If you’re a true patriot and watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians religiously, you’re well aware that Kim Kardashian has a close circle of life-long BFFs—including Larsa Pippen. AKA this lady, who yes, looks a lot like Kim, but is not, in fact, Kim herself. Just in case you were wondering!
So, who is Larsa and when did she start ~keeping up~ with Kim? Answers to this very important question await you, but first:
First, Some Fast Facts
Unlike our girl Kimmy, 44-year-old Larsa isn’t from Los Angeles. She’s originally from Chicago, where she attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a Political Science degree. Now she manages her own beauty/fashion/lifestyle website called ‘Life with Larsa.’
That said, you might know Larsa because she’s been married to basketball player Scottie Pippen since 1997, and they have four children together—including a daughter who competes on Dancing with the Stars Junior.
If you’re the type of person who religiously follows reality TV news (hi, me!), maybe you remember that Larsa and her husband filed for divorce in 2016, but eventually called it off. Their marriage is going almost 20-years strong!
Oh, and FYI: At the time of their near-divorce, tabloids reported that Larsa was being bankrolled by Kourtney Kardashian. She hit Instagram to deny the news in a since-deleted post, because LOL, as if.
She’s A Reality Star
Larsa had a stint on The Real Housewives of Miami, and her bio on Bravo describes her as ‘a snarky Assyrian Lebanese beauty,’ who spends her time ‘turning her three little boys into star athletes, shopping for her one-year-old princess, [and] firing nannies.’
Her bio sounds, uh…very Real Housewives-y, but Larsa actually only lasted one seasonon the show before bouncing!
A Primer On Kim And Larsa’s Friendship
Okay, so a truly embarrassingly deep dive into Kim and Larsa’s BFF bond has lead me to believe there’s no official story on how the pair initially met. What we do know, however, is that their first appearance together seems to have been back in 2012 when Kim was still wearing outfits like this:
They started hanging out in an official reality-TV capacity when Larsa joined Kim and Kourtney on Kourtney & Kim Take Miami. In 2014, Kim blogged about how much their friendship meant to her, saying ‘I always call my friend, Larsa Pippen, for parenting advice!’
Nowadays, Kim and Larsa are just as close as ever, and constantly seem to be on vacation together—often in matching outfits, and sometimes picking wedgies:
Kim even calls Larsa her ‘best friend’ and the most ‘positive person’ she knows:
Also, please note that Larsa is also good friends with Kourtney, and they recently posed together for this casual bikini photo:
Annnd there you have it. You’ve officially completed your PhD on Larsa Pippen.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US
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