Kim and Khloé Kardashian Visit Their Humble Ancestral Home in Armenia
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars, who are visiting Armenia along with Kim’s husband Kanye West and daughter North West, and cousins Kourtni and Kara, spent Saturday in Gyumri, a city outside the Armenian capital of Yerevan. Armenian records reflect that ancestors of the Kardashian family lived in the historical town.
The famous family traveled to their long-abandoned ancestral home. With rusted sheet metal walls, the roofless and debris-covered home proved harrowing for Kim, 34, who looked overwhelmed by the modest structure. Along with her sister, and family, the reality star explored the remains of the dilapidated house.
Earlier in the week, Khloé and Kim visited the Mother Armenia statue in Yerevan, a memorial commemorating the victims of the Armenian genocide.
The trip, which is being documented for the next season of KUWTK, comes shortly before the 100th anniversary of the tragic genocide on April 24. Khloé and Kim’s father, lawyer Robert Kardashian, who passed away in 2003, was a third-generation Armenian American.
The trip also included a meeting with the current Armenian Prime Minister, Hovik Abrahamyan, on Thursday. “He expressed how proud they are that we are proud Armenians and we have not forgotten our roots!” Kim Tweeted of the meeting on Thursday.