Former Kardashian nanny Pam Behan, who worked for the family for five years from 1991, has revealed the tumultuous time Kourtney Kardashian and Bruce Jenner went through during her teenage years, claiming the star wanted “nothing” to do with her stepfather.
Pam Behan, the author of new tell-all book Malibu Nanny: Adventures Of The Former Kardashian Nanny, explained in an interview with the New York Daily News: “Bruce tried to engage with Kourtney and to parent her as a good stepfather would. Kourtney wanted nothing to do with it.
“Bruce tried to talk to her, and she yelled, <<You’re not my dad! Don’t even speak to me!>>”
But the former nanny maintains Kim Kardashian, who was 10 when she joined the family, was always “sweet and friendly”.
Pam Behan also admitted her relationship with family matriarch Kris Jenner was often fraught, and recalled one particular incident where the “momager” launched into a foul-mouthed tirade at her after she forgot to buy broccoli at the grocery store.
She explained: “Kris wants what she wants, when she wants it, which is usually now! Especially as hired help, there were good times and bad times.
“I had mentally started packing my bags – I was going to quit. And all this, over broccoli!”
Pam Behan also recounted the time she shared a story with the family about losing a race on her High School track team, something that didn’t wash with Bruce and Kris Jenner and their ambitious plans for their daughters.
Speaking to the New York Daily News, Pam Behan said: “I had never been so humiliated and embarrassed in my life! Bruce grimaced and uttered in a pained voice, <<Never ever tell that story again in my house>>.”
And such was the family’s obsession with perfection that Bruce Jenner even suggested at one point that she should have a “little taken off” her nose with a helping hand from a plastic surgeon.
But it wasn’t all bad news for Pam Behan during her five-year stint with the then relatively unknown Kardashian clan.
After being hired from a Beverly Hills nanny agency, Pam Behan received a plethora of hand-me-down designer dresses from Kris Jenner, and was even given a table and chair set worth $10,000, enough to pay for a year of tuition fees.
Pam Behan’s access to the world of the rich and the famous even resulted in a brief relationship with Sylvester Stallone.
She explained: “I wanted it to last forever. But I couldn’t fully enjoy it because I was so overwhelmed that I was actually kissing Sly Stallone. What young girl from the Midwest isn’t in love with a celebrity? My locker was covered with his posters!”
In 1996, Pam Behan finally quit her stint with the Kardashian family, oblivious to the fact that they would soon become America’s most famous reality TV stars.
Pam Behan said: “Khloe would always beg me not to leave, saying, <<You’re not going to quit, are you?>> I felt like I was leaving my family.”