Kris Jenner is often referred to as a “momager” because she has not only parented her six children but also had a hand in their professional choices. The Kardashian-Jenner clan is remarkably successful and has built social media and reality TV empires for themselves, and in part this is thanks to the hard work and dedication of Kris.
But there is more to Kris than her relationship with her children, and over the last decade she has become a celebrity in her own right. Her inner circle is filled with many famous faces who are eager to sing her praises, but there are also those who don’t think highly of Kris, and are not afraid to say it.
Below are 14 people who love her, and six who don’t.
20 Paris Hilton Is More Than Kim Kardashian’s Former Bestie, She's Also Tight With Kris
Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian were once best friends (long before Kim became the mega-famous star she is today), and Hilton is obviously still close to the family because she has been photographed with Kris Jenner on numerous occasions.
Jenner has also praised Hilton, and commented on how she has taught her that “blondes really do know how to have a lot of fun!”
19 It’s Become Pretty Normal To See Kris On The Ellen DeGeneres Show Because She And Ellen Are Close
Kris Jenner and her famous children often stop by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to chat with host Ellen, and they share more than just professional courtesy.
Jenner has posted several photos with DeGeneres on her social media, celebrating their friendship. She has also commented on how she has a lot of fun with her.
18 Kris And Ryan Seacrest Have A Whole Lotta Love For Each Other
Kris Jenner and Ryan Seacrest are good friends, but she also has him to thank for making her family the big stars that they are today. Jenner pitched the idea of her show to Seacrest over a decade ago, and in a tribute to him she wrote a piece about him for Variety. In it, she noted how he is now one of her “best friends.”
“I now have a lifelong friendship that I will cherish always,” she added.
17 Wendy Williams Says She Doesn’t Agree With Kris Jenner’s Parenting Values
Kris Jenner may be close to Ellen DeGeneres and is willing to appear on her show, but she is probably less likely to sit down with Wendy Williams.
Williams has criticized Jenner’s parenting style, telling Page Six, “With Kris, I just find it very uncomfortable that she has her entire family on the line.”
16 Kris And Caitlyn Were Once Married, But Whatever Love They Once Had Is Long Gone
Kris Jenner’s second marriage was to Bruce Jenner, who is now known as Caitlyn Jenner.
When the pair split after a 23-year marriage, Caitlyn spoke about the breakup and her former wife during an interview with Vanity Fair (via Cosmopolitan), and she didn’t have the nicest things to say about Kris.
15 Kris Can Count Actress Melanie Griffith Among Her Nearest And Dearest
Melanie is one of Kris Jenner’s good friends, and the two women have been photographed together in West Hollywood.
Their friendship was so unexpected that Melanie was even asked about it in an interview with Porter (via Metro), and she had nothing but nice things to say about the woman she referred to as one of her “best friends.”
14 Drake And Kris Jenner Are Close; He’s Even Said She’s His ‘Favorite’ Of The Kar-Jenner Bunch
Drake and Kris Jenner may seem like an unlikely pair, but they are friends. Their friendship is thought to have started in 2013, when W magazine notes that Drake performed at Kylie Jenner’s 16th birthday party.
Drake has told E! News (via W magazine) that the Kardashian-Jenner clan are all nice, but that Kris was the “queen of it all” and his “favorite.”
13 If Cardi B Needs Advice, She Calls Up The World's Most Famous Momager
Kris Jenner has raised six children and there have been many moments during her life when she has had to give them advice and support. Interestingly, she has done the same for Cardi B, and the rapper has spoken about Kris and the important advice that she gave her.
“People are going to talk badly about you, but it doesn’t really matter as long as you’re making money,” Cardi B said of Jenner's advice, during an interview with W magazine (via ET Canada).
12 Gladys Knight Called Kris Her 'New BFF' (And Kris Feels The Same Way)
Kris Jenner can also count Gladys Knight as one of her friends, and not long after their first meeting, Knight took to social media to share a photo of herself with Jenner.
In the caption, she referred to Jenner as her “new BFF,” and said she had had a “wonderful” time hanging out with her.
11 Kris Gets To Wear Many Designer Garments, But She Calls Tommy Hilfiger Her Friend
The Kardashian-Jenner clan is incredibly influential when it comes to the fashion and beauty industries, and they can have their pick of designer garments. Kris Jenner has met many designers, but she is particularly close to Tommy Hilfiger and often shares photos with him on her social media accounts.
Jenner has also celebrated Hilfiger for being “the kindest, most generous, spectacularly talented, amazing friend, father, husband, brother and mentor…”
10 Boy George Has Said That He Adores Kris, And Has Called Out His Fans For Not Feeling The Same Way
When Kris Jenner introduced Boy George’s band at an iHeart80s party, she was booed. This was not behavior that Boy George accepted, and Hello! Magazine notes that he later took to social media to defend Jenner, telling his fans that they should be "gracious and kind."
"Booing is just rude,” he continued, "I adore @krisjenner and I don't need anyone's approval."
9 Kyle Richards And Kris Jenner Have Known Each Other For Decades, And Hope Their Friendship Lasts Decades More
Kyle Richards (who is also Paris Hilton’s aunt) and Kris Jenner have been friends for decades, and it’s likely that they will continue to maintain their friendship in the years to come.
Jenner has celebrated Richards for being a “beautiful amazing friend,” and shared a photo of the two of them on social media, where she expressed how “incredibly blessed” she was to have Richards in her life.
8 It May Be An Unlikely Pairing, But Kris And Jennifer Lawrence Have A Lot Of Fun Together
No one really expected to see Kris Jenner and Jennifer Lawrence hanging out (although Lawrence is a big fan of Keeping up With the Kardashians), but these two women are close.
Jenner spoke about the friendship during a chat with Steve Harvey (via People) and told him that Lawrence has joined her for dinner at her house, and that the two of them have a lot of fun together.
7 Formula 1 Star Lewis Hamilton Shared A Photo Of Himself Hanging Out With Kris
Lewis Hamilton is yet another celebrity who has given Kris Jenner his stamp of approval.
Hamilton is a Formula 1 driver who is known as much for his skill as he is for his famous group of friends (and relationship with ex-girlfriend, Nicole Scherzinger). Kris Jenner is clearly a fan and shared photos of herself and Hamilton on social media during a trip to Monaco.
6 Stefano Gabbana And Kris Jenner Share The Same Style (At Least, They Do When It Comes To Eyewear)
Kris Jenner likes to share photos of the celebrities she’s close with, and her social media features a collection of famous faces. Among them is Stefano Gabbana (one part of the popular fashion brand, Dolce & Gabbana).
In addition to sharing the same style in glasses, Jenner and Gabbana hang out together in Italy.
5 To Be Able To Hang Out With Diana Ross Is A Dream For Many People — It’s A Reality For Kris Jenner
Diana Ross is a legend in the music industry, and many people would love nothing more than to spend a few minutes with her. For Kris Jenner, this dream is a reality, and she was thrilled to hang out on stage with Ross.
“Oh no big deal, just another Tuesday night hanging out with Diana Ross!” Jenner wrote on social media, before wishing the singer a happy birthday.
4 Caitlyn’s Son, Brody Jenner, Has Not Been A Fan Of Kris For A Long Time
Caitlyn Jenner’s son Brody Jenner has always had a complicated relationship with Kris Jenner, even before the former couple split. Brody has been vocal about his disdain for Kris, even telling The Mirror in 2015 that his relationship with his former step-mother had broken down so much they were not even on speaking terms.
“Kris and I don't speak. We just don't speak,” he said. “It has nothing to do with me actively disliking her. I think she's just busy. Anyway, I have a mother who I speak to. I don't need two of them."
3 If You Mess With Her Kids, You Mess With Kris, And She Doesn’t Like Tyson Beckford
Kris Jenner is fiercely protective of her children, and this is one of her best qualities. It is for this reason that she and Tyson Beckford do not see eye-to-eye.
According to TMZ, Beckford made some comments about Kim Kardashian West, and when reporters asked Jenner for comment she pretended she had no idea who Beckford was. She responded by saying, “Who’s Tyson?” Many consider this to be Jenner shading Beckford.
2 Tim Gunn Doesn’t Necessarily Dislike Kris, He Dislikes The Whole Kardashian Family
It’s not that Tim Gunn has it out for momager Kris Jenner, he actually dislikes all the Kardashians equally.
According to Cosmopolitan, in an interview with HuffPost Live, Gunn was less than complimentary about the family, saying, "I say to people all the time, if you want guidance for your fashion, just consider this: If a Kardashian is wearing it, don't."
1 Nicole Simpson’s Sister, Denise, Has Had Some Unpleasant Things To Say About Kris
Kris Jenner was friends with the late Nicole Brown Simpson and according to Nicki Swift, she wrote about her in her 2011 memoir, Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashian.
The publication notes that Nicole’s sister, Denise Simpson, was unimpressed with Jenner’s decision to write about her sister, and made this known in an interview with National Enquirer, even going so far as to call Jenner “pathetic.”
References: W magazine, Page Six, Cosmopolitan, The Mirror, TMZ, Nicki Swift