"Life-changing." Kylie Jenner summed up her 2018 pretty easily as Season 15 of Keeping Up With The Kardashians wrapped up. The world has gotten pretty used to thinking of Kylie as a mother. Stormi Webster's 2018 arrival now feels like a zillion years ago, but it wasn't.
All of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters are now mothers except Kendall Jenner. Kim Kardashian has three kids, and North, Saint, and Chicago will be joined by a fourth baby in May 2019. Kourtney might be 40, but this youthful mother of three is still running after Mason, Penelope, and Reign like a 20-something. In 2018, Khloé also became a mother to True. Kris Jenner's girls are now rocking the "mom" vibe more than ever.
There's stuff everyone's forgotten, though. The more the world sees of the current, polished, 2019 Kardashian-Jenners, the more it forgets what these girls once were. To be fair, there was never anything wrong with these sisters. They grew up in wealth, but they've more than earned their cash. Letting the cameras in might seem easy from the viewer's perspective, but having one's privacy invaded on that level is a huge price to pay.
Picturing Kylie back in 2016 is enough to make most people experience a brain freeze. It gets even harder with Kim's early days. These former party sisters have toned down their ways since becoming mothers, but they don't come without a history. The trail is there. Now it's time to look at it. Here are 20 things everyone just forgot about the Kardashian-Jenner moms.
20 KYLIE WAS EXPECTING 'THREE WEEKS' INTO DATING TRAVIS SCOTT
With her billion-dollar empire, boss attitude, and beyond-cute baby, it's hard to think back to times before Kylie Jenner was a mother. Stormi Webster is arguably the most famous baby on the planet, but this kid arrived super quick. The Daily Mail puts Kylie and Travis Scott at just "three weeks" of dating before Kylie was #Pregnant.
“We felt like: This is something special. And kids are something we kind of talked about when we were getting busy.” When Travis Scott opened up to Rolling Stone in 2018, he confirmed that Stormi was on the way within "weeks" of dating. Not something many people even factor into when thinking of Kylie.
19 BUT SHE ONCE LOOKED LIKE THIS
Literally, #JawDrop. Old pictures of the Kardashians are likely ones these famous ladies would want to be deleted. Their super-polished looks now come with glam squads galore, a finish that everybody wants, and we've got to say, they look sensational. The old snaps are still floating around the Internet, though.
This pic of Khloé with Kylie goes way back. Neither girls were anywhere near motherhood (and their style was still a touch questionable). Kylie stands out the most, here. As a teenager, this girl was still discovering the world. High-profile as these yet-to-be mothers may have been, they were nowhere near what they are today. We stumbled across this pic and had to include it.
18 ACTING 'LIKE IT'S A HOTEL,' NOT A HOSPITAL: THOSE DIVA DEMANDS
We're used to seeing diva demands from celebs. The Daily Mail has chronicled Mariah Carey's hotel arrival requests – that's 20 kittens, 100 doves, and "confetti-shaped butterflies." The Kardashian-Jenners might not be divas on Mariah's level, but they've made their fair share of headlines.
“They’re acting like it’s a hotel rather than a hospital.” Khloé requested a "tub suitable for an underwater birth." Kylie and Khloé both requested “1,000-thread-count sheets in light gray.”
As Gossip Cop reports, the deliveries from these two sisters didn't come without their demands. The source quoted states that Khloé was, indeed, treating the hospital "like a hotel." Not something many people are even aware of.
17 THAT TIME KIM 'FORGOT' NORTH WEST IN A HOTEL
This one turned into a meme pretty fast. While most likely a rumor, the story that Kim had "forgotten" North West in her hotel more than made headlines in 2018. If you're wondering what happened, it went a bit like this. Kim was heavily papped leaving her Paris hotel – without North. Video footage then emerged showing a second departure. This time, North was present.
As The Daily Mail reports, Kim took to Twitter to deny the accusations. She asked whether people really thought that a one-year-old would be left in the lobby by herself. "Heard on the radio some story I forgot my daughter at our hotel," Kim wrote before adding that there was "car seat" trouble.
16 THE FACT THAT KYLIE COSMETICS IS BEING SUED
Kylie Jenner knows how to keep something on the DL. In 2018, The Daily Mail reported that an Alabama-based beauty company was "suing" Kylie Cosmetics over the "Born To Sparkle" shade. The story was also picked up by Allure. The magazine quotes Sheree Cosmetics' CEO.
"As we were first to market with name and product, we knew we had to protect our trademark and stand up for our business."
The magazine notes that "Born To Sparkle" was launched by Kylie in 2018. It also notes that Sheree Cosmetics applied for the trademark in 2017, before Kylie launched her shade. The lawsuit made front-page news (but everyone kinda forgot).
15 THAT BLAC CHYNA IS TECHNICALLY A KARDASHIAN MOM
We're literally so focused on Kim, Kylie, Kourtney, and Khloé as mothers, we've completely forgotten that this family extends further. Rob Kardashian is the lower-profile Kardashian brother who is a dad. His daughter, Dream, features on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, although there was more of a focus back on the now-axed Rob & Chyna.
Blac Chyna is the hard-hitting baby momma who comes with a giant opinion, an eye-popping wardrobe, and a Kardashian (ish) status that everyone totally forgot about. This girl knows how to get connected. Chyna's first baby daddy was Tyga. Her second qualifies her for this list. Blac Chyna may not have "Kardashian" as her last name, but her daughter does.
14 KIM GOT PAID HALF A MILLION DOLLARS TO BE A BILLIONAIRE'S OPERA DATE
If the Kardashians are good at anything, it's getting paid. It's like everything these women touch turns to gold. Laugh we may, but the savvy Kardashian mindset is second to none. In 2019, The Independent was breaking down a slight bust-up following Kim's $500,000 payment to be a wealthy Austrian's date to the Vienna Annual Opera Ball.
Nobody's looking at whether or not Kim stormed out (it's said that she did). Getting paid half a million dollars just to be someone's date isn't far off what most people would have as their dream annual salary. For all the things Kim is remembered doing, this one largely slips minds. Well, until you're reminded.
13 $100,000 FOR KYLIE TO SHOW UP TO HER 18TH BIRTHDAY
The crazy thing about this? The fact that $100,000 would likely be deemed unacceptable as an appearance fee for Kylie in 2019. The early days came with more modest figures – well, by Kardashian standards, anyway. As Cosmopolitan reports, Kylie was paid "at least" $100,000 to attend her own 18th birthday party.
"Overheard at Beachclub: I'm so excited to see her I can't breathe. The Kylie kountdown is almost up."
The magazine quotes one Twitter fan. Clearly, Kylie Jenner's appearance was worth every penny. Little is spoken of how much the Kardashian-Jenners get paid for their Ellen appearances (or others). This likely-forgotten appearance from Kylie didn't get past us, though.
12 THAT KYLIE COSMETICS 'PROMO' THAT DIDN'T COME WITH A #AD
There's a catch to the baby being cute. Nobody's going to notice what might be going on behind the scenes. In 2018, Stormi popped up on Kylie's IG. She was sitting on her playmat and clutching a Lip Kit.
"Kylie...Cosmetics. Kylie...Cosmetics." The video played Kylie's voice in the background. It also came with a caption stating that Kylie was "trying to teach her some new words." The most Stormi managed was some babbling and saying "Dada." Kylie laughed (and so did we). It wasn't an official promo. It didn't come with a #ad. But was it one? Stormi being "on the job" isn't even something we forget. It's something we're barely aware of in the first place.
11 NANNY DRAMA: KOURTNEY 'MUST BE CALLED MADAM'
Some things really need to come with a #Rumor. Then again, when they're quoted by OK!, there's no denying the possibility of reality. The magazine reports complaints from a former nanny regarding Kourtney. This one gets a #Diva.
"She asked me to call her madam at all times." Not addressing Kourtney as "madam" resulted in "meltdowns."
Given that Kourtney is literally the most chillax mom ever, we'll admit, we're not seeing it. Then again, Kourtney has had her years of pressure. With the status to pull off an ego if she wanted to, Kourtney might well have placed some unusual demands on her hired help.
10 THE 'TEAM OF ASSISTANTS' KYLIE DOESN'T SHOW
There's nothing wrong with asking for help. Motherhood is tough when you're packing the kids off to school in Ohio or Michigan (and it's just as tough when you're in Hollywood). The Kardashians aren't papped all that often with the nannies– possibly an effort on their part. Keeping the "real" vibe is likely advised by whoever runs the family's marketing.
The Daily Mail reports that Kylie "relies" on "a team of nannies and assistants" for Stormi. The newspaper quotes a source speaking to People. While it's positive, "She’s incredibly doting and hands-on as a mom," there's no denying what is apparently behind it all. Nobody is seeing the "team" of nannies, right?
9 KHLOÉ'S RUN-IN WITH THE LAW
We know a guilty face when we see one. High-profile celebrities have a way of getting into trouble. They also have a way of making everyone forget it. Paris Hilton had her troubles. Half of Teen Mom did. Whether it's Lindsay Lohan or Jenelle Evans, these ladies have all had a run-in with the law.
Khloé isn't the first person you'd think of if trying to picture an "irresponsible" celeb. To be fair, this girl's run-in with the law came on the first season of KUWTK. Khloé was super young. Still, she's a Kardashian mom and it's something everyone forgot about. It, therefore, earns its spot on this list.
8 ALL THE STUFF WE FORGET IS THERE
We're so used to feeling like we're actually in the Kardashian household, we forget that it's all being filmed. This show is literally so gripping and well made, nobody is thinking about the massive production team.
This pic was a real rare moment. The kind of rare that sees the cameras filming the cameras. KUWTK never hid the fact that it has a big team. We see a long list of executive producers in the opening credits, a full glam squad catering to the girls, and Kim's photo shoots often show her being filmed. Caught in the moment, Scott and Kourt weren't looking at the cameras here. It's a reminder of what they go through to keep us happy.
7 RIGHTS TO 'EDIT ALL FOOTAGE': #REALITY?
Let's just remember how all this works. Celebrities project the image they want to be projected. Well, most of the time, anyway. It's no different with the Kardashian-Jenners. Kris Jenner admitted that a fair amount of the show is subject to change whilst speaking to Piers Morgan in 2011.
"From the start, they've always said we have, you know, the right to edit and approve all footage."
As The Mirror also reports, the family has the final say. They have "rights" to edit as they see fit. We'll see an embarrassing moment from Kim or Kourtney, but we'll 100% forget that the whole scene was screened, discussed, and only given the green light if the family agreed to it.
6 KIM SAT AT A DIFFERENT RESTAURANT TABLE TO NORTH AND THE NANNY
We're used to seeing Kim with at least one kid in her arms. North West runs around the house, she gets plenty of cuddles, and it's the same deal for Saint and Chicago. Kim Kardashian "dines at a separate table to daughter North and nanny during a trip to Miami" was The Daily Mail's headline in 2018.
The British newspaper was reporting that Kim was out to eat. North was with her (but she didn't get to sit with mommy). The Daily Mail even reached out to the Kardashians to get an explanation after Page Six reported the split dining situation, but there was no response.
5 THE PARIS HILTON ERA
It's like looking at a different person. Kim is now 38. Her grounded mother persona isn't a front. Running an empire Kim may be, but her role as mom comes first. 2019 has already seen Vogue interview Kim on camera. We saw Kim playing with her kids while holding a bowl of cereal.
This Paris Hilton era was the old Kim. The pics are still there, though. The 2000s came as one giant party for this high-profile duo. They'd empty Louis Vuitton together in skimpy swimwear and sarongs. The nights were late. If anything's been forgotten about Kim Kardashian, it's the life she used to lead. We kind of prefer her current one.
4 THE TYGA ERA
2016 was a very different time for Kylie Jenner. There was no baby, no billion-dollar empire, and certainly no Travis Scott. There was another rapper, though. He comes by the name of Tyga (and he's got some serious family links). Tyga was just 22 when he became a dad to Blac Chyna's baby. That's a different story, though.
Kylie dated Tyga in 2016. It seemed like love. “I have love for her but I'm not in love with her no more,” Tyga has since said, per Seventeen. Seeing pictures of Kylie with anyone else other than Travis Scott is enough to make anyone do a double-take these days. There was this guy, though.
3 WHY KYLIE'S LIPS GOT FAMOUS IN THE FIRST PLACE
There's a slightly questionable side to the Kylie Cosmetics empire. It all started with a good-hearted girl and some genuine insecurities. Unfortunately, those insecurities did lead to a few trips to the clinic. The full pout that Kylie is now idolized for became iconic virtually overnight. The Lip Kits basically sold themselves.
"I was super insecure about my lips. I really wanted to illusion of bigger lips, so I overlined mine like crazy, and then people started getting obsessed.”
Speaking to Glamour, Kylie was candid about how her appearance was affecting her. With the signature Kylie pout we're so used to, it can be pretty easy to forget. There was a largely-unmentioned step between Kylie the girl and Kylie the billionaire.
2 WHAT GOT KIM FAMOUS IN THE FIRST PLACE
Everyone has a past. Kim seems to have done a pretty amazing job of moving past hers. People will list endless things about Kim. How The Daily Mail reported Kim earning "$5 million in five minutes" from KKW Beauty. How she's basically the founding father of the bathroom selfie. Add on motherhood, announcing she wants to be a lawyer, and matching her hair to that Lambo...Yes, there's a lot of "Kim stuff."
Ray J was Kim's boyfriend back in the day. Some pretty controversial footage of the two of them wound up on the Internet. While some may say that's what made Kim "famous," she's more than earned her A-List status since. Admit it– you totally forgot about that one.
1 HOW WE'VE BASICALLY FORGOTTEN WHAT THEY'RE FAMOUS FOR
Even North West can't figure out why she's papped all the time. Season 16 of KUWTK saw Kim try and explain it to her. Kim managed to explain Kanye Wests's fame, but mommy is just "Kim Kardashian." To be fair, the woman has a point.
We've sort of reached the point where we ourselves don't know quite what this family is famous for. Is it Kim and Kourtney Take Miami? What did they do? Nobody really remembers. They're just the Kardashians. The minute they update IG, it's breaking news. The minute they announce they're pregnant, we lose our minds. Whether you can think of a reason why they're famous or not, you're probably just like us, though. So in love with these girls, you just don't care.