Despite the many rumors being thrown at the Kardashian family (Divorce! Cheating! Plastic surgery!), the matriarch of the clan, Kris Jenner, says their unit is standing strong.
Appearing on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter, the 57-year-old momager to her six kids -- Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner -- opened up about what life in the limelight is like, insisting that, haters be damned, their long-standing E! reality show has been a positive experience for them.
"We’ve created businesses and a workplace," she said. "It’s so funny that somebody can criticize a show like ours, and yet we employ hundreds of people. And it’s been such a great learning experience for all of my kids. It’s the best education I could offer them."
As she gears up for time in front of another camera -- her upcoming FOX talk show, Kris, premieres this July -- Bruce Jenner's wife says she's feeling more thankful than ever.
"Growing up on Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas, I just loved talk shows," she shared. "I thought, 'Wow, wouldn’t it be a dream come true to have this job?'"
With plans to talk about fashion, fitness, beauty, and speak with different celebrities, Kris says she hopes to inspire other women that it's never too late to follow their dreams.
"So many women give up in life when they get a little bit older," she said. "I want to be a positive influence. I want to come from a really good place. Some people are just lost, and maybe I can be an inspiration."
Before she takes over on her own couch, she set out to clear up some rumors of her clan to the magazine -- addressing everything from the rumor that O.J. Simpson is Khloe's real father ("130 million percent not true") to just how "normal" the family is. Proof? "I love, love, love to shop at Costco!" Jenner shared.
And despite what viewers may believe, Jenner tells the mag that her famous family is the same -- with or without cameras around.
"There really are no scripts,” she says. "Most people don’t believe that, but we don’t have anything reconsidered."
Kris starts a six-week trial run on July 15.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Kris Jenner On Family's Reality Show: "It's the Best Education I Could Offer Them"
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