Just like Kim Kardashian has her trusty sidekick, Stephanie Shepherd, Khloé Kardashian has hers: Malika Haqq. But unlike Steph, who's technically Kim's assistant, Malika is one of Khloé's besties from way back when — though she actually was the 33-year-old's assistant years ago.
No doubt you've seen her on Keeping Up With the Kardashians (most recently when she was crying after parting ways with Khloé at the end of their girls' trip to Cleveland), but here's everything you need to know about the 34-year-old… because she's a lot more than just the reality star's right-hand woman!
She's an actress and a model.
Before Malika became so publicly associated with Khloé, she had a blossoming career as an actress and model. She, along with twin sister Khadijah, had small roles in movies such as Sky High, ATL, School for Scoundrels, and Definitely Divorcing. Malika has also been in Entourage as well as Strong Medicine. Not a bad resume!
She was Khloé's assistant.
When Khloé was married to Lamar Odom, Malika was her personal assistant, but, understandably, she grew tired of it. In 2012, she wound up quitting — on an episode of KUWTK, of course — because she wanted to start paying more attention to her own life. "My main focus is to get back into features," she told Juicy magazine shortly after she quit. Hard to argue with that.
She had a brief fling with Rob Kardashian.
Before there was Blac Chyna, there was Malika. Way back in 2010, Rob and Malika had a little fling going on between them — or, at least, that's how it looked on KUWTK. The pair was constantly flirting on the show, and it annoyed Khloé so much that she called her girl out on camera. Malika even modeled for Rob's sock line, Arthur George! Ah, those were the days.
She dated Ronnie from Jersey Shore.
And after Rob, there was Ron. As in Ronnie Ortiz-Magro — aka creator of Ron Ron Juice — from Jersey Shore. Malika and Ronnie met on the E! show Famously Single and immediately had a connection. As with many reality show romances, though, the pair only dated briefly and wound up breaking up in February of this year.
She's thrilled about Khloé's pregnancy.
Despite the fact that Khloé hasn't confirmed her pregnancy with Tristan Thompson yet, Malika has— and in a very sweet way. "She'll make an incredible mother, I promise you that," she said after news broke.