Stars at the Shore: Brody Jenner and Robert Kardashian
By Veronica Dudo
Famous step brothers, Brody Jenner and Robert Kardashian recently hosted a pool party at Harrah’s Resort. The reality TV stars met with fans and posed for pictures at the Pool After Dark in Atlantic City. Brody Jenner’s father, Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner married Robert Kardashian’s mother, Kris Kardashian known for being a “momager” to her headline grabbing daughters Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.
The Kardashian clan became a household name with the empire they have built including several reality TV shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians; their upscale boutiques, DASH; clothing and apparel lines along with a host of other products and endorsements.
Brody Jenner appeared on the MTV hit series, The Hills chronicling the lives of young adults living in Los Angeles and currently makes cameos on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
The pair talked about their current projects, reality TV shows and shared their thoughts about Philadelphia sports teams.
You guys have teamed up to host the party at The Pool After Dark—how is it going?
Brody Jenner: This is amazing. I was just saying that even in real life we don’t get to kick it that often so it’s really nice to be able to even do something like this. Especially party with him [Robert Kardashian] because we don’t get to do that either. He’s either working, I’m either traveling or working our schedules don’t collide in real-life that often so it’s nice to be able to do this. We’re having a good time.
Rob, this was a very emotional season for you on Keeping Up with the Kardashians as you struggled to find a career path. How are things now?
Robert Kardashian: It was definitely an emotional career-finding season but everything’s great. At the end of the day, every family goes through things and we’re real people; it’s not like we’re some dolls who just don’t have emotions but everything’s going in a great direction. Definitely blessed–we all are.
Brody, after appearing on MTV’s hit series, The Hills you disappeared from Hollywood. Was that by choice?
BJ: I disappeared after The Hills and that was by choice. I got a lot of offers to do certain things and I didn’t want to take them. After The Hills I needed a break. Hollywood is a very interesting superficial place that is not reality. It’s not like the rest of the world so I needed to do some soul searching and that’s pretty much what I’ve been doing. I was in a fortunate situation where I saved my money and got to be able to take trips like this. When you work that hard and make that kind of money, I wanted to save. Some of my cast members didn’t and I’m not going to name any names but I choose to save because I knew I needed to do that and it was probably one of the most incredible experiences of my life being able to travel like that; go to third world countries all over. Just to know that the world we live in is a bubble–it does not exist everywhere else and everybody needs a break when they can and that’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve also been investing in other projects. I have a social gaming company with one of my best friends and it’s called RocketFrog. It’s integrated through Facebook and you play casino-style games for real life prizes.
Rob, where are you in the process of creating a men’s DASH collection and your sock line?
RK: The sock line is called Arthur George. It’s in Neiman Marcus only but not yet—November is the date and it will be there for four months and then it will be everywhere else. And, we are opening up a men’s Dash store. I am doing all of the buying and opening that up and those will be there too as well as a bunch of other stores but Neiman Marcus will be the number one store you can find it at.
Brody, you went to the Olympic Trials with your Dad. What was that experience like?
BJ: It was one of the most incredible experiences to be with him for something like that. He hadn’t been back to that same field in 35 years and it was pretty special. Not only did we get to see the guy Dan–remember ‘Dan & Dave?’ Dan beat his record way back when and Dan had held that record up until the day it got broken. Not only did Ashton Eaton beat Dan’s record but he also beat the world record so to watch Bruce’s expressions and emotions during that is something I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Honestly, I wouldn’t have missed it for the world and I had a great time.
Do you ever get the chance to visit Philadelphia or have any special memories?
RK: I’m from LA–I definitely don’t like any of the sports teams. Michael Vick is cool but besides that I don’t really like any of that.
BJ: Sports are sports. I’m sure they say the same things about us. But I do enjoy the airport, the airport’s nice; good food.