Kris Jenner Calls Rob Kardashian’s Diabetes Diagnosis a ‘Godsend’

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After her only son, Rob Kardashian, was diagnosed with diabetes in late December, Kris Jenner is maintaining a positive outlook. Calling the health scare “quite serious,” Jenner, 60, told Access Hollywood that the diagnosis was “almost a relief.” 

“Because then he can take all the steps,” she explained. “It was like a godsend, so it’s all good.”

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The momager noted, however, that her son, 28, has a long road ahead of him.

“It’s one thing to say, ‘Oh, I’m going to get on the healthy path,’ but then you really need to get on the healthy path,” Jenner said. “He’s such a perfectionist. It’s a big challenge for him now to turn all that around, but he can, and that’s the good news. He can turn it around and and be in a much healthier place.”

Luckily, Rob has found a supportive pal in his older sister Khloé Kardashian. The pair have lived together, and Khloé, 31, has always been vocal in defending her brother to their siblings.

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“Khloé’s amazing. Khloé’s a strong, strong girl. She’s a fighter, but she’s at her best when doing that for someone else,” Jenner said. “She’s an amazing girl who has so much to offer and give on so many levels, and that’s why she’s so good with everybody, you know, and she’s focused on helping other people, especially in my family, get well. And I think that that’s inspirational to me.”

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In addition to the famous family’s reality empire, the Kardashian-Jenner clan is about to get the Hollywood treatment in the upcoming FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

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Jenner’s late husband, Robert Kardashian, will be played by David Schwimmer, a casting decision she wholeheartedly supports.

O.J. Simpson (right) consulted with Robert Kardashian (center) and Alvin Michelson at his trial. VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images

“[Schwimmer] called to find out about Robert Kardashian as a person and what he was like,” Jenner revealed. “Robert was one of [Schwimmer’s] biggest fans on Friends and would watch that show religiously.”

As for her own portrayal, Jenner added, “I’m excited to see my girlfriend Selma [Blair] play me!”


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