Life Lessons From Kris Jenner: Force Your Daughter Into A Paternity Test For The Ratings (I Mean, For Her Peace Of Mind)
The past few months have revealed just how mercenary Kris Jenner is when it comes to her brood of reality stars: Overseeing Kim Kardashian‘s fake wedding to Kris Humphries; and when that ended in a divorce that rocked the family's credibility, grooming youngest daughters Kylie and Kendall Jenner to be supermodels and fashion stars. But on last night's season 7 premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kris showed herself to be shockingly obsessed with the issue of Khloe Kardashian‘s paternity.
You'll remember that a few months back some of Robert Kardashian‘s ex-wives came forward claiming that he told them he wasn't Khloe's biological father, that Khloe was the result of Kris' affair with another man. The story came and went in the press — aside from a National Enquirer story fingering O.J. Simpson as her daddy — and it's old news. But the Kardashian-Jenner clan were oh-so-conveniently shooting the new season during this time, because Kris spends the entire episode harping on Khloe to take a DNA test “so she can know once and for all.”
The thing is, Khloe doesn't care. It's Kris who does, and most likely because she's contemplating all of the positive press it can bring her as Khloe's mother. Because the truth is, this all backfired big-time on her: She admitted in her memoir to having an affair, and then the press ran with this story about the paternity of Khloe's father. So she likely figured that by forcing Khloe to legally determine that Robert Kardashian is her biological father, it brings the family closer together, makes Kris look like the loving matriarch, etc. etc.
It wasn't funny when Kylie cracked a joke about Khloe's “real dad,” and it's incredibly uncomfortable to watch Kris push Khloe on this topic she'd rather just drop. To add insult to injury, when Khloe turns her down the first time, Kris goes to the rest of her kids to get them on her side. Not surprisingly, Kim — newly divorced and looking for something to do — is onboard, claiming that Khloe called her crying the morning the story went out and that she “could hear the pain in her voice.” Rob and Kourtney are a lot more skeptical, and yet before the commercial break they're part of the conspiracy, after Kris claims that Khloe is simply too proud to ask for a test.
Because the best thing for Khloe right now is to feel at odds with the rest of her family, right?
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