9 Hollywood Moms Who Pimp Their Kids (Kris Jenner Leads the Pack of "Momagers" in Overdrive!)

9 Hollywood Parents Who Pimp Their Kids (Kris Jenner Leads the Pack of “Momagers” in Overdrive!)

A mother is meant to be the loving backbone of the family, and the compassionate homemaker who takes care of all.  And a father is meant to be the ultimate protector. In Hollywood however, that’s not the story. We’ve rounded up nine Hollywood moms who seem to behave in opportunistic, questionable, and downright dubious ways.

Check out nine Hollywood moms who pimp their kids in the name of fame.


Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner is currently Hollywood’s most notorious momager, as she directs the lives and careers of her Kardashian Crew. The most famous family in reality TV has a roster of endorsement deals, product lines, TV shows, and retail shops. The Kardashians recently sat down for a tell-all chat on Oprah’s Next Chapter, and Oprah pulled no punches by asking Kris if she feels like she’s pimping her family out.

Dina Lohan

As the mom of one of Hollywood’s most notorious child stars gone wrong, Dina Lohan knew how to maximize on the precious, young and productive years of Lindsay’s career. Now that those days are seemingly at a halt, Mama Lohan has been tapped to appear on a VH1 reality show of famous exes.

Jada Pinkett Smith

As an A-list celeb in her own right, it might seem that Jada Pinkett Smith doesn’t need the steam of her kids’ growing fame to keep afloat. But she’s constantly taking the stage and walking red carpets with her daughter, Willow. Top it off with their quirky “mommy and me” outfits, and her constant “parenting” interviews, it might seem like Jada has less going on in her own career.

Bristol Palin

The Palin family seems to perpetuate a vicious cycle of pimping their kids. First the matriarch, Sarah, played out the drama of her teenage daughter’s pregnancy on the campaign trail. And now after her turn on Dancing with the Stars, Bristol Palin has just premiered her new reality show, Life’s a Tripp, named after her child yet centered around her TV persona.

“Octomom” Nadya Suleman


Nadya Suleman rose to fame after news broke of her addiction to having lots of children. She is obsessed with emulating Angelina Jolie, she has appeared in an adult movie, and has posed partially exposed.

June Thompson, mother of Toddlers & Tiara‘s Alanna Thompson

(Honey Boo Boo)

June Thompson, dubbed the “Coupon Queen” for her obsessive coupon use and hoarder ways, is the driving force behind the reality tv fame of her pageant queen daughter, Alana, best known for her, “Honey Boo Boo Child” one-liner. June can now be seen sharing the spotlight with her child. Wrong on so many levels.

Kate Gosselin of Jon and Kate Plus 8

Once a dowdy  mom of octuplets from Reading, PA, Kate Gosselin became a reality TV star off thanks to her massive brood of children and their, ultimately, cheating dad, Jon. After the cancellation of “Kate Plus 8,” she is currently trying to make her way back on the screen. But network execs are less than interested.

Sue Coleman, mother of Gary Coleman

Late child star Gary Coleman of the ’80s hit sitcom, Diff’rent Strokes, sued his mother, Sue Coleman, for improper handling of his money. The remained estranged at the time of his death in 2010.


  • thomjohn3

    The Palin family is included because Sarah Palin “…played out the drama of her daughter’s teenage pregnancy on the campaign trail.” I seem to remember the MEDIA making a big deal out of it…

    • Exactly. Her opponents were trying to damage her politically with a constant focus on her daughter’s pregnancy. The way this article is worded is either ignorance or more of the same.

  • Me

    with regards to the pageant mom/kid – sorry kid, you can’t escape genetics. Look to your left – you’re screwed.

  • Styleblazersux

    I hate this site…too many effing ads! If it’s not taking me to a page that my internet security finds risky, it’s playing some video ad or popping up another video. Never coming here again, ugh!

  • I can’t stand the judgmental tone of the wording that Oprah chose when asking Kris Jenner if she feels she pimps her kids out. Oprah, having no kids, certainly can’t relate to a mother of six who is trying to ensure her children are able to live comfortable lives without the stress, worries, & lack of necessities that not being well off engenders. It doesn’t take much to throw a person for a loop, financially. Fortunately for Kris Jenner’s kids, their Mom is a go-getter. I don’t think she is perfect, but why on earth do people feel the need to criticize everyone who is different from them or not the norm?

    • What you don’t know about Oprah is she raised her niece. Her sister passed away a. In fact, her niece works as a reporter in the entertainment industry.

      • And?????????………………..Nonthing like ACTUALLY giving birth and raising your own kids!!! Nothing against Oprah…..JS…….

        • SonnyB

          So parents of adopted kids aren’t real parents? Only if you give birth to them are you a parent? Give me a break!

          • Mzmm

            Well said SonnyB!!! The ignorance of some of these folks on here is unbelievable…. I happened on this page and will probably never come this way again….but as for your comment…well phrased, only sensible one I’ve read…Bye

        • Mom

          LaQuandra Hollis. You are ignorant. I have raised 4 foster children and you had better believe that they are my kids.

    • Grace

      another wonderful reply. People who criticize others on blogs, have no life. I mean it when I say, I am so much more entertained reading these idiotic comments than watching idiotic television.

  • Bea

    Who doesn’t want a successful child! Pimp is too strong!

    • Esther Berakhot

      You are absolutely right! I call it LOVE not pimping. Unfortunately not everybody have the capacity of getting something right!!! I love Kris she’s a good mother.

  • whocaresanyway

    Kate Gosselin has a set of twins and sextuplets, not octoplets…if you’re going to trash someone at least get the story straight.

  • Where to begin? The Kardashian gang is too obscene looking to even comment on…how does Bruce even fit into this drama? He just inherited this overload of female hormones…
    Baby pageant moms are obviously nuts…Kate Gosselin…I already forgot her name…Bristol
    will go down in history as when this country sunk to new lows…

  • Lee

    Honey Boo Boo need to be taken away from her overbearing mother for exploitation of a child and child abuse for letting her act like she does. This child will have no life as all the kidsher age will make fun of her

  • Millie D

    I guess then Shirley Temple’s mother
    pimped her out, as did Judy Garland’s, Ron Howard’s, Natalie Wood’s, Jody
    Foster’s, and Margaret O’Brian’s, etc, etc. The list is endless and goes way
    back check out silent movies or advertising in newspapers and magazines. There
    is and always be a need for child models, singers, actors and entertainers. If
    my child had talent I would want to help them as well.

  • Chris

    Kate Gosselin is the mother of twins and sextuplets, not octuplets. Someone needs to check their facts.

  • pearl87

    You people are shameless. Bristol Palin was an adult when she became a public figure and it was sensationalists and exploiters like this RAG that dragged her into the spotlight against her will when her unwed pregnancy came to light. Accusing Sarah Palin of “pimping” her children is a completely unfounded smear and worthy of the corrupt, leftist media. Reminds me why I never read this B.S.

    • wondering

      If you don’t read it, Sweetie, why are you responding to it? Just to have an excuse to blame the left for something? Weak.

  • kevin kelly

    I agree partly; in cases where the “pimping” started when the child was just that- a child. But not in the cases of the Kardashians. They are all adults and could stop any time they wanted to.

  • Angie

    Kate Gosselin has sextuplets (six babies at once) not octuplets. Whoever did the fact checking here is an idiot. She’s still milking those kids for all they’re worth.

  • Gina

    Umm, I think you could have left out Jada Pinkett Smith and Shirley Temple’s mother and added the Simpson mother instead. Jessica’s parents invented the word pimping. It’s just not as outward as the Kardashians but the Simpson’s would put their name on anything in order to make a buck.

  • In no way, shape, matter or form does Jada Pinkett Smith belong on this list. The Smiths (you conveniently forget father Will who has acted with their son) have children who want to be in show business and they are carefully working with them to foster their careers. Not pimping them, as Jenner or Lohan do. It’s disgusting that you would include her.

  • cheryl

    You go Kate, don’t ever be a shamed of wanting to give your’e chidern the best in life! I truly belive you so those childern and and area great mom. God Bless your famlly

  • Grace

    I loved your answer. Thank you for having the patience to actually put into words, the pettiness of people. I’ve wanted to say this on so many blogs where the judgement, and hate comments multiply one after another. Makes one think, “Can anyone do anything right anymore”?

  • These pages are nearly impossible to view without getting frustrated. Between the videos that play and you have to pause every single page, and the ad that floats on the bottom it is annoying. It is already annoying I have to go to a new page for every single new photo. I don’t care enough to do that. So I stopped halfway through. It might be a good idea for you to stop annoying the readers with this stuff.

  • B S

    jada smith is not “an A-list celeb” and never HAS been, just a has-been who’s never had anything more than minor co-starring roles or short-lived, failed leading roles. her and her kids all ride daddy’s bland, generic acting coat-tails.

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