The Youngest Self-Made Billionaire: Kylie Jenner

Everyone thinks Kylie Jenner has a perfect life because she is rich and famous but being able to buy nice cars and houses isn’t what makes her truly happy. The 24-year-old billionaire has been in the public eye since she was ten years old, and despite what people think, Kylie hasn’t had the easiest time.

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While millions of people have watched Kylie grow up on TV, there are many things the youngest Kar-Jenner sister has kept private. From her super-secret pregnancy to the name of her second child, Kylie hasn’t shared everything with the world, but we are here to give you the inside scoop on this billionaire’s life.

An Unusual Childhood

On August 10, 1997, Kylie Kristen Jenner was born to Kris and Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner. She was the youngest of Kris’s six children, but there was no way anyone would outshine her. Kylie was like every other kid growing up, but her life changed forever when she turned ten.

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Kylie was just a pre-teen when cameras started following her family for Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Despite being a kid, Kylie got plenty of camera time with her wild antics. She caused an uproar by dancing on a stripper pole in her parents’ bedroom in the first episode.

Trying to Live a Normal Life

Although the paparazzi chased her older sisters, Kylie still attended public school like a typical teenager. She was on the Sierra Canyon School cheerleading team with her sister Kendall Jenner, and she had plenty of friends with whom she would hang out at the mall or go to the movies.

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When KUWTK first aired, some of Kylie’s classmates made fun of it. However, as it became more popular, people started to treat her differently, but she knew who her true friends were. While Kylie enjoyed her life at school, things started to change when she entered high school.

Her Schedule Was Busy

Due to the show, Kylie and her family became more famous as the seasons went on. It opened doors for her to start a career at an early age. By the time she was 14, she was working on a clothing line with Kendall and became a contributor for Seventeen magazine.

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Kylie tried to juggle a busy work and school schedule, but she fell behind in classes. She missed many days, and it took a toll on her. Kylie expressed to her parents that she felt stupid because her friends were getting good grades while she was barely passing.

Begging to Be Homeschooled

When attending regular school became too much on top of her work schedule, Kylie asked her parents to consider a homeschooling program. Initially, Kris was against the idea, telling Kylie she just needed to study harder. However, Kylie started having terrible anxiety and refused to go to school.

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She started to have a panic attack while Kris drove her to one of her finals, and it was an eye-opening moment. Kris decided to sit down with Kylie, Kendall, and the homeschooling program directors to figure out a plan to allow her daughters to get an education while working.

Raking in the Big Bucks

Shortly after leaving school, Kylie’s career took off, and her bank account grew. In 2011, she earned $100,000 just for letting OPI name a nail polish line after her and Kendall. All she had to do was attend a one-day photo shoot and one-day media tour.

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It seems like a pretty easy gig for that amount of money. Kylie also appeared on the cover of Seventeen magazine a year later. She was doing more than most teenagers, and everyone was fascinated by her life. But haters said she bought herself fame.

Chased by a Fan

As Kylie’s career took off, she started to get recognized wherever she went. While on a trip to Miami in 2010, a fan chased her through her hotel. She locked herself in a bathroom and had to wait for security to rescue her.

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It wasn’t the most pleasant experience, but that was just the beginning of her fame. The then-13-year-old didn’t realize how many crazed fans, stalkers, and intrusive paparazzi she would have to deal with as she became more and more famous.

Book Controversy

As Kylie started to venture out on her own, she and Kendall co-authored a dystopian sci-fi novel called Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia. It revolved around twin girls living in a “self-sustaining biosphere” put together from the remains of Earth known as Indra.

Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner sign their debut novel “Rebels”.
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Upon its release, the novel was highly criticized as ghostwritten work, which prompted ghostwriter Maya Sloan to reveal that Kendall and Kylie only wrote a two-page outline. They told Sloan what they wanted the novel to be about, and she wrote the rest.

She Was Insecure

Like any other teenager, Kylie had insecurities about her body and looks. When she had her first kiss, the boy said, “You’re a good kisser, but you have such small lips.” It was the most embarrassing moment for her, and she started worrying that everyone thought that.

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Being a teenager isn’t easy, and Kylie’s insecurity made her self-conscious. The comment really affected her because she didn’t feel pretty or desirable for a few years. It was around this time that Kylie started experimenting with overlining her lips.

The Kylie Jenner Challenge

Even as a teenager, Kylie faced many scandals and controversies. When Kylie’s lips started to look a bit different, she told everyone that she was just overlining them. As a result, people started suctioning their lips into small glasses to get a plumper pout.

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This process was dubbed the “Kylie Jenner Challenge” on social media. Kylie never used this method and stated, “I’m not here to try and encourage people/young girls to look like me or think they should.” The challenge sent a few people to the hospital.

She Got Fillers

After being insecure about her lips for a few years, Kylie decided to get temporary lip fillers when she turned 16. At first, they were natural, but she kept adding more. She started to get many questions about her lips and chalked it up to lip liner magic.

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Everyone knew she got fillers, but Kylie refused to confirm it. After talking to her sister, Kim Kardashian, Kylie decided to come clean and share that she did get lip injections. She felt better after being honest because people stopped questioning her so much.

The Beginning of an Empire

Kylie’s life path changed forever when she announced the launch of her first lipstick line called Kylie Lip Kits. She used the bad press surrounding her lip fillers to launch her brand. The first Lip Kits came in three shades with a liquid lipstick and matching lip liner.

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The first batch of Lip Kits sold out in under a minute, and the website crashed due to the massive amount of people trying to get their hands on Kylie’s product. Her product was a success because she found a way to put a relatable spin on her scandal.

Rebranding

In 2016, Kylie turned her “Kylie Lip Kits” into Kylie Cosmetics. She knew her brand was going to be big after the first few launches sold out in minutes. Despite being in an oversaturated market, Kylie has kept her products relevant because of her fame.

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Kylie has also used her massive social media following to keep her brand on everyone’s minds. She might be young, but Kylie has a business mindset and has been passionate about her company since day one. She always loved make-up, so she turned it into a career.

Going Against Kanye

Although Kylie’s brother-in-law, Kanye West, gave her a spot in his fashion show in 2015, she betrayed him a year later. Kanye’s brand Yeezy is under Adidas, and Kylie signed a deal with Puma. The two companies are competitors, and Kylie didn’t even tell Kanye beforehand.

Kylie poses for a Puma ad campaign.
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Kanye was so upset, so he took to Twitter to tell Puma that “there will never be a Kylie Puma anything! That’s on my family. 1000% Kylie is on Yeezy Team.” He was clearly wrong because Kylie went ahead with the Puma deal anyway.

Big Age Gap

In 2011, Kylie first met rapper Tyga when he performed at Kendall’s sweet 16 party. She was only 14 at the time, and he was 20. Fast forward three years later, and the two started secretly dating after he ended his relationship with Black Chyna.

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Despite their seven-year age difference, Kylie and Tyga started doing everything together, and he even bought her a Ferrari for her 18th birthday. He also got her name tattooed on his arm, which is usually bad luck, but they seemed happy.

Not a Good Driver

She may put on a perfect front, but Kylie has her flaws. For example, she is not the best driver. Just a few weeks after Tyga gave her a Ferrari, she crashed it. Luckily, no one was hurt, but she ruined the almost $300,000 car.

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A few months after her crash, Kylie got a speeding ticket too. Hey, we can’t all have perfect driving records, but people pay attention to hers more. It is probably hard to drive when you have paparazzi following you everywhere, waiting to snap an embarrassing photo.

A Sad Break-Up

When Kylie and Tyga made their romance official, people thought the age difference was odd, but her family supported it. They traveled together, and he even brought his son on the Kardashian family vacations. However, there was something awkward between them.

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It was uncomfortable when Tyga’s ex started dating Kylie’s brother, Rob, but they got through it. Sadly, after almost three years together, Kylie and Tyga broke up. She decided that she was too young and wanted to experience more things before it was too late.

Proud of Her Dad

The Kar-Jenner siblings all had mixed reactions when Caitlyn told them about her struggle with her gender identity and that she planned to transition. It was a shock to most of them because Caitlyn moved so quickly in her transition process after telling the family.

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Kylie admitted that Caitlyn’s transition brought them closer together because they bonded over make-up and fashion. She was also proud of her dad because Caitlyn made an impact on the transgender community at the beginning. The two still have a very close bond.

A New Man

After breaking up with Tyga in March 2017, Kylie started hanging out with another rapper, Travis Scott. They were first spotted at Coachella in April 2017, but they had known each other for years. According to her former best friend, Jordyn Woods, the two immediately hit it off.

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After hanging out at Coachella, Kylie spontaneously decided to join Travis on his tour. They liked each other and wanted to see if it could be something more than a flirty weekend. She was really private about their relationship at the beginning.

She Didn’t Want Anyone to Know

When Travis and Kylie started dating, she was filming Life of Kylie. She had a camera crew following her every move, but they weren’t allowed to talk about one thing: Travis. The show was an inside look at Kylie’s life, but they couldn’t film the most prominent things happening to her at that time.

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She wanted to keep everything extremely private even though the point of the show was for her to open up and share her life with her fans. Kylie basically showed everything besides the time she spent with Travis.

Her Biggest Secret

Sometime in late April or early May, Kylie became pregnant with Travis’s baby. She was most likely pregnant at the 2017 Met Gala, but she might not have known yet. She and Travis became inseparable and got matching butterfly tattoos in honor of his song “Butterfly Effect.”

Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner attend the Met Gala.
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In September 2017, TMZ reported that she was pregnant. Kris stated, “She’s not confirming anything. I think it’s kind of wild that everyone is just assuming that that’s just happening.” Her momager squashed the news.

She Went Into Hiding

After seeing the craziness that her sister’s pregnancy caused with the paparazzi, Kylie decided to keep her pregnancy a secret from the public. She barely left her house, only wore baggy clothing, and only posted old pictures. People quickly became obsessed with spotting her baby bump.

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Travis also shut down rumors by saying, “They’re just guesses. Let them keep fishing.” Kylie shared that she stopped leaving her house in the last few months of her pregnancy. Helicopters would fly over her home, so she had to stay inside to keep the secret.

Welcoming Stormi

On February 1, 2018, Kylie gave birth to her daughter, Stormi. She announced her daughter’s arrival three days later with a video documenting her entire pregnancy. The video also gave fans the first real look into Kylie and Travis’s relationship. The post gained millions of views and likes.

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Kylie and Travis were so happy to share the news with the world finally. Kylie reflected that keeping her pregnancy a secret was the best decision because it kept her calm and relaxed throughout the process. She only told her closest friends and family.

Dissolving Her Fillers

It came as a shock to most, but in 2018, Kylie decided to cut back on the one thing that helped her build a business: her lips. While she was pregnant with Stormi, Kylie couldn’t get injections, so they started to dissolve naturally.

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Kylie got used to the more natural look and removed all her fillers after giving birth. It shocked fans, especially after the major controversy her lips caused when she got them plumped as a teen. She ended up getting them redone a few months later.

Is Kylie Jenner a Billionaire?

In March 2019, Kylie was featured on the cover of Forbes as the “World’s Youngest Self-Made Billionaire.” Due to the success of Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie reportedly had a net worth of $1 billion. Forbes retracted the statement a few months later, saying Kylie’s team miscalculated numbers.

Kylie Jenner attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
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However, any doubts that Kylie wasn’t a billionaire were erased in November 2019 when megabrand Coty bought 51 percent of Kylie Cosmetics for $600 million. The sale effectively valued Kylie’s company at $1.2 billion. The influx of cash was clear proof of her billionaire status.

Her Real Net Worth

People still questioned Kylie’s net worth after the sale of her company. Many people didn’t want to believe that she was a billionaire. One publication said everything in the entertainment industry is exaggerated for attention, so they recalculated her net worth.

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Although she might have been a billionaire at one point, Forbes recalculated Kylie’s net worth. After a more realistic accounting of her personal funds, Kylie’s net worth was declared to be $900 million. That is certainly not a number to complain about, but she was $100 million short of a billion.

Who Is Kylie Jenner Dating?

After breaking up at the end of 2019, Kylie and Travis got back together in 2021. The two attended their first event as a couple again on June 15, 2021. They never spent much time apart because they were co-parenting their daughter.

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The two always had a strong connection, and there was no doubt that Kylie and Travis ever stopped loving each other. A few months after they got back together, Kylie and Travis announced that they were expecting their second child together.

Is Kylie Jenner Pregnant?

No, Kylie is not currently pregnant, as she gave birth to her son in February 2022. Instead of keeping her second pregnancy a secret, Kylie decided to share the news with her fans. She posted a video on Instagram in September 2021 titled “To Our Son.”

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The video showed Kylie taking a pregnancy test, going to her first sonograms, and sharing the news with her family. Initially, she said his name was Wolfe but later shared that she changed the name and didn’t reveal her son’s official name.

The Biggest Betrayal

For many years, Kylie’s best friend was Jordyn Woods. They met in middle school and became inseparable. They had a special bond and even had a friendship commitment ceremony while on a trip to Peru. Kylie and Jordyn lived together and said they would never be apart.

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Unfortunately, their “unbreakable” friendship ended abruptly in February 2019. News surfaced that Jordyn was spotted at a party making out with Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian’s then-boyfriend. It was a huge betrayal to Kylie and her family because she knew the history between Tristan and Khloe.

The Worst Friendship Break-Up

Kylie was devastated by the news and kicked Jordyn out of her house. In an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Khloe said, “When Jordyn did that, she wasn’t thinking about me, my daughter, Kylie, or our family.” Kylie didn’t see how she could be friends with Jordyn again.

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It caused her to step back from filming KUWTK because the situation was difficult, and she didn’t want to talk about it. Although Khloe told Kylie that it was ok if she wanted to be friends with Jordyn again, Kylie couldn’t trust Jordyn.

Not Meant to Be Famous

Although Kylie comes across as confident and loves sharing things with her 333 million followers, she revealed that she doesn’t feel like she’s supposed to be famous. During Season 12 of KUWTK, Kylie told her sisters about her anxiety and always being worried about what people said.

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Living life in the public eye can’t be easy; it affects Kylie’s confidence. People say many mean things about her, and it’s hard for Kylie to tune them out. She doesn’t remember what it was like not being famous because the show started when she was young.

Ideal Career

It is no surprise that Kylie would have wanted to be a make-up artist if she weren’t famous. She loves doing her friends’ make-up and has shown off her skills on YouTube. While Kylie usually has someone do her make-up, she loves to do certain things herself.

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Kylie usually takes two hours to finish her make-up for appearances and red carpets. When a make-up artist does her glam, she always does her lip liner herself because she likes it a certain way. However, being a make-up artist isn’t her only dream.

She Wants a Farm

Kylie seems like the kind of girl who hates getting down and dirty, but she is a Jenner, after all. The make-up guru shared that her life goal is to own a farm away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

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Kylie grew up taking trips to Wyoming and riding horses, so the farm is peaceful for her. She even went to look at a potential property, but Kylie didn’t think she was ready for the responsibility while raising her kids and growing her business.

How Old Is Kylie Jenner?

The 24-year-old make-up mogul and mother of two will be 25 in August. At such a young age, she has accomplished more than most people do in their lifetimes. While her family’s fame opened doors for her career, she had to work hard to build her business.

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Kylie might still be in her early 20s, but she always says she feels like she is twice her age. She matured very early because her sisters were so much older than her. It’s sometimes hard to remember that she is still so young.

She’s the Messiest

The young CEO must pay her housekeepers a hefty salary because she is secretly the messiest person in her family. On Life of Kylie, the cameras showed how she turned her room upside down to find the perfect outfit. It looked like her closet exploded.

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Her house might look pristine and organized, but Kylie has some help to keep it that way. Kendall and Khloe once told Ellen DeGeneres that Kylie never had a clean room. She made no attempts to hide that, but she has tried harder in recent years.

Showing Off Her Scar

If you have looked closely at Kylie’s photos, you might have noticed a large scar on her leg. When she was five, she and her sister were playing hide-and-seek, and she hid in a tall, enclosed gate. When her sister couldn’t find her, Kylie attempted to climb up the sharp pole.

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Kylie slipped, and the pole cut into her leg. She said she tried pulling away to get the pole out, but it tore through her leg. Luckily, she didn’t have any severe damage and was only left with a big scar from the traumatic experience.

She Hates Chocolate Cake

Thanks to a video she shared about her eating habits, most people know what Kylie eats in a day. It’s no secret that she loves junk food, but there is one thing she will never eat: chocolate cake. The reality star likes chocolate, but not in cake form.

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For some reason, she can’t tolerate chocolate in a baked form. Kylie also said she doesn’t like “fancy food” because it doesn’t fill her up. Kylie also only ate very basic foods for many years, like spaghetti, because she was a picky eater.

She’s a Good Cook

She might have a chef cook for her when she’s too busy, but Kylie loves to cook when she has the time. She used to have a YouTube series called Cooking With Kylie, where she would show off her favorite dishes, such as shrimp tacos and fried chicken.

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She once cooked an entire Thanksgiving dinner for her friends, including turkey, ham, desserts, her signature candied yams, and many other dishes. Kylie definitely knows her way around the kitchen, and her friends rave about her food. She also enjoys baking with her daughter.

Terrified of Butterflies

Although she got a mini butterfly tattooed on her ankle, Kylie is terrified of them. While visiting a local zoo in London, Kylie freaked out at the butterfly sanctuary. She said, “This is how I think of them: cut the wings off, and if you look at their bodies, they’re not pretty.”

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Kylie knows they are harmless, but she doesn’t want them touching her. The phobia is strange because she likes them from afar. It was hilarious to see her scared of them on Life of Kylie.

She’s Never Finished a TV Show

Kylie has a very busy life between work and taking care of her two young children, so it makes sense that she doesn’t have much time to watch TV. Although she stars in a reality show, Kylie admitted that she has never finished a whole season of a show.

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In 2016, she told Glamour Magazine, “I don’t think I have ever finished a series in my life, but the last series I was watching was The People v. OJ Simpson, and I didn’t finish it.” It’s not that she hates shows; she just doesn’t finish them.

Her Friends Keep Her Grounded

It might be hard to stay grounded when you have a billion-dollar business, 333 million Instagram followers, and a family like the Kardashians, but Kylie does her best. She says the people around her keep her sane and humble because they give her the benefit of the doubt.

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Kylie doesn’t like to be demanding or difficult to work with and trusts her friends to ensure fame doesn’t go to her head. She is very giving and always wants to help other people whenever she can, so she uses her money for good.

She Gives Back

Kylie has a lot of money to give back, and she makes sure to do her part. In January 2020, she gave $1 million to various organizations in Australia to help with the bush fires. In March 2020, she, Kris Jenner, and Coty donated over 6,000 pounds of hand sanitizers to hospitals in California.

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She also donated $1 million to buy face masks, face shields, and other protective gear for healthcare workers during the pandemic. Kylie is passionate about helping other people and is always finding ways to donate money to causes such as cancer research.

Lawsuits on Lawsuits

People aren’t afraid to pick apart everything you do when you are as famous as Kylie. When she started Kylie Cosmetics, she used a logo of lips with dripping gloss. In January 2017, make-up artist Vlada Haggarty sued Kylie for stealing her creative style and aesthetic.

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Haggarty claimed Kylie had a history of stealing her ideas. Kylie later credited Haggarty on social media for creating the logo, and they settled out of court to avoid further legal issues. Kylie also lost a legal battle for the trademark “Kylie” in 2017 to Australian singer Kylie Minogue.

Battling in Court

Kylie and her sisters are currently being sued by their brother’s ex-girlfriend, Blac Chyna. During the ongoing court hearing, Kylie testified that Chyna was dangerous. She said her ex-boyfriend, Tyga, who also dated Chyna, was attacked by Chyna with a knife.

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Chyna is currently suing the Kardashians for having her reality show canceled and losing income. Kylie also told the court that she had received threatening messages from Chyna. Kylie didn’t call the police because she assumed Chyna was on drugs, which wasn’t unusual.

Kylie Warned Rob

When Rob Kardashian started dating Blac Chyna, it was uncomfortable for Kylie, who was dating Chyna’s ex, Tyga, at the time. Kylie had heard horrible things about Chyna from Tyga and expressed her concerns to Rob. She told him about her violent tendencies and drug and alcohol abuse.

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Kylie shared this information with the court while testifying in the case between Chyna and the Kardashians. However, she shared that Rob didn’t listen to her warnings and continued the relationship. Kylie felt bad, but she couldn’t force him not to date Chyna.