Kylie Jenner: ‘I definitely feel pressure to give Stormi a sibling, but there’s no plan’

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Harper’s Bazaar’s March cover girl is Kylie Jenner. The editorial is supposed to be the 2020 Marie Antoinette, basically, or “Kylie as pop-culture royalty.” Honestly? I don’t hate it. I mean, she’s not royalty or anything, but it’s a cool photoshoot and I like that she was photographed that way in a business setting too. You can see the full Bazaar editorial package here. Kylie talks a lot about her company, Kylie Cosmetics, and her daughter Stormi. Kylie sounds… much more grounded than most billionaires. Some highlights:

On if she ever envisioned the success Kylie Cosmetics would have: “I didn’t think it was possible. I didn’t think that this could really be my job. I always loved makeup, though. I wanted to watch tutorials. I would play with my own makeup or my mom’s. I’ve always loved makeup, and I was obsessed with lipstick.”

On her Kylie Cosmetics partnership with Coty: “I think it was just time. I mean, we have a great team. But it’s me and my mom kind of leading the pack, which will still be the case. Nothing’s going to change. But hopefully we can expand and get a big infrastructure behind Kylie Cosmetics, and go worldwide and get more amazing people on the team to expand the business.”

When she first became aware of the power she wielded: “Probably more when I was on the red carpet with Kim. I always knew my family was a big deal, but me, solo, probably around when my pop-ups started. Or when I started dyeing my hair blue and cut my hair off, and then everyone started dyeing their hair blue and cutting it off. And I was like, ‘Whoa.’ I realized what an influence I had. I was probably like 16.”

Raising Stormi with ex Travis Scott: “We have such a great relationship. We’re like best friends. We both love Stormi and want what’s best for her. We stay connected and coordinated. I think about [my parents] in situations with Stormi, what they would do. They were very hands-on with me, and I want the same for Stormi.”

Raising Stormi in the spotlight: “I think about it a lot because the world is just so crazy now. Exposing her to all of the negativity that comes with the Internet, I think about that too. I’m just trying my best, even though she’s still little, to remind her how blessed we are and that this isn’t normal, the way we live. It’s just our life. People want to take pictures. I think she would feel differently if I was always covering her face like, ‘Don’t look!’”

Whether she wants more kids in the future: “My friends all pressure me about it. They love Stormi. I definitely feel pressure to give her a sibling, but there’s no plan.”

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

Something I think about too much is this: where Kim and Khloe Kardashian feed on the drama and feed on whatever energy they’re getting (positive or negative), Kylie isn’t really like that? I think Kylie has tried to organize her life so there’s the least amount of drama around her. It’s something I’ve tried to do in my own life, so I recognize that habit in other people. As for the partial sale of her company to Coty… I think that was simply a business decision. She wanted to do what was best to build and expand her brand even further, and it was like the company outgrew her. But she’s still going to work there, clearly. But again, there’s less stress and business drama on her plate now.


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Photos courtesy of the Morelli Brothers for Harper’s Bazaar, sent from a promotional Bazaar email.

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  1. FHMom says:

    Her friends pressure her about having a sibling for Stormi? Time to find some new friends, Kylie.

  2. Allie says:

    I still don’t think she’s an actual billionaire. Also, having siblings is overrated. Stormi has a lot of cousins her age she can be socialised with and if she was living in a normal family she would have friends from daycare, school and her neighbourhood.

  3. STRIPE says:

    The sell to Coty gave her immediate access to their distribution channels and supply chain. That alone was worth the sale – Her brand will grow and the part she still owns will be worth more and more. It was a smart decision.

  4. Keekee says:

    Her company was valued at Billion dollars when she owned it out right. Then she sold it to Coty for 600M before that I think she must have been worth about 60-80M. The Kardashian are major liars I don’t think she is anywhere near a billion now maybe 400M. Please business heads give your two cents.

    • STRIPE says:

      Because her company isn’t publicly traded it’s hard to nail down what it’s worth objectively at any given time because it’s assets and financials are not public, nor is there a stock price to gauge. Unless Coty is public – I didn’t look

      Now, we know that she sold 51% of her company for $600m (although I seem to recall there was some doubt about this number..but moving on), so at that moment the company was valued at around $1.1B. That left the value of her ownership at $576m. Unless she has another $424m in assets, or unless her interest in the brand has doubled in value, she is not a billionaire today.

      That’s just my assessment.

      • Keekee says:

        Thanks Stripe makes a little more sense to me now… Numbers are not a friend of mine lol

      • carey says:

        The valuation of her remaining stock options + the monies received for options sold put her over a billion dollars alone. Then there are millions from ads, real estate, and family shenanigans.

      • MC2 says:

        Since the value of her remaining shares is $576m & she received $600m from the sale, she’s already over $1b in assets plus liquid funds just here.

      • STRIPE says:

        *facepalm* @m2c and Carey you’re both totally correct. Someone (me) didn’t have their coffee before writing my response. That’s…embarrassing.

    • Jules says:

      it’s all lies and media manipulation with this family, so I tend to agree with you.

  5. Alissa says:

    it does bother me that she tries to present her body as being natural. those boobs and butt did not magically appear, although at least she admits she gets lip and face fillers.

    that being said, she’s my favorite of the clan. she seems really low-key and like she’s actually got a pretty good head on her shoulders. I also think it’s really nice that her and Travis’s break up was so quiet and they seem to still get along and raise their daughter together well.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      I dont think she has to talk about her body and what she’s had done. It’s obvious if you look and it’s HER body. She doesnt owe anyone a detailed list of what she has or hasn’t done to it. Her body isn’t owned by the public.

      • Friendly Neighbourhood Cat says:

        Her body isn’t ‘owned’ by anyone and I don’t think anyone was implying that.

        It is dangerous and irresponsible however, as a public figure to present her body as natural and unaltered when it clearly has been. She also constantly exposes her body as part of her brand/image – it’s all very in your face.

        It sets a very unrealistic standard for the young girls (her main demographic) who look up to her. At the very least, many will be crushed that they don’t themselves look like her, not realising her claims of how her body is 100% natural are untrue.

  6. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Do they make colored water dispensers? I wonder if I could order one with an image/art application. I’d love to have Picasso fill my cup.

  7. Lucy says:

    I was ready to come here and call her boring and dumb, but after reading this…I can’t. I mean, I’m far from being a fan, but I agree that she really does seem like someone who’s grounded and doesn’t care for drama.

  8. T says:

    I can’t help it. There’s something about Kylie that I like. Sure, there are certainly things that come with being part of this family that are annoying, but she seems uncomplicated and like she has it together.

  9. Dutch says:

    I can’t get over that she looks like a real housewife desperately trying to hold on to her youth.

  10. Eliza_ says:

    One: shes not a billionaire her company might one day have that in assets but she’s no longer the majority stakeholder. It’s a private company all numbers shared have no way of being checked. Kylie is worth the buy out and the millions earned in tv/ endorsements. Ages a very wealthy woman and millionaire.

    Two: Stormi has the benefit of so many cousins in her age range to play with. Sibling or not she’s got plenty of peers to interact with.

  11. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Marie Antoinette came to a very unfortunate end. Perhaps not the best role model to channel, even in Kardashian land

    • Jules says:

      I was thinking the same thing lol. But I don’t think Kylie is the brightest, she probably has no idea.

  12. OG Cleo says:

    I hate the language “give” regarding children. Babies and children are not gifts or objects or toys, they’re human beings.

  13. MamaFierce says:

    Yes, she’s a billionaire. She sold her half of her company for $600 million (assuming the news stories are accurate). She still owns the other half, which would be worth another $600 million. That means her net worth is over $1 Billion.

    • MC2 says:

      This is such easy math & makes me smh that people want so hard to poke holes in any of these people’s statements. It’s just like the die-hard stans, but on the other end of the spectrum. And, who cares if the woman is worth $900m or $1.1b…she’s rich like Scrooge McDuck! Move on.

  14. Chickaletta says:

    This isn’t so much about Kylie but just my general loathing of asking someone when they’re going to have more kids. It is right up there with asking someone when they’re going to start a family. Especially “Oh but don’t you want them to be close in age?” A new mom, a toddler’s mom or ANY mom, has enough pressure on them without hearing that mothering one amazing kid is somehow not enough. It is a personal decision, and there is no right or wrong answer, so people need to just ask the question.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      @Chickaletta I’d say, personally-speaking, that it’s even worse when people query – rudely and intrusively! – why one doesn’t have children full stop. I chose not to have children because of the way the world is going and the desperate threat of climate change. Say that, and people treat you as if you’ve grown a number of heads or even argue with you (‘You believe in climate change?’ ‘No, I don’t believe in it any more than I believe in a postbox or a lamppost: it’s a fact.’ ‘But…’), or claim (as some commentator did on this very site!) that you’re a child-hater and judgmental towards those who have children. The intrusion people think they have a right to when it comes to reproduction is staggering. What if the woman had had miscarriages, or she and her husband/wife were infertile? What if they can’t have any more, or can’t afford to (I’m remembering a story I read about a woman who was forced to have a termination because she had just started a job and wouldn’t have enough leave to take care of the baby) or are just too damned tired? What secret pains may these avid busybodies be unearthing? Why is it socially acceptable to grill people, in such a familiar way, on something so deeply personal? It’s really quite disgraceful.

  15. HoyaLawya says:

    Stormi is a cutie!

    I’m a bit of a conspiracy theorist so I personally always thought there was no drama with Travis (as opposed to her relationship with tyga) because they were never really together. So Kylie legit didn’t care what he was out there doing.

  16. ME says:

    Kylie and Stormi look like the same skin tone on that cover. Why do mags do this ???

  17. Sumodo1 says:

    I always thought Kylie (and Kendall) were only semi-literate and Kris had to force them to complete their computer high school courses several years ago. Anybody care to comment?

  18. Slowsnow says:

    Most girls and some boys love to play with their mum’s make-up. That does not make someone a make-up mogul.
    It blows my mind how specialist talk has been totally erased from our culture. And why people who have no passion for anything in life get interviews.

  19. Mumbles says:

    I must have missed the craze where everyone cut their hair off and dyed it blue. My gawd, this person is full of herself.

    And add me to the chorus laughing at the idea that she’s a billionaire. She didn’t go out and buy equipment and raw materials to make cosmetics. She licensed her name to an existing no-name cosmetics manufacturer. That’s a lot of money, but it’s not a billion dollars.

  20. Case says:

    There’s nothing wrong with having an only child! Stormi is such a cutie and seems like such a smart cookie. Her and Kylie make a genuinely cute mother/daughter team. I don’t think she should feel pressured to have any more when she’s doing such a good job with the one child she has.

  21. What. . .now? says:

    Why does everyone think it’s so tragic to just have one child? She has tons of cousins, she’ll be fine.

    And let’s be real here, just because one has siblings doesn’t mean that everything is going to be peachy keen forever and ever. I know loads and loads of people who have either no contact with their siblings, limited contact, or contact but only at holidays because they don’t like each other. Jealousy, in-fighting, being a favorite or not — these all have lasting impacts on families.

    If Kylie’s happy with her situation, then why should she change it? She has tons of time to have another baby if she wants one. She should enjoy her situation now and if it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t it doesn’t.

  22. lucy2 says:

    I wish she’d use some of that influence and money for important things. With all those followers, she could pick a charity once a week and make a huge difference to them. She could be encouraging young people, especially young women, to get informed and go VOTE. She could be promoting action on climate change.
    But I guess hair color and bikini photoshoots are important too…

    • nicegirl says:

      I’m with you. @Lucy2. She seems harmless as she is but the idea of Kylie embracing philanthropic endeavors and getting her follows to engage in community service is a great one.

    • Sofia no says:

      She did encourage people to vote in the primaries. I don’t follow her closely, but I noticed that she posted several Instagram stories encouraging people to vote. She may have done more, but I rarely look at her stories or profile.