Billionaire on a budget! Kim Kardashian reveals she ditched part of Kris Jenner’s lavish birthday surprise because it was TOO EXPENSIVE
Kim Kardashian may be a billionaire but even she knows the value of a dollar.
On the May 27 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the 40-year-old star revealed that she ditched part of mom Kris Jenner’s lavish birthday present because it was too expensive.
After curating 65 designer looks on pricey mannequins for each year of the momager’s life, Kim confessed that she tapered back a part of the surprise that she felt was ‘stupid’ to spend money on.
Billionaire on a budget! Kim Kardashian, 40, confesses she scaled back part of Kris Jenner’s lavish birthday surprise because it was too expensive
Sweet surprise: A very taken aback Kris walked into a room of custom looks that ranged from Gucci to Jean Paul Gaultier and Commes des Garçons
When planning a gift for Kris, Kim decided to splurge on 65 designer looks that included custom Gucci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Commes des Garçons and more.
‘For your 65th birthday, I know how hard it’s been for you to find clothes to wear and dress yourself, so I wanted to help you out. 65 looks,’ she told a ‘speechless’ Kris.
And she went all out with display mannequins which she said were ‘just as expensive as half the looks,’ but decided to forego the idea of black wigs to match Kris’ likeness.
‘I was going to do her do wigs to match so it looked like her, but then that’s just, like, stupid spending money. I’d rather put it into the clothes.’
Lavish gift: The billionaire decided to splurge on 65 designer looks for each year of her mom’s life but scaled back wigs to match her mom’s likeness because she thought it was ‘stupid’ to spend money on that
One for each year: ‘For your 65th birthday, I know how hard it’s been for you to find clothes to wear and dress yourself, so I wanted to help you out,’ Kim said as she unveiled the surprise
Pricey duds: The SKIMS founder also confessed that the mannequins cost as much to rent as the designer pieces
Before Kris’ arrival now estranged husband Kanye West made his first appearance on the show this season to help with finishing touches.
‘Kanye must have moved this thing around so many times just to make sure that it looks really dramatic for when my mom walks in,’ Kim shared.
And she elaborated on the process of securing mannequins to create an over the top ‘experience’, sharing that she hired a special production company to track them down — which also cost a pretty penny.
Perfectionist: Before Kris’ arrival now estranged husband Kanye West made his first appearances on the show to help with finishing touches on the display
Over the top: ‘It’s like my very own Met Ball,’ an emotional Kris said of the curated ‘experience’
Doting daughter: ‘It’s certainly so generous, so kind, but the time and the energy that Kim took is the most amazing gift I’ve ever seen in my life,’ Kris said of the gift in a confessional
‘I had to hire a production company to find the mannequins. I think the mannequins were just as expensive as like, half of the looks just to rent them.’
After seeing the elaborate display Kris likened it to having her ‘very own Met Ball,’ also sharing that it was one of the ‘biggest surprises’ she’s had in her life.
‘It’s certainly so generous, so kind, but the time and the energy that Kim took is the most amazing gift I’ve ever seen in my life,’ she shared in a confessional.
The reality’s stars billionaire status was minted in April after Forbes reported that her net worth skyrocketed from $780 million in October to $1 billion in a span of just six months.
Media mogul: From October 2020 to April 2021 Kim’s net worth soared from $780 million to $1 billion on account of the success of KKW Beauty and SKIMS
Amid her divorce from West, Kim’s successful businesses including SKIMS and KKW Beauty continued to reap a huge profit.
And though she independently owns and operates them — as West does with his Yeezy brand — the pair are currently in the process of dividing assets including their Hidden Hills home, the Wyoming ranch (with $300K of livestock) where Kanye resides, and millions in art, cars and jewelry.
Just a few days shy of what would have been their seventh year anniversary, reports surfaced that Kim was ‘not ready to date,’ despite an insider previously sharing that she was staying ‘open,’ amid attention from athletes, billionaire CEOs and royals.
Kanye on the other hand has been romantically linked to supermodel Irina Shayk in recent days, despite previously saying he wanted to date an ‘artist.’
Tipsters wrote into celebrity tea-spilling account DeuxMoi and said that he and the Russian beauty were ‘dating,’ which was validated by a few other messages. Neither have confirmed any sort of romantic relationship, however.
Moving on: The couple would have celebrated seven years of marriage on May 24, and it has been reported that though Kim is ‘not ready to date,’ West has been dipping his toes into the ‘dating’ pond; pictured December 2018
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