This is just really, really sad to think about.
Kris Jenner has a 54 year old sister, Karen Houghton, who apparently has a taste for the bad boys. Because of this, sources say Kris has turned her back on that part of her family for the sake of the Kardashian brand.
One insider even goes so far to say:
"Kris is so over the top when it comes to being image-conscious. And while Karen is a totally down-to-earth sweetheart, she certainly doesn’t come close to meeting the glam standards that Kris likes to publicly project for her family. That’s also more than likely why you never see Karen on any of the family TV shows."
Sadsies. But realistically, Kris probably wants to keep any potential trouble away from her children, as the histories of Karen's men can seem quite scary.
She was married to Mark Zettel for six years, and after their marriage ended in 2002, Karen felt it necessary to ask for a protection order against him in 2009, stating:
"He’s on crystal meth, psychiatric drugs, bipolar meds. [He is] volatile, threatening, scary, bullies me and my child. He will take my daughter away. He will find a way to make me pay for leaving him."
Eeek! Halloween came early!!
But that's not all. Court records reveal he's been arrested SIXTEEN times on charges for grand theft, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
A lil' much, no?
THEN, less than two years later, in comes another order against ex-boyfriend Steven Edward Thornton. He's only had twelve arrests though, so we guess it's not too bad! LOLz!!
Sigh.. it really sucks to hear all this, especially for Karen as she's the one who's really dealing with all the drama of the past. That being said, we can understand Kris' protective vibes for her own family, but we do hope she's accessible if Karen ever really needed her.
Family is family.
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