Ryan Seacrest Reflects on the Kardashians and Jenners: ‘I Respect Them a Great Deal’

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It’s no secret that Ryan Seacrest has had a hand in making the Kardashians who they are today, but what does he think of the famous family’s empire now that there’s been 10 season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and counting?

“Let me start with the beginning of all of this When Kris [Jenner] and I met and she said they’re going to do a show … she said to me, ‘Listen, I give you my word that we’re going to shoot everything that happens: the good, the bad, the tough, the easy.’ And I think when she had that conversation with me, she had no idea what that evolution of everybody in that family was going to be,” he told Celebuzz backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. “I respect them a great deal for what they gone through and gone through publicly. It’s not easy. You couldn’t have predicted a lot of things they’ve dealt with.”

Though they’ve had their fair share of heartbreak and struggle, the family have also found tons of success thanks to their business ventures in TV, fashion, and beauty.

In fact, the Kardashians have gotten so big that they’ve recently started charging fans $2.99 a month to access their own lifestyle app — much to the chagrin of their fans who are saying that the app offers essentially nothing but ads.

However, Seacrest is not choosing sides when it comes to the Kardashians and their enraged fandom.

“I can’t comment on the app because because I don’t produce the app,” he explained. “But I understand it’s doing very, very well and I’d love a cameo on it!”

Recently, Kylie Jenner, who has the most popular app out of all her sisters, said she thought it was fair to be asking for $35 a year from users who want access to her app (or as she puts it, her “lyfe”).

“I [put] so much time in to it,” she said. “And it’s stuff that I would never choose to share in a million years, but deep down I want my true fans to know, like all my personal stuff and tricks, stuff that I would never share on Instagram.”

She added, “So, if they want to know real personal stuff that makes me a little uncomfortable to share, then I don’t think it’s that big of a deal.”