For years, it has been rumored that O.J. Simpson had an affair with Kris Jenner, and that he is actually the father of her daughter Khloe Kardashian. And while these rumors have been denied by Jenner on several occasions, it seems as though Simpson’s release from prison last week has stirred them up again.
These rumors have been especially difficult for Khloe herself, who has stated that it’s caused her emotional anguish throughout her life. To learn more about her relationship with Simpson, and whether or not these rumors have any merit, read below.
1. Simpson Allegedly Had an Affair With Kris Jenner in the 1990s
The foundation of the Khloe debate is an alleged affair that Simpson had with her mother Kris Jenner. Carlos Sanudo, the brother of Jenner’s former fiancé Cesar, said that he felt something was going on between them at the time. He told The Mercury News “One night [Cesar] called me at 2 a.m. when he was on the road at a tournament. He said, ‘I think Kris is screwing O.J. over there! I know she’s got something going on with O.J.”
Despite this, both parties have denied these rumors over the years. According to Daily Mail, Simpson told his prison guard Jeffrey Felix that he would have never betrayed his late friend Kardashian: “I would never do that to my friend Bob. I would never tap Kris.”
In her 2011 memoir, Kris Jenner… And All Things Kardashian, Jenner admitted that she did have an affair during her marriage to Kardashian, and that her only regret was divorcing him soon after. That being said, Jenner has been adamant that her affair was not with Simpson.
“I had known O.J. since I was 17 years old,” she said on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, “When I met Robert I met O.J. So that was a very long time ago.” When asked about her relationship, she explained that Simpson was merely “like a big brother to me.”
2. Khloé’s Paternity Was a Running Storyline on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’
Khloe’s parentage became a central storyline on season seven of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. According to Us magazine, Kris Jenner convinced her kids, Kim, Kourtney, and Rob to take a DNA test to use as a comparison, but Khloe adamantly refused to take hers. “Mom, I don’t care what they’re saying,” she argued, “Because everyone is calling me fat, do you want me to go get lipo?”
She added “Seriously, my dad is Robert Kardashian. My other dad is Bruce Jenner. If you f—ed other people during the same time and you do not know, go on Maury [Povich Show].”
As of 2017, Khloe has not taken a DNA test.
3. Robert Kardashian’s Wife Claimed That He Said Khloé Wasn’t His Biological Daughter Before His Death
The rumors resurfaced in 2011, when Robert Kardashian’s ex-wife Jan Ashley revealed that she was told the truth about Khloe’s parentage. She told Daily Mail that Kardashian hid the fact that Khloé wasn’t his in the divorce documents that were filed when he caught Kris Jenner cheating on him.
“He would never say in court documents that Khloe wasn’t his,” she said, “He loved her. She’s always been treated the same. In fact, he treated her even better than the other kids.”
Ellen Pierson, who married Kardashian before his death in 2003, confirmed that her husband had doubts about Khloe being his. According to The Washington Post, her reasoning was as follows: “She looked nothing like the rest. She was tall, had a different shape, light hair, curly hair.”
Khloe promptly responded to Pierson on Twitter, writing “The audacity you have to mention my father’s name like this! Should be ashamed of urself! I let a lot of things slide but this one is really low. YOU ARE DISGUSTING! (yes you know who YOU are).”
4. Simpson’s Prison Guard Said That Khloé Regularly Visited Him
In the documentary Kardashian: The Man Who Saved OJ Simpson, former prison guard Jeffrey Felix discussed the relationship between Simpson and Khloé Kardashian. He revealed that the two stayed in contact during Simpson’s prison term, and that Khloé is his favorite.
“The mom Kardashian [Kris Jenner] does not talk to OJ,” Felix told Daily Mail, “She’s upset with OJ for her thinking that he killed her best friend, Nicole Brown. But I know he still talks to Khloé behind her back.”
Felix went on to say that Khloé called into the prison at least once a week, and during one of those conversations, he claims to have heard yelling. “He said she was upset because she wanted him to take a paternity test, because the media is all over him, to see if OJ is her actual dad– and OJ told her no.” When Felix asked Simpson why he wouldn’t take it, he apparently told him “It’s a family matter, it’s none of the public’s business.”
5. Khloe is Reportedly Panicking Over Simpson’s Release from Prison
According to In Touch Weekly, Khloe is growing increasingly concerned that Simpson will attempt to benefit from their “unique” connection in the media. An insider states “Now that O.J. is getting out, Khloé has the opportunity to find out the truth and thinks O.J. might even approach her or try to profit off of her. She’s in a state of panic.”
In addition to this, Khloe has also had to deal with people on social media who are reigniting the rumor mill. “Well at least Khloe Kardashian gets her dad back…” wrote one user, while another tweeted out “Now O.J. can finally spend time with his daughter, Khloe.” Check out the additional tweets below.
Khloe has promptly responded to these comments, taking certain users to task and criticizing their lack of sensitivity. “People are assholes but I don’t care lol I focus on the good,” she tweeted, “They are all f**ked lol such a**holes. Hehe oh well…. I’m happy and they hatin.”