Who’s there when you knock? This is Foodgod. Yes, Jonathan Cheban really did change his name to Foodgod. Kim Kardashian, who has been his best friend for a long time, also calls him by his new name. After Keeping Up With the Kardashians made him famous, he now goes out to eat every day. Why? To figure out where his millions of followers should go.
Before the Kardashian-Jenner fans found out about Jonathan Cheban through the reality show, he had already made a name for himself working for publicist Peggy Siegal at her firm in New York City. As he became known in the entertainment world, he started to work with other well-known people. Now that he doesn’t spend as much time with his best friend as he used to – at least in front of the cameras – his love of food and desire to learn about the best tastes in the world have made him a God of food, as his new name shows. The food expert took his job so seriously that he changed his name on paper. There is no capital G or space between. Cheban is now called Foodgod, and the name change took effect in September 2019.
According to Gotham, the creator of the content said that the reality show gave him fame and exposure so that he could have a stable fanbase and then start to grow his fanbase based on his content. Cheban said, “The girls have their own brands, so I made sure I wasn’t doing anything that was too close to what they were doing, whether it was makeup, beauty, fashion, or anything else along those lines.” By writing reviews of different food chains and restaurants in the U.S. and around the world, he built his brand name, which eventually became his real name. It’s all on paper.
Kim and Cheban have been friends for a long time, but she has to call her best friend “Foodgod” as well. Someone has already made a final decision, and Kim will just have to stick to it. In 2019, Cheban gave an interview to The Mirror where he talked more about why he changed his name. The 48-year-old said he wanted to start his career without the Kardashians’ help when he started his own podcast series and TV show. Because of this, Kim still has to call him “Foodgod.” Cheban told the news outlet, “I told Kim and my mom that they have to call me Foodgod next month. They both said, “But I’ve always called you Jonathan.” I told them, “I don’t care, you have to call me Foodgod, period.”
Every famous person needs a friend they can count on no matter what. Cheban was the one for Kim. Jonathan “Foodgod” Cheban became Kim’s right-hand man over the course of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. He made it through both good times and bad. At a birthday party for Mark Gastineau’s daughter Brittny, who is a model and a friend of both women, they met. After that, they hit it off right away and haven’t been able to stay apart since. Because of how close they are as friends, Cheban has been in 27 episodes of KUWTK. Also, there are 15 more episodes of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, which is a spin-off show. 2009 was the first time we saw him. Even though he only shows up rarely on KUWTK, their friendship is still as strong as the day they met. Even though he hasn’t been on Kim’s Instagram in a while, that doesn’t change the fact that they are friends.