Kris Jenner reveals how her famous family has altered their lifestyles after her daughter, Kim Kardashian West, was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, France, and the concerns she has for her six grandchildren growing up in the limelight.
During a round table with The Hollywood Reporter, the 61-year-old momager revealed that everyone in the family has beefed up their security significantly since the terrifying incident last October. "It really changed all of our lives and the way that we live," Kris confided. "Not only do we now have an enormous amount of security -- everyone is armed and licensed; it's legit companies that protect all of us -- but also the way that we deal with our lives on social media took a huge turn: what we show, what we don't show."
The alleged ringleader behind the robbery reportedly told police that Kim's social media posts helped the robbers pull off the heist, as they could somewhat track her location and what jewelry she was wearing. "If we go to Disneyland, we're not snapping pictures with Dumbo; we'll wait until we leave and then share something we want to share. But it also gave us great pause about what to share," Kris continued. "There is nothing wrong with working hard and getting something wonderful for yourself if you want to or that's what you're into, but I think the way that we share it with other people really changed. You think five times about what you're going to put out there on social media."
Kris also defended the decision to air Kim's account of the robbery on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. "So many people felt like they deserved the explanation of what happened because they had, for the last decade, followed every moment of her life," she explained. "And she felt it would almost be a relief to be able to say it on her terms and explain what happened and what she went through."
While Kim, Khloe and Kourtney have "thick skin" when it comes to the negative comments made about them on the internet, Kris admitted that she fears for her six grandchildren being raised in such a famous family. "It's my grandchildren who I worry about because I have six of them; the oldest just turned seven (Mason Disick), and my youngest is six months old (Dream Kardashian), and they don't have a choice," she noted. "And I worry, I do, because it is such a bullying environment."
Kris said it is Kim that people go to when they're struggling about what's being said about them. "She counsels everybody else," she shared. "So if something happens in the family, she's the first one you call. 'What should I do? How should I handle this?'"
The mother of four also recalled that when they decided to do a reality show about their family, they chose to "just show everything," and initially did not look at what was being said on the web.
"One of the best decisions I made not only as a producer of the show but as one of the stars of the show was to say, 'We're not going to remove anything.' With that philosophy, I told the kids, 'Don't get on the internet,'' she remembered. "Ryan Seacrest, my producing partner, had told [my daughter] Kim about this little thing called Twitter, which she might be interested in. There wasn't Instagram or Snapchat or any of this other stuff then."
Kris added, "Now, it's so heightened and, you know, haters are gonna hate. You expect it now."