She’s the self-described momager who capitalized on her daughter’s sex tape and turned her family into a multi-million dollar franchise. And fittingly, Kris Jenner’s rise to the top hasn’t been scandal-free either. Here is a list of Mama Kardashian’s top secrets and scandals, proving that when it comes to a talent for attracting drama, her daughters got it from their mama!
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Sex Tape Savvy: The rumor has dogged the Kardashians for years, that Kris Jenner brokered a deal for the sale of Kim Kardashian’s infamous sex tape with ex-boyfriend Ray J. Shot in 2003, the video was sold by Vivid Entertainment in 2007. The mom-of-six has denied she orchestrated the sale, but a source told Star in 2012, “Kris was totally involved in arranging the sale of Kim’s tape.”
Stage Mom: In a 2012 book, Malibu Nanny: The True Adventures of the Former Kardashian Nanny, Kris’ former employee Pam Behan wrote, “I believe she was grooming her children for their current celebrity status their entire lives.” She also claimed Kris was always “rubbing elbows with people that were ‘somebody” and the children had “friends whose parents were celebrities or people in the limelight.”
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Triple Timing: Kris Jenner has confessed that – not only did she cheat on her first husband Robert Kardashian Sr. with her lover Todd Waterman — she also slept with the soccer player at the beginning of her relationship with her now-estranged second husband Caitlyn Jenner.
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Flirty: Kris’ younger sister Karen Houghton has accused the matriarch of behaving inappropriately around her daughters’ partners. In a 2013 interview with In Touch Weekly, Houghton said, “I’ve heard she flirts with Scott [Disick] and Lamar [Odom, Khloe’s estranged husband] when she’s drunk.”
She’s So Fancy: Before she became a household name on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, court papers from Kris’s 1991 divorce from first husband Robert Kardashian Sr. revealed she had fancy tastes from the start. In the documents she said they “shared a luxury lifestyle,” adding, “The New Year’s Eve party alone cost between $10,000 and $12,000.”
O.J. Simpson: Set aside rumors that he is Khloe Kardashian’s biological father. And bypass Kris’ belief he killed her best friend Nicole Brown Simpson. According to her sister Karen, O.J. Simpson “has been trying to contact Kris from jail.” Meanwhile Jazmena Jameson — an ex-prostitute and Simpson’s former prison mate – told The National ENQUIRER the NFL star joked about allegedly sleeping with the momager.
9/11 Controversy: The TODAY show may have angered viewers when they aired an interview with Kris during the moment of silence marking the time when the airplanes hit the World Trade Center. But they also infuriated the momager too. After the 2013 incident a source told RadarOnline.com, “She’s angry the show put her in this position.”
Flaunting Bruce? Kris and Robert Kardashian’s acrimonious divorce also revealed that the lawyer hated that his ex allegedly flaunted her relationship with Bruce in front of their four children. In court papers he shockingly claimed, “As a matter of fact, my son Robert said he slept on the couch in (Kris’s) bedroom when (Kris) and her boyfriend were in bed together in the bedroom.”
Who’s The Daddy? While Kris insists Robert Kardashian Sr. is Khloe's biological father, alleged candidates include O.J. Simpson, singer Lionel Richie (who has denied the claim) and Kris’s hairdresser Alex Roldan. Khloe’s said the rumors make her head spin.
Kanye v Mommie Dearest: Kris was the victim of a rather unfortunate Instagram hoax in June 2014, when someone hacked into her account. The hacker then wrote, among other things, “I don’t like Kanye West! I just pretend I do so my daughters can make a profit.”
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Fake Rumors: It’s not the first time she has been accused of manipulating the truth to boost ratings on her show. But a source told RadarOnline.com that Caitlyn Jenner’s rumored romance with Kris’ former BFF Ronda Kamihira is a cynical media ploy. The insider said that she "suspects that the false rumors are coming from Kris’s camp and knows it’s being used for the upcoming season of KUWTK."
Favoritism: When Barbara Walters asked the Kardashian girls during a 2011 interview which one is their mom’s favorite, Kourtney and Khloe said in unison, “Kim” while Kim responded “me.” Shortly afterwards Khloe said, “It’s whoever gives her the most percentage rights.”
Not So Hot: For all her media savvy, Kris was not the world’s greatest talk show host. Frank Cicha, senior VP and president of programming for Fox Television Stations, told The Hollywood Reporter, “I think she was pretty uninteresting [on camera]… When the camera was on she looked not just like a deer in the headlights, but like a deer that already got hit.”
Fattist? Has Kris got a problem with her children’s weight? In a 2012 interview with Cosmopolitan Khloe said her mom sometimes called her “fat.” Meanwhile rumors have surfaced that, not only is Kris allegedly butting heads with Rob Kardashian over his growing bulk, she supposedly wants him to go to fat camp.
Sex Tape: Is there a Kris Jenner sex tape out there? According to Kris she is being blackmailed over the release of a tape that does not exist. The matriarch has even allegedly contacted law enforcement amid claims she has received hundreds of calls and texts a day from a hacker. As Radar reported, FBI agents even raided a hotel room looking for evidence.