Kris Jenner

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Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner in July 2010
BornKristen Mary Houghton
(1955-11-05) November 5, 1955 (age 56)
San Diego, California, U.S.
OccupationTelevision personality, socialite and businesswoman
SpouseRobert Kardashian (1978–1990)
Bruce Jenner (1991–present)
ChildrenKourtney Kardashian
Kim Kardashian
Khloé Kardashian
Robert Kardashian, Jr.
Kendall Jenner
Kylie Jenner
RelativesLamar Odom (son-in-law)
Scott Disick (partner of Kourtney Kardashian)
Mason Dash Disick (grandson) Penelope Scotland Disick (granddaughter)
 
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Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner in July 2010
BornKristen Mary Houghton
(1955-11-05) November 5, 1955 (age 56)
San Diego, California, U.S.
OccupationTelevision personality, socialite and businesswoman
SpouseRobert Kardashian (1978–1990)
Bruce Jenner (1991–present)
ChildrenKourtney Kardashian
Kim Kardashian
Khloé Kardashian
Robert Kardashian, Jr.
Kendall Jenner
Kylie Jenner
RelativesLamar Odom (son-in-law)
Scott Disick (partner of Kourtney Kardashian)
Mason Dash Disick (grandson) Penelope Scotland Disick (granddaughter)

Kristen Mary "Kris" Jenner (née Houghton, previously Kardashian; born November 5, 1955)[1][2] is an American television personality, socialite and businesswoman. In her television ventures, Jenner has appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloé & Lamar, Good Morning America, and The Talk.

Divorced from lawyer Robert Kardashian, she has been married to 1976 Summer Olympic Games Decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner since 1991. She has four children with Robert (Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Robert Jr.) and two with Bruce (Kendall and Kylie).

As of 2011, Jenner's net worth is estimated at $20 million.[3]

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Early life

Kristen Mary Houghton was born in San Diego, California. She is the second daughter of Mary Jo Shannon and engineer Robert Houghton. Her mother was of Scottish ancestry, while her father is Dutch. When Jenner was seven years old, her parents divorced and she and her older sister Karen were raised solely by their mother.[4]

Jenner attended Clairemont High School.[5]

Marriages and children

Kris married first husband, lawyer Robert Kardashian (widely known for his early representation of O.J. Simpson) on July 8, 1978 when she was 22 and he was 33.[6][7] They had four children: daughters Kourtney (born 1979), Kim (born 1980), Khloé (born 1984) and son Rob (born 1987). During this time, Kris became a homemaker. Robert filed for divorce in 1990. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and died in 2003.[8] In 2012, Kris confessed she had an affair with Todd Waterman during her marriage to Robert, whom she referred to as "Ryan" in her book. Eventually, Waterman revealed that he was "Ryan".[9]

She remarried to Bruce Jenner on April 21, 1991. Through Bruce, she has four stepchildren. Kris and Bruce Jenner have two daughters together: Kendall Nicole (born 1995) and Kylie Kristen (born 1997).[10] The couple currently resides in Calabasas, California.[11]

Jenner has two grandchildren from her daughter Kourtney and her partner Scott Disick: grandson Mason Dash Disick (born 2009)[12] and granddaughter Penelope Scotland Disick (born 2012).[13]

Involvement in O.J. Simpson trial

The Kardashian family was very close to O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson. The Simpson trial caused conflict between Kris and Robert. Kardashian was on O.J.'s defense team, while Nicole had been Kris's best friend.[14] In her book, Kris explained that she named her daughter Kendall Nicole after Nicole Brown Simpson.[15]

In 2008, when O.J. Simpson was sentenced for armed robbery, Kris stated she had "mixed emotions" about the sentence.[16]

Career and Fame

Book

Jenner's autobiographical book, Kris Jenner... and All Things Kardashian, was released on November 1, 2011.[17][18]

Tattoos and plastic surgery

Jenner has a tattoo on her lower back consisting of the names of her two youngest daughters, Kendall and Kylie. On the second season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, she explained that she accompanied a friend to the tattoo parlor.

As recounted in her memoir, "Kris Jenner and all things Kardashian", Kris had plastic surgery to enhance her breasts twice. In June 2011, Kris underwent plastic surgery months before Kim's wedding. She allowed the preparations and recovery from the surgery to be recorded. The video footage can be seen on E! Online and Kim's Fairytale Wedding Part 1.[19] She explained,"I needed a little freshening up for the wedding. Just doing what a girl's gotta do!"[20]

Other television work

As manager to her children and husband, Jenner makes appearances on talk shows and morning shows, but unlike her daughters, rarely makes other television appearances. She replaced Sharon Osbourne on The Talk as a guest commentator and host. She also worked as a guest judge on the first season of RuPaul's Drag U. After Sharon Osbourne announced her departure from America's Got Talent because of a feud with NBC, Jenner expressed interest in taking Osbourne's judging role.

References

  1. ^ Fresh faced and before the facelift: Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner pictured at high school in the early 1970s". Daily Mail. January 18, 2012.
  2. ^ "Happy Birthday Kris Jenner: Reality Star, Manager Turns 56 (PHOTOS)". Huffington Post. November 5, 2011.
  3. ^ "Kris Jenner Net Worth". therichest.org.
  4. ^ "Kris Jenner bio". wetpaint.com. http://www.wetpaint.com/kourtney-and-kim-take-new-york/cast/kris-jenner. Retrieved unknown. 
  5. ^ "Fresh faced and before the facelift: Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner pictured at high school in the early 1970s". Daily Mail. January 18, 2012.
  6. ^ Stated on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, November 8, 2011
  7. ^ "Kris Jenner and Robert Kardashian on June 27, 1984 and Robert Kardashian, Jr. on March 17, 1987."]. http://www.thedashclothingstore.com/kris_jenner.html. 
  8. ^ Robert Kardashian, a Lawyer For O. J. Simpson, Dies at 59 New York Times Published: October 2, 2003
  9. ^ Daniel, Hugo (January 27, 2012). "'We were still sleeping together when she was dating Bruce': Kris Jenner's ex-lover Todd Waterman reveals explosive details of their 'wild and passionate' affair". Daily Mail (London). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2092771/Kris-Jenners-ex-lover-Todd-Waterman-reveals-explosive-details-wild-passionate-affair.html. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ Kris Kardashian Biography. Buddytv.com. Retrieved on September 6, 2011.
  11. ^ L.A. at Home: Designer is Keeping Up with the Kardashians". Los Angeles Times.
  12. ^ "Kourtney Kardashian has baby". eonline.com. December 14, 2009. http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b157797_hey_mama_kourtney_kardashian_welcomes.html. Retrieved December 14, 2009.. 
  13. ^ "Kourtney Kardashian shows off new baby: Penelope Scotland Disick". New York Daily News. August 8, 2012.
  14. ^ "Kardashians and O.J. Simpson Trial.". starcasm.com. http://starcasm.net/archives/12509. Retrieved August 16.. 
  15. ^ "Kris Jenner shares details on her relationship with Nicole Brown Simpson in new memoir". EW. November 1, 2011.
  16. ^ "Kris Jenner reacts to O.J. Simpson 2008 sentence.". hollywoodtv on youtube.com. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFokzhQcSh4. Retrieved October 5, 2008.. 
  17. ^ "Kris Jenner talks love, loss, ‘And All Things Kardashian’". MSNBC. November 1, 2011.
  18. ^ "'It's the biggest regret of my life': Kris Jenner on the affair that tore apart her marriage to Robert Kardashian". Daily Mail. November 10, 2011.
  19. ^ "Kris Jenner Facelift". London: dailymal.co.uk. July 17, 2011. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2014850/Kris-Jenner-gets-facelift-ahead-Kim-Kardashians-televised-wedding.html. Retrieved July 17, 2011.. 
  20. ^ "Kris Jenner talks about facelift". omg.yahoo.com. http://omg.yahoo.com/news/kris-jenner-why-i-got-a-facelift-before-kims-wedding/67773. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 

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