Khloe Kardashian begged OJ Simpson to take a paternity test because she feared he might be her real father, one of his prison guards has revealed.
Jeffrey Felix told a documentary about Robert Kardashian that he had overheard a conversation between Khloe and Simpson at Lovelock prison in Nevada, where Simpson is serving a 33-year term for robbery.
Khloe, 31, was the third of the four children born to Kris Jenner during her marriage to Kardashian, an attorney who became famous through his friendship with Simpson.
She has been the focus of rumors over her real paternity – and spoke earlier this year of her anger that her stepmother had questioned whether Kardashian was her father.
Now Felix reignites the claims, in the documentary Kardashian: The Man Who Saved OJ Simpson, which airs Monday night on Reelz.
Khloe is his favorite,’ he said.
‘The mom Kardashian does not talk to OJ. She’s upset with OJ for her thinking that he killed her best friend, Nicole Brown.
‘But I know he still talks to Khloe behind her back.
‘In the prison, the phone calls have to be made out by OJ, so he would call at least once a week. That was his way of keeping up with the Kardashians..
It was one of those conversations which involved her paternity. She was very upset and OJ was trying to calm her down.
‘One day I could hear Khloe screaming in the phone,’ Felix told the documentary.
‘He said she was upset because she wanted him to take a paternity test, because the media is all over him, to see if OJ is her actual dad – and OJ told her “no”.
‘A few minutes after that phone call he pulled me up and asked me what I would do, and I told the Juice to take it, and he said “no”.
‘And I said, “Why won’t you take it?”. He said: “It’s a family matter, it’s none of the public’s business.”‘
Questions about her paternity first began to swirl in 2009, when she discussed in the course of an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians whether she may have been adopted.
In 2011, Kris Jenner admitted in her memoir that she had been unfaithful during her marriage to Robert, but did not say she had had an affair with Simpson.
Then in 2012, his third – and final – wife Ellen Pierson surfaced to make fresh claims.
Pierson, who married Robert six weeks before his death from cancer in 2003, claimed that her deceased husband had admitted to her that Khloe was another man’s child.
She was backed up by his second wife, Jan Ashley.
Ahsley – who married Robert following his divorce from Kris – told Star magazine: ‘Khloe is not his kid — he told me that after we got married.
‘He just kind of looked at me and said [it] like it was a matter of fact. He said, “Well, you know that Khloe’s not really a Kardashian, don’t you?”‘
Kris Jenner reacted angrily. Jenner appeared on Good Morning America and said: ‘It just gets weirder and weirder: I have never heard such c**p in my life.
‘I mean, I was there! I gave birth, I know who the dad was’
She went on: ‘Everything’s good. We’re all good – don’t worry about it,’ before adding that Khloe’s lighter hair in comparison to her sisters has been a long-running ‘family joke’ regarding her paternity.
Legal documents also surfaced in which Robert Kardashian described Khloe as his ‘biological daughter’.
He filed the declaration when he was trying to get his marriage annulled to Jan Ashley saying he didn’t want to have any children with her.
In the declaration, Robert says, ‘I decided that since I already had four biological children, I did not wish to have any more.’
Then this year Khloe addressed the topic again.
‘I think the thing that most became overwhelming was when, like, the stuff happened with one of my dad’s wives,’ Khloe said in a clip from her talk show.
‘She wanted to come out, like, 10 years later after my dad passed away and said that I’m not his daughter and that he confided in her and blah-say-blah.’
‘I was like, “Listen, you can talk about me and my sisters all you f***ing want,” she said, ‘”Do not talk about my dad … He’s not here!”‘
Meanwhile, Khloe paid tribute in February to her father on what would have been his 72nd birthday.
The reality star shared a snap of her as a child with her father to Instagram with the caption: ‘To the best man I’ve ever known, happy birthday daddy.’
‘I miss you! I miss you! I miss you! Man… I wish we had more pictures together.’
Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner’s marriage ended over her affair with Bruce Jenner, the Olympic gold-medal winner who is now Caitlyn Jenner.
He and OJ Simpson had been close friends since the early 1970s, while Kris had been a close friend of Nicole Brown, Simpson’s wife, since before her marriage.
By the time Nicole was murdered, the Kardashians’ marriage was long over. But the OJ Simpson trial divided him and his ex-wife, with the two on opposing sides.