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"I Wish You Were Here": Kim And Kourtney Kardashian Pay Touching Tributes To Their Late Father

February 26, 2019 12:29

The one Kardashian we rarely hear about is Robert Kardashian. He was Kris Jenner’s first husband, and they had four children together: daughters Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé, and son Rob.

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Sadly, Robert passed away in 2003, only two months after esophageal cancer diagnosis. But his family keeps his memory alive, and Kourtney and Kim shared sweet tributes to their late father on his birthday.

Remembering daddy

February 22 would have been Robert’s 75th birthday, and his daughters posted touching tributes on this special day. Kourtney, Robert’s eldest child, shared a sweet throwback photo, writing in the caption:

Father daughter dance 1993. Happy Birthday to the best daddy I could have ever imagined. Your love shines through all of us and we feel your protection.

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Kim, Robert’s second daughter, shared a sweet picture taken on her 16th birthday. In the caption, she recalled the present she got from dad – a new car, her first one:

Happy Birthday dad!!!!! This was my Sweet 16 and this is the moment my dad surprised me with my first car! I wish you were here so badly so we could have so many more memories! We are all missing you and celebrating you today!

Robert gave his children and wife all they wanted and more. He passed away a few years before Keeping Up with the Kardashians aired for the first time, so he knew his children the way none of us will ever know them – he had the pleasure of living with them as a regular family.

Kris Jenner’s biggest regret

Kris and Robert were happily married, but their marriage ended in 1991, after Kris had an affair with a soccer player.

She went on to marry Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn Jenner, and they separated in 2013. Kris still regrets the way her first marriage ended, as Rob was the nicest man she knew. She told Fox News:

I had the happiest life you could've dreamt about. But when you're in something, sometimes people think the grass is always greener and that was, like, what I think I went through at some point.

[It's] nothing I'm proud of. When I look back on it now, probably one of my biggest regrets in my life is that that marriage fell apart.

Robert’s family’s kind words about him are a testament to what kind of man he was. May he rest in peace!

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