Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner – who was Bruce Jenner at the time – ended their relationship back in 2013, way before Caitlyn publicly announced herself. Kris has tried to manipulate Caitlyn’s transgender status ever since the press started reporting on it, claiming that she knew nothing about it and felt totally flabbergasted by the news, yada yada. We all knew it was bullshit, so now she’s changed tactics and, since Caitlyn has been receiving such a wonderfully positive response to her debut, Kris has gone on the attack.
Here are some terrible things Kris had to say as part of Caitlyn’s Vanity Fair feature (via The Hollywood Reporter):
“He was married to me, and he wasn’t who he wanted to be, so he was miserable,” said Kris of their last years of marriage, using the male pronoun that Caitlyn was assigned at birth. “It was the most passive-aggressive thing I think I’ve ever experienced.”
“Why would you want to be married and have kids, if this is what you wanted since you were a little boy?” Kris asked the magazine. “Why would you not explain this all to me?”
“All I was doing was working very hard for my family so that we could all have a wonderful future, and he was pissed off,” elaborated Kris, claiming Caitlyn ended their relationship with zero warning.
But Caitlyn said different, telling Vanity Fair Kris knew about her ex’s propensity to cross-dress and had seen Caitlyn (then living as Bruce) in women’s clothing when they lived together, adding that the couple even had an agreement that Caitlyn only would cross-dress when she was traveling alone and not in the Jenner household.
Kris acknowledged that she knew her former spouse had taken hormones in the past but had assumed the B-cups Caitlyn had when they first met was a “man-boob situation.”
Okay, can I just say that OF COURSE Kris Jenner is enough of an egotistical asshole to make Caitlyn’s transition ENTIRELY ABOUT HERSELF. Because, you know, it’s not like Bruce wasn’t struggling with gender dysphoria and trying to gather the courage to be her true, authentic self in the public eye. She totally did it as a personal attack on Kris!
Also, I love that absolute ignorance of Kris implying that someone who’s transgender can’t want to get married or have children. Uh, newsflash, you idiot: trans people are people, too. They love people, they start families, they live their lives.
Caitlyn said of the reason they split: “Twenty percent was gender, and 80 percent was the way I was treated.”
“A lot of times, [Kris] wasn’t very nice,” she explained, but conceded that “probably a mistake I made was maybe not having her understand — not the severity of it, but that this is a condition you cannot get away from.”
Ugh. Let’s all just ignore Kris Jenner’s dumb ass and enjoy Caitlyn’s other lovely Vanity Fair photos to cleanse our palettes.