Kylie Jenner may be only 22, but she has long since established her wise-beyond-her-years credentials.
Founder and still independent owner of a cosmetics business estimated to be worth over $900 million, and the youngest member of the most famous reality-TV family in the world (until the next generation started arriving, that is), Kylie has made one life-affirming decision after another, triumphing in the face of all sorts of skeptics and naysayers who didn’t believe the Kardashian-Jenner kid had it in her.
Of course, her most scrutinized move to date was her decision to have a baby at 20 with boyfriend Travis Scott, the news that she was pregnant coming as a relative shock despite what we thought was the celebrity world’s decreasing ability to really surprise anybody.
No one doubted that Kylie’s child would grow up with the support of a tight-knit, loving family that is just living these days for the ever-adorable little ones in their midst. Kris Jenner is now a grandmother of 10, and the proverbial village has become way less proverbial.
But who was this Travis Scott, the man Kylie trusted enough after a handful of months of dating to become her partner in parenthood, a job for life no matter what happens between a couple down the road? (A road that, despite oodles of recent speculation, hasn’t taken them to Marriage Land yet.)
As it turns out, Travis has become Kylie’s ride-or-die on that road, the rapper having subtly become the peanut butter to her jelly as well as a devoted hands-on dad to their daughter, Stormi Webster.
“I have my wife and baby backstage,” he told a concert audience in Miami last fall, warming hearts and causing all sorts of confusion at the same time. A source confirmed to E! News that they were not married, but had simply settled into referring to each other as “wife” or “husband.” “It’s fun for them and they’re a family, so why not?” the insider said.
Why not, indeed.
“We both experienced this for the first time, so I love learning together and just watching him with her,” Kylie told sister Kendall Jenner in a chat for Australian Vogue last summer. “He’s so good with her and she’s really obsessed with him.”
There was, however, paperwork involved when they bought a 9,680-square-foot home in the Beverly Hills Post Office neighborhood together for $13.45 million, records showing that Kylie and Travis split the purchase right down the middle – just as a couple of independently wealthy, mutually successful young parents might want to do in this day and age. The house boasts seven bedrooms, including a 2,300-square-foot master suite, and 10 bathrooms.
“I’m actually scrolling through Instagram right now, and it says that me and Travis don’t live together, and so I just want to say that we never miss a night with each other, we go back and forth from my Calabasas house and the city home that we actually got together,” Kylie said in her Q and A with Kendall. “So just if you wanted to add that in.”
To be sure, Scott’s self-sufficiency was important to Kylie, whose uncanny business acumen landed her on the cover of Forbes’ “American Women Billionaires” issue in 2018 and then named the “youngest self-made billionaire” in March.
“It’s the power of social media,” she acknowledged. “I had such a strong reach before I was able to start anything.”
Before his fame compounded exponentially as Jenner’s boyfriend, Scott – whose real name is Jacques Berman Webster – was already known as a visionary rapper. He graduated high school early, dropped out of the University of Texas at 19 and moved to New York, where he slept on friends’ floors while working on getting his foot in the door. After just a few months, he decamped to Los Angeles, where he slept on couches.
“That’s when I started putting s–t out and getting attention,” he told Complex in 2012. “I left L.A., came back home to Houston, and my parents is like, ‘Man, get the f–k out my house, you’re not about to do s–t, you about to be a bum.'” So back to L.A. he went, and he had over a dozen messages from T.I. waiting when he landed.
“This is when people started hearing about my beats,” Scott recalled. “Mad publishers were hitting me up. My name started floating around and I made some money selling beats. I was sub-leasing this crib, staying in this one room…I couldn’t be here without my friends. I wouldn’t like have a place to lay my head some nights but my friends held me down that’s how much they believed in me.”
His 2015 debut LP Rodeo reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album sales chart and his 2016 follow-up, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, debuted at No. 1. For Christmas that year, he bought his family a new house.
There was nowhere left to go than into a Nicki Minaj-fueled controversy – the real sign that you’ve made it – when she didn’t take kindly to Scott’s Astroworld knocking her brand-new Queen out of the No. 1 spot last August, accusing Kylie of siphoning her sales and streams by mentioning baby Stormi in an Instagram post promoting Astroworld.
“Please understand this is entertainment,” Minaj assured her fans, even though a week later she told Ellen DeGeneres that she still wanted to “punch him in his f–king face.”
Kylie and Travis never bothered to say a thing about it. Which said it all.
Source: E News