It was the robbery heard 'round the world, quite literally speaking. Kim Kardashian's year started out in the regular course, with her filming Keeping Up with the Kardashians, raising her two kids, and generally being famous for being famous, per usual. She even had a major uptick in wow factor when she called out Taylor Swift for misleading fans about Kanye West's permission to use her name in his "Famous" lyrics by presenting the receipts of their conversation for all the world to hear.
Things went alarmingly awry when she hit Paris for its Fashion Week bonanza and, after an eventful day on the sartorial sidelines, she was targeted by armed robbers who invaded her hotel room and lifted millions of dollars worth of jewelry, including her oft-shown off on social media engagement ring from hubby Kanye West. To make matters worse, the assailants tied her up and put her in a bathtub, and she feared for her life. "They're going to shoot me in the back," she later recalled of her fears in that moment, "there's no way out … It makes me so upset to think about it." Shortly after the scary encounter, things started going south for her husband, too.