When you think of the Kardashians, you might think big booties, fake lashes, Kanye, and reality TV. The first thing that you think of definitely wouldn’t be religion.
Yet the most popular headlines hitting newsstands this week were about Kim K and her three kids getting baptized in a historically famous Armenian Cathedral.
This cathedral has existed since the 4th century and is an iconic spiritual center of Armenia’s national church, the Armenian Apostolic Church.
With her and North’s head covered, they look a lot less like the Western celebrities they’ve molded themselves into today, and akin to their Armenian lineage.
Both Kim and North wore traditional head scarves, and Kim opted for a dark brown, high necked maxi dress with long sleeves, a demure but stunning look for the star.
In the Armenian church, child baptisms are common, so adults are only included if they haven’t been baptized as children, which Kim wasn’t.
The pictures are stunning, but we can’t help wondering if the trip was more for the highly editorialized pictures and the sensationalized media headlines than it was an effort for her to connect to her spirituality and culture.
Maybe her husband inspired her, with all of his gospel involvement, to find her own truth in religion! After all, this year he claimed that he “got saved.” Isn’t that what the strongest couples do, raising each other up and discover new things about themselves?
In 2015, Kim Kardashian visited Armenia in 2015 for her first time, paying tribute to the massacre that happened 100 years ago. She left bouquets of flowers with her family at the Armenian Genocide Memorial.
Armenians must be proud that such a big celebrity is embracing and repping Armenian pride, and are happy to have her as a spokesperson for the country.
Being as famous as Kim and her family is a heavy pressure in society, but some might say that religion offers a kind of relief from this stress – a non-material form of hope in a world filled with expensive material goods.