Divorced from lawyer Robert Kardashian, she has been married to Bruce Jenner since 1991. She has four children with Robert (Kourtney, Kim, Khloé,and Robert) and two with Bruce (Kendall and Kylie Jenner). As of 2011, Jenner's net worth is estimated at $20 million. Jenner's autobiographical book, Kris Jenner... and All Things Kardashian, was released on November 1, 2011.
Jenner was born in San Diego, California. She is the daughter of Mary Jo Shannon (née Campbell) and Robert Houghton, an engineer. She has English, Scottish, 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. Jenner attended Clairemont High School.
Marriages and children
Kris married her first husband, lawyer Robert Kardashian (widely known for his early representation of O.J. Simpson) on July 8, 1978. They had four children: daughters Kourtney (born 1979), Kim (born 1980), Khloé (born 1984) and son Rob (born 1987). During this time, Kris became a homemaker. The couple divorced in March 1991 due to among other things her many affairs, just one month before Kris married her second husband. Kris and Robert continued to be 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. She married Bruce Jenner on April 21, 1991. Through Bruce, she has four stepchildren. Kris and Bruce Jenner have two daughters together: Kendall (born 1995) and Kylie (born 1997). The couple currently resides in Hidden Hills, California.
Jenner has three grandchildren: grandson Mason Dash Disick (born 2009) granddaughters Penelope Scotland Disick (born 2012), from Kourtney's relationship with Scott Disick; and North "Nori" West (born 2013) from Kim's relationship with Kanye West.
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 Robert. Kardashian was on O.J.'s defense team, while Nicole had been Kris's best friend. In her book, Kris explained that she named her daughter Kendall Nicole after Nicole Brown Simpson. Kris also wore maternity clothing during the trial that she had gotten from Nicole before she died.
As recounted in her memoir, Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian, Jenner underwent plastic surgery to enhance her breasts twice and has had extensive work done on her nose. 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!"
Jenner hosted a pop culture-driven daytime talk show titled Kris. The series began its six-week trial summer run on several Fox-owned stations on July 15, 2013.
Kanye West revealed the first public picture of North West on Kris Jenner's daytime talk show. The show did not have its six-week trial run extended by Fox.