A long time ago, in a land far, far, away (well, if you live far away from California), there were two best friends, named Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton, that were considered Hollywood Royalty.
They may have not lived in a castle, but before they had even reached adulthood, they were living in multi-million dollar mansions and driving cars that cost more than most people’s homes.
They may have gotten all of their fame and fortune from their parents, but after attending the hottest parties in LA together, starring in their own separate TV shows, and trademarking a phrase that had been around since the dawn of time (“That’s hot”), the young heiresses had become famous in their own right.
However, with great fame comes even greater rivalries. In 2008, the dynamic duo called off their friendship in a very public way.
It has now been around a decade since the two have been spotted out together. It has been so long, in fact, that most people had forgotten that Paris and Kim were ever friends to begin with (some people had forgotten about Paris Hilton altogether).
Now, however, the two have been posting pictures of each other on Instagram, which begs the question, are Paris and Kim officially friends again?
In order to answer this question, let’s take a quick look at their friendship throughout the years.
What caused Kim and Paris to stop being friends in the first place?
Believe it or not, back in the early 2000s, nobody really knew who Kim Kardashian was. On the other hand, it seemed as if you couldn’t open a magazine or turn on the television without seeing Paris Hilton’s face.
While Paris was working on her show The Simple Life, her friend Kim was lucky enough to make an appearance on the show. Nobody really knew much about Kim, other than the fact that she worked for Paris (she cleaned her closets) and looked to be around the same age as the young socialite.
Soon, Paris was having some major friendship troubles with her BFFs, Nicole Richie, and Lindsay Lohan.
Seeing that Paris now had an opening for a new BFF, Kim was more than happy to swoop in and take Richie and Lohan’s place. The two were constantly being photographed together, and it didn’t take long for the world to be introduced to Kim Kardashian.
But just like with Paris Hilton’s other friendships, there was soon trouble in Paradise for the new BFFs.
Their friendship started to get into some trouble when Kim Kardashian started to become more popular than Paris Hilton. Paris was used to being the center of attention for so long, that she apparently did not like sharing the spotlight. However, once they both had their own reality shows, and they both had sex tapes that had been leaked,
Kim Kardashian’s name started to come up in more internet searches than Paris’ name. And that is when the insults started flying.
Paris had gone on a radio show and started saying very hurtful things about Kim’s butt. Kim had then dissed Paris’ song, “Stars are Blind“, saying that the song wasn’t “real music.”
The final straw came when Paris had an interview a few years later and said “I created Kim Kardashian. Her whole family owes me life.” Ouch!
We are not sure that “created” is the right word to use for Kim. Paris may have helped introduce her into the world, but Kim did a pretty good job on her reality show at keeping her fans interested in her.
If Paris was mad at all the attention that Kim was getting, sitting down and talking with interviewers about their past relationship did not do Paris any favors. It seemed like every time Paris said anything about Kim, it was nothing but mean and cruel words that came flying out of her mouth.
However, when Kim would talk about Paris, she always seemed to take the high road and never tried to direct any hurtful insults at the hotel heiress, which seemed to make Kim much more likable to the public.
Nothing can stop true friendship
After nearly a decade later, all of the hurtful things that the two have said about each other seems to be water under the bridge. Recently, Paris decided to give the music industry one more try.
When she created the song “My Best Friend’s A**”, she invited Kim to star in the music video with her. Both Kim and Paris were all smiles as they walked on to the set of her music video while wearing matching silver outfits. Kim is apparently so proud of Paris’ new song that she even posted a link to the song while she and Kanye were at the hospital waiting for their fourth child to be born.
We are not sure what exactly transpired to make these two get along again, but we are certainly glad that their long-standing feud is finally over.