By Kris Jenner:
Ryan Seacrest and I met 10 years ago when I pitched him our show and he happened to be searching for a family for a new reality series. I remember he sent someone over to our home to capture what goes on in a typical day at our family barbecue. I’m pretty sure after 5 minutes of stepping inside the house that he knew our family dynamic would keep people hooked for an entire season. And here we are, 10 years later, celebrating 14 seasons of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
Over the course of the last decade, Ryan has become my producing partner, business partner, trusted confidant, adviser and one of my best friends. I now have a lifelong friendship that I will cherish always. Ryan is an inspirational, magnetic, motivating person who has the most positive energy. He continues to inspire me to be the best I can be, and I’m pretty certain he has this effect on everyone else.
Ryan Seacrest is not only the hardest-working man I know, but just when I think I can’t do something, go to one more meeting, take on one more project or film one more show, I think about how Ryan would push through, and I instantly snap out of any doubt and carry on.
Ryan is one of the most influential people in my life and has inspired me to be the best I can be, do the best I can and when I don’t know the answer, to figure it out. He’s one of the few people I can text at 4 a.m., and I know he’ll respond immediately. Ryan is also my go-to when it comes to picking out a great bottle of red wine, or learning about art, and every time I go to his house, he amazes me with his spectacular interior style and design.
No matter how many projects he’s worked on that day, or how crazy his day has been, he always has that big fabulous smile on his face and still manages to be there to lend advice or even an ear. He’s passionate about his family, his friends, his work and his incredible organization, Ryan Seacrest Foundation. It’s this insatiable work ethic, genuine kind heart, honest concern for others and positive outlook that makes Ryan truly one-of-a-kind. NYC is going to have a hard time keeping up with you, Ryan!