Leave it to Oprah Winfrey to keep up with the Kardashians! Sunday night on "Oprah's Next Chapter," the OWN head honcho sat down with the entire Kardashian clan for a first-ever interview. But if you think you know all there is to know about this seemingly oversaturated reality TV family, think again -- because the Queen of Talk managed to unearth a few revelations.
Here are 5 things we learned from Oprah's interview with the Kardashian family.
They aren't comfortable with fame.
Hard to believe? Kourtney Kardashian told Oprah: "For me, I'm still not comfortable with being famous." As Oprah's jaw dropped, her overexposed sister Kim piped in with "I never use the word famous or celebrity." Little brother Rob Kardashian -- who was star enough to compete on "Dancing With the Stars"-- also said he hates the words "famous" and "celebrity" because it "sounds like you're talking about yourself arrogantly."
Kim's marriage to Kris Humphries wasn't a publicity stunt.
Oprah made no bones about asking Kim if her 72-day marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries was staged for the show. "We don't do anything for ratings," Kim said of her lavish televised nuptials. "I would have had a big wedding regardless of who I am." But she also admitted, "Once we moved in, I knew that he was not the one." Kim also revealed that she went into a deep depression in the aftermath of her divorce. "I was in such a deep depression; I thought I was going to back away from it all," she said.
Kris Jenner is not a pimp!
Mama Kardashian, Kris Jenner, is famous for her "momager" role in her kids' lives. And while critics accuse Jenner of "pimping out" her kids, the Kardashian clan disagrees. "I think that's so ridiculous," Kim said. "First of all, we have to hire a manager….No one will fight harder for you than your own mother."
Their looks have helped their rise to fame.
Leave it to little bro Rob to point out that his three older sisters are "not, like, skinny women." Kim admitted: "I don't think [our success] would have happened if we were all like skinny, pretty models. I think it has to do with us, the curves, the dark hair!" Kim also pointed out that she and her sisters represent Middle-Eastern women in mainstream media. (They are of Armenian descent.) "I remember when the wave of Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, and these beautiful Hispanic women came into light, and I looked up to them, and I loved them, but I was like, 'Where are Middle Eastern women?' I think we took that category or helped broaden that," Kim said.
They were inspired by another reality TV family.
Oprah wanted to know: How much of the Kardashian's reality show is real? Kris Jenner explained, "What you see on our show is 22 minutes of an entire day or a week. All of what you see is exactly what's going on." So what prompted the clan to sign on for a reality show deal? Kris said she was inspired by the Osbourne's MTV reality show. She even called Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne "reality TV pioneers." And it's been a crazy train ever since.
One topic that wasn't quite addressed, but was left dangling via a cliffhanger: Is Kim's romance with rapper Kanye West the real deal? The answer to that burning question will be revealed next week in part two of the interview.
"Oprah's Next Chapter" airs on Sunday night at 9/8c on OWN.
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