Former Kardashian nanny Pam Behan, who worked for the family for five years from 1991, has revealed the tumultuous time Kourtney Kardashian and Bruce Jenner went through during her teenage years, claiming the star wanted “nothing” to do with her stepfather.
Pam Behan, the author of new tell-all book Malibu Nanny: Adventures Of The Former Kardashian Nanny, explained in an interview with the New York Daily News: “Bruce tried to engage with Kourtney and to parent her as a good stepfather would. Kourtney wanted nothing to do with it. “Bruce tried to talk to her, and she yelled, <<You’re not my dad! Don’t even speak to me!>>”
But the former nanny maintains Kim Kardashian, who was 10 when she joined the family, was always “sweet and friendly”.
Pam Behan is the author of new tell-all book Malibu Nanny Adventures Of The Former Kardashian Nanny
Pam Behan also admitted her relationship with family matriarch Kris Jenner was often fraught, and recalled one particular incident where the “momager” launched into a foul-mouthed tirade at her after she forgot to buy broccoli at the grocery store.
She explained: “Kris wants what she wants, when she wants it, which is usually now! Especially as hired help, there were good times and bad times.
“I had mentally started packing my bags – I was going to quit. And all this, over broccoli!”
Pam Behan also recounted the time she shared a story with the family about losing a race on her High School track team, something that didn’t wash with Bruce and Kris Jenner and their ambitious plans for their daughters.
Speaking to the New York Daily News, Pam Behan said: “I had never been so humiliated and embarrassed in my life! Bruce grimaced and uttered in a pained voice, <<Never ever tell that story again in my house>>.”
And such was the family’s obsession with perfection that Bruce Jenner even suggested at one point that she should have a “little taken off” her nose with a helping hand from a plastic surgeon.
But it wasn’t all bad news for Pam Behan during her five-year stint with the then relatively unknown Kardashian clan.
After being hired from a Beverly Hills nanny agency, Pam Behan received a plethora of hand-me-down designer dresses from Kris Jenner, and was even given a table and chair set worth $10,000, enough to pay for a year of tuition fees.
Pam Behan’s access to the world of the rich and the famous even resulted in a brief relationship with Sylvester Stallone.
She explained: “I wanted it to last forever. But I couldn’t fully enjoy it because I was so overwhelmed that I was actually kissing Sly Stallone. What young girl from the Midwest isn’t in love with a celebrity? My locker was covered with his posters!”
In 1996, Pam Behan finally quit her stint with the Kardashian family, oblivious to the fact that they would soon become America’s most famous reality TV stars.
Pam Behan said: “Khloe would always beg me not to leave, saying, <<You’re not going to quit, are you?>> I felt like I was leaving my family.”
Pam Behan, a former nanny for the Kardashians, plans to reveal an untold story of America’s most famous family in a tell-all book.
Pam Behan, who spent five years apparently watching over their daughters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe, claims their mother Kris “groomed” the sisters for the spotlight in a desperate bid for fame in her unfinished tome Malibu Nanny: The True Adventures of the Former Kardashian Nanny.
According to RadarOnline, Pam Behan says she worked for the couple from 1991 to 1996.
During that time, she claims to have spent time with the sisters, now stars of the family’s reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and their younger brother, Rob.
Pam Behan, a former nanny for the Kardashians, plans to reveal an untold story of America's most famous family in a tell-all book
Describing the siblings, she said Kourtney Kardashian, around age 12 at the time, was “a serious child” who “spoke her mind”, according to Radar.
Younger sister Kim, aged 10, was “always very sweet and friendly”; and Khloe, 6, was “full of energy”.
And their mother, she claims, was intent on making her girls famous.
“Kris always seemed to be rubbing elbows with people that were <<somebody>>. Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Robert spent time with friends whose parents were celebrities or people in the limelight,” Pam Behan writes.
“I believe she was grooming her children for their current celebrity status their entire lives… I do believe that the success they enjoy now is what she always hoped for and wanted for them and for herself.”
According to Radar, Pam Behan describes their mother-turned-manager Kris as a “brilliant businesswoman” – and a difficult boss.
Remembering on one occasion when she returned with groceries for the family, Pam Behan writes: “When I got home, Kris, who was in the kitchen, looked at the groceries I had just purchased, and let out a torrent of expletives. <<…I can’t believe you forgot the ****ing broccoli!>>.”
She explains Kris apologized the following day, but not before adding of the mix-up: “Broccoli was not on the short list she had given me that day, although it was a regular item on the weekly list. I did not know, shame on me, that keeping broccoli stocked in the refrigerator was so critical.”
Pam Behan also describes one incident in which she claims Bruce Jenner – who has been open about undergoing cosmetic surgery – allegedly urged her to have a nose job when she was 19.
“…The subject of plastic surgery came up one day in an unexpected way. Bruce was looking at me funny,” she writes.
“<<You should probably have a little taken off your nose>>,” she remembers him saying.
Pam Behan says she left the family in early 1995, just after the birth of Bruce and Kris Jenner’ first child, Kendall, to pursue other opportunities but says she hopes she “made a difference in their lives”.
ET reports Pam Behan is still writing the book and is waiting on approval from the family before it will be published.