Kris Jenner: at house with the mother of all Kardashians

Kim’s wedding to Kanye… Kylie’s lip fillers… Caitlyn’s coming out… and behind it all is Kris Jenner — guaranteeing every single moment is monetised to the max. Stephanie Rafanelli enters the Momager’s LA lair to find out what it takes to maintain up with the Kardashians A fleet of black vans blocks the driveway of a stately hacienda in an LA gated community of white picket fences, hydroponic-looking willows and thermostat-regular sunshine, like an alternate actuality of the American dream. I’m outside The Haven, in Hidden Hills, California probably the most notorious, if ironic, address in submit-millennial pop culture. Inside the expansive lobby, additional studio set than house, I trip above a cable and dodge a bored-wanting cameraman. Any mismoves could jeopardise this morning’s Trying to keep Up With the Kardashians season 11 storyline: ‘ES Magazine shoots Kris.’ Every person is shooting all people.


The Haven is a stage-managed temple to self-manufactured wealth.

It even has its personal hall of fame: a corridor of portraits of its household members, like a Who’s Who of the most followed men and women in social media background. The rest is energy interiors: oversized macho furniture, phallic statues and modern day art with shouty slogans like ‘That Was Then, This Is Now’, accented with every single conceivable international problem of Vogue. The palette is black and white: chequered floor in the lobby white walls black on black on black guest bathroom, even down to the black toilet paper.

The morning’s commotion is also much for Kanye West: quickly right after the ES workforce arrives, he slips out. He and Kim are residing at her family members home while their Bel Air mansion is renovated for the arrival of Kardashian-West heir number two, due in December (it is a boy!). Eight months ripe, Kim pads into the kitchen in a white towelling dressing gown to have her public eyes painted on by a make-up artist. Her two-yr-outdated daughter North bobs in, swaddled in a towel on the shoulder of her nanny, en route to a swimming lesson in the outside pool, later tottering about in a cowboy outfit.

Then Kris Jenner, the mom of all Kardashians, can make her entrance in a bathrobe with ‘Momager’ emblazoned on the back, the Muhammad Ali of monetisation. Silk georgette shirt, £625, Givenchy at Silk trousers, £565, Gucci at

Sneakers, £650, Gucci at She is warm and softer than I imagined. At 60, she seems 45, all mahogany skin and boyish haircut. In the black and white fur-carpeted bedroom as soon as shared with her ex-husband — formerly Bruce, now Caitlyn Jenner — which is dominated by a giant bed and two bronze panthers, she has changed into a crisp shirt and trousers. The seem is befitting of a publicity svengali all that is missing is a fat cigar.

Kris is the arch matriarch and manager of her six children: Kourtney, 36, Kim, 35, Khloé, 31, and Rob, 28, by Armenian-American lawyer Robert Kardashian Kendall, twenty, and Kylie, 18, by Jenner. She has executive-created practically a decade of the family’s actuality Tv display Retaining Up With the Kardashians.

when leveraging endorsement specials and surfing on the rise of social media.

Kim, now worth in excess of $53 million, has 36.5m followers on Twitter Kendall and Kylie have a joint Instagram attain of 81.5m. Alongside the Islamic-Christian conflict, the submit-millennial international schism is: do you love or loathe — or enjoy to loathe — the Kardashians? ‘We are in on the joke,’ she assures me.

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