If you are a fan of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, you might have heard of Todd Kraines, the name behind Scott Disick’s infamous prank calls to Kris Jenner. But who is Todd Kraines and how is he related to Kris Jenner? Here’s everything you need to know about the real Todd Kraines and his connection to the Kardashian family.
Todd Kraines is a family friend of the Kardashians
Todd Kraines is a real estate agent based in Beverly Hills, California. He specializes in luxury properties and has worked with celebrities like Justin Bieber, Khloe Kardashian, and Kris Jenner. According to his website, he has over 20 years of experience in the industry and has sold over $1 billion worth of real estate.
Todd Kraines is also a family friend of the Kardashians. His father, Mark Kraines, was best friends with the late Robert Kardashian, and his mother, Dana Kraines, is still close with Kris Jenner. Todd grew up with the Kardashian siblings and considers them as his extended family.
Todd Kraines was not in on Scott Disick’s prank
One of the most memorable moments from KUWTK was when Scott Disick repeatedly prank called Kris Jenner pretending to be Todd Kraines. He would say things like “Auntie Kris! It’s me! Todd Kraines!” or “I’m coming over for dinner!” in a goofy voice, making Kris confused and annoyed.
The prank started when Kourtney Kardashian found out that Kris had been receiving texts from someone named Todd Kraines, who she thought was her old fling Todd Waterman. Waterman was the man who caused Kris and Robert’s divorce in 1989, after they had an affair. Kourtney decided to play a joke on her mom by telling Scott to call her as Todd Kraines.
However, the real Todd Kraines had no idea that Scott was using his name for the prank. He was also puzzled by why Kris was calling him and asking him if he was behind the calls. He said in an interview with Bustle, “I got kind of nervous, because it kept going on for six months. I was like, do we need to call the feds? What guy is using my name?”
Todd Kraines finally met Scott Disick on KUWTK
The prank went on for several seasons until Todd Kraines finally made an appearance on KUWTK in 2016. He joined the family on a ski trip to Vail, Colorado, where he met Scott Disick for the first time. Scott was surprised to learn that Todd Kraines was a real person and not just a random name that Kourtney made up.
Todd also confronted Kris about the prank and asked her why she never told him about it. Kris apologized and said that she thought it was funny. She also gave him a hug and thanked him for being a good sport.
Todd Kraines inspired a lip kit by Kylie Cosmetics
In 2018, Kylie Jenner paid tribute to Todd Kraines by naming a lip kit after him. The lip kit was part of a collaboration with her mom Kris Jenner for Kylie Cosmetics. The shade was described as a “deepened peachy nude” with a velvet finish.
The lip kit also featured a hilarious packaging that referenced the prank. The box had a photo of Todd Kraines and Scott Disick side by side, with the caption “Auntie Kris! It’s me! Todd Kraines!” The tube also had a sticker that said “You’re doing amazing sweetie!”
According to Hypebae, the lip kit was named “Todd Kraines” as a joke by Kris Jenner, who wanted to poke fun at herself and her friend.
Todd Kraines is not related to Kris Jenner by blood or marriage, but he is a longtime family friend of the Kardashians. He became famous for being the subject of Scott Disick’s prank calls to Kris Jenner on KUWTK, which he was not aware of until later. He has since appeared on the show and inspired a lip kit by Kylie Jenner.