Fans have been watching the E! Series “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and getting to know the family since 2007. From the sisters’ love lives to their mother’s spats with step father Bruce Jenner, fans have seen it all.
Viewers also get to know the family’s closest friends, including Jonathan Cheban, Lala Anthony, Malika and Khadijah Haqq, Larsa Pippen, Joyce Bonelli, Carla DiBello and Blac Chyna. What fans haven’t learned much about is who exactly these people are.
While it may be easy to write the group off as “Kardashian friends,” they are far more than that, and in the list below, fans can get to know them for who they are aside from people making guest appearances on “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”
Cheban has been a friend of the Kardashians for several years now. Although he is closest to Kim, he has established relationship with the entire family, and they all seem to love him.
Cheban is the founder and former CEO of CommandPR and former star of E! series, “The Spin Crowd.”
Anthony is the wife of NBA player Carmelo Anthony, as well as a longtime actress and TV host.
Among her most notable credits are “Total Request Live” (“TRL”), “Think Like a Man Too” and her own reality series, “La La’s Full Court Life.” She’s also hosted several television shows, including “For the Love of Ray J,” “Flavor of Love” and “Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno.”
Anthony is one of Kim’s best friends. The two go way back and Anthony recently spoke out about Kim during an interview with OK! Magazine. In the interview, Anthony described Kim as an “incredible mom.”
Malikah and Khadijah Haqq
The Haqq twins have know the Kardashian family for over a decade, and while fans often see them with Khloe on “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” the twins are also close with Kim.
In 2005, Malikah and Khadijah co-stared in the film, Sky High.
After working as Khloe’s assistant for a short time, Malikah left her position in order to focus more on acting. She’s appeared in movies such as “ATL,” “School for Scoundrels” and “Somebody Help Me 2.”
Khadijah is also an actress, having appeared in “Happy Feet,” “20 Years Later” and “ATL.”
Pippen is the wife of NBA star Scottie Pippen and former star of “The Real Housewives of Miami.” She has been best friends with Kim for the last few years, and while they live on opposite sides of the country, they often turn up on social media together.
For those who often browse through the latest paparazzi photos of the Kardashians, they’ve likely noticed Bonelli in a lot of the shots. In addition to starring alongside the family on “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” Bonelli is also the family’s makeup artist and travels with them often.
DiBello has been friends with Kim for years. Because DiBello is an associate producer at Bunim/Murray Productions, which produces the family’s reality shows, they spend tons of time together and are often seen shopping around Los Angeles.
Blac Chyna has been getting closer and closer to Kim in recent years. She is a former stripper and currently in a relationship with rapper Tyga, who is a friend of Kim’s husband, Kanye West.
“Keeping up with the Kardashians” airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m.
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