Despite the fact that he died almost ten years ago, we’ve been hearing a lot in the news lately about the Kardashians’ father, Robert Kardashian, Sr.. Why the reason behind this sudden buzz?

Enter Robert’s widow, Ellen Pierson Kardashian. The 64-year-old recently released diaries which she claims her late husband kept during the end of his marriage to Kris Jenner. But what do we know about Ellen Kardashian?

Ellen Pierson, née Markowitz, married Robert in 2003, according to an article about the late attorney on Wikipedia. Their wedding occurred just two months before Robert passed away on September 30, 2003, due to complications related to esophageal cancer.

Though that time frame may seem short, Ellen tells InTouch that she and Robert actually had a long relationship. “I was with Robert for almost five years total. I dated him for three years, and he proposed to me in 2001,” Ellen tells InTouch. Why was the wedding so close to his passing? “We married two months prior to his passing in 2003 and planned a wedding — we didn’t just run right out and get married.”

Credit: InTouch Weekly

Khloe Kardashian tells a different story, however.  “You married him on his deathbed while he was not even aware of his surroundings,” Khloe tweeted shortly after Ellen released the diaries. All three of the Kardashian sisters have had less than complimentary things to say about their father’s widow, but Khloe has been the most outspoken, referring to her as an “evil stepmother” and a “will forger” in January of 2013.

This isn’t the first time Ellen and Khloe have butted heads. In January 2012, Ellen told Star Magazine that Khloe wasn’t Robert Kardashian’s biological daughter, causing Khloe to bite back on Twitter and accuse Ellen of telling lies for money. She also wrote, “The audacity you have to mention my father’s name like this! Should be ashamed of yourself! I let a lot of things slide but this one is really low… YOU ARE DISGUSTING! (yes you know who YOU are).”

Khloe’s feelings about her former stepmother aside, Ellen assures In Touch that she did not release Robert Kardashian’s diaries for the money. “I am a successful business professional who has worked hard in [her] profession for 25 years.” According to her LinkedIn profile, Ellen is the Director of Sales for Western Title Resources in Carlsbad, CA.

Real estate in Southern California? Interesting. Something tells us that if Khloe Kardashian ever wants to buy a new house, she won’t be working with anyone on Ellen’s team.

Source: Wikipedia, In Touch, Khloe Kardashian’s Twitter, Radar Online, Daily Mail, LinkedIn