9 Celebs Whose Relationships Made Them Famous

We have to admit, we’re actually ridiculously surprised at the number of celebs whose relationships made them famous. As we started building this list, we realized that the majority of them are related to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians clan – surprise, surprise. Anything touched by that family is almost instantly famous, let’s be real. Let’s get those gems out of the way, and then we’ll dive into some least suspecting victims, shall we?

Kim Kardashian

At the head of it all, responsible for all of the fame and attention brought to her family, we have Kim Kardashian herself.

We all know that Kim became famous from a leaked sex tape with then-boyfriend Ray J. Congrats, Kimmie! This relationship has made you famous and is responsible for the fame, career, and overall success of the rest of your family. We hope they remember to go above and beyond every Christmas for you!

In addition to KUWTK, Kim’s success proximity has also led to a clothing line, beauty line, successful clothing boutique with her sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, called Dash, a super popular app that has allegedly made her more money than Kanye’s entire net worth, and brought some positive attention back to big booties. We don’t hate it.

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Kris Humphries

Next on the list, we’ve got Kim K’s infamous ex-husband Kris Humphries, who was a not-so-well-known NBA player and basically a nobody before Kim brought him into the spotlight. Their marriage lasted an approximate 72 days before they called it quits and cameras followed Kim throughout their nasty divorce which was eventually finalized right before her and Kanye West’s baby North was born.


Now, Kris Humphries still pops up on TMZ every now and then, but he’s been laying low since being booted from the Kardashian camp, understandably so. We wouldn’t want to deal with the repercussions of messing with Kanye or Kris Jenner either.

Lamar Odom

Next in the realm of people who have been cast into the spotlight thanks to their relationships, we’ve got former NBA player Lamar Odom. Another Kardashian marriage and KUWTK introduction brought Lamar into the spotlight.

After a marriage to Khloe Kardashian in 2009, Odom’s drug abuse and inappropriate behavior led to her filing divorce papers. He recently overdosed in a Nevada brothel where he reportedly spent thousands of dollars. Since the incident, Khloe has revoked the divorce papers so she had control over any medical decisions that were required while he was in a state of coma. Lamar is now doing well, but let’s be honest, wouldn’t it have been nicer to OD and battle your demons in private?

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