Kris Jenner came under fire this week after Kim Kardashian told Oprah Winfrey her mother put her on birth control at the tender age of 14.
Kris Jenner is now defending her actions, saying her liberal parenting ways were a strategy to “protect” her kids.
She admits she felt no hesitation putting “all” of her girls on the birth control pill as soon as they expressed an interest in sex.
“You want to protect your kids,” Kris Jenner tells TV personality Bethenny Frankel, in an interview which will air on Monday.
“Kim came to me and you know, was very honest with me and said: <<Mummy I think I’m feeling, you know, sexual>>,” Kris Jenner tells Bethenny Frankel on the new Fox daytime talk show Bethenny.
“What I did as a parent with all my girls, when I felt like it was that time in their life that they were going to that step… I drove as fast as I could to the gynecologist’s office,” she says.
Dressed in a demur white lace dress, Kris Jenner is defiant in the interview.
“You can try and talk your kids out of [having sex], but unless you lock your child in the closet and throw the key away, they’re going to do what they feel,” she says.
“So my philosophy has also been make sure your kids are healthy, well taken care of and educated.”
Kris Jenner, 56, reveals the doctor who gave “all” her daughters birth control was the same doctor who delivered them as babies, and that her older girls were “different ages” when they went on the pill.
Kris Jenner is mother to three daughters – Kourtney, Kim and Khloe – by her first husband, celebrity lawyer Robert Kardashian.
Her youngest daughters with current husband Bruce Jenner are Kylie, 14, and Kendell, 16.
Kris Jenner covers a lot of ground in the interview.
In addition to the controversial issue of birth control, which emerged this week with Kim kardashian’s much-publicized interview with Oprah Winfrey, Kris Jenner also alludes to Kim’s brief marriage to Kris Humphries.
“She’s really good with her intuition… Well, she hasn’t been so right lately,” says Kris Jenner, making a none-too-subtle jab at Kris Humphries.
Kim Kardashian has since moved on to date Kanye West and Kris Jenner doesn’t think it’s too soon.
”I tell all of my children, follow your heart … Do what you feel and what you want,” Kris Jenner tells Bethenny Frankel.
Kris Jenner also talks about Kim Kardashian’s expensive Lamborghini gift to current boyfriend Kanye West: “Well, she bought him a very beautiful gift, but I don’t have any idea how much it cost.”
She also reveals that daughter Kourtney’s boyfriend Scott Disick dines with the Kardashian clan “every night” when Kourtney is out of town.
Kim Kardashian’s reveal to Oprah Winfrey earlier this week came as a surprise to the veteran broadcaster, who failed to follow up the question with little more than a “wow” before moving onto the next question.
Kim Kardashian’s sexual past featured heavily in the interview – as the question of Kim’s notoriety loomed.
Five years since her sex tape with ex-boyfriend Ray J was released, the reality star said she understands the impact it’s had on her career.
“Would you be where you are had there not been a sex tape?” Oprah Winfrey asked Kim kardashian.
And she was forced to admit: “You know, I think that’s how I was definitely introduced to the world.”
“It was a negative way, so I felt like I really had to work ten times harder to get people to see the real me.”