Kris Jenner in July 2010
|Born||Kristen Mary Houghton
November 5, 1955
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Residence||Calabasas, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Television personality, author, talk show host, manager, television producer, presenter, businessperson|
|Spouse(s)||Robert Kardashian (m. 1978–91)
Bruce Jenner (m. 1991) (Filed for divorce)
Kristen Mary "Kris" Jenner (née Houghton, formerly Kardashian; born November 5, 1955) is an American television personality, business woman, manager and author who has appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, Khloé & Lamar, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Good Morning America, The Talk, America's Next Top Model and her own short-lived talk show, Kris.
Divorced from lawyer Robert Kardashian, she has been married to Bruce Jenner since 1991, but is currently separated from Jenner. She has four children with Robert (Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Robert) and two with Bruce (Kendall and Kylie Jenner).
Jenner was born Kristen Mary Houghton in San Diego, California. She is the daughter of Mary Jo Shannon (née Campbell) and Robert Houghton, an engineer. She has English, Scottish, French, German and Dutch ancestry. When Jenner was seven years old, her parents divorced and she and her younger sister Karen were raised solely by their mother, until a few years later, when her mother married businessman Harry Shannon. Three months after moving to Oxnard, California, Harry's business partner ran off with all the company's money, so the family moved back to San Diego. Jenner attended Clairemont High School. She worked as an airline stewardess for a year in 1976.
Jenner runs her own production company Jenner Communications which is based in Los Angeles. Since the start of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, she has managed her daughter Kim's career. She also is involved with the business management of her other daughters and son. She has three grandchildren.
Jenner's autobiography, Kris Jenner... and All Things Kardashian, was released on November 1, 2011.
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 her former husband, as Robert Kardashian was part of O.J. Simpson's defense team, and Nicole Simpson had been Kris's best friend.
In her book, Jenner explained that she named her daughter Kendall Nicole after Nicole Brown Simpson. Kris wore maternity clothing during the trial that she had gotten from Nicole.
Marriages and children
Jenner married her first husband, lawyer Robert Kardashian (who later became widely known for his early legal representation of O.J. Simpson) on July 8, 1978. They have four children: daughters Kourtney (born 1979), Kim (born 1980), Khloé (born 1984) and son Rob (born 1987). They divorced in March 1991, just one month before Kris married her second husband, Bruce Jenner. Kris and Robert remained close friends after the divorce, up through Robert's diagnosis with esophageal cancer and his death in 2003. In 2012, Kris confessed she had an affair with former soccer player and animator Todd Waterman during her marriage to Robert. She referred to Waterman as "Ryan" in her autobiography, but he revealed his identity on his own. They had an encounter on Keeping up with the Kardashians while Kris was having a tennis lesson.
She married her second husband, former Olympian Bruce Jenner, in April 1991. Kris and Bruce had two daughters together: Kendall (born 1995) and Kylie (born 1997). Through Bruce, Kris has four stepchildren: Burt, Casey, Brandon and Brody. The two announced their separation in October 2013 and on September 22, 2014, Kris filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
As recounted in her memoir, Jenner underwent plastic surgery to enhance her breasts twice and has had extensive work done on her nose as well as many applications of botox. In June 2011, Jenner received plastic surgery months before her daughter 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" episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. She explained: "I needed a little freshening up for the wedding. Just doing what a girl's gotta do!"
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- Stated on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, November 8, 2011
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- "Robert Kardashian, a Lawyer For O. J. Simpson, Dies at 59", New York Times, October 2, 2003.
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