The Kardashian-Jenner clan are a family who has chosen to live much of their lives in the public eye. Not only do they have a reality TV show, where fans can keep up to date with their lives behind-the-scenes, but they are also avid social media users and regularly share their pictures and thoughts online.
They are a family who has used the platform they’ve been given to further their professions and become household names, and although there are times when it seems like there is nothing that’s off limits when it comes to what they share, there are some things about them that not everyone knows.
For example, Khloé Kardashian has a preference when it comes to which side of her face she sleeps on, and unlike most people, it’s not necessarily determined by which she finds the most comfortable, but rather the shape of her face. And not many people realize that despite being the mega-famous woman she is, Kim Kardashian still finds the time to write handwritten thank you cards to the people in her life.
The Kardashians are an interesting bunch, and below are 20 lesser-known things about them and their lives once the cameras stop rolling.
20 Khloé Likes To Sleep On The Left Side Of Her Face
A lot of what Khloé Kardashian does is documented either by the media or on her family’s reality TV show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but there are some things about her that not everyone knows. One of the more unusual facts about Khloé is that she has a preference when it comes to sleeping, and she chooses to sleep on the left side of her face.
According to Cosmopolitan, the reason Kardashian does this is that a friend once told her the right side of her face was flat. This unkind comment clearly stayed with Khloé because it has affected her sleeping pattern.
19 Kourtney Is The Only Member Of The Family Who Went To University, But They Are All Hugely Successful
The Kardashian-Jenner clan have done incredibly well for themselves and reign supreme on social media. They are also talented businesswomen and have made a name for themselves in the fashion and beauty industries, but despite their success and impressive wealth, it is only Kourtney Kardashian who has attended university, Cosmopolitan reports.
Kourtney attended the University of Arizona, and the publication notes that she went on to finish her course, graduating with a degree in “theatre arts and a minor in Spanish.”
Kim Kardashian has spoken about her education, writing on her website (via BravoTV), “My education didn't follow a traditional trajectory, but I'm thankful for my parents who listened and supported me when I was having trouble…”
18 Kim Kardashian Sent Fake Baby Pics To Her Friends To See Who She Could Trust (A Smart Move)
Celebrities that are as high profile as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have to be very careful about who they can trust, and the couple decided to put their inner circle to the test when they welcomed their first child, North West, into the world.
According to Daily Mail, an insider told them that the couple sent their friends “fake” baby pictures of their daughter, to see who would leak them to the press. It also appears that someone in Kardashian’s friend group attempted to sell the photos, with Daily Mail reporting that two images appeared online, and neither was the correct photo of North.
17 Kim Kardashian Has A Section In Her Will That Requires Her To Look Good
Kim Kardashian has graced the covers of some of the most prestigious fashion magazines in the world, and she is a celebrity who is celebrated for her beauty. This must come with a lot of pressure to always look good (and the Kardashian-Jenner squad have a glam team to help them look their best). Kim Kardashian actually has a section in her will that requires her to look good!
According to Harper’s Bazaar, Kardashian has a hair and makeup clause in her will, and she admitted that this was true in an interview with Elle. She explained that even if she is out of it, she wants to look as “good as possible” explaining, “I definitely need my hair, my make-up, and my nails done.”
16 Once Upon A Time, Kim Kardashian Even Promoted Public Bathrooms
Kim Kardashian hasn’t always been super picky about the projects she chooses to associate herself with, and there was a time when she promoted public bathrooms. According to The Independent, one of her jobs in 2010 included promoting a toilet paper company, and she made an appearance at the opening of their public bathrooms in Time Square, cutting the ribbon for Charmin Restrooms.
A lot has changed in nine years, but this was her press release at the time: “With my recent transition to New York, I’ve been checking out all the gifts the City has to offer visitors and New Yorkers alike. During the holiday season, I’m happy to join Charmin as they give the gift of the Restrooms near Times Square.”
15 Kim Was On Paris Hilton’s Show, 'The Simple Life,' Before She Was The Mega-Famous Star She Is Today
Long before Kim Kardashian had her own reality TV show, she appeared on another one. Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie (who were BFFs at the time) became household names when they appeared on their show, The Simple Life, but many Kardashian fans may not have realized that Kim Kardashian was also a part of the show.
Hilton and Kardashian were good friends and had known each other since childhood. According to Bustle, Kardashian made “frequent appearances on the show” where she helped Hilton with her wardrobe and to get her things organized.
14 Before Becoming A Supermodel, Kendall Was A Dog Walker
Kendall Jenner has one clear focus when it comes to her profession: she wants to be a model who is taken seriously in the fashion industry. She’s done really well for herself so far. But modeling was not Jenner’s first job, as she used to work as a dog walker.
In an interview with Vogue, Jenner said she worked as a dog walker in her early teens. And it’s a job that made a lot of sense for her because Jenner is a big fan of her furry friends. According to People, she has a light-colored greyhound named Mew, whom she is often seen walking.
13 Kris Jenner Only Has Kendall And Kylie’s Names Tattooed On Her (Apparently She Didn't Have Space For The Rest)
Kim Kardashian has made her stance on tattoos perfectly clear when she famously stated (via Glamour): "You don't put a bumper sticker on a Bentley.” But Kris Jenner doesn’t share her daughter’s thoughts and she does have tattoos.
Kris is a mom (and momager) to six children, but it’s only her youngest two children, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, of whom she has tattoos. According to Cosmopolitan, Kris has her daughters names tattooed on her body but stated she “didn't have space" to add Kim, Kourtney, Khloé and Rob’s names to the list.
12 Kourtney Has An ‘Ex’ Box - Basically, A Box To Help Her Move On From Her Past Relationships
Breakups are never easy and trying to process all those feelings and forget an ex can be tough, but Kourtney has found a way to deal with a breakup. It's her “ex box.” And according to E! News, Kim is also a fan of this concept.
As for what exactly an "ex box" is, the publication notes that it’s a box in which the sisters place old things that remind them of their previous boyfriends. According to Buzzfeed, when Kim dated TJ Jackson in her teens she kept a box from their relationship, and it included prom photos, a box of chicken nuggets from their first date and a confidentiality agreement.
11 Rob Changes His Phone Number More Times In A Year Than Most People Do In Their Lifetimes
Rob Kardashian is definitely the most reclusive member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, and unlike his sisters he chooses (for the most part) to live his life away from the public eye. He also has a complicated relationship with social media, and the media in general, and perhaps that’s part of why he keeps changing his phone number.
According to E! News, Rob changes his phone number 10 times a year. Although the publication offered no further information as to why he changes it so often, it could be a security attempt to ensure he keeps his private life, well, private.
10 Kim Kardashian Owns Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry... Well, Some Of It
Kim Kardashian has a wardrobe that many people would love to own, but in addition to more designer pieces than any one person would care to count, she also has an extensive collection of pricey jewelry. Some of her more interesting pieces include collections from actress Elizabeth Taylor’s personal jewelry collection.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, in 2011 Kardashian paid $65,000 for “a set of three gold and jade Lorraine Schwartz bangles” that were previously worn by Taylor. The publication also notes that Kardashian has admitted that Taylor was her “idol” and that she had the opportunity to interview her for an edition of Harper’s Bazaar.
9 Kim Kardashian Bought A Stroller To Match Her Daughter’s Skin Tone
Kim Kardashian is considered one of the most stylish women in the world, and her outfits often make headlines. Kardashian places a lot of importance on looking good, and there is no denying that she is impeccably groomed. When it comes to fashion, apparently she thinks of everything, even matching her baby’s stroller to her skin tone.
Before Kardashian’s daughter North West was born, she was concerned about purchasing a stroller that would complement her skin tone. According to Elite Daily, on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she said: "I want to see what skin tone my child is... It'll be a variation of a skin tone, so I'm just trying to see what color will look good."
8 Time Is Everything To Them And Nothing Annoys Kris Jenner More Than Someone Who Is Late
Many words have been used to describe the Kardashian clan, but perhaps one of the most accurate would be to call them "professional." The family have built an empire for themselves, and they don’t want to burn bridges, so, if you have an appointment with them you better believe they are going to arrive on time.
Momager Kris Jenner spoke about the importance she places on time in an interview with Us Weekly. "I get crazy if someone is late," she explained. Which makes perfect sense, because if someone sets a time, it’s not polite to make them wait, and if Kris isn’t going to make others wait, then she expects the same respect in return.
7 Kim Kardashian Understands The Importance Of Saying 'Thank You'
It’s not just Kris Jenner who places importance on good manners, but also her daughter, Kim Kardashian. She understands it’s vital to thank people for what they have done. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the publication noted that there are many things that should be known about Kim, but something most people probably wouldn’t know is that “she’s a prolific handwritten-thank-you-card sender.”
This suggests that no matter how famous Kardashian has become, she makes sure that she always takes a few minutes out of her day to personally thank the people in her life - instead of just getting her assistant to print out a note.
6 Kourtney’s Kids Mason And Reign Have The Same Birthday, Five Years Apart
Kourtney Kardashian is a mother to three children, Mason, Penelope and Reign, and she has spoken about motherhood and her unconditional love and devotion to her children in multiple interviews. One of her more memorable quotes was when she said this (via People): “What’s most important is knowing that they’re my priorities, no matter what’s happening — they always come first.”
It’s no secret that Kourtney is a mama first and a megastar second, but not everyone will know that her eldest son, Mason, and her youngest son, Reign, actually have the same birthday, just five years apart. Mason was born on Dec. 14, 2009, and Reign was born on Dec. 14, 2014.
5 Kourtney Kardashian’s Kids Don’t Eat Microwave Meals
Kourtney Kardashian takes nutrition seriously, especially when it comes to her kids and she doesn’t want to feed them anything that could be potentially harmful. For this reason, she refuses to feed them anything that is cooked or heated in a microwave (so no microwave meals) and this device cannot be found in her home.
According to Refinery29, in response to her sister Khloé Kardashian’s question, "Kourtney, what don't you believe in?" she stated, “microwaves.” Her disdain for microwaves is because she wants a radiation-free home. She is also strict about plastic.
4 Kris Jenner Prefers To Use Black Toilet Paper Instead Of Regular Because Everything Needs To Fit Into A Theme
If you walk into Kris Jenner’s home, chances are you’re going to be impressed by the decor and her love for the finer things in life. But her decor definitely has a theme which extends to her bathroom, because instead of regular white toilet paper (or the more brown kind if you’re into recycling) she apparently uses black toilet paper.
In an interview with The New York Times, the publication observed how the bathroom off the foyer in Jenner’s home was decorated in black marble, and it had black toilet paper too (you know, to stick to the theme). The journalist who wrote the interview noted that when he told people about the peculiar colored rolls, their response was one of two things: where can it be bought, and how would you know when you’re done wiping?
3 Khloé Kardashian Likes To Keep A Clean House...Like Really Clean
Khloé Kardashian likes to be clean. She also likes to change her bedsheets more often than the average person, which means she must be doing one heck of a lot of laundry in a week. According to Cosmopolitan, Kardashian changes her bedsheets every two days.
It seems she likes to have the fresh smell of linen, and this is not the first time Kardashian has spoken about her love for a clean home. According to Hello! magazine, she shared that her cleaning skills come from her mama, and her room always had to be “impeccably clean” when she was growing up, something which she has carried through to adulthood.
2 Kylie Likes To Text Khloé (And She Was The First To Know About Her Pregnancy)
The Kardashian-Jenner siblings are all incredibly close, and while there are many aspects of their lives which people cannot relate to, one thing that is relatable is their love for each other. They may have arguments and disagreements, but they are also the first to defend each other when someone wrongs them.
Although we cannot be sure which siblings are the closest, we do know that Kylie Jenner likes to text her older sister, Khloé Kardashian, and in a Twitter Q&A (via Hello Giggles) she wrote that it was Khloé with whom she first shared her pregnancy news (although she couldn’t remember properly and said maybe it was actually Kourtney).
1 Kylie Jenner Reads Every Comment On Social Media, Even The Negative Ones
Kylie Jenner has several million followers on social media and she is considered to have great influence. But despite the thousands of comments and "likes" she gets every time she posts something, she still takes the time to read all the comments that fans and critics write to her (and she must have a thick skin, because sometimes people can be really unkind online).
According to StyleCaster, in an interview with Teen Vogue Jenner spoke about how she reads all the comments she receives on social media. She even admitted that if there are too many negative comments on a post, she will delete it and repost.
References: The Independent, The Hollywood Reporter, Us Weekly, People, StyleCaster, Refinery 29, Hello Giggles, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone