She is the woman behind the empire. The birther of some of the most successful women in the world. And you can’t help but wish you could sit and have a dirty martini with her. Who is she? She’s effing Kris Jenner.
The Kardashians Episode 8 didn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know, it just further reminded us of how effortlessly badass Kris is. Dubbed the “momager,” we got a closer – and more intimate – look into the behind-the-scenes of her success story. And let me tell you, we all need a Kris Jenner in our lives.
More of the unsung hero of Hulu’s new reality series, Kris is often seen feeling uncomfortable about her daughter Kourtney Kardashian’s inability to reel in the passion with her now-husband Travis Barker. Or she’s doing “normal people” things with her youngest daughter Kylie Jenner like going grocery shopping, getting her car washed, and even learning how to insert a credit card into the machine. But behind the success of her children is a mother who manages it all, and as she told cameras in the most recent episode, it wasn’t until she was 40 years old that she began her professional career.
In this episode, Kris was asked to give a MasterClass with tips on where she is now and how she built the empire we’ve all grown to love (mostly). She said, “I really wanna be able to articulate where I am in life, and what my journey was, and how I got here. But it’s a little nerve-racking and I wanna get it right. It’s my legacy.”
Surprisingly enough, the nerves were so great that the momager enlisted her daughter Khloé Kardashian and ex-son-in-law Scott Disick to help her think of things to say. As she sat in her office at Kylie Cosmetics Headquarters, which was decorated with an Emmy trophy Kim Kardashian bid on and gifted her, the trio brainstormed the matriarch’s most-used catchphrases from, “You meet the same people on the way down that you met on the way up,” to “You always have to be willing to walk away,” to my personal favorite, which was teased in the trailer, “Never go against the family.” I mean, the woman is chock-filled with wisdom. But are we surprised? No.
Of course, in classic Kris fashion, there can’t be a scene without a little laughter – especially those involving her children. And watching her try to remember some of her catchphrases is certainly a hoot.
Later on, and what was the night before her MasterClass filming, Kris called Khloé, who is now her neighbor after the two built houses right next door to one another, to come over and help calm her nerves. Khloé, being the favorite child as she so clearly was in this episode, drew her mother a bath and brought her a dirty martini before Kris walked in sporting a silk robe outlined in fur.
The reality star compared her mother to “Lady Godiva,” saying she’s “everything and more.” As Kris stood there living our dream she said, “This is how we reward ourselves,” before getting into the bubble bath and sipping her beverage. Even in her nervous state, she manages to be fabulous.
Except that wasn’t even the best part.
When Khloé asked her mother if she always bathes in diamonds, she was met with an immediate “Absolutely!” If I ever meet a genie and get three wishes, I will undoubtedly use one wish to be the momager for a day.
Kris left viewers of the Hulu series with one piece of advice on how to get to where they want to be saying, “Never give up, and learn how to navigate the system, and really have somebody in your corner to help you get there.”
If there is anything to gather from this episode, it’s that if Kris Jenner still gets nervous, then you can too. But more importantly, there’s nothing a bubble bath and a dirty martini can’t fix.
The Kardashians airs every Wednesday at 9 p.m. PT / Thursday at midnight ET on Hulu.