Kris Jenner, the matriarch and mom-ager of the Kardashians, has a talk show set to air on July 15. Her platform will be celebrities, fashion and lifestyle topics. This achievement comes as no surprise. As she has pushed her children into the limelight, Kris has gained notoriety herself. She used her famous children as a platform to catapult her own Hollywood career.
Three moms who rose to fame
because of their high profile children:
- Dina Lohan. Did you know that Lindsay Lohan’s mother Dina had bit parts in her movies – “the Parent Trap”, “Freaky Friday” and “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen”? They were all unaccredited, but an example of how she’s taken advantage of her child’s acting career. Also, since 2002, this controversial mom has done the talk show circuit often speaking about Lindsay’s addictions. For this reason, she has become a household name – a key piece connected to a train wreck constantly being spoken about in the media.
- Evelyn Braxton. Music fans knew R&B singer Toni Braxton came from a large clan, but nobody knew her family member’s names. Into the present – after the advent of “Braxton Family Values” on Bravo – all of Toni’s immediate siblings AND parents became famous. Her mother Evelyn shot to stardom because of openly discussing a difficult divorce. Then, she followed this move by opening a life coach business – an opportunity to share pearls of wisdom with the average Joe. This is remarkable considering that for a few years Toni had to take care of this woman’s financial needs.
- Kathryn Jackson. 83-year-old Kathryn Jackson has spent her adult life behind the scenes of the most prolific entertainer of all time – Michael Jackson. Yet – as much as the public knew about this deceased singer – they also knew the same about Kathryn. From her bum leg to rocky marriage to custody of grand children, she’s been in the forefront. Bios of her legacy continue as well as interviews. Everybody remains curious of how one woman raised such a talented man.
In conclusion, these three moms rose to fame because of their high profile children. They don’t necessarily have talent equal to their offspring, but they do have an undeniable link that keeps them under the public eye.