Name: Kristen Mary Jenner (nee Houghton, Kardashian)
Birth Date: November 5, 1955
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA
Father: Robert Houghton
Mother: Mary Jo Shannon
Brothers: no brothers
Spouse: Married (Bruce Jenner, April 21, 1991)
Education: Clairemont High School, Clairemont, California
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Kris Jenner was born Kristen Mary Houghton on November 5, 1955, in San Diego, California. Her father, Robert Houghton, was an aircraft engineer. Kris has one younger sister named Karen.
Kris’s parents divorced in 1962, and her mother sold the family home in the Point Loma area of San Diego. Kris and her mom and sister then moved to Clairemont, California, where Kris attended Longfellow Elementary School.
A year after her parents’ divorce, Kris developed a cancerous bone tumor. Fortunately, the cancer did not spread, and after undergoing surgery to remove the tumor, Kris was given a clean bill of health.
A few years later, Kris’s mother remarried to businessman Harry Shannon. Three months after moving to Oxnard, California, Harry’s business partner ran off with all the company’s money. As a result, the family moved back to San Diego.
On July 8, 1978, Kris married a successful attorney, Robert Kardashian, whose best friend was athlete and actor O.J. Simpson. Kris became good friends with Simpson’s wife, Nicole.
Kris’s and Robert’s marriage yielded four children: three daughters, Kourtney Kim and Khloé, and a son named Robert Jr. The couple divorced in March 1991, (just one month before Kris married her second husband, Bruce Jenner). In the 1990s, Kris was devastated to learn that her friend, Nicole Brown Simpson, had been killed and that Nicole’s husband, O.J. Simpson, was being accused of her murder. Kris’s ex-husband, Robert Kardashian, gained national fame by serving as Simpson’s defense during his highly publicized trial. In 2003, Robert Kardashian died of esophageal cancer.
Kris remarried to former Bruce Jenner in 1991. As a result, she became the stepmother of Bruce’s children from his two previous marriages: Burt, Casey, Brandon and Brody Jenner. Kris and her husband, Bruce, also had two daughters of their own: Kendall and Kylie.
When Kris married Bruce, she became not only his wife, but also his manager. Soon, Kris was negotiating his endorsement deals and promoting his career as a racecar driver, in addition to directing the family franchise.
In 2007, Kris Jenner met with producer Ryan Seacrest and the result was the wildly popular reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, featuring Kris and her family living the atypical everyday lives of celebrity entrepreneurs. The show has since led to multiple spin-offs, including Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami (later renamed Kourtney and Kim Take Miami), Kourtney and Kim Take New York, and Khloé and Lamar.
Serving as the manager of her children’s business ventures and public appearances, Kris is a self-described “momager”. Business ventures linked to the family franchise include everything from clothing, skin care and fragrance lines, to the tell-all autobiographies Kardashian Konfidential and Kris Jenner … And All Things Kardashian.
In 2013, Kris debuted her own daytime TV talk show. The program however, was short lived, and failed to attract enough of an audience to be renewed. Around this same time. Kris and husband Bruce Jenner announced that they had separated. The pair claimed that the split was amicable in a statement to E! News. “We will always have much love and respect for each other. Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority.”
4 May, 2016
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