That relationship lasted four years, ending in 2004, after which Kim dated R&B singer Ray J, who starred in her infamous sex tape which was leaked to the public in 2007.
Her last name in Armenian means "son of a stonemason." Although only half-Armenian, she states that she "was raised with a huge Armenian influence, always hearing stories of Armenia, eating Armenian food and celebrating Armenian holidays." Supporter for Recognition of the Armenian Genocide - The Armenian genocide refers to the killing of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire during and just after World War I. Kim Kardashian's ancestors escaped before Armenian Genocide of 1915 A prophet warned them 'terrible times' and war was coming - and both did More than one million people eventually died in the invasion that followed But Kim's great, great grandfather Saghatel Kardashian heeded prophecy So did Hovhannes Miroyan on the other side of her incredible family tree A hundred years after the atrocity, their distant relatives became TV stars after ancestor left for the U. and became a garbage truck driver Kim now planning to visit Armenia on the tragedy's hundredth anniversary Mail Online discovered a treasure trove of pictures of the Kardashian family By Will Stewart for Mail Online Published: EST, 6 February 2015 | Updated: EST, 6 February 2015 The extraordinary escape from the 'Armenian Genocide' of Kim Kardashian's ancestors - thanks to a 'prophet' who urged them to uproot to America - can be revealed today for the first time.
Kardashian has always been a supporter for recognizing the genocide as such and has encouraged President Barack Obama and the U. Mail Online has unearthed a treasure trove of images showing the reality TV star's ethnic Armenian forebears who fled the tsarist Russian empire in the early 20th century, many of whom obeyed the advice of the sage.
Known at the time as the Kardaschoffs, in Russian style, the family made their way from their home village of Karakale in the late 19th Century to German ports.
From there, they travelled to a new life in America on the passenger vessels SS Brandenberg and SS Koln.
By doing so, they escaped the triple horror of the First World War from 1914-18, the 'Armenian Genocide' starting in 1915 - exactly a century ago this year - and the Russian Revolution in 1917.
The couple wed in Erzurum, which is now in Turkey, in 1867 but escaped along with their daughter Vartanoosh Mironyan, born in 1886, in the early 20th century.One hundred years after the deadly holocaust decimated their ancestral home, the Kardashians have become one of the most influential families in America.The most famous of which is Kim who has chosen this year, on the hundredth anniversary of the atrocity, to visit Armenia for the first time.It is substantially due to the prophecy that many of Kim's forebears came to Los Angeles, a city where the clan thrived and made their name.But many were jeered as they left Karakale, now known as Merkez Karakale, and mocked for their belief in the prophesy of coming doom.