Kris Jenner opens up about one of her least favorite topics on the new episode of OBJECTified this Sunday – Kim Kardashian’s sex tape.
The Kardashian matriarch is asked during her interview how her family coped with her daughter starring in the straight-to-video offering, which resulted in millions around the world seeing Kris’ daughter enjoying a naked romp with then-boyfriend Ray J.
She was also asked if she believed it was why she and her daughters shot to international fame.
‘You know I can’t control what other people say and obviously that was a hard thing to go through,’ says Kris, who skirted the question but refused to deny the claim.
‘The thing I learned from that is that you can get through anything as a family.’
She then added: ‘That was obviously a real hard time for any mom, it was devastating.’
Rare admission: Kris Jenner is featured on the new episode of OBJECTified on Fox News this Sunday (above)
It was not all bad for the Kardashin-Jenners, with the tape making Kim a household name on the eve of her family’s reality show hitting the airwaves.
There have been rumblings ever since Kim’s sex tape was first leaked that Kris was behind the operation, a rumor she has firmly denied in the few other times she has discussed the video.
Little was known about Kim at the time, let alone her family, with the exception of her gold-medal winning stepmother Caitlyn Jenner.
That all changed overnight however when just weeks after the tape’s release the family signed on to do a reality show with Ryan Seacrest’s production company.
In less than a year, Kim went from being Paris Hilton’s sidekick to an international reality star with just as much fans and earning potential.
The sex tape continued to haunt her and the family in those first few years of fame, with many quick to point out that Kim’s actions were the line reason for her family’s success.
Kris has since turned lemons into lemonade however thanks to her tenacious management of her five daughters’ careers.
Kim is worth $350 million while her youngest daughter Kylie is on track to dethrone Mark Zuckerberg himself as the youngest self-made billionaire in history.
Both Kylie and Zuckerberg have social media to thank for their success, with Zuckerberg a key architect of the platform and Kylie it’s most adept user.
Boudoir to billionaire: The Kardashian family matriarch is asked to address whether or not she believe that Kim’s sex tape (left) made her family famous (Kylie’s Forbes cover right)
Kylie launched her eponymous lip kits using only Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the official websites of her sisters and mother.
The first batch sold out in minutes, and thanks to her complete and total ownership of the company outright, Kylie has made approximately $650 million from sales.
That figure, when combined with her savings and other endorsement deals, puts her net worth at $900 million – a conservative estimate according to Forbes.
And quite an accomplishment for Kris, who harnessed the family’s notoriety in the wake of that sex tape and rode it all the way to the bank – over and over and over again.
There will be much more of Kris when OBJECTified airs Sunday night on Fox News.