simpson’s friend and defence attorney during Simpson’s 1995 murder trial. He is also known for being the father of popular American personalities – “The Kardashian sisters”. He is also referred to as Robert Kardashian Sr.
Robert Kardashian Sr has a son named after him, called Robert Kardashian Jr. The Kardashian father was also known by the nickname “Bobby”.
Robert Kardashian’s full name is Robert George Kardashian. He was born on February 22, 1944, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He passed away on September 30, 2003, at his home in Encino, Los Angeles, California at the age of 59. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California, United States.
About Robert Kardashian’s parents
Robert Kardashian was born to Arthur Thomas Kardashian (father) and Helen Jean Kardashian – née Arakelian (mother). His father passed away in 2012 while his mother in 2008. Late Robert Kardashian Sr grew up in the affluent View Park area of Los Angeles County where he and his family lived at 4908 Valley Ridge Avenue. His family were Armenian Spiritual Christians who were originally from Kars Oblast. They were known by the surname Kardaschoff which is a Russianized form of the Armenian surname “Kardashian”.
About Robert Kardashian’s father- Arthur Thomas Kardashian
Arthur Thomas Kardashian was born on October 26, 1917, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived a full life before he passed away on December 2012 in Mission Hills, California, aged 95. While he was still alive, Arthur Kardashian was best known for his appearance in his family’s reality tv show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”.
Arthur Kardashian was married to his wife Helen Kardashian, and the marriage took place on February 12, 1938, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They had three children together – Barbara Kardashian Freeman, Thomas “Tom” Kardashian, and Robert Kardashian.
About Robert Kardashian’s mother- Helen Jean Kardashian
Helen Jean Kardashian (née Arakelian) was born on July 15, 1917, in Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States. She was born to Arut Arakelian (father) and Vartanoosh Rose Arakelian (mother). Just like her husband, the Kardashian grandmother lived a full life until she passed away on May 22, 2008, in Mission Hills, Santa Barbara County, California, at age 90. She was buried in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, United States, the same place as her husband.
About Robert Kardashian’s siblings
Robert Kardashian has two siblings – an older sister named Barbara Kardashian Carr and an older brother named Thomas “Tom” Kardashian.
a. Barbara Kardashian Carr
Robert Kardashian Sr’s older sister, Barbara Kardashian Carr (also known as Dr Barbara Freeman) was a dentist in California, United States. She was born on February 10, 1939, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She passed away on January 14, 2022, at age 82. Barbara Kardashian lived a full life and was a highly accomplished woman. She spent her early years at Susan Miller Dorsey High School, Los Angeles, California, and later proceeded to Southern California University where she bagged a degree in dental hygiene. Barbara Kardashian was first married to “4-Day Tire Stores” co-founder Don Carr with whom she had four children. Sadly, Don Carr passed away from leukaemia at the age of 88. After his death, Barbara Kardashian got married to Roy Freeman. Just like her first husband, Roy Freeman also passed away in 2014.
b. Thomas “Tom” Kardashian
Robert Kardashian Sr’s older brother, Thomas “Tom” Kardashian was born on April 9, 1940, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is a successful businessman and an entrepreneur. Tom is married to his wife, Joan Kardashian and they have two children.
Robert Kardashian’s education
Robert Kardashian Sr attended Susan Miller Dorsey High School, Los Angeles, California, United States. He also attended the University of Southern California where he graduated in 1966 with a degree in Business Administration. After college, he earned a J.D (Juris Doctor) degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. After completion, Robert Kardashian practised law for a decade and later went into business.
Robert Kardashian’s wiki profile
|Full Name||Robert George Kardashian|
|Date of Birth||February 22, 1944|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Date of Death||September 30, 2003|
|Place of Death||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Age||59 (as at the year of death)|
|Famous For||O.J Simpson’s friend and defence attorney during|
Simpson’s 1995 murder trial
|Wives/Partners||Kris Jenner (m. 1978-1991), |
Jan Ashley (m. 1998-1999),
Ellen Pierson (m. 2003-2003),
Priscilla Presley (dated 1995-1996)
Dernice Shakarian Halicki (dated 1994)
|Children||Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, |
Khloé Kardashian and Rob Kardashian
|Alma mater||University of Southern California (USC)|
San Diego School of Law
How Robert Kardashian started his career
Robert Kardashian Sr started his career as a lawyer in the late 1960s but he later switched his focus to business. Later on, he and his brother Tom and another investor founded “Radio & Records”, a trade publication in 1973. The company was later sold for a large profit in 1979. It was during this time that Robert Kardashian met and became friends with football star O. J Simpson. The two started a frozen yoghurt shop and later founded a music video company called “Concert Cinema” together.
Robert Kardashian’s marriage and wedding
Before his death, Robert Kardashian was married thrice and divorced twice. He was first married to American businesswoman, Kris Jenner. They got divorced in 1971. After his divorce from Kris Jenner, Robert Kardashian dated Denice Shakarian Halicki who happens to be his third cousin. Moving on, Robert later got married to Jan Ashley but the marriage ended just 30 days after. He then married his third wife Ellen Pierson, six weeks before his death in 2003.
According to reports, Robert Kardashian also had a romantic relationship with Priscilla Presley who happens to be the ex-wife of late American singer Elvis Presley.
List of Robert Kardashian’s wives and past girlfriends
- Robert Kardashian was in a relationship with Denice Shakarian Halicki in 1994.
- Robert Kardashian was in a brief relationship with Priscilla Presley in 1975.
- Robert Kardashian got married to Kris Jenner in 1978.
- Robert Kardashian got married to Jan Ashley in 1998.
- Robert Kardashian got married to Ellen Pierson in 2003.
About Robert Kardashian and Priscilla Presley’s relationship
Priscilla Presley is an American businesswoman and actress. She is well known for being the ex-wife of famous American singer Elvis Presley. She was born on May 24, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. She is 77 years old as of September 2022.
Robert Kardashian and Priscilla Presley dated from 1975 to 1976. Before that, Robert was in a relationship with Kris Jenner but the two called it quits in 1975, the same year he met Priscilla. According to Priscilla, her relationship with Robert Kardashian started two years after she divorced her ex-husband Elvis Presley. In the book “The Kardashians: An American Drama” by Jerry Oppenheimer, it was written that Robert Kardashian and Presley were introduced by Robert’s brother Tom in 1975. At that time, Tom was dating Joan Expositor, the ex-wife of Elvis Presley’s road manager. The pair reportedly moved in together, but after a while, Priscilla called off the relationship, saying she didn’t want to marry anyone else while Elvis was still alive.
About Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner’s relationship
Kris Jenner (née Houghton) is the first wife of Robert Kardashian. She is an American media personality, socialite, and businesswoman. She was born on November 5, 1955, in San Diego, California, United States. She is 66 years old as of September 2022.
Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner were married for 13 years (1978 -1991). Robert and Jenner first met at a horse race event in 1973 when they were 28 and 19 years old respectively. Around that time, Kris Jenner was dating professional golfer Cesar Sanudo. Shortly after Kris ended her affair with Sanudo, she started dating Robert Kardashian. The two broke up in 1975 and Robert started dating Priscilla Presley while Kris dated Alfred M. Garcia.
However, they reconciled the following year, got married in 1978, and had four children, named Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob. After the birth of their children, rumours of infidelity (from Kris’ side) began to trail the couple. The rumours intensified after Robert confronted Kris Jenner about Khloé’s birth, claiming she might not be his biological daughter as he and Kris never got intimate at the time Khloé was conceived.
Later on, Kris Jenner started dating soccer player Todd Waterman while she was still married to Robert Kardashian and even introduced him as her boyfriend at parties and events. Robert Kardashian eventually found out and they got divorced n 1991. Robert Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Jenner has been described as “scandalous” in many media reports.
After the divorce, Robert Kardashian got married to Jan Ashley. Kris Jenner got married to Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete and media personality, Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner), but they got divorced in 2015. As of September 2022, Kris Jenner is dating talent manager and business executive, Corey Gamble.
About Robert Kardashian and Jan Ashley’s marriage
Jan Ashley is the second wife of Robert Kardashian. She is an American personality born in 1949. She is 73 years old as of September 2022.
Robert Kardashian and Jan Ashley first met in 1998 while Ashley was selling her residence. After dating for about seven months, they tied the knot in Vail, Colorado, United States on November 25, 1998. However, the marriage lasted only thirty days. Before marrying Robert, Jan Ashley was married to actor, producer, and singer, Jon Ashley. Jon died of a heart attack in 1997 at the age of 62. According to a legal statement released by Robert Kardashian after their divorce, he and Jan got a divorce because he decided not to have any more kids. Jan Ashley, on the other hand, blamed Kris and Robert’s kids for the failure of her marriage. She also accused them of contributing to his worsening mental health.
About Robert Kardashian and Ellen Pierson’s marriage
Ellen Pierson is the third wife of Robert Kardashian. She is an American personality and real estate agent. She came into the limelight following her marriage to Robert Kardashian in 2003. Ellen Pierson was born on 26 May 1950. She is 72 years old as of September 2022.
Robert Kardashian and Pierson Ellen first met in the late 1990s while Pierson worked as a real estate agent. They started dating almost immediately. In 2001, Robert Kardashian proposed to Pierson and they got married in August 2003. Unfortunately, the marriage was short-lived. Robert was diagnosed with oesophagal cancer which led to his death in September 2003. Seven years after his death, Ellen Pierson made headlines in the news when she made claims that Khloé Kardashian is not Robert’s biological daughter. The claims caused a series of controversies in the Kardashian family and Ellen ended up in a heated argument with Khloé and her sister, Kim. Khloé later took a DNA test which showed she is of Middle Eastern descent just like her siblings and her dad.
About Robert Kardashian and Denice Shakarian Halicki’s relationship
Denice Shakarian Halicki is a movie producer and director well known as the wife of movie producer H.B. Halicki. Shortly after Robert Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris Jenner, he started dating Denice Shakarian who is reportedly his third cousin. Reports also claim that Robert Kardashian knew about how related their families were before they started dating. Regardless, they dated for a long time before calling it quits in 1996. Although Robert Kardashian begged Denice to marry him, she never agreed.
Robert Kardashian’s children
Robert Kardashian is the father of four children from his first wife, Kris Jenner. They include Kourtney Kardashian-Barker, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, and Rob Kardashian.
|Kourtney Kardashian-Barker||43||Female||Kris Jenner|
|Kim Kardashian||41||Female||Kris Jenner|
|Khloe Kardashian||38||Female||Kris Jenner|
|Rob Kardashian||35||Male||Kris Jenner|
Robert Kardashian’s grandchildren
Through his four children, Robert Kardashian is a grandfather of 10. They include Mason Dash Disick, Penelope Scotland Disick, Reign Aston Disick, North West, Saint West, Chicago West, Psalm West, True Thompson, and Dream Renée Kardashian.
The Kardashian family has grown larger since Robert Kardashian Sr’s death in 2003. His youngest daughter Khloé Kardashian recently welcomed another child through surrogacy and has not revealed the name of the child yet.
List of Robert Kardashian’s grandchildren
|Mason Dash Disick||12||Male||Kourtney Kardashian-Barker|
|Penelope Scotland Disick||10||Female||Kourtney Kardashian-Barker|
|North West||9||Female||Kim Kardashian|
|Reign Aston Disick||7||Female||Kourtney Kardashian-Barker|
|Saint West||6||Male||Kim Kardashian|
|Dream Renee Kardashian||5||Female||Rob Kardashian|
|Chicago West||4||Female||Kim Kardashian|
|True Thompson||4||Female||Khloe Kardashian|
|Psalm West||3||Male||Kim Kardashian|
About Robert Kardashian’s grandchildren
a. Mason Dash Disick is the first grandchild of Robert Kardashian. He was born on December 14, 2009, to Kourtney Kardashian and her ex-boyfriend Scott Disick. He is 12 years old as of September 2022.
b. Penelope Scotland Disick is the second grandchild of Robert Kardashian. She was born on July 8, 2012, to Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick. She is 10 years old as of September 2022.
c. North West is the third grandchild of Robert Kardashian. She was born on June 15, 2013, to Kim Kardashian and her ex-husband Kanye West. She is 9 years old as of September 2022.
d. Reign Aston Disick is the fourth grandchild of Robert Kardashian. He was born on December 14, 2014, to Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick. He is 7 years old as of September 2022.
e. Saint West is the fifth grandchild of Robert Kardashian. He was born on December 5, 2014, to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. He is 6 years old as of September 2022.
f. Dream Renée Kardashian is the sixth grandchild of Robert Kardashian. She was born on November 10, 2016, to Rob Kardashian and ex-girlfriend Blac Chyna.
g. Chicago West is the seventh grandchild of Robert Kardashian. She was born on January 15, 2018, through surrogacy to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. She is 4 years old as of September 2022.
h. True Thompson is the eighth grandchild of Robert Kardashian. She was born on April 12, 2018, to Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson.
i. Psalm West is the ninth grandchild of Robert Kardashian. He was also born on May 9, 2019, through surrogacy to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. He is 3 years old as of September 2022.
About Robert Kardashian’s death
In July 2003, Robert Kardashian Sr was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer which led to his death on September 30, 2003. Meanwhile, his family has continued to remember and honour him through social media tributes on his birthday and on the anniversary of his death. In 2019, the Kardashian sisters partnered with UCLA Health to establish the Robert G. Kardashian centre for Esophageal Health in Los Angeles, California, United States. Robert Kardashian was buried in the Park Terrace section of Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California, United States.
About Robert Kardashian and O.J. Simpson’s case
O.J Simpson is an American former football running back, actor, and broadcaster. He was born on July 9, 1947, in San Francisco, California, United States. He is 75 years old as of September 2022.
Robert Kardashian and Simpson first met in 1969 while both of them were at the University of Southern California (USC) and became close friends. Simpson was the best man at Robert Kardashian and Kris’ wedding in 1978. On June 12, 1994, Simpson was charged with the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Due to how close he was to Robert Kardashian, he stayed for a while at the Kardashian’s residence to avoid the media. According to Robert, he found Simpson attempting to commit suicide in his youngest daughter’s room. After talking him out of it, Robert Kardashian appeared at a press conference to read what the public termed Simpson’s suicide note.
Meanwhile, Robert Kardashian had not been in the courtroom for a long period and therefore his license was inactive. He later reactivated his license to help in Simpson’s defence as an assistant in his legal team alongside Simpson’s main attorneys. Even though Robert Kardashian reactivated his license to defend his friend, he started to doubt his friend’s innocence after the evidence was presented.
In an interview, he said
I have doubts. The blood evidence is the biggest thorn in my side that causes me the greatest problems. So I struggle with blood evidence.
On October 3, 1995, Simpson was found not guilty of the murder of his wife and her friend. However, in February 1997, a civil judgment found Simpson responsible for the death of his wife and her friend and ordered him to pay the sum of $33.5 million to the Goldman family. Simpson later served nine years in prison for robbery and kidnapping over an attempt to steal back some of his sports memorabilia from a Las Vegas hotel room.