Kris Jenner takes her role as momager of Keeping Up with the Kardashians seriously. But when it comes to her daughter Kim Kardashian and son-in-law Kanye West, is it possible that Kris could let her desire for a dramatic reality TV show take precedence over her role as a mother? Jenner is plotting to use the friction in their marriage that has resulted in swirling divorce rumors to boost ratings for Keeping Up with the Kardashians, a source told Radar Online.
With Kris involved in their relationship, Jenner saw the potential for exploiting her daughter’s problems for the family’s profitable TV show. Moreover, Kris is concerned that if a divorce occurs, it would be the third for Kardashian.
“Kris is in complete panic mode,” revealed the source. “She does not want… a third divorce.”
To try to prevent that possible divorce from going through, Jenner recognized she had a chance to make money while achieving her goal of holding together their crumbling marriage.
“Kris told Kim that she wants her to go to marriage counseling with Kanye and to film it for ‘KUWTK,'” revealed the source.
There’s just one problem with the plot Jenner has hatched, and that’s with West, who does not want to go to counseling, according to the insider. However, even though her husband does not want to go, Kardashian is concerned because of his unpredictable behavior.
“[West] is telling Kim that he is a genius and to stick by him and not worry about the criticism,” shared the insider. “But Kim is worried. She has no idea what he is going to do next.”
Also taking on the role of trying to predict the unpredictable, Jenner is attempting to take control by putting herself in the position of publicity manager for their marriage. To patch up the image of their crumbling relationship, Kris is urging the couple to appear as a united front. In her mind, by orchestrating a polished public appearance, she can make divorce rumors fade away.
And just in case public appearances don’t do it, Jenner has her TV show scheme to at least get a profit from the messy situation.
“[Kris] will film everything they do so that she can put it on the show,” added the source.
Jenner recognizes that when it comes to making money, her daughter reaps in the gold. For that reason, Kris sees a ratings goldmine in the drama of a possible divorce, according to the insider.
“Kim is the biggest money maker for Kris and she is smart. She is savvy. She knows that her drama with Kanye could translate into big ratings for the show.”
As for whether Jenner can persuade the couple to allow the cameras in to film their marriage problems? Kris is going to try her best.
“Kris will do everything she can to convince Kim and Kanye to let their marriage problems play out on camera,” added the source.
While Jenner works on getting the cameras positioned perfectly to film the marriage problems of Kardashian and West, divorce rumors and hints that the entire Keeping Up with the Kardashians clan is frustrated with the rapper’s Twitter rants and meltdowns continue to grow. Kris is so fed up that she even unleashed during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, reported the New York Daily News.
“There have been days where there should be a no tweeting law and I feel like I’ll ground him,” Jenner confessed about her son-in-law.
Kris then attempted to minimize the damage done in those Twitter feuds, which included a statement that he’s $53 million in personal debt along with a request for money. According to Jenner, West has a communication issue rather than financial worries or anger management and self-control problems.
“What he was trying to say was that’s what he’s done to spend on his clothing line over the last 15 or 20 years,” Jenner sought to explain. “But it comes out not exactly the right way, and people get it misconstrued through the media and… it’s complicated.”
Despite those attempts to smooth over the cracks in their marriage, the entire family reportedly is stressed about the rapper, claim insiders cited by the New York Daily News.
“Maybe he’s taken on too much,” speculated one family insider. “They think he’s acting totally crazy and don’t know what’s going on.”
Another source revealed Kardashian’s frustration and her own attempt to get her husband into counseling. Could that help Jenner to persuade the rapper to get help?
“Kim is very concerned and frustrated,” shared that source. “She and Kanye are having big problems that are escalating.”
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