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Kris Jenner, the bossy, elegant and inspiring “matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner brood,” is often referred to as the “21st century's preeminent female pop-cultural brand-builder.” While all of her children are constantly in the limelight, there’s very little known about the woman, without whom, entire Kardashian empire wouldn’t exist. Here are some really interesting facts about Kris that will make you fall in love with her:

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  1.  In collaboration with QVC, Kris launched a clothing line named “Kris Jenner Kollection,” in the year 2011. This is not the first time, as in the early 1990s, she and her husband Bruce Jenner sold exercise equipment with QVC.
  2.  Even before “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” she managed her daughters’ Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie’s careers.
  3.  Kris has also been an active member in the business managements, in all of her other daughters and son’s careers too.
  4.  She is the host of the pop-culture-driven daytime talk show “Kris,” which was first aired in the basis of a six-week trail summer run on July 15, 2013.
  5.  Jenner has been on the cover of several fashion magazines such as CR Fashion Book, Cosmopolitan, The Hollywood Reporter, Redbook, Harper’s Bazaar, New You and Es Magazine.
  6.  Along with Pastor Brad Johnson, Jenner founded the California Community Church in the year 2012, in the original name Life Change Community Church, located in Agoura Hills, California.
  7.  Her autobiography – “Kris Jenner… and All Things Kardashian” was released in November 2011, which discusses her friendship with Nicole Brown Simpson.
  8.  In the autobiography, she had even shared the personal memories of her children, like Kim’s very first relationship, Kourtney grounding a commercial flight by shouting that there was bomb on board.
  9.  Kris has also revealed in the autobiography that she had an affair with former soccer player Todd Waterman, while being married to her late first husband Robert Kardashian.
  10.  However, she had referred to Waterman as “Ryan.” Waterman revealed his identity on his own, and even had an encounter with her on “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”
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  12.  She was a very good friend of Nicole Brown, the ex-wife of O. J. Simpson, and even named her first daughter with Bruce Jenner, as Kendall Nicole Jenner.
  13.  During the O. J. Simpson trial, known as the “Trial of the Century,” Jenner and her family suffered emotional turmoil, which she had described in her autobiography.
  14.  Her first husband Robert was one of the high profile defense lawyers from the O. J. Simpson’s “Dream Team,” during the trial. However, at the time of trial, she was already married to Bruce Jenner.
  15.  Kristen Mary Houghton was born on November 5, 1955 to Robert True Houghton and Mary Jo Shannon, in San Diego, California. Her father Robert was an engineer.
  16.  She has a younger sister Karen. Both of them were raised by their mother, following their parents’ divorce, when Kris was just seven years old.
  17.  Her mother later got married to Harry Shannon, a businessman, and moved to Oxnard California. However, the family re-shifted to San Diego, following a loss in Shannon’s business.
  18.  She graduated from Clairemont High School in the year 1973. She worked at her mother’s children clothing store – Shannon & Company. In the year 1976, she worked as a flight attendant for the American Airlines.
  19.  In October 2014, she released her own cookbook entitled “In the Kitchen with Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites.”
  20.  She was first married to lawyer Robert Kardashian, in a ceremony held on July 8, 1978. The couple had four children – three daughters – Kourtney, Kim and Khloe, and one son – Rob.
  21.  After nearly 12 years together, the couple divorced in March 1991. The duo remained close friends until Robert’s death from esophageal cancer in 2003.
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  23.  Together with her eldest daughter Kourtney, she opened “Smooch,” – a children’s boutique, in the year 2004. The store was close down in 2009, after nearly six years in operation.
  24.  She married her second spouse Bruce Jenner, a retired Olympian, just a month after her divorce from Robert Kardashian. The couple have two daughters – Kendall and Kylie. Through this marriage, she also became the stepmother to Bruce’s four children – Burt, Cassandra “Cassey,” Brandon and Brody.
  25.  In 2015, just months after the couple divorced on March 23, 2015, citing irreconcilable differences, Bruce came out as a transgender woman, taking the name Caitlyn Jenner.
  26.  Jenner claimed her breakup with Bruce to have been the “most passive-aggressive thing” and said that she was well aware of his use of hormones in the 1980s, but throughout the 13 years of life together, there was never a gender issue.
  27.  It was she who contacted Ryan Seacrest with the script for a reality television show based on her family, in the year 2007, in the concept as the popular family-based show “The Osbournes.”
  28.  E! cable network eventually picked up the show, and the first season debuted on October 14, 2007. The show has now become one of the longest-running reality television shows in the country.
  29.  The Kardashians-Jenner blended family announced via Instagram that after 20 successful seasons, the show will come to an end with the final season set to premiere on March 18, 2021.
  30.  However, the show has paved way to numerous spin-off series such as “Rob & Chyna,” “Khloé & Lamar,” “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami,” “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” “Life of Kylie” and “Flip It Like Disick.”
  31.  Since the year 2014, she has been in a relationship with Corey Gamble, a business executive and talent manager. The duo met at a birthday party of the fashion designer Riccardo Tisci, in Ibiza.
  32.  Jenner was portrayed by actress Selma Blair, in the “American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson,” which premiered in February 2016.
  33.  Kris Jenner Net Worth: $190 Million

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