The Kardashian sisters have taken over half the globe to date. Next stop: Armenia.
Khloé Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian are planning to travel to their paternal ancestral homeland in April, E! News has exclusively learned.
The specifics are still being worked out for their family milestone journey, but Kim is set to take daughter North West with her, while Kourtney will be traveling with kids Mason,Penelope and Reign as well. Several cousins are also expected to be along for the continent-crossing ride.
Kim’s hubby, Kanye West, will make the trip if his upcoming touring schedule allows.
“Visiting Armenia has been on Kim’s list forever,” a family insider tells. “They are all so excited! They want to learn about their heritage.”
The Kardashian sisters’ late father, Robert Kardashian, was born to Armenian-American parents and his great-grandparents were ethnic Armenian immigrants from a part of Turkey that at the time belonged to the Russian Empire (which toppled in 1917).
The sisters have always culturally identified with their Armenian roots, annually paying tribute to victims of the Armenian Genocide, which occurred in what is now modern-day Turkey, and otherwise proudly recognizing their heritage. Kim has also spoken out about the plight of Syrian Armenians caught up in the ongoing civil war in Syria.
In 2011, when Kim landed on the cover of Turkish Cosmopolitan, she was upset that the magazine put out the issue at a time that coincided with the global Genocide Remembrance Day, April 24, reusing the same cover shot that had been used for the inaugural issue of Armenian Cosmopolitan the previous month.
“Cosmopolitan Magazine has a number of international editions all around the world that run in various territories, and when I did this shoot for the international covers I had no idea that Turkey was planning to run my story on their cover THIS month, considering Genocide Remembrance Day is this month,” Kim said at the time.
“My Armenian heritage means a lot to me and I’ve been brought up to be incredibly proud of my family’s background and culture so as an Armenian-American woman it is a huge honor for me to be on the first ever Armenian Cosmopolitan cover.”