Kris Jenner says Caitlyn Jenner only had $200 when they got married, says she was '150 percent' in love


Kris Jenner has always been able to spot success.

Upon getting together with Caitlyn Jenner in 1990, Kris reveals how she created an empire with nearly nothing in the bank, and made the Olympic gold medalist a renowned motivational speaker. While chatting with Janet Mock on the podcast Never Before-- an excerpt of which was featured in Tuesday's Lenny letter -- Kris refers to her ex by her given name, Bruce Jenner, during the conversation.

"When I met and married Bruce Jenner, I became his manager instantly because he didn't have a lot going on," Kris says. "I saw this incredible potential, and he wasn't doing anything. Nobody was booking him for speeches. Nobody was sending him out on the road. I thought, Wow. You should be this incredible public speaker. I just figured it out to that point."

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PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 06: (L-R) Corey Gamble and Kris Jenner attend the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: TV personality Kris Jenner (L) and Corey Gamble attend Brian Atwood's Celebration of PUMPED hosted by Melissa McCarthy and Eric Buterbaugh on October 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Brian Atwood)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 05: (L-R) Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble are seen leaving the 'Yves Saint Laurent' store on Avenue Montaigne on October 5, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: Corey Gamble and Kris Jenner are seen arriving at Vogue 95th Anniversary Party during the Paris Fashion Week - Ready To Wear S/S 2016 : Day Five on October 3, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 04: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble are seen leaving the 'Kinugawa' restaurant on October 4, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: Kris Jenner (R) and her companion Corey Gamble attend the Elie Saab show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 3, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: (L-R) Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble are seen strolling on 'Avenue George V' on October 3, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Corey Gamble and Kris Jenner attend Balmain aftershow party as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 at Laperouse on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Balmain)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: (L-R) Corey Gamble and Kris Jenner leave the 'Montaigne Market' store on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Corey Gamble and Kris Jenner are seen walking on September 30, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: TV personality Kris Jenner (R) and Corey Gamble arrive at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble arrive at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
MALIBU, CA - AUGUST 24: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble attend Westime Celebrates Kris Jenner's Haute Living Cover at Nobu Malibu on August 24, 2015 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Haute Living)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 26: Kris Jenner (R) and her companion Corey Gamble attend the Givenchy Menswear Spring/Summer 2016 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 26, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
VENICE, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Television personality Kris Jenner (L) and Corey Gamble attend the TommyLand Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2017 Fashion Show on February 8, 2017 in Venice, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
VENICE, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Corey Gamble (L) and tv personality Kris Jenner attend the TommyLand Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2017 Fashion Show on February 8, 2017 in Venice, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Lorraine Schwartz, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Denise Rich, Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble attend 2016 Angel Ball hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation For Cancer Research on November 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble are seen on November 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by wowcelebritytv/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble are seen on November 04, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by wowcelebritytv/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Kris Jenner and her boyfriend Corey Gamble seen leaving their hotel in Paris on October 1, 2016. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Kris Jenner and her boyfriend Corey Gamble seen leaving the Caviar Caspia restaurant in Paris, on october 1, 2016. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: (L-R) Designer Tommy Hilfiger, Kris Jenner, and Corey Gamble pose backstage at the #TOMMYNOW Women's Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 16 on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Television personality Kris Jenner (L) and Corey Gamble arrive at the Annual Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Prevention Summer Spectacular on September 17, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble arrives at the The Daily Front Row 'Fashion Los Angeles Awards' 2016 at Sunset Tower Hotel on March 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE (L-R) Corey Gamble, TV personality Kris Jenner and singer Abel 'The Weeknd' Tesfaye attend The Daily Front Row 'Fashion Los Angeles Awards' 2016 at Sunset Tower Hotel on March 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for The Daily Front Row)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble arrive at The Daily Front Row 'Fashion Los Angeles Awards' 2016 at Sunset Tower Hotel on March 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble are seen at LAX on April 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Kris Jenner (L) and Corey Gamble attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Corey Gamble and Kris Jenner arrive to the Gilded Lily on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: (L-R) Designer Tommy Hilfiger, Kris Jenner, and Corey Gamble pose backstage at the #TOMMYNOW Women's Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 16 on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble attend the annual Summer Spectacular to benefit the Brent Shapiro Foundation For Alcohol And Drug Prevention on September 17, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
Kris Jenner and her boyfriend Corey Gamble seen leaving the Caviar Caspia restaurant in Paris, on october 1, 2016. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble attend the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on September 29, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble leave the 'E.Goyard' store on September 28, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Kris Jenner (L) and Corey Gamble attend the L'Oreal Paris Gold Obsession Party at Hotel de la Monnaie on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/ Getty Images for L'Oreal Paris Gold Obsession)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble are seen on November 04, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by wowcelebritytv/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble are seen on November 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by wowcelebritytv/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble attend 2016 Angel Ball hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation For Cancer Research on November 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble attend the 2016 Angel Ball hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation For Cancer Research on November 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)
VENICE, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Corey Gamble (L) and tv personality Kris Jenner attend the TommyLand Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2017 Fashion Show on February 8, 2017 in Venice, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 05: (L-R) Fashion Designer Dee Ocleppo, Corey Gamble, TV Personality Kris Jenner, and Fashion Designer Tommy Hilfiger attend the 24th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Race To Erase MS)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 05: TV personality Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble attend the 24th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Kris notes that, at the time, there wasn't a lot of income coming in as she had just gone through a divorce with Robert Kardashian, Sr. "I told my assistant, Lisa, 'OK, listen. We have the greatest guy here. He really knows his craft. He is really good at what he does, but he doesn't have anybody doing anything for him. He doesn't have a lot going on. He has $200 in the bank. What are we going to do?'" the mother of six recalls. "Because the kids have to eat. We have to get it together."

The 61-year-old momager admits that her relationship with Caitlyn "didn't look so good on paper," but she was "150 percent" in love with her then-spouse. "I've always looked at things like, 'We're just going to figure this out.' I don't stop and think about, 'What's the plan here?' I just went for it," she notes. "I realized after we got married and I had a limited amount of money, and I said, 'We're going to move into this house. We're going to work hard.'"

The 61-year-old momager says she and her small team then got to work and made 7,000 press kits, and mailed them "to every speakers' bureau in the United States." The rest, as they say, is history. "Little by little, we started booking these speeches for Visa; Coca-Cola started booking him," she says. "I remember sitting with Doug Ivester, the head of Coca-Cola, at the Olympics and thinking, 'Wow, we've really come a long way.'"

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However, in October 2013, the couple announced they were separating. In 2014, Kris filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, and the divorce was finalized the following year.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 26: TV Peronality Kris Jenner on Hollywood Today LIVE, the nationally syndicated daytime entertainment talk and variety show. She revealed the secret to managing the careers of her six famous kids and how she went from mom to 'momager'. on January 26, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Hollywood Today Live)
CENTURY CITY, CA - DECEMBER 10: Kris Jenner attends Pioneer Awards Honoring Terry Semel on December 10, 1990 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
DUNN'S RIVER, JAMAICA - SEPTEMBER 29: Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner attend Dunn's River Celebrity Sports Invitational on September 29, 1993 at the Sandals Resort in Dunn's River, Jamaica. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 28: Kris Jenner attends the '56th Annual LA Area Emmy Awards ' at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences August 28, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - MARCH 21: Kris Jenner attends Mercedes Benz Fashion Week held at Smashbox Studios on March 21, 2007 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: TV personality Kris Jenner attends the signing for 'In The Kitchen With Kris.'

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA- OCTOBER 25: TV personality Kris Jenner signs copies of her new book 'In The Kitchen With Kris.'

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - OCTOBER 21: Kris Jenner signs copies of her cookbook 'In the Kitchen With Kris' at Bookends Bookstore on October 21, 2014 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Kris Jenner attends Angel Ball 2014 hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on October 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Kris Jenner is seen on October 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Television personality Kris Jenner attends Charlotte Tilbury's 'Make-up Your Destiny' beauty festival at Nordstrom at the Grove on October 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: TV personalities Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner attend 'Charlotte Tilbury arrives in America: VIP Beauty Launch Event' presented by Nordstrom at The Grove on October 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Charlotte Tilbury/Nordstrom)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 08: TV personality Kris Jenner attends the fifth annual PSLA Autumn Party benefiting Childrens Institute, Inc., sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue, with fashion partner Donna Karan at 3Labs on October 8, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner and Kris Jenner attend the CR Fashion Book Issue No.5 Launch Party hosted by Carine Roitfeld and Stephen Gan at The Peninsula Paris on September 30, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Kris Jenner arrives at the Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week, Womenswear SS 2015 on September 30, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: (L-R) Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, their daughter North West, Mother of Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Fashion designer Riccardo Tisci pose backstage after the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/French Select/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 25: Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 25, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 25: Kris Jenner arrives at the 'Art District' apartments on September 25, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 24: Giancarlo Giammetti, Kendall Jenner and Kris Jenner attend the Buro 24/7 Fashion Forward Initiative Presenting Natalia Alaverdian, Founder and Creative Director of A.W.A.K.E. at The Peninsula Hotel on September 24, 2014 in Paris, France. Event is hosted by Kim Kardashian, Miroslava Duma, and Melvin Chua. (Photo by Victor Boyko/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Kris Jenner seen at LAX on September 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: TV personality Kris Jenner attends the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness' annual 'Summer Spectacular Under The Stars' at a private residence on September 13, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Kris Jenner is seen on September 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: Kris Jenner and Dean Cain are seen on August 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 06: Kris Jenner is seen in Calabasas on August 06, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Kris Jenner is seen on July 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Kris Jenner is seen on June 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Kris Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian are seen at Khloe Kardashian 30th birthday at pier 61on June 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: (L-R)Kris Jenner,Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian,Kylie Jenner,Kim Kardashiain on there way to Khloe Kardashian 30th birthday parte at pier 61,on June 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Kathie Lee Gifford, Kris Jenner and Hoda Kotb appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) TV Personality Kris Jenner, wearing a Valentino dress, visits the SiriusXM Studios on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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In addition to talking about the business of her former marriage, Kris also gushes over her daughter Kim Kardashian West's fame and fortune, admitting that "Kim got so much attention in the very beginning for not the greatest reason," alluding to her daughter's sex tape with Ray J that was leaked in 2007.

"I didn't know that much about social media and the emergence of all of that. She embraced it and sort of handled it like no other," Kris continues, praising Kim's connection with her fans. "She really knew how to talk to her fans, which was so interesting to me."

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First and foremost, Kris says she's most proud of being a mother. "I enjoyed every second of being a mom. To watch my babies have babies has been the most joyful thing in the whole world," she exclaims. "The most satisfying way to live life is watching your kids be successful at whatever that means for them. Success isn't always about money. It's about them finding out what they want to do in life and what their passion is and what makes them happy."

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