Meet Kim Kardashian’s low-key childhood bestie, Allison Statter: she’s the college dropout daughter of Irving Azoff, who’s managed J. Lo and Lizzo, and featured in Kim’s Skims and KKW campaigns

Allison Statter and Kim Kardashian go way back, and remain close to this day. Photo: @allisonstatter/Instagram
Having ultra famous friends can be a catalyst for your own fame. A throwback photo, a birthday post, a holiday selfie – sometimes that’s all it takes for the world to sit up and pay attention. And while most people would love to piggyback on a well-known pal’s success, Allison Statter isn’t one of them.
Allison Statter, a 42-year-old business executive, has been friends with Kim Kardashian for decades, but is no stranger to mingling with celebs thanks to her work. Photo: @allisonstatter/Instagram

In fact, this LA native is the opposite. She’s been close friends with Kim Kardashian since primary school and hiding that fact from the world for so long was no mean feat. She managed it too – until Kardashian posted a heartfelt message about her on Instagram, baffling her followers.

Kim Kardashian posted a photo of herself and Allison Statter, recreating a pose from 20 years before. Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram

Yep, it was on Statter’s 40th birthday that she suddenly went from being a relative unknown, to someone front and centre in the Kardashian spotlight. Already known in certain circles for being the daughter of music mogul Irving Azoff, the world also found out that she’s Kardashian’s oldest and dearest friend.


Let’s find out a little more about the woman who has been there for Kardashian through thick and thin.

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Allison Statter and her father Irving Azoff, who she described as “the man, the myth, the legend” in this Instagram post for his birthday. Photo: @allisonstatter/Instagram
Statter was born to parents Shelli Azoff and Irving Azoff, the latter being a legendary talent manager best known for building the careers of everyone from The Eagles to Jon Bon Jovi and Lizzo. The 42-year-old has three siblings she grew up with in the Beverly Hills suburb. Her younger brother, Jeff Azoff, currently manages Harry Styles through the family’s company, Full Stop Management.
Allison Statter shared this photo of herself and her brothers on National Siblings Day. Photo: @allisonstatter/Instagram
But the Kardashian connection comes via Statter’s mother Shelli, who is fast friends with Kris Jenner, meaning that the girls have been playing together since they were tiny.
Kim Kardashian and Allison Statter go way back thanks to their mothers, Shelli Azoff and Kris Jenner. Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram
Statter has widely been quoted as referring to herself as a “college dropout” because she left after just two years to go and work in her father’s company, Azoff Music Management, where she ended up staying for the next 17 years. Then, in 2015, she co-founded the Blended Strategy Group.

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Allison Statter and Kim Kardashian: goofing around since the 1980s. Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram

Kardashian’s inner circle is tight, and Statter is among her “lifers”.

“I know I always say ‘my BFF’, and I definitely have lots of them, but Allison and I go way, way back,” Kardashian revealed in a video, People reported.

Kim Kardashian and Allison Statter posing together as children. Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram

Statter has been present for all the milestone occasions in her bestie’s life, from her baby shower to her 2013 engagement.

Kim Kardashian has said that Allison Statter is her true BFF. Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram

“Allison is like the first person that I would call if there was like a huge family drama. Like, before anyone,” Kardashian said in the same video, with Statter responding: “And I would do the same. We’re basically as close as you get to sisters without having blood.”

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She wanted to be a make-up artist but changed her mind

Allison Statter in her office at Blended Strategy Group. Photo: @allisonstatter/Instagram

The supermum and entrepreneur – who’s been influencing the celebrity talent ecosystem behind the scenes for years – toiled away for her father’s company until 2015.

Allison Statter lives in a US$15 million mansion, and owns four more properties besides. Photo: @allisonstatter/Instagram

In a Forbes interview, Statter revealed: “I’ve always worked. I spent my summers as a teen as a receptionist and in salons cleaning out the hair bins or the trash cans. I went to college for two years, but it wasn’t a fit. Coming home, I ended up working at a West Hollywood salon with a dream to be a make-up artist.”

Allison Statter (right) with her mum and dad, Shelli and Irving Azoff, little brother Jeff Azoff and Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. Photo: @allisonstatter/Instagram
But after deciding to give working at her father’s company a go, she ended up staying for almost two decades, where the team managed musical powerhouses including J. Lo, Christina Aguilera and Jewel, while brokering global brand deal partnerships with Fortune 500 companies such as Pepsi and L’Oreal.

She co-founded Blended Strategy Group

In 2015, Allison Statter finally decided to create her own entertainment and PR company. Photo: @allisonstatter/Instagram

In 2015, Statter decided to branch out and make it on her own. She partnered with Harvard Business School graduate Sherry Jhawar and launched a creative marketing and communications agency focusing on entertainment, PR and social media.

Allison Statter with her Blended Strategy Group co-founder, Sherry Jhawar. Photo: @allisonstatter/Instagram
To date, Blended Strategy Group has worked with everyone from Nina Dobrev and Chelsea Handler, to Kendall Jenner, Seth Rogen and Rebel Wilson.

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She’s a multitasker and a mother to three kids

Allison Statter posted this refreshingly down to earth photo of her on the floor of her office wearing perfectly normal everyday clothes – quite the contrast to best friend Kim Kardashian’s content. Photo: @allisonstatter/Instagram

It wouldn’t be incorrect to dub Statter music royalty, but she is still decidedly low key for someone who must be surrounded by celebrities most of the time. The same appears to go for her personal life, which looks endearingly normal on social media.

Allison Statter recently posted photos of her family’s trip to London. Photo: @allisonstatter/Instagram

Her Instagram posts show no pretence and nothing is heavily filtered – Statter seems happy just to share authentic snapshots of her daily life and the special moments she shares with her family, from Christmas mornings to holidays to London, Hawaii or Aspen.

Allison Statter is married to talent executive Richard Statter, and they have three kids. Photo: @allisonstatter/Instagram

Her husband, Richard Statter, is an executive at United Talent Agency in LA. Together they are raising their three sons in a large mansion in Bel Air.

She’s featured in several collaborations with Kardashian

Allison Statter and Kim Kardashian toast to another successful collab. Photo: @allisonstatter/Instagram
Statter was part of one of the most unforgettable Skims campaigns Kardashian masterminded, which featured the billionaire’s sisters Khloé and Kourtney alongside their friends La La Anthony, Stephanie Shepherd, Jen Atkin, make-up artist Mary Phillips and fitness influencer Melissa Alcantara. The Skims x Jacquard “dinner party” saw the Kardashian’s besties in Skims finery surrounded by bottles of champagne, gourmet food and decadent chandeliers.
Kim Kardashian’s Skims x Jacquard photo shoot featured Allison Statter (far right) and the Kardashian girls’ other close friends. Photo: @KimKardashian/Twitter

Besides Skims, the KKW Beauty x Allison collection was another tribute to the pair’s decades’ long friendship. Consisting of mainly quick and easy neutral basics, the six-piece make-up collection put their now famous friendship firmly on the map.

Allison Statter and Kim Kardashian have been borrowing each other’s make-up since they were at school. Photo: @allisonstatter/Instagram

“I always remember Allison and I getting ready for prom,” Kardashian told Allure.


“I would use any and all of Kim’s eye shadows,” Statter added. “Kim used to match her make-up to whatever she was wearing.”

Kim Kardashian poses with Allison Statter for the launch of their joint make-up collection for KKW Beauty. Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram

Sweetly, the make-up’s packaging was plastered with throwback photos of the pair throughout school and university, collage style.

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She lives in a US$15.2 million mansion in Bel Air

Despite her famous friends and father, Allison Statter keeps her Instagram feed authentic and low key, almost never using filters. Photo: @allisonstatter/Instagram

She may be a little more low key in terms of her lifestyle, but Statter still lives in a Kardashian-esque home. Her lavish mansion is set within a 24/7 guard-gated community and her neighbours include LA Lakers legend Jerry West and podcasters Ethan and Hila Klein.

Allison Statter’s Bel Air mansion has a pretty Tudor-style exterior. Photo: Luxurylaunches

According to Dirt, the Tudor-style house was built in the early 1980s but underwent a complete makeover. The front door opens onto a grand, two-storey foyer with hardwood floors, a contemporary chandelier and curved staircases.

Allison Statter’s home has undergone a complete makeover since it was built in the 1980s. Photo: Luxurylaunches

Other features include an office, a formal dining room and a black marble fireplace. The highlight is the family room, which boasts its own bar and rows of French doors that open out onto the sprawling gardens.

In addition to this mega mansion, Statter owns three smaller houses in the Beverly Hills area, plus a luxurious Montecito holiday home, according to Dirt.

This article originally appeared on Luxurylaunches
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  • Her dad once managed J. Lo and her brother manages Harry Styles, while she currently works with Kendall Jenner and Rebel Wilson through her own PR company, Blended Strategy Group
  • Statter grew up alongside Kardashian thanks to their mums, Shelli Azoff and Kris Jenner, being besties, now they create campaigns together and share throwback pics on Instagram