For the last decade, the world has become obsessed with America’s Royal Reality Family. The Kardashians took the world by storm with their reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Their claim to fame at that time had included the deceased father, Robert Kardashian, who defended O.J. Simpson during his infamous trial. It also included the person then known as Bruce Jenner, an American Olympian. The television show documented the day-to-day life of this Californian family with six children.
As time has gone on, the Kardashian name has become a brand of its own. Behind every brand is a manager who got it to that point; in this case, it was momager Kris Jenner. While she is a large part of the Kardashian family, as she is the monarch, she manages all of her children and tends to the brand name. In order to manage the brand and the family effectively, Kris has put some strict rules into play for her kids to follow. She goes to extreme lengths to protect every member of her family, as they are all an extension of the brand. Do you think you could be a Kardashian-Jenner with all of these rules?
15 No Smiling Allowed
When the Kardashian-Jenner family members are seen in the tabloids, we often do not see them looking particularly cheery. There is a rule in the family that they should not smile for the paparazzi that camp outside of their houses and make life more difficult. When the show first started, they often were found smiling, but the paparazzi took that as an invite to invade their personal space.
When a friend of the family advised Kris Jenner to have her kids stop smiling, the rule was put in place. While it has not scared off the paparazzi yet, it is a silent way of showing that the Kardashian-Jenner family would like a moment of peace in their daily life. It also keeps their photographs consistent in the tabloids, making the family a united front.
14 In Kanye We Trust
Kris Jenner knows that her family’s appearance directly affects their brand. From their outfits to their accessories, one wrong step could undo the years of effort they have put into their image.
Once daughter Kim started dating Kanye West, Kris knew he could be a key to their success. Now that Kanye is officially Kris’ son-in-law, she makes sure that he gets the final say in what everyone wears. Not only does he make fashion decisions, but he also makes decisions on any décor that the family wants to have.
Kris believes that Kanye has impeccable taste, so he's basically the artistic director of the Kardashian-Jenner family at this point. He even has creative control over the lighting and backgrounds in photoshoots and while filming.
13 Momager Still Makes Money Off The Kids
Kris Jenner often uses the term “momager” on the show. She is not only a mother, but she acts as a manager to all of her children. Some people may believe that means she allows her children to keep all of the money they get from various gigs. Like any other manager, Kris earns a commission from her children’s endeavors. Typically, managers get about 10 percent of what their client earns.
With six children under her belt, Kris must be sitting on a nice chunk of change. From brand deals to appearances, Kris books her children for these gigs and cashes in on them. At one point, Kris also acted as manager for then-husband Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn. Kris knows how to get her family, AKA her clients, into the spotlight!
12 Grandma Sounds Too Old
Some women that become grandmothers shudder at the thought that they are getting older. Kris Jenner is no exception. Although becoming a grandmother has been some of the best moments of her life, she does not want to be associated with the words that make women sound older than they are, such as “Grandma” and “Nana.” Kris Jenner has asked that all of her grandchildren refer to her as “Lovey.”
This name does not imply any age and is unique, much like the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan. It reflects a sweet image back to Kris, who has a genuine love for her grandkids. Kris Jenner has eight grandchildren with another one on the way at press time. Jenner will continue to appear and sound young no matter how many grandchildren she has.
11 Everyone Must Sign A Non-Disclosure Agreement
One of the biggest rumors that swirled around the internet was that Kris Jenner required everyone who walked into her house to sign a non-disclosure agreement, or NDA. This went for close friends and family as well as acquaintances and media. Kris has made this a requirement so people that the Kardashian-Jenners are close to could not go to the media with things they saw and heard while at the Casa de Kris.
This is part of the reason that Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy was never completely confirmed until after the birth of baby Stormi. This also helps keep the family’s reality show relevant, as people will tune in to see what is new and exciting in the Kardashian-Jenner family. Kris wants to protect what she can for her children.
10 No Getting Tipsy In The Public Eye
Being in the spotlight comes with a fair amount of challenges. Every misstep is on the record and will be breaking news. Khloe Kardashian got a DUI during one of the original seasons of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. It was documented in the media and on the show. This has created a rule for three of the sisters. The two Jenner children as well as Kim are not allowed to get inebriated in public.
Kylie, of course, is still underage. They do not want to make headlines for a negative reason, especially with their careers reaching all-time highs. They do not want to risk what they have worked for because of an embarrassing picture or an unfortunate arrest. The only Kardashians who drink in public are Khloe and Kris.
9 There Is No Such Thing As Too Secure
Celebrities are often the victims of cyber attacks in which hackers break into their phones or computers from a remote point. This allows them to access all of their personal information and pictures. Kim Kardashian West has been one of the victims to these hacks when there was a massive attack on celebrities in 2014.
As a result of this breach, the Kardashian-Jenners have had to look into stricter security measures. Their phones all have multiple forms of security on them that should make it more difficult for a hacker to get through. They have strict security on every other element of their lives as well, including other tech devices. Kris takes their security and privacy very seriously and wants to avoid any major information getting leaked to the public.
8 Instagram Rules Must Be Strategically Followed
Prior to Instagram having rules about sponsored posts or advertisements, the Kardashian-Jenner children were already using this platform to help endorse companies. The negative part of that was that the Kardashian-Jenner children did not necessarily use these products.
Now, the kids are forced to follow strict rules about what they post. They must disclose specific information about the fact that they are doing a sponsored post or something of the like.
Kris has been sure to follow up with these rules, checking the posts to avoid any lawsuits. She also must approve of the product that her children are endorsing. Kris has said that some of her children would prefer not to use this platform to promote things, although they have clients they have to please. What Kris says, they must do.
7 They All Must Coordinate
When the Kardashian-Jenner family makes an appearance together, they often look as a solid unit. Whether they are wearing matching-styled outfits, the same color or are dressed to a theme, they try to stay uniform to show their family ties.
While this was just presumed based on their group photographs, it was confirmed in 2015 when Kylie Jenner showed up to an appearance in the complete opposite color of what she was supposed to wear. She stood out in the pictures, much to her family’s dismay.
The youngest child even took to Instagram to say she missed the email that told her what she was supposed to wear. Kris Jenner likes for her family to look the same so they all share the spotlight and look like a tight knit bunch.
6 Makeup Is A Necessity
Magazines and websites often have segments dedicated to celebrities without makeup, claiming they are just like everyday people. It is not often that we will spot the Kardashian-Jenner children in these segments, as they are told to wear makeup no matter where they are going. The family has had to create makeup routines for quick errands and for early mornings when they may not have their full makeup team on staff.
Sometimes, they will even sleep in their makeup so they can just wake up and go wherever they need to go–like the airport–without looking like they just woke up. Even a simple trip to get a carton of milk requires a full face of makeup. Kris wants the kids to keep their glamorous image up no matter what.
5 Teeth Must Be Flawless
Hollywood has a huge focus on teeth. Teeth are expected to be unnatural shades of white and perfectly straight. No oral flaw should be seen in photographs. This is especially true for the Kardashian-Jenner family. They go to a dentist that tends to most of Hollywood to help keep their pearly whites sparkling. This dentist is available almost 24 hours per day. When Kim Kardashian West accidentally chipped her tooth, she ran to this dentist to get a veneer to make her look back to normal before a big trip.
This dentist even provides his clients with ways to keep their teeth from getting stained. He is permanently on call, especially for the Kardashians. With many of the Kardashian-Jenner children being models, they have to look impeccable for mama Kris.
4 Ground Rules Are Set For Those Living With Kris
One of the most notable episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians was when Kris Jenner was getting fed up with Kimye’s takeover of her house while their home was being built. Kim was expecting a baby at the time and expected to take over the entire house because of the new little one.
After consulting with her boyfriend, Kris Jenner decided that she needed to create roommate rules for anyone who lives with her. Every family member gets a different set of rules, but Kris has made it clear that boundaries are needed. She even acts as a landlord when her kids move back in. It is unknown if this means they pay her rent, but some of them have overstepped their boundaries with Kris over the years.
3 All Big News Is Announced On The Show
The Kardashian-Jenner family tries to keep secrets from the media, despite some inside sources trying to leak stories to various media outlets. As soon as the media gets a taste of what could be to come, it takes over all of the internet and some television programs. In most cases, the Kardashian-Jenners are experts at dodging questions and keeping family secrets.
The secrets are often revealed on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, confirming what people had been speculating. This keeps people watching the show to find out the truth about the family. Even Khloe and Kylie’s pregnancies were kept secret. Khloe’s was revealed on the show while Kylie revealed hers after giving birth. Regardless, Kris Jenner made sure that none of the family let these secrets slip.
2 Scandalous Tapes Should Be Locked In Kris’ Safe
There are some things that the Kardashian-Jenners hope will never make it out into the public eye. In some cases, these scandalous incidents are recorded, either on video or audio. Kris Jenner has a safe specifically for these mysterious tapes.
Only she has access to this safe, making it nearly impossible for these embarrassing tapes to make it out into the media. Kris will go to great lengths to protect her family. She will sometimes have to see and hear things that she would never wish to hear about her children, but this helps her best protect them, especially if it is something that is safe-worthy. She also encourages her children to have safes of their own for their most private documents. These reality stars can keep some secrets.
1 Every Member Must Look Flawless
Being in the spotlight means that these celebrities are under constant scrutiny from the media and the public. Starting at a young age, Kris Jenner taught her children how to take care of themselves and to look put together. She encouraged weekly manicures for her daughters so they would never have uneven, chipped nails.
She also made sure that they had the makeup and clothing that they needed to look their best, just in case someone snapped a picture of them. Their hair was also always expected to be done, which could be the reason that the Kardashian-Jenners change their hairstyles and colors so often. They always appear put together and clean in the media, proving that Kris Jenner gave them great tips at a young age that stuck with them.