There is little doubt that the Kardashians are among the most famous families in the world. Everything they do or say is eaten up by tabloids, and they grab headlines and trending social topics each and every day. While they’re all smiles for the cameras, the truth is that they have stepped on a lot of people on their way to fame, fortune, and prominence. They’re practically a force of nature, and throughout the years, they have negatively impacted the careers of numerous different men, including these 12.
Don’t believe us? Click through and see for yourself. Number 8 is especially shocking!
#12 Reggie Bush
Reggie Bush is a former Heisman winning running back at USC and went on to have a fairly successful NFL career. But after dating Kim Kardashian and having a very public breakup, he was never quite the same again. He now finds himself struggling to even get any snaps in the NFL.
#11 Kris Humphries
Before marrying Kim Kardashian, Humphries was an NBA player making millions and his life was pretty good. But after marrying Kim (and famously getting an extremely quick divorce), his NBA career took a hit. While he was more famous, you hardly heard about him for his NBA career anymore, which has all but faded away.
#10 Ray J
When Ray J and Kim Kardashian were together, HE was the more famous of the two. In fact, he can almost be credited with making Kim famous as he was the man in her infamous sex tape. After breaking up with Kim, we almost never hear anything about Ray J (unless it as something to do with his previous relationship with Kim).
#9 Scott Disick
While Scott Disick is still technically in and on/off relationship with Kourtney Kardashian, there is no arguing he has changed. Before meeting her, he was a rich kid from New York and now he is an equally rich man, though one who has struggled with alcohol abuse and has been to rehab on numerous occasions.
#8 Rob Kardashian
It seems that not even someone who is an actual Kardashian can handle the pressure. Rob kept himself out of the spotlight for the most part, until recent years. He famously gained a bunch of weight that he has struggled to keep off. Almost as much as he has struggled to keep his name and his romantic relationships out of the headlines.
#7 French Montana
Before his relationship with Khloe Kardashian, French Montana was among the biggest up-and-coming rappers in the business. But since he began associating with the Kardashians, his glory has faded away a bit and he has been getting quite a lot of bad press. Complicating matters are rumors that Khloe still has feelings for Lamar Odom.
Speaking of Lamar …
#6 Miles Austin
Before knowing a Kardashian, Miles Austin was among the best young wide receivers in the NFL and was playing for the Cowboys, one of the most popular teams. But after he dated Kim Kardashian (albeit briefly), his play on the field took a massive hit and now you never hear about him anymore.
#5 Rashad McCants
During his college years at North Carolina, McCants was one of the best basketball players in the nation with a ton of potential. But then he got into a relationship with Khloe Kardashian, and his potential was wasted. The two had a very public fight (that even aired on “Keeping up with the Kardashians”) and he never did much in the NBA.
#4 Lamar Odom
For a little while, Odom was among the best players in the NBA and helped numerous teams improve. He even won two NBA titles. But it seems he became cursed after his tumultuous relationship with Khloe Kardashian. His NBA career took a hit, he began abusing drugs, and almost died.
#3 Johnathan Cheban
While you may not recognize this man, he was hugely important in Hollywood as the CEO of the PR company called Command PR. But after getting bad-mouthed in the press by Kim, he lost his job and now has no credibility in the industry. The man who actually took over the company appears in the last entry of the article.
Years ago, Tyga was well on his way to being one of the best and most talented rappers out there. However, nowadays, he is known for almost nothing other than dating the youngest Kardashian, Kylie. There are also a ton of reports that he is broke, despite all his previous success.
#1 Simon Huck
Huck actually took over as CEO of Command PR after Cheban got canned. However, Huck also found his career suffering as he was basically forced by Kim to use his falling out with Cheban for ratings, which obviously wasn’t a good look. This was super awkward and definitely didn’t make Simon too happy at all.
After reading about the career trajectories of the 12 men mentioned in this article, it’s hard to argue that they didn’t have their livelihoods negatively impacted by their association with the Kardashians in some way. Most of these men had tremendous and noteworthy careers that seemed to take a very hard hit after being done with the Kardashians. The 12 men you just looked at must have thought they could tame a Kardashian or handle the pressure that comes along with being associated with such a family. This could possibly serve as a cautionary tale to other men, especially ones becoming involved with the Kardashian family.