Dubbed the grande dame of reality television, Kris Jenner has come a long way since she first set the ball rolling on her Tinseltown career over a decade ago. It’s no wonder then that the 62-year-old starlet's resume is secretly a laundry list of some pretty impressive job titles: momager, socialite, jet-setter, fashion icon, businesswoman, author, television personality, producer and most famously - matriarch of the Kardashian clan.
This begs the question, where would the Kardashians be without the razor-sharp entrepreneurial chops of the woman whose hard work and hustle put the family on the map? Being the business savvy woman that we've come to know and love, Kris has amassed a whopping $60million over her prolific career. She’s redefined the very nature of celebrity-hood, pulled the rug out from under traditional reality T.V. tropes and created a powerful empire that will forever be splashed across the pages of our Hollywood history books.
Kris conquered our hearts and screens with her hit T.V. show, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” One can’t help but wonder what the stunner did before the fame. Join us as we journey behind the smoke and mirrors and take a much-anticipated trip down memory lane. Here are 24 rare photographs of Kris Jenner before she made it big in showbiz.
24 Meow! Kris and Her Then Hubby Spotted Hitting The Town
The power couple to end all power couples!
Even before she made it to the big time, Kris was clearly the shutterbugs’ darling. Her dazzling smile, luscious locks and athletic arm candy made her a force to be reckoned with. Here we see her and Bruce, circa 1995, on a night out in the town dressed to the absolute nines. Her diva-esque figure is in enviable shape, considering she would have already been the proud momma of five kids at the time this was snapped. It seems like good looks run in this family more rampantly than a wildfire.
Bruce channels those classic monochrome vibes with a light grey suit underscored by a plain black tee. Kris, meanwhile, complements this faded fashion choice with a boisterous suede leopard-print top and a beautiful black skirt to match.
Fire engine red lips and nails accentuate her sun-kissed skin to perfection. The best part of this photo that makes it so timeless? Well, we think it's the radiant smile playing on Kris’s lips that make her look like the cat that ate the canary!
While this loved-up duo is soaking in the social scene, we've no doubt in our minds that the brunette beauty had no idea of the unfathomable fame that was to come her way. As far as we're concerned, it's every bit deserved! #Facts.
23 Something's Cooking (Hint: We're Not Talking About The Food)
Kris is ever the doting wife and her then husband, Bruce Jenner, who is a former Olympian and celebrity in his own right, sure seems to think so too. We see the pair in their Los Angeles California home in 1991, canoodling over a hot stove and things are heating up something fierce! Kris and Bruce had a fairy tale beginning to their twenty-five-year love story. They were introduced through a mutual friend and first locked eyes on a blind date way back in 1990.
Whatever did they bond over, you ask? Well, Bruce’s dinner order of course! That’s right. In an interview with the Huffington Post in February 2012, Kris had this to say, “I thought, "I love this guy, he has meatloaf and mashies. It was fabulous."
It wasn’t long after this pow wow over their delicious chow that the pair decided to tie the knot. Just shy of a month after Kris finalized her divorce with Robert Kardashian, the primary defense attorney during O.J.’s trial, Bruce and the starlet said their “I dos” in an intimate ceremony in April 1991. At the time, they had been dating for about five months, but hey, love is love, right? The nuptials went down in a friend’s backyard and saw the happy couple’s closest friends and family in attendance. The bride and groom were insistent on having a small wedding as they had both already walked down the aisle before.
22 Kris Smizing Before It Was Even A Thing
Kim shared this adorable pic on her socials of her second birthday bash, courtesy of momma Kris. Can we just say how much we’re living for this mother-daughter duo? In our book, this right here is the picture that broke the internet with its sheer adorableness! We see an itty-bitty Kim distracted by something off-camera (cake, no doubt) while Kris gives the cameraman one of her famous smoldering gazes. Is it just us or is it getting hot in here?
The picture, taken way back then, reveals a slight resemblance between Kris and baby Kim. The middle Kardashian child would grow up to become one of the most infamous socialites and the biggest star of KUWTK.
Anyone who watches the show will know that both mother and daughter have had their fair share of disagreements and fall outs. But as an ode to their incredible journey over the years, we couldn’t help but revisit these two fresh-faced beauties in much simpler times.
The image also reveals another curious detail. This picture was probably taken in 1982. Fast forward 36 years later and it seems like even Father Time has tiptoed around Kris - she hasn’t aged much at all! The multi-millionaire is still as youthful as ever at 62 and you know what? All the more power to her!
21 Pretty In Pink
These three lovely ladies look in the pink of health and we absolutely love how this image doesn’t seem to be orchestrated in the slightest. The camera candidly captures its subjects - perhaps even mid-conversation when they paused to glance at the photographer. This photograph was shared by the Kardashians’ cousin, CiCi Bussey on her Instagram. In the photo, we see CiCi with Kris and little Kourtney kicking it old school.
So who exactly is this mysterious woman holding the bouquet of pink roses? Well, CiCi is the late Robert Kardashian’s first cousin and the only person that the family has kept in touch with from Robert's side after Kris and Robert’s less-than-amicable divorce.
Now we're not quite sure why these lovelies got all dolled up but from the looks of it, it seems like impending nuptials are in the very near future.
While Kourtney has a faraway look in her eyes, Kris is seen flaunting a particularly fetching candy striper outfit - couple that with her 80’s mullet and she’s totally rocking the throwback ensemble. Of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t draw attention to that opulent string of pearls so daintily draped across her neck. It’s no surprise that this fashionista mom was testing the waters with her off-kilter outfits even back in the day. #OOTD always and forever!
20 Take A Ride On The Wild Side
The date was Jan 1, 1991. The place, Los Angeles, California. We see an exuberant Kris cozying up to her man, Bruce, while the pair is astride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle during the early days of their courtship. Ever the fashion-forward female, Kris is seen sporting leather thigh-high boots and a comfy winter fur-lined coat.
This photograph is brought to us by Kendall Jenner, who dug through her family albums and posted this particular snap on her Insta of her parents during their wild days. This was to commemorate Bruce’s 63rd birthday. The post so aptly captioned, “YO. GOALS,” by Kendall displays Kris and Bruce in much happier times before their widely publicized split in 2013. Kris also shared the image on her socials and tweeted, “This pic feels like yesterday. Thank you for being the best husband, the best dad, the best friend and the Voice of Reason, The Rock, and everyone’s “GO TO“ Dad! We all love you very much! P.S. Kind of in the mood for a spin on the motorcycle now!”
Same, Kris. Same.
The leather clad duo have maintained an amicable relationship after Bruce underwent a reassignment surgery in 2015 to transition to Caitlyn. Post their complicated history, the former couple has long since buried the hatchet.
19 Sepia Overload: Robert and Kris's Kodak Moment
Robert and Kris’ oldest daughter, Kourtney, posted this image to her Insta in a tribute to what would have been her late father’s 73rd birthday. The celebrity lawyer lost his life to esophageal cancer back in 2004. The family has kept his memory alive through throwback photos and home videos on their socials over the years. Robert and Kris are the parents of Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob. Their four children don’t mince their words when it comes to showering their late father with tons of affection as they fondly recall the memories they shared with him.
Kourtney proved she’s every bit a daddy’s little girl when she lovingly captioned this pic, “Happy birthday to the most handsome, funniest, sweetest, best daddy in the world! #MoustacheOnFleek.”
Meanwhile, their youngest son, Rob, who usually keeps his distance from the spotlight unlike his famous sisters, took to his Insta to post a couple more images from the family photo album and captioned them, “Happy birthday dad woohoo! Wish you were here to meet Dream.”
Dream Kardashian is Robert’s one-year-old adorable baby girl and she definitely bears the family resemblance. Rob has expressed his wishes of having his dad meet his granddaughter on more than one occasion. Awww! It’s time to break out the tissues. We’re feeling a case of the sniffles coming on.
18 Mr. And Mrs. Hollywood Are In The Building!
Bruce and Kris look like a million bucks in this photograph and can we just say how much we, love, love, love their groovy 90s gear?
The couple, on the cusp of mega-stardom at the time this picture was taken, wasn't camera shy in the slightest. Bruce and Kris were often seen on nights out on the town across several exclusive galas and hot spots in the Los Angeles area. This picture was posted by their doting daughter Kendall on her Instagram and paid homage to her parents during happier times.
The erstwhile couple has two daughters, Kendall and Kylie, who have grown up to be accomplished women and media-savvy superstars in their own right.
Their divorce settlement was finalized in 2014 when Kris filed the papers after a three-month separation. Coming up on 23 years of marriage, both Kris and Bruce decided to amicably part ways, citing irreconcilable differences, and divided up their considerable assets. Kris received the family home and neither party is legally obligated to pay spousal support. The divorce required the duo to divide their vehicles with Bruce getting the Cadillac Escalade, Harley motorcycle, and Porsche Coupe and Kris landing the Land Rover, Rolls-Royce Ghost, and Bentley. Wowza! If nothing else, the ex-spouses walked away from the bargaining table wicked rich with some sweet, sweet rides!
17 Yee-Haw! Kris Shows Us How It's Done In Throwback Denim Dungarees
Before she was Kris Jenner, the Momager, she was Kris Jenner, the Model.
The successful reality T.V. star had humble beginnings. Back in her early twenties, she was a junior flight attendant for American Airlines and a store clerk. Kris dated professional photographer Alfred Garcia and requested him to take photos in the hopes of fueling a career in modeling. About a year before Kris married her first husband, Robert, in 1978, she posed for a couple of dramatic fashion shots, clothed in outfits that she had chosen herself. The shots were taken on location in Mission Bay and La Jolla, California.
Even back then, Kris’s now ex remembers that she was always chasing something bigger and grander than the ordinary life she lived.
According to him, the ambitious model-in-the-making was looking for the "gold at the end of the rainbow." Seeing as the brunette beauty is now worth over $60 million, we think it’s safe to call it.
Her modeling career never quite gained the traction that Kris was looking for and eventually, the pair broke up due to work commitments. A year later she married high-flying lawyer Robert Kardashian in a lavish ceremony and hired Garcia to be the official wedding photographer. We love nothing more than amicable exes!
16 Smile! You're On Kris's Camera!
Would you look at that? It perfectly segues into our next photo. Courtesy of professional photographer and Kris’s ex, Andy Garcia, we get a glimpse of the vivacious socialite on her wedding day. Kris and Robert tied the knot in a big, flashy ceremony in 1978. His status as a high-flying celebrity-attorney and entrepreneur immediately elevated his new bride to a platinum Beverly Hills housewife.
In the photograph, Kris is seen with a huge smile or her face, playfully snapping pictures of the crowd. The iconic couple’s love story began when the pair first met at a race track in 1970 while Kris was dating Cesar Sanudo, a professional golfer. Even though the chemistry between Kris and Robert was palpable right from the get-go, the couple shared an on-again off-again romance over the years. For a brief interval of time, Robert became involved with Priscilla Presley, Elvis Presley’s ex-wife.
Like something straight out of a romance novel, Kris didn’t give up her man so easily. She made constant calls to him every night when she was based in New York as part of her flight attendant training. She even made frequent trips to L.A. to remind the hot-shot lawyer just what he was missing out on.
Eventually, her efforts paid off and the pair went on to have a short-lived marriage and four beautiful children.
15 "Sorry, Ladies. This One's Mine!"
Pictured in February 1993, Kris and Bruce Jenner were no stranger to the shutterbugs by this point. The pair were quite frequently snapped in each other arms - making for excellent tabloid fodder. Although the ex-couple have long since parted ways and remain on amicable terms, we can’t deny that they’re looking like an absolute snack back in their prime as Hollywood’s it couple!
Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn, was dubbed America’s golden boy and alpha male, owing to his Olympic accomplishments. He began taking hormone replacement shots and undergoing electrolysis in the 1980s to enhance his femininity but stopped when he met and married Kris.
In a tell-all interview with Diane Sawyer, the 68-year-old gold medal-winning decathlete also mentioned that he had been cross-dressing for years - a secret that he shared with all three of his previous wives including Kris.
Jenner said, “I kind of downplayed it. I feel like in a lot of ways when you love somebody, you have a tendency, you don't want to hurt them.” The pair calling it quits in 2014 and Caitlyn revealing her secret to the world came as a surprise and lead many die-hard fans across to world to praise Caitlyn for living her truth. Sure, we’re sad that the #Kruce ship is sleeping with the fishes, but we can’t help but be happy for the exes, knowing that they’ve come such a long way as individuals.
14 One Of Those Golden Moments Simply Made For Insta (If Only It Were A Thing Back Then)
Kourtney Kardashian just gave us major feels when she posted this nostalgic photo of mini-her chillin’ with mom, Kris Jenner, and dad, Robert Kardashian. Congrats, Kourtney. You just won the internet!
Taking us all the way back to 1979, can we just take a moment to appreciate Rob and Kris’ adorable shag haircuts? We’re getting major disco fever vibes from this one.
Also, let’s talk about how unbelievably breathtaking the young Kris looks in that golden summer dress and matching straw hat, while she lovingly cuddles her first child, shall we?
D’awwww! Our hearts have melted into putty.
Robert’s mustache game is on point as ever. The young couple would have been married for about a year when this was snapped and they look all loved-up and raring to expand their brood. While they couldn’t have imagined the staggering success that was to come for the Kardashian clan in the future, they seem almost...normal here. All said and done, we’re really digging this sneak peek into the Kardashian’s photo album. We get to see a whole new side to the family that makes them all the more relatable!
13 Camera Shy? Not Teenage Kris!
Yeah, we did a double-take too when we first saw this one. You’re absolutely right if you guessed that that little girl on the left, wearing the black velvet dress and large bow atop her head, was Kris Jenner, or Kris Houghton as it were. Although she has that deer-caught-in-the-headlights look at the very moment this snap was taken, we can’t deny that she’s so photogenic, it makes us wish that we, too, were blessed with doe eyes and cheekbones that look like they were painstakingly chiseled by the Gods themselves.
Joined by Kris, is mummy dearest Mary Jo Campbell, who is absolutely slaying in her matching velvet outfit and signature beehive hairdo. NBD. The little girl in between the duo is Kris’s younger sister, Karen.
Little is known about her sibling as Kris and Karen have had frequent falling outs in the past for unconfirmed reasons. The younger Houghton child is the opposite of her big sister in every way. She prefers to stay away from Kris’s glamorous lifestyle, so much so that allegedly the two sisters don’t really even talk anymore. While this sibling feud sure does break our hearts, we’re glad we got to see them together in much happier times!
12 Meet The Kardashians: Kute, Klassy, And Kaptivating
The Kardashians really were the epitome of a wholesome family. This image stands testament to that. Robert and his then-wife, Kris, pose with their four children, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob. The kids look the very picture (excuse the pun) of happiness. It’s really refreshing to see them before the cameras and the fame because, well, it almost humanizes the Kardashians. Also, we couldn’t help but comment on this. Baby Rob, perched quite contently on his father’s lap, looks exactly like Rob Sr. And, his outfit is giving us some serious Beetlejuice vibes. OMG, the cuteness of it all!
Kris, meanwhile, is slaying the fashion game yet again with her boat-neck suede black dress, bedazzled with what seem to be large rhinestones.
The Kardashian couple were married for 13 years until 1991. Kris posted this on her social media as a tribute to her late ex-husband’s 73rd birthday.
The millionaire mom got us a little teary-eyed when, alongside the image, she posted, “There's not a day that goes by that we don't miss you. Forever grateful for the love you gave, the lessons you taught the kids and the memories we shared. Missing you always. I am so blessed to have had you in my life and I cherish every single memory. I love you. Happy birthday Robert.”
11 Model Mom: Pulling All The Right Poses Since 1970
If you’ve been keeping tabs on this list right from the beginning, we've already mentioned that Kris was a wannabe model in her early twenties before she met and married heartthrob L.A. lawyer, Robert Kardashian. The picture you see here is another adorable addition to her short-lived portfolio. While she didn’t quite break it into the biz, we think that the slightly chubby and wide-eyed store clerk and flight attendant definitely had the makings of a model - if only she’d stuck to it a little longer.
Taken by her then boyfriend and professional photographer and instructor for the Barbizon school of modeling, Andy Garcia, Kris had big dreams of one-day rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty and making enough cash to sustain her diva-esque lifestyle. Before and after seeing Garcia, she dated a string of wealthy boy toys, until she finally got tired of playing the field and took the plunge with Rob.
But it wasn’t all smooth sailing down the aisle
with the attorney. Rumor has it, Kris had to convince Rob to marry her as, once upon a time, he only had eyes for Elvis “The King” Presley’s ex-wife, Priscilla Presley. Luckily for Kris, the man of her dreams eventually came around and they tied the knot in an extravagant ceremony in 1978.
10 Keeping Up With The 90s: Bruce, Kendall, And Kris Way Back When
If there ever was a perfect Kodak moment, well, you’re looking at it!
Bruce and Kris Jenner look like the proudest parents ever as they pose beside the first child they had together, Kendall. Born in November of 1995, Kendall would have been about three years old at the time this picture was taken. We can definitely see how she ended up being a model as she was quite literally a living doll even back then - no glow up necessary!
The power couple first met during Kris’s divorce with Robert Kardashian, the father of her first four children. In an interview with Janet Mock, a transgender activist she informs us quite interesting about Kris and Bruce's relationship.
The T.V. mogul recounts how she first fell in love with the Olympic decathlete when he just had $200 in his bank account and was a nobody in the entertainment industry.
The pair managed to put a complete 180-degree spin to their financial situation to better care for their kids. Stepping into her shoes as momager, Kris introduced Bruce to the right people and kick-started his career in the industry.
On dating and marrying a guy who didn’t have all that much going for him at that time as far as finances were concerned, Kris had this to say in the interview, “'I fell in love with him, 150 percent. I've always looked at things like, ‘We're just going to figure this out.’”
9 Mama's Little Angel
Kris Jenner, or Kris Houghton as she was known before she married the wealthy L.A. attorney, Robert Kardashian, looks fresh-faced and gorgeous in his throwback photo of a polaroid. #Photoception. We have Kourtney Kardashian to thank for bringing to us this lovely pic on her Insta which she captioned, ““Momoooooshka.” We owe you one, Kourts.
You know that Kris is the ultimate boss bae when she can pull off banana curls and a mustard yellow dress with ruffle sleeves and lace. Never in our wildest dreams could we hope to look that great in an outfit like that.
Most of the comments on Kourtney’s pic were all about the striking resemblance between the then-teenage Kris and the now teenage Kendall. We’ve got to admit, the mother-daughter duo were definitely twinning in their respective teenage years.
If you didn’t believe in doppelgangers before, you do now.
Speaking of mothers, let’s take a moment to appreciate the adoring gaze bestowed on Kris by her equally gorgeous mom, Mary Jo Campbell. The lady, now 83, is a regular on the show KUWTK and puts in odd appearances on her grandchildren’s social media. Of course, we can’t not comment on the little-inked caption just beneath this photo, “Mom Approves.”
Well, why wouldn’t she? We sure do!
8 Just A Couple Of KarJenners Kickin' It Friendly
Kris, Kim, Kendall, and Kylie show the world just how charming the KarJenners can be when they want to. Taken in 1997, this nostalgic photo of the gals was posted by Kris on her Instagram just two weeks after her youngest daughter, Kylie, gave birth to her daughter Stormi. No doubt Kris was feeling a bit teary-eyed after realizing just how quickly her brood was all grown up and having kids of their own! The grandmother of six and mom of five decided to revisit the good ol’ times when Kylie was a couple of months old and delightfully clad in a floral pink and white cotton dress.
Kris captioned the pic, “The best memories,” as an ode to her three precious daughters. The internet naturally went gaga over the adorableness of it all, with many dubbing the photograph "absolutely precious.” Perhaps not everybody was as happy to see the photo as the rest of us.
Kim cringed at the sight of her 17-year-old self. "I look horrendous! I was obsessed with Drew Barrymore and her thin eyebrows! And I discovered glitter bronze shadow," the reality T.V. queen took to Twitter to say. Many Twitter users compared Kim’s look to Danielle Bregoli or “the cass me ousside how bout dah” girl as she’s famously known.
7 These Brunette Beauties Break Out The Black (And How!)
This picture is actual #goals. Nuff said!
Taken in the late 90s, we see a very young Kendall sitting pretty in her doting mother Kris’s lap. The pair are bringing black back with their suave outfit choices. Kris posted this cutesy pic to her Insta, captioning it, “FBF @kendalljenner... #proudmama #feelslikeyesterday #love.”
Kendall was most likely around three or four and Kris was probably in her early forties at the time this picture was taken.
Wearing a black velvet dress, a felt beanie crowned with flowers and a frothy ankle skirt, Kendall was slaying the fashion game even as a toddler. Kris's fifth child had her supermodel chops down to a tee even back then as she looks dead on at the camera with the beginnings of a demure smile playing across her lips. Kris, wearing a dark polo neck top, cuddles the cutie and gives the camera a sidelong smile. The pair seemed to be all prepped to go to a party right after this photo shoot was through.
We’re sure that Kendall and Kris, who are now 22 and 62 respectively, will look fondly back at this photo and do some hardcore reminiscing. Even though we weren’t there, this pic makes us extremely nostalgic!
6 Oh Là Là, A Vision In White!
Kris Houghton became Kris Kardashian on July 8, 1978. And what a high-profile wedding it was! The couple said their vows at an eminent and elegant house of worship in L.A., The Westwood United Methodist Church. It was a spectacular destination for most luxurious weddings and from the looks of it, no expense was spared.
The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Kenn Gulliksen who had been a confidante of born-again Christian Robert Kardashian for quite some years prior to his wedding to Kris. Kris’s younger sister, Karen Houghton, was the maid of honor, however, the relationship between the sisters became extremely strained over the years. Another close friend of Robert, O.J. Simpson, who was a former running back and actor, was one of the groomsmen.
The wedding parade then proceeded to the Bel-Air Country Club where the newly married couple doled out a grand reception for their friends and family. The above photo, taken by Kris’s ex Andy Garcia, stands testament to just how in love the pair were. Kris looks radiant in her flawless wedding gown and the look on Robert’s face tells us he realizes just how lucky he is to have landed a catch like her. The couple honeymooned in Paris and, less than a year after their wedding, Kris gave birth to their first child, Kourtney.
5 Winning At Twinning
Mama Kris and baby Kourtney and Kim are twinning for days in their adorable tartan outfits! While the charming daughters are decked out in school-girl inspired frocks, Kris is wearing a floor-length plaid skirt and a Victorian white top with bell sleeves and a velvet black decorative ribbon. Kris posted this pic, the epitome of family bonding, on her Insta as the three girls are huddled by the fireplace during Christmastime, somewhere in the 1980s.
The momager captioned the pic, “#FBF Christmas means coordinating outfits! lol #isitchristmasyet #favoriteholiday #family.”
The Mary Jane shoes, white stockings and the frills and ribbons on the plaid dresses symbolize everything that girl fashions in the 80s were known for. And honestly, we can’t decide what’s cuter; the tranquil smile on Kris’s face or the cheeky expression on Kourtney’s.
The three ladies have come a long way since this photo was taken, thanks to the worldwide success of their smash hit reality T.V. show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” Doing a quick then vs now comparison of Kris’s figure, we’re surprised to say that she hasn’t aged much at all. Good genes!
4 Monochrome Never Looked This Mah-velous! #WeaveSnatched
Say cheese, fam! Taken in October of 1995, we are literally obsessed with how fetching the Kardashian clan looks in their color-coordinated ensemble. The perfection and poise exuded by the teenage Kardashian kids posing with their step-dad Bruce and mom, Kris, make them seem like something straight out of a movie (or, ahem, reality T.V.). The photo was snapped at the premiere of Disney’s original movie, Cinderella, to commemorate its release.
If you’re wondering where on earth Kendall and Kylie were, well, this pic was taken a little before their time. In fact, you can’t tell just by looking at this, but momma Kardashian would have been pregnant with Kendall in this pic and gave birth to her just a month later in November 1995. That would probably explain why the mother-to-be is glowing nineteen to the dozen!
Kris looks as resplendent as ever while donning her signature red lips and red nails - adding a welcome splash of color to the otherwise monochrome outfit choices. Now we've got to say that the T.V. mogul's fashion quotient has evolved over the years from minimalist grey tops to form-fitting Fendi fur jackets. We’ve loved her style journey so far and we can’t wait to see where she goes from here!
3 Move Along, Nothing To See Here, Folks - Just Kris, Kourtney and Kurious George Taking The Scenic Route
This is one of our favorite pics on the list. We see new mom Kris with baby Kourtney hitching a train ride to who knows where. Accompanying the two lovelies is a large stuffed Curious George who is just slightly bigger than Kourts herself. Nothing screams 1980 than shiny brown vinyl seats. All in all, this snapshot is adorbs.
Now if this list has taught us anything it’s that young Kris loved pink and she loved to match with her daughters.
Both of these are evident as we see mom and daughter sporting pink dungarees, with two matching pairs of white goggles neatly disposed of off to the side. Kris’s hair is also unusually longer than the closely chopped locks that we’ve become accustomed to seeing her rocking over the years. We don’t know the final destination of that particular train but what we do know is that the mother-daughter duo has come miles and miles in the entertainment industry after rising to super-stardom with their hit T.V. show, KUWTK.
Now we’re sure Kris could tell us a thing or two about that photo and we would be all ears. But for now, we’re simply gushing at the cuteness of it all!
2 Legend Has It That Bruce Got Sunburn From That Sweltering Gaze
We want someone to look at us the way Kris looks at Bruce!
Kourtney Kardashian has dedicated a large portion of her Instagram to posting throwback photos of her mom, Kris, and step-dad, Bruce. One such photo is of the former couple canoodling on a sandy beach and making goo-goo eyes at each other. While we surely get an eyeful of the young lovebirds, the first thing that leaps out at us in this pic is Kris’s adoring gaze at her new hubby.
Kourtney so aptly captioned the pic, “They are too amazing.” We totally agree, Kourts. In fact, that leopard-print bikini is doing Kris’s figure all sorts of favors. Taken at Sandals Resort in Jamaica in September 1993, the couple were, for a while at least, a match made in heaven. The pair has two lovely daughters together, Kendall and Kylie. Bruce and Kris were married for 24 years and finalized their divorce in 2015 after being separated for a whole year.
While the couple has long since divorced, these amazing pictures live on to tell the tale. Now Kourtney just might be the biggest #Kruce shipper but we’re not too far behind!
1 Since When Do Yearbook Photos Look This Good?
No, your eyes do not deceive you. The woman in this picture isn’t Kourtney Kardashian but her mother, Kris Houghton in high school. Bible! Before the Kardashian mania hit town, she was a simple girl with big dreams. Attending Clairemont High, Kris, a wide-eyed spunky teen, had plenty of heart and ambition. Here, we see her in a pressed buttoned down shirt - an ironic name for it considering it’s buttoned up all the way to her throat.
It comes as a surprise to know that Kris once donned a hairstyle other than her signature chopped locks that we’ve come to recognize on her E! Show
. The brunette locks parted down the middle and the uncanny resemblance to Kourtney Kardashian threw us at first, but we can definitely detect the winsome smile that only the real Kris could pull off.
During her high school years, Kris was apparently a rowdy cheerleader and part of the cheer group, The Chieftains, from 1971 to 1973. Because of her inspiring routines during the school’s football and basketball games, she earned herself the title, “Spirited Chieftain” in her yearbook. Little did her classmates know that she would go on to become one of the most influential people in the world. But then again, no yearbook superlative could have possibly predicted that!