Gaining the approval of your other half's parents isn't necessarily required, but let's face it, it does make life a whole lot easier if you don't have in-law issues to tend with on a daily basis.
Unfortunately for Kendall Jenner, it sounds like she's got her work cut out for her if she wants to win over her new boyfriend's uber-protective stepmother.
With speculation rife that Kendall and A$AP Rocky are more than just friends, the rapper's stepmum has decided to weigh in on the rumours, and she's none too happy right now.
Speaking exclusively to the Daily Mail Online, 38-year-old Kari said: "I’ve heard all about him dating Kendall and I don’t like it."
Kari didn't hold back when offering her assessment of the reality television family, adding: "Everything I hear about the Kardashians makes me think they are a bad family for Rakim to be involved with."
In the court of public opinion, men who become involved with the Kardashian/ Jenner family often fall victim to the media machine, and it sounds like Kari is particularly conscious of this.
"I don’t want him being dragged into that circus, he is too good for that and can do so much better," she explained.
A$AP Rocky and Kendall have been spotted on numerous dates in recent weeks – something which Kari hopes will come to an end soon.
"They are just not the kind of people I’d like to see him hanging around with," she admitted.
We wonder what Kris Jenner will have to say about that one.
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