Robert Kardashian: Khloe Kardashian Says Dad Was "Destroyed" by Kris Jenner's Affair

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Robert Kardashian, the father of Rob, Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim Kardashian, was reportedly destroyed when his then-wife Kris Jenner was unfaithful in their marriage.

Khloe Kardashian talked about her mom's infidelity on a recent episode of her new talk show, Kocktails With Khloe.

It was while chatting with guest Lisa Rinna that Khloe brought up the notion of infidelity. She said Kris Jenner's dalliances caused her to take a vow to never cheat while in a relationship.

“I saw how it destroyed my dad," Khloe said of the late Robert Kardashian. "I saw what it did to my dad, so I don't want to do that. I also saw the regret from my mom."

Kris Jenner married Robert Kardashian back in 1978. They divorced in 1991 when Khloe Kardashian was just seven years old.

Kris Jenner admits to having cheated on Robert Kardashian in 1989, with Todd Waterman.

It's interesting how our parents' past indiscretions can affect us so profoundly. Some people, like Khloe Kardashian, vow to never cause anyone the pain she saw in her father, Robert Kardashian. Others repeat the sins of their parents, carrying the indiscretion from one generation to the next.

Khloe Kardashian has definitely found the good in her mother's sordid past.

Despite their divorce, Kris Jenner still thought a lot of Robert Kardashian.

"I had a wonderful, beautiful life with Robert. He was just an amazing man," she said in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar just last month. "I always wish I could call Robert right now,” added Kris, adding that divorcing her husband was her only regret in life. “That's an everyday thing."

Robert Kardashian passed away of cancer in 2003. He was just 57 years old.

Robert Kardashian has been in the media spotlight in recent weeks since the premiere of The State v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story. David Schwimmer of Friends fame plays the late lawyer in the miniseries.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.