Downfalls, breakdowns, and near-death experiences — three things that have plagued the famous men behind the most talked about family in the entertainment industry. Now, this question is being raised: Is there a Kardashian
Kanye West is the latest man in the famous family to have a major breakdown, but he’s not alone. Khloe Kardashian’s ex-husband, Lamar Odom, almost lost his life last year, and we can’t forget about the father of Kourtney Kardashian’s three children, Scott Disick, who has been to rehab a number of times for abusing alcohol and drugs.
Here’s a breakdown and timeline of the apparent family curse.
Kanye West: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian tied the knot in May 2014 and share two children together. It’s no secret that West has always been wildly outspoken and, to put it lightly, temperamental. From claiming Bush hates Black people to bombarding the stage at the 2009 MTV VMAs when Taylor Swift was accepting the award for Best Female Video, there’s never any telling when the rapper could implode.
But earlier this month, West started on a downward spiral that ultimately led to his recent hospitalization.
The rapper was hospitalized on Monday, November 21, 2016, after acting erratically while at his personal trainer’s home in Los Angeles. The 39-year-old was taken to the UCLA Medical Center for a reported psychiatric evaluation; however, his team suggested the hospitalization was over simple exhaustion.
The incident comes just days after making controversial statements about Donald Trump, cutting his show in Sacramento short after ranting about Jay Z and Beyonce and then canceling his entire tour.
Ye is said to have never been the same since the passing of his mother, Donda West, who died in 2007 after complications following plastic surgery. According to reports, the day he was taken to the hospital for the reported psychiatric evaluation also marked the same day he buried his mother nine years ago.
Was Kanye’s breakdown predictable? Or is it the “curse?”
Lamar Odom: When you hear Lamar Odom’s name, many people will say he’s the man who once married Khloe Kardashian and almost died after overdosing at a brothel in Nevada. But before that, Lamar was known as the best sixth man in the NBA, taking home multiple championship rings with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Despite being a stellar athlete, Odom was always plagued with inner demons, but it seemed to all come to light following his marriage to Kardashian.
Lamar lost his mother to cancer at a young age and had a father who was heavily addicted to drugs. Odom fought the same demons as his dad, which ultimately led to the split between he and Khloe.
In September 2009, Khloe and the former athlete said “I do” after just one month of dating. The couple’s reality show Khloe & Lamar then became an open book for their personal lives — chronicling the ups and downs of Odom; from his troubled relationship with his father to leaving the Lakers, not much was kept private.
In December 2013, Khloe filed for divorce from the athlete, but things took a tragic turn in October 2015 when Odom was rushed to a Nevada hospital after an apparent overdose inside a brothel. After almost losing his life and months of rehab, Khloe pulled the plug on the divorce to make medical decisions for Lamar.
In May 2016, Kardashian moved forward with the divorce, and in October 2016, it was finalized.
Scott Disick: Disick and Kourtney have been together for over a decade and share three children together. Over the course of their relationship, the lovebirds’ troubled union was chronicled on the family’s hit reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Fans saw the good times and the bad.
After the arrival of their first child together in 2009, Scott spiraled out of control and developed a dependence on alcohol and drugs. The program also showed Scott struggle with addiction during the arrival of his other two children, and even following the death of his mother in November 2013 and his father’s passing just two months later.
After a tumultuous relationship and multiple stints in rehab, the couple finally decided to call it quits in July 2015.