Armenian-American forward who played in the MLS for D. United, Toronto, and Los Angeles before retiring in 2010.
He won the Hermann Trophy in 2002 playing soccer for the University of Virginia.
Even in his limited time on the pitch during his rookie year he recorded three goals and three assists.
A heartsick Kris, by then an American Airlines flight attendant, had been destroyed by Robert’s relationship with glam Priscilla and readily took him back, moving into his Beverly Hills manse right away.
He was a lawyer and entrepreneur who made a killing with one of his investments, driving both a Rolls-Royce and a Mercedes; she was scraping by and had nothing to her name.
Despite standing a mere 5-foot-8 and being stricken with a thick white hairline streak in his otherwise jet-black mane, he was considered one of Beverly Hills’ most eligible bachelors in the 1970s.
Born in 1955, Kristen “Kris” Houghton came from “redneck” roots and was raised in San Diego by her tough-as-nails maternal grandmother after her alcoholic father left when she was 7.
The relationship, however, would never escape the specter of her famous ex.
Robert “complained to a friend that while he was making love to Priscilla, she would get incoherent phone calls from [her ex-husband] Elvis ‘and she would put the receiver on the pillow between them and let him listen,’ ” Oppenheimer writes.
But there is a little-known prequel — the twisted story of her parents Robert and Kris’ tempestuous marriage, which was marked by rampant philandering and scandal.
Author Jerry Oppenheimer’s book “The Kardashians: An American Drama” (St. 19) reveals patriarch Robert’s infatuation with Elvis Presley’s ex-wife Priscilla, Kris’ repeated infidelity and Robert’s confession to his pastor that Khloé Kardashian wasn’t his biological daughter.
Forever immortalized as the stand-by-his-man supporter of pal O. Simpson, Robert Kardashian rose to notoriety when he served as a legal consultant on the “dream team” that won the athlete a not-guilty verdict in his infamous 1995 murder trial.
Robert, a born-again Christian of Armenian descent, was born in 1944 to a wealthy Los Angeles family; he would later distance himself from the clan’s corrupt meatpacking empire.
Kris told him to “keep driving — [Robert] might have a gun in the car.” Another time, as Simpson stood by, Robert phoned Waterman and yelled: “You just f – – ked Snow White! have to deal with me.” The Kardashians finally divorced in 1991.