Sometimes it's easy to forget that Kim Kardashian isn't just a spoiled narcissist. Okay, let's face it. It's always easy to forget. Especially when girlfriend can't stop staring at her image in TV monitors. But Kim has also had some hard times. The hardest has to be when her father, Robert Kardashian, died. Kim was only 23. That's right about the time when a girl really needs her daddy. Well, a girl always needs her daddy -- but it's that time when dad stops being a disciplinarian and becomes your friend and support system. And you can tell from the photo that Kim posted of her and her dad that they were super-close.
You can really see a resemblance between the two of them here. Also, they look like they're having a lot of fun -- Robert looks like he's a fun-loving guy. Of course, Robert has his share of detractors. He is, after all, the man who got O.J. Simpson off the hook for the death of his ex-wife, Nicole. But that's neither here nor there!
In the photo, Robert is giving the thumbs up and Kim is smiling from ear to ear. She was a high school senior in this photo, so presumably that is water in her hand!
Also, Kim draws attention to Kourtney in the background. Kim calls her hair "embarrassing," but it could have been a lot worse!
Who knows what Robert would have thought of how famous his children have become -- and especially Kim and some of the more shocking things she's done, like her sex tape and short-lived marriage.
Robert died in 2003, just weeks after he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. And if Kim's accusations about how she and her siblings were kept away from him by her stepmother in his final days are true, then Kim has had some major trauma involving her dad. It's kind of interesting that Kanye lost his mother too. People with a void in their souls often find each other.
But none of that tragedy shows in this touching photo of Kim and her dad yukking it up. Sweet memories.
What do you think of the photo?
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