ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

After the second episode aired last night, I'm officially hooked on Ryan Murphy's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Given the high-profile murder of Nicole Brown, the subsequent car chase, and the highly publicized trial of O.J. Simpson, it makes sense that FX's dramatic retelling of the events would garner a large viewership.

One of the more fascinating things that has come to light in the series is the relationship between O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and his best friend/defense attorney Robert Kardashian (David Schwimmer).

It hasn't made it to the show yet, but Kris Jenner—who was one of Nicole Brown Simpson's best friends—has been vocal in the past about the rift this trial had on her and Robert's relationship.

Recently, People Magazine shared a photo of Kris and Robert's children on an Easter vacation with the Simpsons in Cabo, San Lucas nearly 22 years ago. Sadly, this picture is more than your average Kardashian throwback.


According to People, the families took a vacation together, partially in order to help Nicole and O.J. reconcile their differences. The picture was taken in 1994, just two months before Nicole's devastating and grisly murder.

There's definitely something morbid about how normal this entire scene feels knowing the hardships to come for these families.

American Crime Story has already peppered the episodes with brief mentions of the Kardashian kids, all of whom are still decades away from creating their empire, but we haven't seen too much of them yet.

Considering Selma Blair's extensive involvement with Kris Jenner in the production phases, however, it's clear that the show will use her insider information and shift some of its attention to Robert's ex. I don't know about you, but it'll be interesting to see even a fraction of what this tragic event was like for someone who experienced it firsthand.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story airs on Tuesdays nights on FX.


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