Kim Kardashian and her famous sisters have been making headlines for over 10 years. This is what happens when you star in a sex tape.
This is also what happens when you star on a reality show, crank out countless babies... and annoyingly shill for every product one can.
But Kim and her famous sisters have also been making headlines for years for stories that are less factual than the examples listed above.
That is, the Kardashian family has been at the center of more rumors, innuendo and straight-up conspiracies than we can even llist here.
But we've tried just the same. That's what we do. Scroll down for a list of these sorts of stories that have actually made the rounds.
Are any of them real?!
Khloe is Actually O.J. Simpson's Secret Daughter
We're gonna start with the very best one - and perhaps the longest-running - right off the bat. There are multiple stories out there that STILL try to argue that O.J. Simpson is Khloe's biological dad. The "evidence" behind this? Simpson was best friends with Kris Jenner's late ex-husband Robert Kardashian Sr., and Khloe is taller and different-looking than her sisters. That is pretty much it, but the rumor persists to this day.
The Kris Humphries-Kim Wedding Was a Hoax
Not stunning that people believe this, considering Kim filed for divorce after 72 days, and considering that Kim married Kris Humphries. In general. The couple reportedly spent just a few days alone together before tying the knot, fueling speculation that this was all a shameless ratings grab. But think about this: Kim and Kris aren't the first couple to simply rush to the altar too quickly, and if it was a previously-agreed-upon hoax, why would they split after 72 days? Wouldn't they keep the marriage intact for a longer period of time... just to make this so-called hoax seem less obvious?
Justin Bieber Bent Kourtney Over a Car, Made Sweet Love to Her and Taunted Scott Disick on Instagram
This was never confirmed, but one of the all-time best. Bieber posted this image in late 2015, with the caption "Lord Knows." Kourtney and Scott Disick, who nicknamed himself The Lord, had recently split, and Bieber had already been linked to the eldest Kardashian sibling romantically. Enter this horribly photoshopped picture of Bieber standing behind some toned legs and fans went berzerk. Whether or not the mother of three let the much-younger Justin hit it here, or anywhere else, remains in question ... but the humor quotient of this rumor does not.
The Illuminati Were Responsible for Lamar Odom's Coma
Yes, this theory
is real, okay? It explains that Lamar was sick of the secrets and prepared to spill EVERYthing... and then the Illuminati staged his drug overdose and subsequent coma, from which he nearly passed away, to teach him a lesson. After he recovered, they "let him live by giving him a secret serum that cures all ailments." These people are nuts.
Kylie Jenner Was Kim's Surrogate For Chicago West
Kim and Kanye West welcomed baby number-three via a surrogate last year. And she happened to arrive right about the time that Kylie Jenner - who shocking got pregnant at the age of 20 - was due to give birth also. So, naturally, Kylie had to have been her half-sister's surrogate, right!? (If only photos didn't exist of both Chicago AND Kylie's daughter Stormi Webster, huh?)
Kim Was Replaced by a Lookalike in the Family's Calvin Klein Ads
Speaking of slightly less elaborate surrogates ... we have no clue why anyone thought this, but articles went up online that questioned whether Kim herself is truly posing with her siblings above. Compared to some of these other theories, this one is surprisingly plausible - but that's clearly a very low bar.