Kris Jenner Denies 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' Was Ex Caitlyn's Idea

Kris Jenner
Photographed by Miller Mobley

"It always occurs to me, ‘Maybe this should be left out, maybe this is too much,’ ” says Kris. “Every time, I catch myself and I say, ‘No, this is what everyone who’s watched since day one deserves to see.’ We signed up for this. But there are moments when it’s hard because it’s vulnerable.”

"Maybe somebody should remind her that it's called 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians,'" Jenner says in THR's cover story.

Kris Jenner is refuting that her ex, Caitlyn Jenner, was the one who came up with the idea for Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

In her memoir, The Secrets of My Life, published this year, Caitlyn implies that the series may actually have been her brainchild.

She writes, "The house is awash in puberty and adolescence and young adulthood and two parents with very different styles. It seems to me something is there for television. … Kris says she is the one who came up with the idea …"

In The Hollywood Reporter's cover story, Kris refutes that suggestion.

"It's so absurd," she says. " I'm not sure what the motivation was for her to say something like that. I even said something to [executive producer] Ryan [Seacrest] like and we were scratching our heads going, 'OK.' Maybe somebody should remind her that it's called Keeping Up With the Kardashians.'"

Kris and Caitlyn — then Bruce — were married from 1991-2015, and they had two daughters together (Kendall and Kylie). Caitlyn revealed her identity as a woman in April 2015 and went on to star in her own E! reality series, I Am Cait, which lasted two seasons.

Jenner declined to participate in THR's cover story.

Read more about the Kardashians' 10 years on TV in THR's cover story.