This year it was hard not to keep up with the Kardashians, who couldn’t stay out of the headlines thanks to Kourtney’s surprise pregnancy, Khloe’s quickie wedding and Kim’s breakup – and swift reconciliation – with Reggie Bush. But do you remember all their exploits?
In February, Kim heated things up with a sexy photo shoot for GQ alongside beau Reggie Bush. But the next month, the reality star had to defend her body after a brouhaha erupted over some non-airbrushed photos from her solo Complex magazine shoot. “So what: I have a little cellulite,” she wrote on her blog. “What curvy girl doesn’t?”
Khloe had the support of her sister Kim after getting fired from The Celebrity Apprentice in April – and not because of her work ethic. The Donald dismissed the starlet because of her 2007 DUI, causing Khloe to rail against him online. Kim weighed in, too, writing on her blog, “[Khloe] obviously made an awful mistake but definitely has taken responsibility for her actions and we are all very proud of her.”
Busy shooting their reality show spinoff Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, the Kardashian sisters teamed up with Kim in May to celebrate the opening of their South Florida boutique, Dash, in front of the cameras, though home viewers wouldn’t catch the action until the show premiered on E! in August.
In April, Kim announced cryptically, “someone in the Kardashian family will soon have plastic surgery.” She was talking about stepdad Bruce Jenner, who revealed his new, spruced-up look over the summer on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. “Bruce looks better than ever,” she wrote on her blog in May after his face lift, “and he is extremely happy with the result.”
Just call them the “kissing bandits!” After Khloe split from her former NBA player beau Rashad McCants and Kourtney called it quits with Scott Disick, the single ladies put an emphasis on just “having fun” while filming their spinoff reality show Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami in June.
For Kim, July was a chance to flaunt the toned body she had been working hard to sculpt all spring while hanging poolside at the Sierra Mist Beach House in Malibu, Calif. One reason for her hot figure? Kardashian released a workout video,Fit in Your Jeans by Friday that month.
In July, Kim learned exactly what happens when you misplace your passport while traveling abroad! The reality star was stranded in customs while flying with Reggie Bush from Botswana to Johannesburg, South Africa, on a charity trip. Luckily, her NFL player beau convinced officials to let him search for the document, which he found. “He saved the day,” she told PEOPLE at the time.
When Michael Jackson died suddenly on June 25, the King of Pop’s passing had a personal effect on Kim: The reality star fondly remembered celebrating her 14th birthday at Neverland Ranch – then honored the late singer along with sisters Khloe and Kourtney, and mom Kris Jenner, at his July 7 memorial service at the Staples Center in L.A. “Everyone was sharing their most special moments with him,” she told PEOPLE. “I’m so glad that I went.”
Kourtney made a personal admission in August: She had a fling with her ex-boyfriend Scott Disick and became pregnant! The couple has since reconciled – and received plenty of support from the Kardashian clan, who often escorted Kourtney, who’s due on Christmas, baby supply shopping in L.A. “I am beyond thrilled and excited and cannot wait to meet my new grandchild,” Kris Jenner told PEOPLE that month. “We are truly blessed.”
Just weeks after being linked to L.A. Lakers star Lamar Odom, Khloe became his wife during a black-tie wedding at a private residence in Beverly Hills on Sept. 27. Attended by the Kardashian clan and friends like and , the nuptials were taped for an episode of Keeping Up. Days later, the reality star blogged, “I’ve never been so happy.”
Although they took a break in the summer, Kim and Reggie’s year ended on a romantic note: The couple officially got back together in late September. “We just made the decision that we want to make it work and the time off was really beneficial for the both of us,” she told PEOPLE at an early 29th birthday celebration in October. And she meant it! Later that month, the two started hunting for a home together. “I think sometimes people need to take a break … to see how much they need each other,” Kardashian told PEOPLE, “and how much they really are compatible.”