Responding to Dr. Oz's question about how she deals with the public reaction to Rob's weight and Kim Kardashian's pregnancy, the family matriarch said she's well aware that "everybody's a critic."
With that point established, Kris claimed to Dr. Oz that she instilled self-confidence in her six kids — Kourtney, 35, Kim, 34, Khloe, 30, Rob, 27, plus Jenner girls Kendall, 18, and Kylie, 17 — from a young age. "Putting the girls and Rob, now, on magazines definitely sells them, but I taught the kids a long time ago that it starts with when they were younger. I've tried hard to raise strong daughters and give them a sense of self-esteem."
Kris, 58, added that most of these self-esteem lessons were established as the kids went through puberty. "They were just like other kids," she claimed, "where it was that real chubby stage. Everybody went through it. They had braces, they were awkward. Rob was chubby and that's when kids need you the most."
How did she deal with it? "We're such a close family we're always encouraging one another," Kris said. "I think just to be a real supportive parent and tell them how much they are loved and how beautiful they are on the inside. As long as they were okay on the inside, then everything else would be gravy."
Rob's trainer Gunnar Peterson told Us Weekly this past June that Kris' one and only son has been working hard to get back into shape. "He's getting it done," Peterson said. "He works hard, and I love having him in here. He's no stranger to the grind."
After establishing an internal sense of self-worth in her kids, Kris was then asked by Dr. Oz why she personally went through multiple plastic surgery procedures. "Gravity just took over," she responded. "I had these four beautiful kids. From the waist up, it was not pretty. I had a boob job… and it made me feel like a million bucks."
Later, Kris realized she wasn't a fan of her large breast size and asked for a reduction, as well as face-lift. "About four or five years ago, I decided to do a little situation there," she explained, motioning to her neck. "It kind of scared me. I have a lot of responsibilities."
These responsibilities were what recently resulted in her hospitalization. Part of the stress was going through her divorce and watching it play out in the public spotlight. "It is a lot of stress and I happen to internalize my stress. I think I have tough skin. It definitely takes its toll," she said. (As reported by Us, Kris was "livid" to learn that her husband of 23 years Bruce Jenner was dating her longtime BFF and former assistant Ronda Kamihira.) "It can be toxic," she mused.
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