How Kris Jenner Created “The Kardashians”


On November 5 1955 Kristen Mary Houghton was born.

Her parents Mary and Robert had no idea that one day their daughter would become the most famous mother on the planet – minus Jesus’ mum Mary perhaps.

Kris herself probably had no idea about the family she would end up having, so what exactly turned the flight attendant from San Diego into the Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s matriarch we know and love?

First taste of the limelight

Kris loved the limelight as soon as she first experienced it

Kris’ first taste of the high life came when she started dating professional golfer Cesar Sandro.

She was young at the time and easily impressionable. Cesar introduced her to lots of famous faces but it was not to last and she was caught cheating on him with Robert Kardashian.

Robert Kardashian

Robert Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian
Kris with Robert and her famous family

Kris fell head over heels with lawyer Robert and married him on July 8 1978.

He was an upcoming lawyer who would become very famous when he represented O.J Simpson.

The couple had four children together – Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Robert.

Kris cheated on Robert with soccer player Todd Waterman during their marriage, which was just one of the things to lead to their divorce.

Marrying Bruce

Kris married Olympian Bruce Jenner

Just one month after her divorce from Robert, Kris married Bruce Jenner – now Caitlyn.

Bruce was a retired Olympian who was making a name for himself as a public speaker and doing various advertisements.

Bruce’s business head made a big impact on Kris who could see for the first time that money could be made from marketing oneself.

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In between doing fitness videos and whatever else they could to raise their ‘brand’ the coupLe had daughters Kendall and Kylie.

Kim’s s*x tape

A s*x tape featuring Kim was leaked in 2007

In Febuary 2007 a home s*x video starring Kim and her then boyfriend Ray J was shopped around.

The video was made a few years previously – which led to speculation that it was timed to be released ahead of the family’s TV show.

At the time Kim was working as a stylist to Paris Hilton but overnight she became an Internet sensation.

There has been much speculation over the years that it was Kris who orchestrated the tape.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

The famous klan are on season 11 of their show

Just a few months after the s*x tape hit the Internet, the first episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians aired.

Bruce was in fact the main draw of the show, however this was not to last long as the women of the family stole the limelight due to their onscreen antics.

The family have continued making the show ever since and are currently on their 11th season.

Making it a success

The Kardashian girls have not been afraid to get naked

Kris soon realised that her daughters were money-makers, in particular Kim.

So she transformed into a manager (or momager as she is known) and made sure they took part in every photoshoot, attended every event and looked as sexy as possible at all times.

She even got spin-offs show for them – cashing in on her family in whatever way possible.

Early starters

Kendall and Kylie were primed for fame

As soon as Kendall and Kylie were old enough Kris made sure her youngest two were exposed as much possible.

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Kendall was propelled into A-list status as a catwalk model while Kylie was encouraged to become a mini-Kim.

Kylie is now arguably the most famous one of the sisters – with a little help from Kris of course.

What’s next?

Kris is currently dating Corey

Just when we thought their lives couldn’t be more nuts – Bruce becomes Caitlyn, they divorce and Khloe’s ex husband nearly dies.

Kris is currently dating toyboy Corey Gamble and to be honest she’s never looked better.

The next step will be her taking back some of the limelight to herself – perhaps by marrying Justin Bieber’s manager?

Or maybe she will follow in her daughter’s footsteps and strip off completely naked. Watch this space.

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