As the “momager” of some of the most famous people in the world, Kris Jenner is constantly putting out fires, setting straight rumors, and making sure her kids – and their spouses – are staying in line.
If you’re on social media, you’ve probably seen the meme going around about how “the devil works hard, but Kris Jenner works harder.” The meme started when rumors began flying Khloé, Kylie, and Kim were all having babies around the same time. People felt that Kris had managed to orchestrate the entire thing, being the publicity expert she is.
Overall, it means that Kris is probably the busiest woman in Hollywood. So, here are 16 times Kris Jenner worked harder than Satan himself.
16. When she turned her family’s life into an insanely successful reality show
We had to, of course, address the ultimate scam in the successful momager career of Kris Jenner. Let’s take it back to where it all started, the beginning of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Somehow, Kris was able to take her (let’s be honest) untalented family and turn them into the most famous family in the world today. She basically knew that their lives were full of drama, and all of her children were ridiculous in their own way. She took that, pitched it to E! and here we are, 14 seasons later.
15. …And turned that into several spin-off shows
On top of the wild amount of success from Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the show produced several spin-off shows that were just as popular. The best part is that the premise of each show was exactly the same, just filming the same family members going about their everyday lives, just in different locations. First, there was Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, which was exactly what it sounds like. This was followed by Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Khloé and Lamar, then Kourtney and Khloé Take the Hamptons. It’s like watching the same show over and over, but it never gets boring somehow. She’s a frickin’ genius.
14. When she turned Kim’s sex tape into a career win
In case you somehow forgot Kim Kardashian’s humble beginnings, there was a while when she was mostly known for being the girl who was friends with Paris Hilton. After that, her garbage bag of an ex-boyfriend, Ray-J released a sex tape of the two of them (obviously without her consent). In an iconic response, Kris Jenner stated: “As her mother, I wanted to kill her. But as her manager…” Obviously, Kris sprung into action and managed to turn the betrayal of Kim’s ex into a way of getting Kim’s face into the spotlight, and it hasn’t left since.
13. When she handled the Tristan cheating scandal
When the videos surfaced of Tristan Thompson cheating on his girlfriend, and the soon-to-be mother of his children, Khloé Kardashian, everyone was shocked. Not only did the two of them seem genuinely happy, but Khloé was due to give birth very shortly. The whole thing was obviously super messed up, and everyone rushed to Khloé’s side to give their sympathy. So when Kris Jenner finally went on The Ellen Show to address the whole thing, she managed to avoid mentioning Tristan for the most part. Although Ellen pressed, Kris didn’t say one negative word and instead focused on how proud of Khloé she was.
12. When the scandal happened at a “convenient” time
But of course, the internet had to make the scandal into some kind of ridiculous meme about Kris Jenner’s Satanic powers. Basically, people were arguing that the whole Tristan cheating scandal was completely made up for publicity. TBH, it almost makes sense, seeing as Kris is a world-renowned expert on turning controversy into fame (and tons of money). When the video of Tristan making out with a girl at some club came out, people were quick to be skeptical, seeing as the video was from October. Some people felt it was too convenient that the video surfaced right before Khloé was due to give birth. We’re just sayin’.
11. When a bunch of the sisters were pregnant at once
Just when the Kardashians seemed to be out of the headlines for a few days, the pregnancy announcements started coming out. First, Kim announced that she and Kanye West were having their third child via surrogate. At the same time, Kylie and Khloé disappeared off the face of the earth, sparking pregnancy rumors. It seemed a little too good to be true, which is why some people joked that Kris had somehow expertly planned the whole thing. Let’s be real, the only thing better for publicity than pregnancy is three pregnancies.
10. When she dealt with Khloe going to jail
This was another one of the first times that Kris Jenner proved that she was an unstoppable force of scandal-managing. If you haven’t been watching the Kardashians’ every move since season one of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, don’t worry. We’ve got it covered. Basically, back in 2007, Khloé was charged with a DUI and had to spend the night in jail. Kris sprung into action, bailing Khloé out and of course, scolding Kim for taking selfies in the car on the way to pick her sister up from jail.
9. When she tried to manage Dash while managing her children
For another fun Kardashian blast from the past, remember DASH? Basically, DASH is the Kardashians’ boutique that originated in their hometown of Calabasas, California. In the early seasons of Keeping Up, the sisters and Kris Jenner would take turns running and managing the store, on top of working on their budding careers and opening up new branches. Obviously Kris was the only one who took the business seriously, and she was somehow able to balance managing the boutique with managing her five troublemaking daughters.
8. When she had to comment on Kanye’s tweets
This is one of Kris Jenner’s most recent headaches, and it’s all thanks to Kim’s hubby Kanye. If you’ve opened the internet at all in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard that Kanye West has returned to Twitter in a big way, and he’s seriously pissing people off. He’s started tweeting a lot of pro-Trump rhetoric, paired with nonsense ramblings that sound like some 14-year-old boy who got high for the first time. Either way, she expertly told Ellen, “I think that anything he does—and I just think this is important to say is—he always does things with really good intentions. So, I’m going to let him explain himself when the time is ready.”
7. When she took to Twitter to clarify some truths
Time and time again, Kris Jenner uses the magic of Twitter to settle a controversy, address rumors, and call out anyone who lies about her family. Most recently, she went on a Twitter rampage in defense of Kanye. After rumors came out that Kris and Kanye were fighting, Kris settled the score and then some. She retweeted and replied to countless media outlets and corrected them on all their misinformation. Our personal favorite? When People tweeted something about Kimye’s $20 million house, Kris replied “WOW wrong again!!!!! Their house is $60 MIL.”
6. When she dealt with Kendall’s Pepsi controversy
This was possibly one of the biggest oversights Kris Jenner and the entire Kardashian-Jenner publicity team has made. Basically, Kendall starred in a Pepsi ad that was super problematic. It portrayed Kendall running into the streets to join a protest. When the protesters met with the police, things seemed a little tense. Until thankfully, Kendall stepped in and handed the cop a Pepsi and everything was peachy. Because obviously police brutality can be ended with a soft drink. Either way, Kris was pissed and was quick to blame Pepsi. TBH, a proper apology was never issued, so maybe this was one fire even Kris couldn’t put out.
5. When Kim got married for a brief two months
Before Kimye was a thing, Kim was briefly married to basketball player Kris Humphries. “Who?” you may ask. It doesn’t matter. Either way, the two of them had a multi-million dollar wedding, and a huge part of their relationship was captured on-camera for Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Of course, the show filmed after the two divorced (after a 72-day marriage). The show basically depicted Kris (Humphries) as a huge jerk, and showed that the marriage was kind of doomed from the start. And yes, Kris is an executive producer of the show, if you were wondering.
4. When she tried to make the best out of Kim’s robbery
This was hands-down one of the most shocking scandals in Kardashian-Jenner history. While staying in a Paris hotel room, Kim was robbed at gunpoint. Kim was tied up and had her life threatened by two men dressed in police clothing who stole all of her jewelry. As one would imagine, the event was incredibly traumatic and Kris managed to rush Kim home. The family was silent on the subject for a while and Kim kept off of social media out of fear for her family’s privacy. There were, of course, conspiracy theories that the whole debacle was a publicity stunt, but once KUWTK aired, it was obvious that Kim’s experience was genuine.
3. When she turned her daughters’ pregnancies into a (potential) fashion line
This latest Kris Jenner plan is yet to be confirmed, but we totally believe it. Because the whole surprise pregnancy thing wasn’t enough publicity to satisfy Kris Jenner, she’s allegedly found another way to capitalize on the whole thing. Rumor has it that Kris has plans to help Kylie launch a line of maternity wear. On top of Kylie’s wildly successful cosmetics line, this could mean huge $$ for the family. TBH, we’re pretty excited to see the kind of trendy clothes that Kylie would design for expectant mothers. We’re thinking $4,000 sweatsuits and sports bras.
2. When she hacked Kylie cosmetics
When Kylie Cosmetics’ Instagram story said that it had been hacked, everyone was probably pretty excited to watch a scandal unfold. As it turns out, Kris Jenner was behind the whole thing. She took over the whole account, renaming it Kris cosmetics. As it turns out, the whole thing was more than just a playful prank. Kris is actually launching a collab line with Kylie Cosmetics in honor of Mother’s day. We’re excited to see Kris try her hand at launching a successful cosmetics line, because, let’s be real, she probably doesn’t have enough to do in her spare time.
1. When she hid Kylie’s pregnancy
The moment Kylie Jenner disappeared from the public eye, everyone knew something had to be up. Sure, pregnancy rumors were flying left and right, but no one had any proof. So nine months later when Kylie announced the birth of her daughter Stormi, people were completely shook. While we were all thrilled for Kylie, the real shock was how the whole family and all of their friends managed to keep this under wraps. The answer? Probably the indisputable power of the world’s #1 momager, Kris Jenner. Every hint about Kylie’s pregnancy made headlines – every Instagram Story Kylie posted or grainy paparazzi photo – and we know that means Kris’s pockets are getting heavier.