The Kardashians are the gift that keeps on giving, and this year was no different. This was the year the Kardashians finally started to make the shift from prevalence to relevance, with Kim on the cover of Vogue and Kendall Jenner an in-demand model. But, even as they gain respect, they never lose their sense of drama.
Here are the Kardashian moments that made 2014, as every year, the year of the Kardashian.
The Vogue cover
Kim broke the internet long before #BreakTheInternet. Their cover of April’s Vogue had pearls clutched and jaws dropped. A big deal was made of the usually classy mag’s choice to put a reality television star on its cover, despite the fact she’s a famous millionaire and that’s how magazine covers work.
Wintour later admitted that they got the cover, GASP, for attention: “I think if we just remain deeply tasteful and just put deeply tasteful people on the cover, it would be a rather boring magazine! Nobody would talk about us. It’s very important that people do talk about us.”
Bruce. Just Bruce in general.A lot has been made this year regarding whether or not Bruce is transitioning, if he’s in the process of identifying as female, largely due to his plastic surgery work making him look more feminine. We don’t know if it’s true or not. It’s not our business. But either way, it’s not something to make fun of or judge—it’s not fair to the trans community or to Bruce himself. So, just leave Bruce alone.
The Gossip Table has more on Bruce’s love life post-Kris Jenner split.
In May, the royal wedding of our time took place in Florence (but not before a pre-wedding dinner at Versailles featuring caviar, champagne, Lana Del Rey, and a freakin’ magic show). The two have now been married for seven months—that’s nearly three Kris Humphries marriages.
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Amber Rose and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West First Photo
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West MET Gala
Kim Kardashian Kanye West L’Officiel
Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries Divorce
Kim Kardashian and Ray J
Kim Kardashian, Solange, Beyonce, Kanye West and Jay-Z BET Awards
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Kim Kardashian at Kanye West Fashion Show
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Kim and Kanye at Lakers Game
Kanye West and Scott Disick
Kanye West Performs At Revel
Kim Kardashian Kanye West Proposal
Kim Kanye Vogue Cover
Kim and Kanye wedding[Photo Credit: @kimkardashian]
Oh, Rob.This year, Rob stopped appearing on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, he bolted from Kim’s wedding before it happened and he didn’t accompany the family on a big Thailand vacay. Of course, tabloid speculation was cruel, saying Kim kicked Rob out of her wedding for being too fat. We’re not sure what’s going on, but we wish him well. Hang in there, Rob!
The wedding photo ‘shop job
Kanye and Kim take photography very seriously. And if Annie Leibovitz backs out of being your wedding photographer, they’re going to kick that seriously up a notch to super duper seriously.
“Because Annie pulled out, I was like, ‘Okay, I still want my wedding photos to look like Annie Leibovitz,’ and we sat there and worked on that photo for, like, four days because the flowers were off-color,” Kanye said at a Cannes Lions panel. “Can you imagine telling someone who wants to just Instagram a photo, who’s the No. 1 person on Instagram, ‘We need to work on the color of the flower wall,’ or the idea that it’s a Givenchy dress, and it’s not about the name Givenchy, it’s about the talent that is Riccardo Tisci — and how important Kim is to the Internet.”
And here it is. This took four days to Photoshop. Four days of a honeymoon. I realize their lives aren’t like ours and they don’t get a week off from their office jobs and then need to head back to work, but still! It’s your honeymoon!
The Jenner-Kardashian family’s Lannister-esque moments
So, ew. First, in a July episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Brody walked in on Kim doing a sexy photoshoot for Kanye. His brother Brandon started teasing him, “You got a little turned on by your sister.” To which Brody responded, “Maybe just a half chub.”
Then, in the next episode, to get the focus off him, Brody through Brandon under the bus and said he and Kim “kissed back in the day.” The lesson of all of this: love your family as a friend.
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The Adrienne Bailon battle royale
Speaking about her breakup with Rob in an interview with Latina magazine, Bailon said, “To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career. I probably realized that too late—not that it would’ve affected my decisions in terms of who I dated, but it would’ve affected my decision to appear on the show.” Rob’s sisters went on the defensive for their little brother.
Funny how she says being with a Kardashian hurt her career yet the only reason she has this article is bc she is talking about a Kardashian — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 30, 2014
#LetItGoooooLetItGoooooo (FROZEN VOICE)
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 30, 2014
Texting during the Ferguson moment of silence at the VMAs
At the MTV VMAs, during a speech by Common and a moment of silence for Mike Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, well, this was Kim and Kendall and Kylie Jenner:
— Doree Shafrir (@doreeshafrir) August 25, 2014
They look deeply moved.
Ah, yes. The butt picture that launched a thousand tweets. In November, Kim bared all for Paper magazine and she truly may have, indeed, broken the internet. Love her or hate her, the lady knows how to catch a headline.
Khloe and French Montana go off again
After a brief break, the pair reunited and all seemed well. But, if this Instagram post means anything, the two have decided to holiday in Splitsville.
But, according to Scott’s Instagram, French sent them a congratulations gift on their new little one, signed “Uncle Frenchy.” So who knows?
Kim cutting North out of her selfie
Let’s just witness this exactly as it happened.
Wait is this really news that I posted a selfie & cropped my daughter out? LOL
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 15, 2014
Her eyes were closed and I was feeling my look! Can I live?!?! — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 15, 2014
You do you, Kimmy. You crop that baby out of your selfies like a bad pantyline.
And that, my friends, was just the tip of the iceberg. Tragically, we won’t see a Kardashian Kristmas Kard this year, but you have to admit, they’d make one hell of a holiday newsletter.
[Photo Credit: Splash News, Getty Images, E!]