Meet Ellen Pierson Who Was Robert Kardashian’s Spouse Before His Death

Ellen Pierson (born May 26th, 1950; Aged: 73) is the third wife of Robert George Kardashian, a US attorney, businessman, and the father of Rob, Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney Kardashian.

Bob and Ellen dated for several years before they decided to tie the knot in a 2003 wedding. Unfortunately, their union wasn’t up to six weeks old when Robert lost the battle to oesophagial cancer on the 30th of September 2003. The late attorney died in Encino, Los Angeles, and was interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery. His death bred a lot of issues for Ellen, especially with Bob’s first wife, Kris Jenner, and her children.

Summary of Ellen Pierson’s Biography

  • Full Name: Ellen Pierson
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: May 26th, 1950
  • Ellen Pierson’s Age: 73 years old
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Widowed
  • Ellen Pierson’s Husband: Robert Kardashian
  • Ellen Pierson’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 10 inches
  • Ellen Pierson’s Height in Centimetres: 178 cm
  • Ellen Pierson’s Weight: 75 kg
  • Body measurements in Inches: 34-24-34
  • Body measurements in Centimetres: 86-61-86
  • Famous For: Being the third wife of Robert Kardashian

How Old is Ellen Pierson Now?

Ellen Pierson’s current age is 73 as she was born on May 26th, 1950. Being born in California is an indication of Ellen’s American nationality, however, she is White by ethnic background. She spent her formative years in CA.

Pierson has never mentioned her family members in public, thus, no one knows their exact identities. However, reports revealed that her father worked in the academic sector as a teacher while her mum was a homemaker. It is also not known if she is an only child or had siblings.

Growing up in her place of birth, CA, Ellen accomplished her primary and secondary academic qualifications there. She was an A-list student during her days in high school excelling in academics, sports like basketball and volleyball, and creative arts like singing, acting, and dancing.

Following her matriculation in 1967, the quest for further educational qualifications took Ellen Pierson to college where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in 1971, but her exact course of study is not known. However, since she majors in real estate, many believe she must have a degree relating to the field.

Ellen Pierson Became Robert Kardashian’s Wife in 2003

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Ellen Pierson was still a struggling sales rep at Title Insurance when she first crossed paths with Robert in 1998. There are some online reports claiming that the duo was introduced by a mutual friend while several others believe they met on a blind date. However, none of the two claims was ever confirmed.

Considering the fact that the late American solicitor divorced his second wife Jan Ashley in 1998, fans couldn’t help but wonder whether Bob was cheating on Jan with Ellen. Many even concluded that their affair must have contributed to Bob and Jan’s extremely brief marriage.

Pierson and Kardashian didn’t waste time in starting a relationship and went on to date for the next three years until 2001 when the patriarch of the Kardashian family asked for her hand in marriage. They waited one more year before going to tie the knot in a private ceremony in August 2003.

Robert Kardashian’s Death Marked the end of their Marriage

Unfortunately, Robert who was 59 at the time of their marriage died six weeks after their exchange of vows on the 30th of September 2003. His death occurred in Encino, Los Angeles, and the Attorney was interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery.

Ellen Pierson’s marriage to Robert sparked a lot of issues between the realtor and Bob’s family including his famous daughters Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian. According to them, Ellen must have forced their dad who was on his sick bed and unconscious of his actions to consent to marry her.

This sounds a bit true as the US-based attorney was in the last stages of esophagus cancer and was under the heavy influence of chemo and drugs used to ease the pain of the disease within that period.

In her defense, Ellen told the tabloids that she did not just jump out of nowhere to marry Bob, narrating how they both dated for several years before taking the conscious decision to become man and wife. She also let on that she knew when he was diagnosed with esophagus cancer but that did not stop her from accepting his marriage proposal.

Was Robert Kardashian Ellen’s First Husband?

There is no record of any previous marriage for Ellen Pierson; thus, it has been assumed that the late attorney was her first husband. However, far from being the 1st wife of Robert Kardashian, Ellen was actually the attorney’s wife number three.

Robert first exchanged wedding vows with renowned American media personality and businesswoman, Kristen Mary Jenner, or Kris Kardashian as she is popularly called. It was Kris who gave him his four children, Kourtney Mary Kardashian, Kimberly Noel Kardashian, Khloe Alexandra Kardashian, and the only son in the family, Robert Arthur Kardashian, Kris became famous on the set of the reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. They wedded in 1978 and went on to spend the next 22 years together before calling it quits in 1991

After his union with Kris came to an end, Bob proposed to his then-girlfriend, Denice Shakarian Halicki, though they didn’t make it to the alter. In 1998, he got married to Jan Ashley but their union turned out to be very short. In fact, they were barely 30 days old as a married couple when they went for an annulment. Jan later claimed that her shotgun marriage was the fault of Robert’s first wife, Kris who was making so much turmoil.

Does she Have any Children With Robert Kardashian?

Though their marriage didn’t last up to two months, Ellen and Robert dated long enough for them to have a kid, however, this never happened. The realtor’s wedding to the patriarch of the Kardashian family automatically made her a step-mum to Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Robert.

Ellen Pierson Sparked a lot of Controversies after Robert’s Death

Apparently, the late Robert Kardashian was the type that loved to keep diaries with day-by-day happenings in his life. Ten years after his demise, it happened that his diary fell into the hands of Ellen Pierson who took advantage of its content.

When she came across an unpalatable paragraph where Bob threatened Kris’ career and life, Ellen decided to sell the story to In Touch celebrity gossip magazine outlet for the sum of $10k.

There was also another paragraph with Kris Jenner basically abusing her children and threatening to kill Kim. These texts were imputed by the late attorney around the time that his first marriage was coming to an end and their life together was an almighty mess. Apart from the entries where Kris neglected and abused her own kids, some entries also showed she was dating Todd Waterman.

The exposure of Bob’s personal diaries was a big issue for Kris who went on to attend several interview sessions where she fielded unending questions about the situation. All her answers were denials that Ellen Pierson’s claims were fake.

The Kardashian and Jenner sisters also teamed up to deny Ellen and her allegations. According to them, Kim was actually Kris’ favorite during their formative years which also goes to show that the beating and threats to kill her were absurd.

At the end of the day, Kris filed a lawsuit against Ellen for “copyright infringements” for trespassing on Robert’s personal diary which was supposed to be private. Defending herself against the lawsuit, Pierson claimed Bob left the diaries in her possession but Kris was adamant in her fight to repossess the diaries, claiming that they belong to her children.
When Kris eventually won the case, she did not only get the diaries back, but Robert’s first wife also got a wallet share of the money Ellen earned from selling the content of the diary.

Ellen Alleged that Khloe wasn’t Robert Kardashian’s Biological Daughter

The tale about the sale of the content of Robert’s diary barely died down before Ellen sparked another controversy. This time around, she came up with claims that Khloe Kardashian was not sired by Robert, rather, she is O.J Simpson’s biological daughter. This happened sometime in 2010.

In this particular scandal, Ellen Pierson had backup from Robert’s second wife, Jan Ashley who supported her claims. Jan and Ellen both spoke about Bob revealing that he did not father Khloe to them.

The duo supported their claims by citing differences between Bob and Khloe; they said Khloe’s height was not in conformity with that of Robert’s other three children and she does not look like any of them. Khloe is significantly taller with what Ellen described as “an unusual figure”: her hair is wavy and light, Ellen concluded.

When the story went public, Khloe was incensed and went ahead to teach Ellen and her accomplice not to mess with a Kardashian. In a tweet that went viral, the reality TV star slammed Pierson, saying she has let many things slide but going as far as using her father’s name in her scandals was a little too low.

Khloe totally condemned Ellen’s audacity and also referred to Ellen as an ‘Evil Step Mother’ as well as a ‘Will Forger’ who is doing all she could to get money.

Khloe was not alone in her fight against Ellen Pierson and her absurd claims, she had the unflinching support of her siblings especially Kim and Courtney who joined in the heated debate. Even Star Magazine came in to interview Jan and Ellen in January 2012 as the scandal raged on.

As it was getting hotter, Pierson dropped another shocker, stating how Robert revealed that he and Kris weren’t even intimate when she conceived Khloe, but at the end of the day, his love for Khloe didn’t allow him to consider having a DNA test done on her. To the surprise of fans, this much was admitted by Kris in her publication, Kris Jenner And All Things Kardashian.

Ellen Pierson Filed for Bankruptcy Following Robert’s Death

Robert Kardashian’s death led Ellen to experience an untold financial crisis. To make the matter worse, the members of the Kardashian family rejected her labeling the realtor with accusations of marrying their father when his guard was down just to be able to get a cut from his will.

Her financial crises got to a stage where Ellen had to sell the content of her late husband’s diary to make $10k. However, at the end of the day, Robert’s first wife, Kris still took a good part of the money off Ellen Pierson which left her in a worse situation. Even Robert’s house where they lived together went on the market and was finally sold off in October 2011.

When her financial condition became so bad, Pierson just had to succumb to filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Ellen Pierson’s Professional Life Revolves Around Real Estate

The Californian native has been part of the American real estate industry since she graduated from college in the early 1970s. According to her profile on LinkedIn, Ellen is a real estate agent cum sales director.

She owned and ran her own real estate company named JM Person Real Estate. The firm was located in Santa Clara, California where it operated for over one decade with Ellen Person as its Vice President. However, the company encountered several hitches which led to its closure in 1984.

Barely one year after JM Person Real Estate shut down, Ellen went to look for a job in paid employment. In 1985, the realtor was rewarded with a plum position at Title Insurance as one of the company’s sales representatives. This job lasted for the ensuing six years from 1985 to 2001. It was within this period that she met the man who would become her husband, Robert Kardashian – an American attorney and businessman.

From Title Insurance, she moved over to Heritage Escrow located in Palm Desert where she was offered a higher position of sales director with a better paycheck. Ellen stayed with the firm till 2008. Pierson also worked with Western Title Resources, Carlsbad, California and in February 2019, she was offered a job at Westminister Title Company Inc, San Diego as the corporate sales director of the realtor firm.

She has recorded an Acting Gig

Though her major career path is in real estate, many still consider the CA native an actress as she recorded on acting credit. According to the realtor’s IMDB page, she joined the cast of the Jacob Ryan Vince Sziraky movie, Dulcy and Red in 2017.

The movie which revolved around the life of Donald Richmond ended up being Ellen’s sole appearance on the movie scene as she is now facing real estate squarely.

She has also Bagged a Few Awards

Ellen Pierson’s work in real estate has not gone unrewarded as the third wife of Robert Kardashian has a few prestigious awards to show for her year of dedication and hard work

If what is written on her LinkedIn profile is to be believed, the realtor is a recipient of the Longest Drive Award. This honor was bestowed on Ellen in August 2015 at the Willis Allen Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament.

In addition to the aforementioned, Pierson is a three-time Affiliate of the Year. Also, within the title insurance sector, she has received several honors and accolades.

Where Is Ellen Pierson Now?

Ellen Pierson still remains a resident of California where she continues working in the real estate industry. Her only claim to fame was getting married to a man of Robert Kardashian’s caliber and immediately after his death, the realtor receded back into obscurity.

Except for the scandals she triggered about Kris Jenner and her children, Ellen has not done any other thing that is newsworthy, thus, nothing has been reported about her to date.

The last that was heard of her was when she was employed by the Greater San Diego-based company, Westminister Title Company Inc. as its corporate sales director, and she may still be with the company.

Also, nothing has been said about Ellen’s relationship status after Robert’s death.

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