Kendall Jenner Reveals How She Navigates "Heated" Conversations With Momager Kris Jenner

Kendall Jenner shared how she and mom Kris Jenner sometimes squabble over work during family time: "We have our moments."

By Gabrielle Chung Nov 28, 2023 10:06 PMTags
Watch: Kendall Jenner's "Heated" Conversations With Her Mom

It takes work to keep up with Kris Jenner. Just ask her daughter.

Kendall Jenner shared insight into her unique dynamic with the Kardashian-Jenner momager, admitting that business does bleed into their family time—and vice versa.

"My mom is my mom, but she's also my manager," the supermodel told Forbes in an interview published Nov. 28, "so we have moments like when we're talking on the phone and we're talking about business—and we're maybe having a heated conversation about something—and then all of a sudden she's like, 'OK, I love you.'" 

While there are "confusing moments" at times, Kendall said the mother-daughter duo do know how to separate work from family matters.

"We have our moments," the 28-year-old said, "but at the end of the day, I think we're really good at compartmentalizing."

In fact, Kendall noted that she and the rest of the family—including sisters Kim KardashianKhloe KardashianKourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner—have become "pretty pro" at finding a healthy work life balance.

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As for her personal life? Well, that's Kendall's own business.


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"I like to keep private stuff private," explained the 818 Tequila founder, who has been linked to Bad Bunny since February. "I've always kind of been that way even since I was a kid."

Kendall added, "It just makes me happy to keep things sacred and safe. That also leaves a little bit more room for people to create their own narratives, but I think I've accepted that. I know that the people around me, the people that love me, the people that I want to know those things about me—my quirky side, my silly side, my freaky weird side—all my special people around me know and I'm happy with that."

For more details on the love lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family, keep reading. 

Kris Jenner

Why, yes, Kris Jenner and longtime love Corey Gamble are still doing amazing, sweetie. In 2014, the music industry insider approached the world's most famous momager at fashion designer Riccardo Tisci's 40th birthday bash in Ibiza and "I just tried saying, 'You're beautiful. I'd love to get to know you,'" he shared on the family's OG series, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, "and it went from there."

Kourtney Kardashian

With all due respect for all the small things, Kourtney Kardashian's husband has made some pretty grand gestures throughout their yearlong marriage. Take her 44th birthday that saw her and Travis Barker take a trip up the California coast to Santa Barbara. The Blink-182 drummer, 47, marked the occasion by filling their room at the famed Kennedy Cottage with rose petals and gifting her with a $161,819 piece by artist Yoshitomo Nara

The Poosh founder has fully embraced her new life as the girl at the rock show. And in November 2023, she and Travis welcomed their first child together, son Rocky Thirteen Barker.

Kim Kardashian

As Kim Kardashian put it in a trailer of The Kardashians, "Things change really quickly." When season two wrapped, the SKIMS founder was still living it up with then-Saturday Night Live standout Pete Davidson.

She later got fans hoping she was getting back in the dating game with retired NFL quarterback Tom Brady

Alas, the mom to North West, Saint West, Chicago West and Psalm West—with ex-husband Kanye West—wasn't on the hunt for a new teammate. "They have friends and business partners in common, but [are] not dating," a source told E! News in May 2023. "Kim is very focused on her kids, her businesses, law school and preparing for American Horror Story."

She briefly dated Odell Beckham Jr. until news broke of their split in April 2024.

As a source told E!, Kim is "open to finding love again if she meets the right person." 

Khloe Kardashian

In a 2023 episode, Kris shoots her shot while chatting with Khloe Kardashian about Tristan Thompson, asking, "How's everything going with Tristan?" Safe to say the Good American founder has the L.A. Lakers power forward benched for now. Though the exes have worked out a game plan for raising daughter True and son Tatum, Khloe shot down the idea that they're back together in May 2023, calling the narrative "tiring."

She's more interested in starting a fresh story. After meeting Love Is Blind star Alexa Lemieux the following April, Khloe pitched a winning idea to Netflix, writing on Instagram, "I think some of us single K sisters should go on LIB. What do you think?"

Kendall Jenner

Months after Kendall Jenner's split with NBA guard Devin Booker in fall 2022 , the model's love life got an assist from friends Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber. The married duo were spotted enjoying a double date with the reality star, 27, and musician Bad Bunny, 29, in February 2023. The following December, it was reported that the two had called it quits.

Kylie Jenner

Seems Kylie Jenner has found herself a new beautiful boy. Last seen publicly with rapper Travis Scott—dad to her daughter Stormi, 5, and son Aire, 15 months—at an Art Basel party in December, the beauty mogul, 25, has been linked to Oscar-nominated actor Timothée Chalamet, 27, since April 2023. Now, rise and shine because you don't want to miss the glimpses they've given us of their romance at New York Fashion Week and the US Open, as well as live on TV, when they showed PDA while seated together at the 2024 Golden Globes.