Kim Kardashian misses late father Robert, shares heartwarming daddy-daughter picture from 1998
While the snap is too adorable to miss — especially because it offers a glimpse of a teenage Kardashian — we did some digging to find out more
Always a daddy's girl! Every now and then, Kim Kardashian is known to treat her fans to sweet throwback images of her family. Keeping with the trend, the reality TV queen recently shared a heartwarming throwback photo with her late father Robert Kardashian, bringing back all sorts of feels.
"1998", the 37-year-old star of the E! series 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' simply wrote alongside the snap, showing a younger version of the Kardashian posing by the side of her late father, who died from esophageal cancer at the age of 59 in September 2003. The touching throwback was shared via Instagram on Tuesday.
While the snap is too adorable to miss — especially because it offers a glimpse of a teenage Kardashian — we did some digging to find out more about the picture. As it turns out, it's a 20-year-old click from circa 1998, captured around the same time when Kardashian graduated from Marymount High School in Bel-Air, a few years before the sad demise of her father. The KKW Beauty maven was just 17 years old at that time, and clearly as fashion forward as she is now.
It is not uncommon to see the Kardashian clan sharing touching tributes once in a while honoring the memory of the late Robert Kardashian - a businessman and an attorney, who gained worldwide recognition as O. J. Simpson's friend and defense attorney during the infamous 1995 murder trial. Last February, in fact, the better half of rapper Kanye West had posted a touching post, remembering her late father on the occasion of what would have been his 74th birthday.
Posting the photo on Twitter, she went all candid, sharing alongside, "Happy Heavenly Birthday Dad! Miss you so bad. I ordered your favorite Ralph's cake to celebrate! Love you forever."
There's no doubt that the Kardashian family are a close-knit lot. So much that, even after their mother, Kris Jenner decided to call it quits with her late husband, the kids stayed in close contact with Robert. In fact, the very beginning of the Kris-Robert romance was nothing less than a reality show, as revealed by the momager herself in a legacy video made by Scott Disick during season 14 of KKWTK.
“Back in the spring of 1973, I was 17 years old, I actually had a boyfriend who was always out of town. His name was Cesar. So while he was living on the road, I met Robert Kardashian," Kris had revealed, dishing on how one day her ex-boyfriend would come home to find out the truth about her and Robert. "Well, it wasn’t pretty. Not proud of it. Actually, Cesar tried to grab his sweater. I think he ripped a hole in Robert’s sweater! I didn’t want to ever hurt anybody’s feelings.”
In early 1991, however, the couple decided to part ways. Following which, Kris would tie the knot with former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner with whom she also shares two daughters, Kendall and Kylie.
Kris and Caitlyn split in 2015 after the latter came out as a transgender woman.