Brody Jenner made his debut on his father’s reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and confronted his dad Bruce Jenner about not really being around for him the way he is for daughters Kendall and Kylie. Brody had to rely heavily on his mother Linda Thompson growing up. Who is she?
63-year-old Linda Thompson is from Memphis, Tennessee, where she racked up a number of beauty pageant crowns in her youth. In the late 70s she became a regular on Hee-Haw, and has a number of acting credits on IMDB. Prior to her acting gigs, Linda rose to fame for dating Elvis Presley from 1972 to 1976. She married Gold medal Olympian Bruce Jenner January 5, 1981, and had two children with him, Brody and Brandon, before they separated in 1983. Besides Kendall, Kylie, Brendan, and Brody, Bruce Jenner has two older children Burt and Casey with his first wife Chrystie Crownover, whom he was married to from 1972 to 1981.
Linda was married to composer David Foster from 1991 until 2005, and she co-wrote some songs. David Foster later married Yolanda Hadid, who landed a role on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Linda Thompson has also appeared on the show as a friend of Taylor Armstrong.
No one in the family is a stranger to reality shows, Brendan and Brody appeared on a reality show called The Princes of Malibu in 2005 when they were still living with their stepfather David Foster, and of course, Brody went on to have a prominent roll in MTV’s reality soap opera The Hills.