The Kardashian-Jenner kids seem unlucky in love. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have the longest-running relationship in the family right now. But Kim only found marital bliss with Kanye after two divorces. Her first marriage to Damon Thompson, a music producer, lasted four years. Her next marriage to Kris Humphries lasted a record 72 days. Although only time will tell if Kim and Kanye are in it to win it, Kim seems to be improving. In a recent Reddit thread, fans speculated as to why none of them seem inclined to make a relationship last.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are the longest-lasting couple
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Not only do they have the longest KarJen sibling relationship, but they’re legally married. Many of Kim’s other siblings decided not to go that route with their partners. There’s nothing wrong with that choice, but it may point to the fact that the KarJens are hesitant to make big commitments.
Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian were never legally married, despite a decade long relationship that produced three children. Khloé and her ex Lamar Odom were married. The two were married for seven years before Odom’s substance abuse and fidelity issues ended their marriage for good.
Kim and Kanye haven’t been together for much longer than Khloé and Odom. They’ve been together since 2011, and married in 2014. That means from dating to the present day, they’ve been together for about nine years. Khloé and Odom married in 2009, after one month of dating. They filed for divorce in 2013 and finalized their divorce in 2016, meaning they were together for about five years and married for seven years. Fans question why none of the KarJens have lasted longer.
Fans think being famous makes it harder for the Kardashian Jenners to be in relationships
The Kardashian Jenner family isn’t an exception. It seems like a lot of famous people have trouble staying together. Fans on Reddit think there are multiple reasons for that, but ultimately fame is to blame.
First, famous people have extremely demanding careers. Kim and her family are no exception. In fact, the KarJens actually may have more demanding careers. They have to film their actual lives, which may be rough on relationships.
Also, famous people tend to have big egos. Two people with larger than life images of themselves may not be compatible. Famous people may be less likely to compromise for relationships, and divorce is easier with their extensive resources.
The Kardashian Jenners don’t have good relationship role models
The KarJen matriarch, Kris Jenner, doesn’t seem to have been able to make many relationships work. She was dating someone else when she met her first husband, Robert Kardashian Sr. She cheated on that boyfriend with Robert, and then later married the famous LA lawyer.
Unfortunately old habits die hard. She became bored with her relationship and stepped out on Robert. The affair ended their marriage, and their divorce was contentious. It must have been difficult for the young Kardashian siblings to see their parents split, especially in such a tumultuous way. That may have set a bad precedent for their future relationships.
Kris remarried, to Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner). Their marriage was no picnic either, although she did have two other daughters with her second spouse. Kylie and Kendall also witnessed a difficult divorce. Although it wasn’t as difficult as Kris’ divorce with Robert, Caitlyn released a tell-all memoir two years later. The book made some nasty claims against Kris, most of which she denies. Kris is no longer speaking to Caitlyn, which again is a poor precedent to set for their two daughters. It could be that KarJen relationships are doomed to fail because the siblings didn’t have any positive relationship role models growing up.
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