Kris Jenner Explains How She Revived Caitlyn Jenner's Career

Caitlyn only had $200 in the bank when she married Kris, but Kris used that to do unimaginable things.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

They don't call her the ultimate momager for nothing. When it comes to catapulting her clients to stardom, Kris Jenner knows what she's doing, and it's exactly that knowledge that resuscitated Caitlyn Jenner's career way back when.

During an interview with Janet Mock on the Never Before podcast, Kris opened up about the start of her and Caitlyn's relationship which, incidentally, also marked a new chapter in Caitlyn's professional life.

"When I met and married Bruce Jenner, I became his manager instantly because he didn't have a lot going on," Kris explained. "I saw this incredible potential, and he wasn't doing anything. Nobody was booking him for speeches. Nobody was sending him out on the road. I thought, 'Wow. You should be this incredible public speaker.' I just figured it out to that point."

As Kris explained, despite being an Olympic gold medalist, Caitlyn didn't have a lot to work with at the time, and as a new divorcee, neither did she.

"I told my assistant Lisa, 'OK, listen. We have the greatest guy here. He really knows his craft. He is really good at what he does, but he doesn't have anybody doing anything for him," Kris recalled. "He doesn't have a lot going on. He has $200 in the bank. What are we going to do? Because the kids have to eat. We have to get it together."

Kris said that despite the difficult circumstances, she was "150 percent in love" with Caitlyn. She put her all into growing her partner's career, explaining, "We put together 7,000 press kits, and we mailed them to every speakers' bureau in the United States. Then we sat back, and we waited for the phone to ring."

"Little by little, we started booking these speeches for Visa. Coca-Cola started booking him," she continued. "I remember sitting with Doug Ivester, the head of Coca-Cola, at the Olympics and thinking, Wow, we've really come a long way."

It looks like Kris and Caitlyn really have come a long way, which makes it even sadder that their relationship, even as co-parents, seems to be strained these days.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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