Kylie Jenner – American Television Personality

by Kristine Bigcas

Kylie Jenner is a member of the popular celebrity family, The Kardashian-Jenners. She stars in their own show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians aired on the TV channel, E! and her spinoff, Life of Kylie. Aside from her television appearance, she is also working on her own cosmetic line Kylie Cosmetics after working with her sister Kendall in their Kendall & Kylie clothing line with PacSun. She is also popular for her connections to other famous celebrities her age. In fact, she has gained over 95 million followers on social media.

She has been included in the list of “The Most Influential Teens of 2014” and was given the Teen Choice Award for “Choice TV Reality Star: Female” in 2013. These were given in recognition of her growing popularity and impact to the teenage demographic. On top of those awards, she was also included in the 2017 Celebrity 100 list of Forbes Magazine. Her popularity can’t only be credited to her work but also to her relationships. After her controversial breakup with the rapper, Tyga, she has now moved on to another rapper, Travis Scott.

Early Life

Kylie Kristen Jenner is a Los Angeleno since her birth on August 10, 1997. Her family has stayed in Calabasas, California but she has later transferred to Hidden Hills. She studied at Sierra Canyon School and took part in plays and has joined the cheerleading team of the school. She opted to be homeschooled later in 2012 in order to attend to the commitments that she has also been juggling aside from her education. She has completed her high school with a diploma from Laurel Springs School in July 2015.

Personal Life

She has encountered multiple issues relating to her love-life and her family. For some reasons, Kylie has become a magnet for intrigue and rumors. Aside from those problems, she has also faced legal battles such as her petition to have the brand “Kylie” trademarked as hers. However, Kylie Minogue has filed a counter case against Kylie stating that should her case win, the original Kylie Minogue brand would be diluted and clients would have a high tendency of getting confused. Kylie lost after the ruling was served in favor of the older Kylie. Also, the band The Doors has had complained about Kylie and her sister, too. They said they did not allow them to use their images for their shirts. They had requested and was granted a cease-and-deceased order against Kylie and Kendall.

Relationships

Ramsey IV

As an early teen, Kylie started dating Ramsey IV or also known as Ramsey Lewis. He was born on May 20, 1996, and lives in Los Angeles, California. Their relationship started in 2008 and has lasted for almost four years. They broke up in October of 2011.

Cody Simpson

She then moved on and got together with the Australian singer Cody Simpson in early 2012. He was born in Gold Coast, Australia on January 11, 1997. He has made a name for himself by being a singer and a performer. He has also joined a season of Dancing with the Stars but did not win. They later broke up in July 2012.

Jaden Smith

Kylie’s next boyfriend was with another teen hailing from celebrity parents. In 2013, she dated Jaden Smith, son of actor Will Smith and actress Jada Smith. He is a California-grown rapper born on July 08, 1998. It was reported that she and Jaden broke up after the demands of his parents. It is said that Will and Jada are worried that Kris, Kylie’s mother is only using the relationship to get more reason to be in the spotlight. Seven months after started dating in March 2013, she and Jaden have ended their relationship in October 2013.

Miles Richie

She was also in a very short relationship with Miles Richie. He is the son of the singer, Lionel Richie. They first got together in July 2014 and were reported to have broken up two months later in September 2014.

Tyga

Tyga or Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson was Kylie’s next boyfriend. He is eight years her senior and he met her when she was only 14 years old. It was during her sister’s 18th birthday in 2013, that they had first seen each other. About a year later, she and Tyga had started hanging out with photos of them with friends being posted on Instagram. In September 2014, Kylie had started dating Tyga, confirming the long-time rumor.

Together, they have been seen dressed up as matched characters of Chucky and his bride Tiffany for Halloween and volunteered for the annual Los Angeles Mission pre-Thanksgiving Dinner. Then, during the annual Grammy Awards in 2015, they were seen posing in a photo with other celebrities like Chris Brown and Kanye West. They were then seen leaving the award show together.  In April 2015, Tyga sported a “Kylie” tattoo on his right inner elbow.

On Kylie’s 18th birthday, she was given a white Ferrari from Tyga that was estimated to be at $320,000. Following that is their vacation where they have been seen flyboarding. However, months later, they were rumored to have broken up but Kylie shut this down with a Snapchat post. Although, they really did split in 2016 for a brief time and have reunited in time for Kylie’s 19th birthday. Tyga once more surprised her with a car. This time, he bought her a black Mercedes-Benz Maybach. Kylie’s relationship with him came to a conclusion in April 2017.

Travis Scott

After her breakup with Tyga, she was seen hanging out with Travis Scott. Rumors immediately surfaced about the two of them dating. It took a while before Kylie has confirmed the issue through an Instagram post. Last August 01, 2017, Travis kicked off Kylie’s birth month by sending her tons of flowers. It has been reported that he is planning a big surprise for her on her big day. He also took a short break from his tour to celebrate with her.

Family

Father: Bruce Jenner / Caitlyn Jenner

Bruce is Kylie’s father and the previous 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon winner. He played football in college among other sports. He was born on October 28, 1949, in Mount Kisco, New York. He was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child and studied at Sleepy Hollow, New York before transferring to Newton High School in Connecticut. He studied at Graceland College under a football scholarship but was forced to stop when he incurred a knee injury. He was then convinced to switch sports, Decathlon, and graduated in 1973 with a degree in physical education.

In April 2015, he came out as a transgender woman, stating “for all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.” Before his relationship with Kylie’s mother, he had already taken hormone replacement therapy and started cross-dressing. It was put on hold when they got together in a serious relationship. His treatment resumed when they divorced in 2015.  He is now publicly known as Caitlyn Jenner. She used to run her own show, I am Cait even before it ended.

Mother: Kris Jenner

Kristen Mary Houghton is the full name of Kris Jenner. She used to go by the name Kris Kardashian from her previous marriage to Robert Kardashian. She was born in San Diego, California on November 05, 1955. She received her education from Clairemont High School in 1973 and has worked as a flight attendant in 1976 but stopped after a year. She has been managing the career of Kylie and her siblings since they all started, taking 10% of their salary. She is also the executive producer of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and all its spin-off including Kylie’s upcoming show,  Life of Kylie.

Kris has also founded California community church with Pastor Brad Johnson. It can be found in Agoura Hills in California and has been established there since 2012. After two failed marriages, Kris has found love again in 2014 in the persona of Corey Gamble. Though dating for three years now, sources say that Kris has no interest in marrying him. Rumors have sparked that they have broken up but she has squashed all those with stunning pictures from their European vacation. Last July 2017, she and Corey were seen vacationing in St. Tropez.

Siblings: The Kardashians

Kylie has two sets of siblings. One from her maternal side and the other from her paternal side. She has only one full-blood sibling who is older than her.

Kourtney Kardashian

She is the oldest of the Kardashian siblings. Born on April 18, 1979, Kourtney Mary has spent most of her early days in Los Angeles. She studied at Marymount High School and continued her college education at Southern Methodist University. After two years, she has transferred to the University of Arizona and graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts and minoring in Spanish. In 2006, she started dating Scott Disick after meeting at a party in Mexico. They have been together since then and welcomed three children: Mason Dash, Penelope Scotland, and Reign Aston. However, she and Scott had ended their relationship on July 06, 2015 with one of the contributing factors being Scott’s alcohol problem. She starred with her other sisters in Kourtney and Kim Take New York.

Kim Kardashian

The second of the Kardashian sisters is Kimberly Noel, born on October 21, 1980. Like her sister, she has also studied at Marymount High School. She first made the headlines of news reports after her sex tape with rapper Ray J was leaked in 2003. This was after her divorce with her first husband David Thomas. Years later, she entered a relationship with Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets and they got married on August 20, 2011. They divorced 72 days later. Their divorce was finalized on June 03, 2013. While waiting for her divorce to be finalized, she began dating Kanye West in April 2012. They welcomed their first born, North West, on June 15, 2013, while their second child, Saint West, was born on December 05, 2015. Kanye proposed to her on her 33rd birthday and they married on May 24, 2014.

Khloe Kardashian

Another Kardashian sister of Kylie is Khloe Alexandra. She was born on June 27, 1984, and studied at Marymount High School. However, she later opted to be home-schooled when her sisters graduated. She earned her GED a year ahead and with honors. She got into a car accident in 2001 and suffered a severe traumatic injury to her brain. This resulted in long-term memory loss and concussion. Eight years after her accident, she married NBA Star Lamar Odom on September 27, 2009. Their marriage ended in a divorce that was filed on December 13, 2013, and was fully signed by them in July 2015. However, Khloe has withdrawn her petition to be able to make medical decisions for him after Lamar was in a critical condition after an overdose in October 2015. The petition rolled out again and was finalized in December 2016 after he woke up from his coma.

Rob Kardashian

The only Kardashian brother that Kylie has is Robert Arthur. He was born on March 17, 1987, in Los Angeles, California as the youngest of the family. He has studied and earned his degree from the University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business. He joined the 13th season of Dancing With the Stars and made it to the final round where he ended up on the second place with his partner Cheryl Burke. Like his siblings, he also launched his own business with the name Arthur George. He first dated Adrienne Bailon in 2007 and broke up two years later. His next relationship was with another celebrity, Rita Ora before their breakup in December 2012. Four years later, he confirmed that he has started dating Blac Chyna in January 2016. They welcomed their first child Dream Renee on November 10, 2016. Their relationship also didn’t work out and broke up the first time on December 17, 2016. Despite getting back together after the “heat of the moment” breakup, the two split up again later in 2017. Rob has made several Instagram post in July 2017 of Blac Chyna’s affair with another man. Explicit photos of her were posted by him too. Reports say that she has already made legal actions against him.

Siblings: The Jenners

Kendall Jenner

The only full-blood sibling of Kylie is Kendall Nicole that was born on November 03, 1995. Her middle name was a namesake of their mom’s close friend, Nicole Simpson. She was raised in Calabasas, California with Kylie and their step-siblings. She studied at Sierra Canyon School but decided to be homeschooled instead to pave way for her modeling stints. She has purchased a 2.5-bath condominium for $1.4 million and received a Chevrolet Corvette in November 2015 as a present. She has mentioned on her blog that she identifies herself as a Christian. Recently, she has confirmed her relationship with A$AP Rocky.

Brandon Jenner

Kylie shares a father with Brandon Jenner. He was born on June 4, 1981. On May 31, 2012, he married his long-time friend Leah Elizabeth Felder. She was born on November 24, 1982, and the daughter of Don Felder. They welcomed their first child on July 22, 2015, and named her July 22, 2015.

Brody Jenner

He is another reality-TV personality just like his step and half-siblings. Sam Brody was born on August 21, 1983. He first starred in The Princes of Malibu. He then starred in The Hills before joining the eighth season of Keeping up with the Kardashian that showed the tension between him and his stepmother.

In-Laws

Lamar Odom

Lamar was the husband of her sister Khloe. He was an NBA Star before his retirement. On October 13, 2015, it was reported that he suffered overdose and was in a coma for four days. His divorce with Khloe was finalized in December 2016. He is set to release a tell-all book this 2017.

Scott Disick

Another in-law of Kylie is Scott Disick. He is a New Yorker that was born on May 26, 1983. He owns a restaurant in New York on top of his work for GNC. He has been reported with an alcohol problem which is said to have contributed to his turbulent relationship with Khloe. Scott has been in rehab multiple times but still continues to drink and party nonstop to this day.

Kanye West

He is the current husband of her sister, Kim. Often times, Kylie is seen partying with him along with other rappers and artists. Several instances of him having breakdowns and meltdowns have been witnessed by the public. In one instance, he was admitted to UCLA Medical Center after being persuaded by the authorities. He has also developed paranoia after Kim’s robbery in Paris in 2016.

Blac Chyna

Angela Renee White is the former romantic partner of Kylie’s brother, Rob. Coincidentally, she is also the ex-fiance of her ex-boyfriend Tyga. Kylie was already dating Tyga when Rob and Blac Chyna got together. She shares a son with Tyga who has grown accustomed with both Kylie and Rob. In July 2017, Rob posted explicit photos of her and her other lover which has pushed her to file a temporary restraining order against him. She is also said to be finalizing the legal actions she is taking.

Career

She used to be a supporting character in Keeping Up with the Kardashians when the show started. She made guest appearances but later on appeared more often. On February 2014, she and her sister Kendall launched their Kendall & Kylie Collection for the clothing brand, PacSun. She has auctioned her clothes on eBay and donated all profit to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Also, she has launched a shoe and handbag line the same time she has launched her clothing line.

Kylie co-wrote Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia, and its sequel Time of the Twins with Kendall. Though, it was revealed that it was ghostwritten by Maya Sloan. After her attempt at making it in the literary industry, Kylie has started her cosmetic line. her Kylie Cosmetics were positively responded by the public. She is soon to start her own spin-off of their reality show this August 2017.

Net Worth

Her family’s net worth sums up to a hefty amount of $450 million. Of that amount, Kylie has contributed a total of $20 million from her personal net worth.