Kendall Jenner Responds to Long-Documented Rumors That She’s Gay

In the past year, rumors have escalated that Kendall Jenner is gay. Websites like Babe, Total Sorority Move, and Into More have dedicated, 1000-word-plus articles on why they believe that the 22-year-old model is gay—not to mention the hundreds of people who speculate about her sexuality on Twitter and Tumblr.

Now, after months of think pieces and long-winded theories, Jenner has finally responded, and—spoiler alert—she isn’t gay. In an interview with Vogue, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star explained that she’s heard gay rumors her entire life because she doesn’t flaunt her boyfriends like her sisters do.

“I think it’s because I’m not like all my other sisters, who are like, ‘Here’s me and my boyfriend!’” Jenner said. “So it was a thing for a minute because no one ever saw me with a guy. I would always go that extra mile to be low-key with guys, sneaking around all the time. You don’t want to, like, look crazy.”

Though Jenner left the option of her exploring a same-sex relationship open in the future, she confirmed that, as of the interview, she has no interest in dating women. “I don’t think I have a bisexual or gay bone in my body, but I don’t know! Who knows?! I’m all down for experience—not against it whatsoever—but I’ve never been there before,” Jenner said.

The E! personality also suspected that she hears gay rumors because she has a “male energy,” which she compared to being “tough.” She also reiterated that she isn’t gay and that she wouldn’t hide her sexuality from her fans.

“Also, I know I have kind of a . . . male energy? But I don’t want to say that wrong, because I’m not transgender or anything. But I have a tough energy. I move differently,” Jenner said. “But to answer your question: I’m not gay. I have literally nothing to hide. I would never hide something like that.”

Though we’re glad that Kendall was comfortable answering questions about her sexuality, she shouldn’t have to. We don’t know how Vogue phrased its question, but asking someone straight-up about their sexuality isn’t OK. Everyone has the right to come out however and whenever they like, and putting someone on the spot about their sexuality takes away that choice. Exploring your sexuality is already a difficult process, and hearing constant rumors and theories about your sexuality don’t help with that.

Kendall has responded—now everyone lay off her and let her live her life in peace.

Kim K. Shuts Down Haters Who Think Kendall Jenner Was ‘Handed’ Her Modeling Career

Kendall Jenner might be one of the most in-demand models in the fashion industry right now, but she’s never been able to fully shake off haters who think that she owes her success to nepotism and her reality TV fame. Though the 22-year-old has defended herself time and again, she also has the support of one big industry name: her older sister Kim Kardashian.

On a post on her website and app titled “The Business Lessons I’ve Learned from My Mom and Sisters,” Kim broke down the reasons why she admires each of her sisters. In the paragraph to describe Kendall, Kim went off on critics who doubted her little sister’s success just because she was on a reality TV show.

Kim slammed the common criticism that Kendall was “handed” her modeling career because of her reality TV influence and her millions of social media followers. The middle Kardashian sister explained that Kendall worked just as hard as any other up-and-coming model, and scolded those who chalked her success up to her family name.

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“When she first started modeling, Kendall was underestimated because of our TV show. People thought that she was just handed these modeling jobs, but she has worked SO hard to get where she is,” Kim wrote.

Kim continued by explaining how Kendall inspires her, and how her little sister’s perseverance has motivated her to also push through her critics. “Kendall has taught me so much about perseverance. She’s shown me that it’s important to pursue your passions, even if people doubt you,” Kim wrote. “I’m so proud of the amazing career she has created for herself.”

Kendall’s modeling career has been a hot-button topic for the past few years, with models like Naomi Campbell and Arisce Wanzer shading her come-up. Whatever you think, one thing is for sure: You don’t come between two sisters.

Kris Jenner’s Instagram Is Making Fans Think that Kendall Jenner Is Pregnant Too

Just when we thought that the Kardashian-Jenner baby circus was ending, rumors are swirling that Kendall Jenner is pregnant too. (Say what?) On Thursday, the Kardashian-Jenners’ matriarch, Kris Jenner, posted a very telling Instagram leading fans to believe that the 22-year-old model is also with child.

The Instagram, which was posted on International Women’s Day, featured all six Kardashian-Jenner women posing on the floor in various styles of athleisurewear. In her caption, Kris expressed how proud she was of her daughters’ accomplishments and the women that they’ve become.

“I’m so proud of my girls and their hearts and what amazing moms they are and their work ethic and how they get up and do their best every single day,” Kris wrote. “They share, they give back, they care… they are my best friends and my angels! Thank you girls for teaching me how to be better every single moment we share… you give me life and I love you ❤ (of course I love Rob the same but it’s International Women’s Day 😂) #MYSQUAD”

The Instagram was a sweet message to Kris’s daughters for International Women’s Day, but many fans couldn’t get over Kris’s use of the word “amazing moms” in her caption. So far, only three of the five Kardashian-Jenner women are moms. Kourtney has three kids, Mason, Penelope, and Reign. Kylie has one, Stormi, who she gave birth to last month. And Kim has three, North, Saint, and Chicago, who she welcomed via surrogacy in JanuaryKhloé, who announced her pregnancy in December, is expected to give birth to her first child in the coming months.

This leaves fans scratching their heads at Kris’s use of the word “moms” to describe Kendall, the only Kardashian-Jenner who isn’t a mom or isn’t pregnant. As expected, Kris’s poor word-choice (or accidental pregnancy reveal) sparked a lot of reactions on the internet, with fans convinced that Kendall is going to be the next to announce her pregnancy.

Of course, until we hear the news from the Kardashian-Jenners themselves, this “pregnancy reveal” is entirely speculation. Though we highly doubt that Kris would be dumb enough to enough to accidentally reveal Kendall’s pregnancy on Instagram (although, she has done it before), we’ve seen crazier things happen. Right now, we’re chalking up the clue to a bad choice of words, but if Kendall is actually pregnant, hey, you heard it here first.

This is How Kendall Jenner’s Dermatologist Treats Acne

It’s no secret that celebrities experience acne. But it feels like there is a secret to how fast they clear up their skin. For supermodel Kendall Jenner,  flare-ups never seem to last too long—and she has her dermatologist Dr. Christie Kidd to thank for that. Lucky for us, Kidd recently revealed her tricks for keeping Jenner’s skin under control in a recent interview with W. Kidd prefaced her tips by noting that everyone’s skin is different, and so it’s important to understand your skin type before treating it.

On Jenner, Kidd uses a combination of four products to combat all phases of acne. The products Kidd uses are ones she’s developed herself, and aren’t currently for sale—but she did open up about the regimen and ingredients that work best. Kidd starts with a gentle cleanser, then uses “medicated pads to reduce the bacteria and oil on the skin, as well as redness.” Next, Kidd follows up an “acne/scar treatment which helps to keep pores tight and invisible and dries up active blemishes.” She finishes up with sunblock and acne medication to protect Jenner’s skin from future damage.

Kidd also summarized her top skin advice in a few words. Her number-one rule for managing acne is to keep your routine simple. According to Kidd, it’s not so much about scraping breakouts away, but instead, being gentle on your skin—no matter how frustrated you are. Using overly abrasive scrubs or picking at breakouts can cause more irritation than help. However, if the pimple is super-pesky and you have the means to try in-office treatments, she suggests cortisone injections or LED light treatments to help fight inflammation.

As for the ingredients to look for when you’re shopping for your own acne-clearing products, Kidd says the three most effective ones are salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and sulfur. She broke down what each does: “Salicylic acid is used to help unclog pores as well as to aid in preventing new breakouts, but does not kill bacteria. Benzoyl peroxide can kill the bacteria causing the pimple as well as help dry it up. Sulfur is also used for acne; it gently unclogs pores and dries up the blemish.”

Once you’ve cleared up the acne, it’s time to address any scarring. For this, Kidd prescribes dermal fillers (which she says are worth the cost, though the results are temporary) or in-office dermatological procedures like light therapy or laser treatments. 

So, the secret for a fast improvement? Finding the right regimen, treating your skin kindly, and patience. And remember, as Kendall wrote to an encouraging fan on Twitter who lauded her for walking the Golden Globes red carpet with acne: “never let that sh*t [sic] stop you! 😎✨”

Why No One Cares About ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ Anymore

“I hate you all,” Kim Kardashian hisses, barreling out of the kitchen into the living room of her Calabasas, California, home where her siblings, Kourtney, Khloé, Rob, Kendall, and Kylie, and her mom, Kris, sit in a circle on cushiony, floral-printed armchairs discussing Kim’s ass.

Those four words—uttered in the first 30 seconds of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” in 2007 and likely many times after that—were the beginning of an 11-year pop-cultural ascension that led the Kardashian-Jenners to 10 television spin-offs with E!; multimillion-dollar beauty, fashion, and video game companies; game-changing social media sponsorships; and unparalleled fame for a family whose start came from a campy reality TV show and, arguably, a leaked sex tape.

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But as the Kardashian-Jenners’ Instagram followers skyrocketed (three of the five sisters are among Instagram’s 10 most-followed accounts), the ratings of their show have significantly plummeted. The 14th season of “KUWTK,” which airs its finale on Sunday, March 4, and celebrates the show’s 10-year anniversary, saw some of the series’ lowest-ever ratings, despite major storylines like Kim and Khloé’s pregnancies.

One episode this season, where the sisters raise awareness about the growing rate of homelessness in Los Angeles, raked in an audience of 700,000—a blip compared to the almost 10 million households that watched Kim marry NBA player Kris Humphries in the show’s two-part season-six finale in 2011, according to Nielsen.

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With daily ear-deafening tabloid coverage and their names and faces burnt into our memory, it seems like the Kardashian-Jenners’ influence is only increasing. (Hours after Kylie tweeted a complaint about Snapchat, the company lost $2 billion in stocks.) So why isn’t their show reflecting that? Like many reality TV shows, “KUWTK” was based on introducing audiences to the wacky, dramatic, and unique lives of its subjects. The show’s purpose was to establish and then solidify the Kardashian-Jenners’ fame, but that might have also been its downfall.

Season 13 should have seen one of the most shocking and talked-about episodes of “KUWTK” when it aired the immediate aftermath of Kim’s robbery in Paris, where she was bound, gagged, and robbed of $11 million worth of jewelry. The episode was met with so-so ratings. It aired in March 2017, five months after the robbery happened on October 3, 2016, when, almost instantly, hundreds of news outlets picked up the story and published minute-by-minute details based on inside sources and police documents. Kim had never given an exclusive until “KUWTK” aired, but by that time, nearly every detail was already spoiled, so why would viewers feel compelled to tune in?

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The same effect happened to other televised milestones in the Kardashian-Jenners’ lives. Kim and Khloé’s pregnancies were announced months ago by outlets including TMZ, Us Weekly, and People, so by the time the family confirmed it themselves this season, the reveals were already old news. Even Kylie’s pregnancy, which was reported to death before she confirmed it on Instagram and was never announced on “KUWTK,” wasn’t enough to pique viewers’ interest. What should have been the most tumultuous, juiciest storyline on “KUWTK”—the heated, ongoing feud between Caitlyn and the Kardashians—was barely watched compared with earlier seasons.

Like other shows, “KUWTK” isn’t immune to spoilers, so when there’s a news industry dedicated to spilling every detail of the Kardashian-Jenners’ personal and private lives, months before E! is able to air it for itself, of course that would take a toll on its ratings.

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Likewise, fans no longer need to watch “KUWTK” to stay up to date with the family. Each of the sisters, minus Kendall, has a successful running app and website where they offer advice and firsthand glimpses into their lives. The Kardashian-Jenner ladies are also all active on social media, so it makes sense that fans would prefer to watch their lives unfold in real time on Instagram Stories and Snapchat than to wait months for it to be aired on E!

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The Kardashian-Jenners have undoubtedly shaped the landscape of celebrity and reality TV, but there’s no question that “KUWTK” is well past its heyday. And despite a decline in ratings, the show is still one of E!’s major money-makers and has recently signed on for at least five more seasons, so don’t expect Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, Kylie, and Kris to leave your TVs any time soon.

It’s unclear how long “KUWTK” will go on, but right now, one thing is for sure: We don’t need a show to keep up with the Kardashians anymore because we’re keeping up with them everywhere else.