O.J. Simpson shutdown a TMZ reporter after he asked him if he wanted to congratulate TV personality Khloe Kardashian on her pregnancy, insinuating that he may be the reality star's biological father.
The former NFL superstar was approached by a TMZ reporter over the weekend of Jan. 5 and 6 in Las Vegas, The Inquisitr reported. The reporter asked Simpson if he wanted to congratulate Khloe on her pregnancy.
"Well for [Robert Kardashian, Sr.], God bless his soul, yeah. But I don’t know for me, I have nothing to do with it,” Simpson responded. "Congratulations to her. But trust me, I have nothing to do with it."
Simpson went on to compliment Khloe and her sisters.
"[Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe] were all terrific girls when they were growing up. Nice and terrific," Simpson continued. "And I think today they’re still nice and terrific, except they kinda added sex appeal to their resume. I’m happy for them."
Simpson was close to the Kardashian family in the 1980s. Robert Sr. had represented him in court during his trial for the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. Nicole was also close friends with Kris Jenner.
Throughout the years, rumors have circulated that Kris may have had an affair with Simpson during that time. Those rumors intensified in 2013 after Robert Sr.'s wife said he told her that Khloe was not his real daughter before dying in 2003, In Touch Weekly reported.
During a 2017 episode of her show "Kocktails With Khloe," the reality star spoke out against the rumors.
"I think the thing that most became overwhelming was when, like, the stuff happened with one of my dad’s wives," Khloe said. "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**king want. Do not talk about my dad.' He’s not here!"
Khloe's paternity was also a storyline during Season 7 of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." Kris had admitted to having an affair around the same time Khloe was conceived, Life & Style magazine reported.
"Seriously, my dad is Robert Kardashian," Khloe told her mother. "If you f**ked other people during the same time and you do not know, go on Maury!"