Are Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton Still Friends?
Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton ran the mid-2000s. They sauntered along the beach in bikinis, carried oversized, coordinating Louis Vuitton handbags, and were spotted at countless Los Angeles clubs together.
Sadly, Hilton isn’t a regular on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and we couldn’t help but wonder (in our best Carrie Bradshaw voice), are Kardashian and Hilton still friends?
How long have they known each other?
Kardashian and Hilton go way back. The two social media mavens have known each other since the 1980s.
When Paris Hilton couldn’t stop saying “That’s hot,” she notably hung out with Nicole Richie, who she had a reality show with (The Simple Life) at the time. But Hilton also spent lots of time with Kardashian.
Kardashian appeared on ‘The Simple Life’
At one time, Kardashian’s job involved working for Hilton. But don’t say she held the position of Hilton’s assistant. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in May 2017, Kardashian talked about being employed by Hilton.
“I would work with Paris, and I would love to organize and clean out their closets and…shop for her. That was my job,” she said. “But people will say ‘assistant.’ They always have it wrong.”
While working for Hilton, Kardashian made appearances on The Simple Life, alongside Hilton and Richie.
Mean comments began in 2008
By 2008, Kardashian had been starring on Keeping Up with the Kardashians for about a year. Clearly, she no longer called Hilton her boss. In 2008, Kardashian and Hilton started throwing shade at each other, according to Elite Daily. Over time little comments became full-blown digs.
We should note that Richie made a dig toward Kardashian in an episode of The Simple Life prior to 2008. “We actually know a girl named Kim. She’s a h*,” Richie said. Hilton can be seen nodding in agreement in the scene.
‘Cottage cheese’ butt
Comments made directly by Hilton and Kardashian didn’t start until 2008 when Hilton made a remark about Kardashian’s butt during an interview on the radio show, Chet Buchanan and the Morning Zoo.
“I would not want [Kim’s butt] — it’s gross! It reminds me of cottage cheese inside a big trash bag,” Hilton reportedly said.
Not exactly what a BFF would say, or even someone you call a kind-of friend.
The following year, Kardashian told Howard Stern, “I haven’t talked to her [Paris Hilton] in a few years.” As for the butt comment Kardashian said, “We were good friends…She did call me to apologize.”
Kardashian trashes Hilton’s music
Drama unfolded again in 2010 when Hilton and Kardashian were at the same Las Vegas venue.
Kardashian, upset that Hilton had been spending time her sometimes-boyfriend Reggie Bush, insulted Hilton and her song, “Stars Are Blind.”
After the DJ played the song, Kardashian supposedly said, “Now let’s hear some real music.”
Another year goes by and the women are talking about each other again. This time it’s Kardashian talking about Hilton during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
“We don’t really talk,” Kardashian said. “As I always say, everyone comes into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. There comes a point in life where you just grow apart and you realize you’re not as similar as you thought.”
‘I created Kim Kardashian’
A few months later, Hilton fired back while on Entertainment Tonight. “I created Kim Kardashian. Her whole family owes me life,” Hilton said.
Another year went by and Kardashian made a dig at Hilton on the red carpet before the White House Correspondents’ Dinner alongside Lindsay Lohan.
When a reporter asked her what she thought of Hilton, Kardashian responded with, “Paris who?” and Lohan following with “I don’t have thoughts on her.”
Are Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton still friends?
After all the bad-mouthing, are the two women still friends? All signs point to yes.
Kardashian, doing what she does, took to Instagram to share with her 132 million followers, posted to her story video footage of her and Hilton together celebrating Hilton’s birthday albeit one month after the fact.
They also celebrated the New Year together, making it known on Instagram that the two were together and having fun.