Kris Jenner American media personality
Kristen Mary Jenner (born October 5, 1949), addressed as Kris Jenner or Kris Houghton, is a renowned American media personality, socialite, and businesswoman. She rose to prominence after appearing on the reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which aired on E! from 2007 to 2021. Kris Jenner has also appeared on the spin-offs Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, Khloé & Lamar, and I Am Cait.
In addition to her television appearances, Kris Jenner has launched several business ventures, including a cosmetics line, a clothing line, and a book. She has also been involved in various philanthropic endeavors.
Kris Jenner was born on October 5, 1949, in San Diego, California, to Mary Jo Shannon and Robert Houghton. Kris Jenner‘s mother was a housewife, and her father was an insurance broker.
Early Life & Education
How was Kris Jenner early life?
Kris Jenner was born in San Diego, California, on November 5, 1955, the eldest of two children born to Mary Jo Campbell, who owned a children’s clothing store, and Robert Houghton, an engineer.
When she was seven years old, Mary Jo Campbell and Robert Houghton divorced, and she and her younger sister, Karen Houghton, were raised by their mother. Mary Jo Campbell eventually remarried businessman Harry Shannon, who helped raise her and Karen Houghton. Through Kris Jenner‘s mother’s marriage to Harry Shannon, she gained a half-brother, Steve Shannon.
Three months after moving to Oxnard, California, Harry Shannon‘s business partner allegedly left with all the company’s capital, so the family moved back to San Diego. In San Diego, Kris Jenner worked at Shannon & Company, a children’s clothing store that belonged to her mother.
Kris Jenner attended Clairemont High School and graduated in 1973. In 1975, she lost her biological father, Robert Houghton, in a car crash at nineteen years old. She worked for American Airlines as a flight attendant for a year in 1976.
On July 8, 1978, Kris Jenner married attorney Robert Kardashian (who later gained notoriety for his early legal representation of O. J. Simpson). Their family of four includes their daughters Kourtney Kardashian (born in 1979), Kim Kardashian (born in 1980), and Khloé Kardashian (born in 1984), as well as their son Rob Kardashian (born in 1987). Even though they split up in March 1991, they stayed close friends until his death in 2003 from esophageal cancer.
Kris Jenner admitted to having an affair with former soccer player and animator Todd Waterman in 2012.
This was while she was married to Robert Kardashian. In her memoirs, she called Todd Waterman “Ryan,” but he told her who he was on his own. They ran into each other while Kris Jenner took a tennis lesson on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
One month after getting divorced from Robert Kardashian in April 1991, Kris Jenner married retired Olympian Bruce Jenner, who is known as Caitlyn Jenner. In 2015, Bruce Jenner became a transgender woman and changed her name to Caitlyn Jenner.
They have two daughters together: Kendall Jenner was born in 1995, and Kylie Jenner was born in 1997. In her autobiography, Kris Jenner wrote that she named her daughter Kendall Nicole after Nicole Brown Simpson, who died in 1994. Kris Jenner had four stepchildren when she married Bruce Jenner: Burt Jenner, Cassandra Marino, Brandon Jenner, and Brody Jenner.
In October 2013, The Jenners said they were splitting up, and on September 22, 2014, Kris Jenner filed for divorce, saying they couldn’t get along anymore. The divorce was final on March 23, 2015, because state law said it had to be for six months.
Kris Jenner described the breakup with Caitlyn Jenner as “the most passive-aggressive thing,” saying that while she had known of Caitlyn Jenner‘s use of hormones in the 1980s, “there wasn’t a gender issue. Nobody mentioned a gender issue.” Kris Jenner has ten grandchildren: Stormi Webster, North West, Wolf Webster, Dream Kardashian, Mason Disick, True Thompson, Psalm West, Penelope Disick, Saint West, Chicago West, and Reign Disick.
Kris Jenner has been in a relationship with Corey Gamble since around 2014.
Kris Jenner has been married to Caitlyn Jenner (1991-2014) and Robert Kardashian (1978-1991).
She has dated Ben Flajnik (2013-2014), Todd Waterman (1989-1991), Cesar Sanudo (1973-1974) and Alfred M. Garcia (1972-1973).
Kris Jenner was rumored to have dated Christopher Cunningham (2017), Alex Roldan (1983) and O.J. Simpson (1976).
How did Kris Jenner Career started?
Kris Jenner met with Ryan Seacrest in 2007 to discuss putting her family on a reality TV show. Ryan Seacrest, who had his own production company, decided to develop the idea, having the popular family-based show The Osbournes in his mind.
In the end, the E! cable network picked up the show, and Kris Jenner became the show’s executive producer. The show is about the personal and professional lives of the Kardashians and Jenners blended families.
The show’s first episode aired on October 14, 2007, and it is now one of the longest-running reality shows on TV. On March 26, 2020, the 18th season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians began.
Kris Jenner has her own production company, Jenner Communications, based in Los Angeles. Since before Keeping Up with the Kardashians started, she has been in charge of Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner‘s careers. She also helps her other daughter and son with how they run their businesses.
Kris Jenner and her eldest daughter, Kourtney Kardashian, opened a store for kids in 2004. The store was called Smooch and was open for about six years before it shut down in 2009.
Kris Jenner started the Kris Jenner Kollection clothing line with QVC in 2011. She had worked for QVC in the 1990s to sell exercise gear. She made a perfume with her daughter Kim Kardashian called KKW x Kris. It came out in April 2020.
What is Kris Jenner Net Worth?
According to Forbes, Kris Jenner has an estimated net worth of $230 million. This makes her one of the richest women in the world. Jenner has made her fortune through various businesses and investments, including her reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Kris Jenner is a savvy businesswoman and has built a successful empire. She is an inspiration to many and is proof that hard work and dedication can pay off.
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