Kris Jenner Tells Maria Shriver: I Felt Powerless Last Year

Maria Shriver interviewed Kris Jenner on entrepreneurship, motherhood and their recent 60th milestone birthdays on Thursday night at the Skirball in Los Angeles as the latest installment of Shriver Media’s ongoing Architects of Change: The Conversation Series.

During the conversation the duo announced a future philanthropic partnership, The Workshop for Architects of Change, a partner event series to Architects of Change, providing real-life advice to women living paycheck-to-paycheck. Jenner will kick off the launch event with entrepreneurial advice about using the tools you have at home to create a business.

“Kris and I are going to work on Architect of Change Workshops for women who are living paycheck-to-paycheck and give some lessons to those women about how to look at the skills they actually already have and use those to lift themselves above the brink, above paycheck-to-paycheck,” said Maria Shriver.



The wide-ranging conversation also touched on the very public changes the Jenner-Kardashian dealt with in 2015, with Bruce Jenner transitioning to Caitlyn Jenner and the family’s decision to include it on their reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashains. “How can you go for 11 seasons and show every single part of your life, everything, and then leave that out?” commented Jenner. “You can’t. That’s not fair to anybody else either.”


“Did I understand that situation? No,” Jenner revealed of her ex-husband’s decision to transition to a woman. “Do I now? Yes. Am I glad that I do? I am. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned tolerance, I’ve learned patience, I’ve learned how to be a better person and be more understanding and love harder. I didn’t think I could love any harder, but I’m so darn proud of my kids.”

Maria went on to ask Jenner what she learned from all the change of the last year. “I think what I learned this last year was patience, that I don’t know everything, that I can’t control everything,” said Jenner. “I had to let a lot of stuff go and see things with a new attitude. I had to take a deep breath and that deep breath took me a minute to catch up with everyone’s excitement.  …I’m someone who loves professional change and growth and excitement and hates personal change.”


Click here to watch the full conversation.


{Image credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Shriver Media}

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