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Yes, the Kardashian family tree is complicated, even if you’ve been keeping up! Here's an easy guide to the infamous clan

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By Faye Couros
Despite being reality television royalty for over a decade, keeping up with the Kardashian-Jenners can still feel confusing.
Even the most loyal fans need a little refresher from time to time because there have been some seriously wild and unexpected family tree links over the years.
So, to demystify and clarify their wild roots, here is a definitive breakdown of their klan.
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Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner

In 1978 years before becoming a momager, Kris Jenner, née Kris Houghton, married defence attorney Robert Kardashian.
A year later, they welcomed their first child Kourtney in 1979, a year after that, Kim came along in 1980, followed by Khloe in 1984, and finally, their only son Robert in 1987.
After over 10 years of marriage, the couple split in 1991, and Robert sadly passed away from cancer in 2003, aged 59.
Robert, Kris, and young Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim. (Image: Instagram)

Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner

The same year Kris divorced Robert, she married Olympic gold medallist Caitlyn Jenner. Their union was the athlete's third as she was previously married Linda Thompson, who she divorced in 1986, and Chrystie Crownover from 1972 to 1981.
Four years after saying 'I do,' Kris and Caitlyn welcomed their first child, Kendall, in 1994, and in 1997 the youngest of the clan, Kylie, came along.
A 1991 family portrait featuring Brody Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Caitlyn Jenner, Kris Jenner, Cassandra Jenner, Kim Kardashian,(Middle row, L-R), Brandon Jenner, Burt Jenner (top row, L-R), and Robert Kardashian, Jr., Khloe Kardashian (bottom row, L-R). (Image: Getty)

Step siblings

Since Kris and Caitlyn divorced in 2015, the Kardashians haven't had much to do with their former stepsiblings. But Kylie and Kendall are half-sisters with the kids from Caitlyn's previous marriages.
The former decathlete has two sons with Linda, Brandon and Brody, and two more kids with Chrystie, a son called Burt and a daughter named Cassandra.

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

Kourtney met party boy Scott in 2006 at a Girls Gone Wild event, and they welcomed the family's first grandchild, Mason, in 2009.
They had an on-and-off relationship for years, but in 2012 they grew their family by adding Penelope to their brood, and before they broke up for good, they rounded off their clan when their youngest son Reign was born in 2014.
Kourtney is engaged to Blink-182 rocker Travis Barker, and she has become a stepmum to his kids, Alabama and Landon.
Scott with Kourtney and the kids on Father's Day. (Image: Instagram)

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kim was infamously married to Damon Thomas from 2000 to 2004 and Kris Humphries for 72 days in 2011 before tying tied the knot with rapper Kanye West in 2014.
But before they made it to the altar, they welcomed their first child in 2013, North, then a year after their nuptials, Saint was born in 2015.
Then in 2018, little Chicago came along, and in 2019 their youngest child, Psalm, was born.
Kim and Kanye, AKA Kimye, separated in 2022.
Kim and Kanye with three of their kids on their private plane. (Image: Instagram)

Robert Kardashian

Robert surprised his family by having a baby girl called Dream with socialite Blac Chyna in 2016.
The situation was rather awkward for the Kardashian-Jenners because Kylie was dating Chyna's ex-boyfriend Tyga, who she already shared a son with before having a daughter with Rob.
Since splitting, Rob and Chyna haven't always been on good terms, but in 2020, they finally reached a custody agreement.
Robert was in a brief relationship with Blac Chyna and the two share daughter Dream. (Image: Getty/Instagram)

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson

Khloe was married to basketballer Lamar Odom from 2009 to 2016, but her dreams of becoming a mother came true when she welcomed her daughter, True, with her on and off again boyfriend, NBA player Tristan Thompson.
Despite being on-again, off-again after Tristan's multiple affairs come to light, they try their best to co-parent.
Tristan was already father to his son Prince with model Jordan Craig before True came along, and last year it was revealed he had another son with Maralee Nichols, called Theo, while with Khloe.
Khloe and Tristan are in an on-and-off relationship but always prioritise co-parenting. (Image: Instagram)

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott

In 2017, Kylie started dating rapper Travis, and they surprised fans in 2018 when they secretly welcomed their daughter Stormi Webster.
They broke up in 2019, but in 2022 they added to their brood when Kylie gave birth to their son, who they originally named Wolf but have since changed his moniker, although the update is yet to be announced.
It's unclear if Kylie and Travis are together. But in an infamous magazine story with W Magazine that came out after the Astroworld tragedy, they explained they have an arrangement that works for them.
Travis and Kylie welcomed their second child, a baby boy, in 2022. (Image: Getty)
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