She may have hated Honey Boo Boo Child and her family at first because she thought they were stealing her and her family’s thunder, but Kris Jenner has had a change of heart. In fact, she’s actually looking to represent them as manager, says a new report.
Honey Boo Boo and her mom June Shannon have captured the nation’s attention – and not only – back in the day when they were on TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras,” moving to become genuine reality stars on their own when they got their spinoff “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”
Some time ago, word got out that Kris Jenner, mother and manager to the extremely successful Jenner – Kardashian clan, was saying very bad things about Shannon, including how she should be ashamed of herself for exploiting her kids for money.
She’s no longer thinking this, having come to the conclusion that she could exploit the same kids for a fortune, says Star magazine in its latest print issue, as cited by Hollywood Life.
Consequently, she’s working her magic to get the Thompson family to meet with her so they can talk business, including the possibility of taking her on as a manager.
“Kris realized that they could be a gold mine,” an insider says of the reason that made Jenner change her mind about the new players in reality televisions, who might actually threaten to overcome the Kardashian in the ratings one day.
“The Thompsons don’t really have any professional representation outside of TLC, and Kris thinks she can get them some serious endorsements and more money from the network. They’re getting a fraction of what Kate Gosselin got,” says the same insider.
Of course, as we also reported at the time, June Shannon, Honey Boo Boo’s mother, is well aware that Kris Jenner has been saying not quite the nicest things about her and, while she may have played it cool at the time saying she paid them no mind, she might feel a bit of resentment towards her.
Whether it will be enough to get her to say no to such a potentially lucrative offer as a collaboration is yet to be determined.