Kardashian-Jenners' best, worst and most controversial moments of 2018: Look back at their wild year!
The Kardashian-Jenners have yet another wild year.
Looking back at the famous family's biggest moments in 2018 demonstrates how long this year has felt: Can you believe that the latest additions to the clan -- Kim's daughter, Chicago; Kylie's daughter, Stormi; and Khloe's daughter, True -- were all born this year? To us, it feels as though we've been seeing adorable photos of the cousins in our Instagram feeds for years now.
Of course, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" stars were doing more than just welcoming babies into the world this year. There were a slew of other highlights and lowlights for the family in 2018: Remember when Kim and Kanye both separately met with President Trump? Or when Tristan Thompson was caught cheating days before Khloe gave birth? How about when Kendall Jenner was caught allegedly making out with Gigi and Bella Hadid's brother, Anwar?
Take a look back at the biggest, most notable and controversial Kardashian-Jenner moments of the year below.
Kardashian baby boom!
The year kicked off with a trio of new babies in the family. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their third child, daughter Chicago West, via surrogate on January 15, just two weeks before Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott welcomed their first child together, daughter Stormi Webster, on February 1. Kylie shook the world when she announced Stormi's arrival just three days later in a YouTube video that documented her top-secret pregnancy, which she had never publicly confirmed. Khloe Kardashian gave birth to her first baby, daughter True Thompson, who she shares with boyfriend Tristan Thompson, on April 12.
Tristan's cheating scandal
Two days before Khloe gave birth to True on April 12, the Daily Mail published video footage of Tristan hooking up with another woman in a New York City club the weekend prior. Later that day, The Shade Room published video of him entering a hotel with that woman the same night. Though a variety of reports followed, Khloe eventually decided to stay with Tristan, seemingly for the sake of their daughter. The scandal would play out on "KUWTK" in the fall.
Kim Kardashian meets with Trump, frees Alice Marie Johnson
Kim met with the president and a variety of other officials, including Jared Kushner, at the White House on May 31 to discuss prison reform and giving a presidential pardon to Alice Marie Johnson, who had been serving a life sentence without parole on a non-violent drug charge -- her first offense. Though Kim was criticized for meeting with the president, despite being a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter, her mission succeeded: Trump granted Johnson clemency a week later.
Courtesy of the White House
Kanye West proclaims "love" for Trump, visits "TMZ Live" and meets with the president, before rescinding his support
Kim's husband had a more complicated relationship with the president this year. During a series of interviews promoting his latest album in the spring, Kanye expressed his "love" for Trump and called him his "boy" during a much-maligned appearance on "TMZ Live" during which he proclaimed that slavery was a "choice." In September, he doubled-down on his Trump support, wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat during a pro-Trump rant on "Saturday Night Live." A month later, Kanye met with Trump in the Oval Office -- while also wearing a MAGA hat. But before the month ended, Kanye took to Twitter to denounce Trump: "My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative."
My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!
— ye (@kanyewest) October 30, 2018
Kourtney and Younes call it quits
Kourtney Kardashian and her model boyfriend, Younes Bendjima, suddenly called it quits in August after nearly two years as a couple, despite a globe-trotting summer together, where they spent nearly a month in Italy. This was Kourtney's first major relationship since breaking up with Scott Disick for good, but she's been seemingly enjoying the single life since her summer split, having been linked to model Luka Sabbat.
Caitlyn, Kendall and Kylie Jenner skip Brody Jenner's wedding
Kylie and Kendall's half-brother, Brody Jenner, married longtime girlfriend Kaitlyn Carter in Indonesia on June 2, but his famous sisters weren't there, despite being invited. Brody said that the couple "never heard from them" and "they never even RSVP'd" to the nuptials. Not only that, but his own father, Caitlyn Jenner, also skipped out on his big day because of a scheduling conflict.
Kylie Jenner's "self-made" Forbes cover causes a stir
In July, Forbes put Kylie on its cover and said she was on her way to become "the youngest-ever self-made billionaire" at age 21 as a result of her highly-successful Kylie Cosmetics beauty company. The proclamation created a huge uproar on Twitter, with many people pointing out that the labeling Kylie as "self-made" is a bit misleading, considering the privilege and fame that she was born into.
Kendall Jenner slammed for comments about fellow models
In an interview with Love Magazine published in August, Kendall said, "Since the beginning we’ve been super selective about what shows I would do. I was never one of those girls who would do like 30 shows a season or whatever the f--k those girls do." Her comments were quickly criticized by fellow models, who noted that not everyone has the luxury of cherry picking their modeling jobs and they often do so many shows in order to make enough money to support themselves. Kendall later tweeted that her words were "misrepresented."
I was misrepresented in a recent interview over the wknd & it’s important to clarify the meaning. It was intended to be entirely complimentary but unfortunately, my words were twisted & taken out of context.I want to be clear. The respect that I have for my peers is immeasurable!
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) August 21, 2018
Kardashians become the face of Calvin Klein
At the height of the speculation around Khloe and Kylie's pregnancies -- after Khloe had confirmed she was expecting and before Kylie gave birth -- the sisters were announced as the new faces of Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear. In the stunning photo shoot, Kylie's baby bump is strategically hidden under blankets, which was a telltale sign that, yes, she did have a baby bump and was expecting her first child. Kylie would go on to appear in her first post-baby photo shoot for their second Calvin Klein campaign, photographed when Khloe was still pregnant and released later in the year.
Kendall Jenner makes out with Anwar Hadid
During a break with on-and-off boyfriend Ben Simmons in June, Kendall was reportedly photographed making out with Anwar Hadid -- Gigi and Bella's younger brother -- at a CFDA Awards after party in New York City. A source later said that the unexpected couple was "nothing serious," but that didn't make fans of the models any less shook by the development.
Kardashians mysteriously part ways with longtime makeup artist, Joyce Bonelli
At the beginning of the summer, it was revealed that Joyce Bonelli was no longer working with the Kardashians after years of working very closely with the famous family. There were cryptic Instagram posts alluding to a disagreement between the two parties, though Bonelli denied ever being fired. The unexpected parting of ways reminded fans of the similarly mysterious firing of stylist Monica Rose years ago, which we never got a clear answer to.
Kim and Kourtney spar on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians"
Season 15 of the family's flagship product -- their reality show, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" -- featured some of the fiercest drama the family has ever seen, including a slew of back-and-forth arguments between Kim and Kourtney. The drama started over last year's family Christmas card shoot, which culminated in a tearful confrontation during which Kim called Kourtney "the least interesting to look at." The fighting continued into the sisters' trip to Tokyo with Khloe, where Kim yelled at her sisters over their embarrassing outfits. By the end of the season, though, they seemed to resolve their issues -- as they always do!