As difficult as it is to end a marriage after 25 years and as much of an adjustment having your longtime partner come out as trans can be to adjust to, Kris Jenner is, decidedly, a bit of an asshole. She always has been, and her insistence on continuing to play the victim since Caitlyn‘s coming out has proved this further — as has the fact that Kris actually refuses to call Caitlyn by her name.
From Access Hollywood:
“Can you call Caitlyn, Caitlyn?” Billy Bush asked Kris in his recent exclusive sit-down with the reality star.
“No,” Kris revealed. “I say ‘Jenner.'”
“It’s hard, you know, it’s really, really hard,” Kris said. “What I have realized in all of this is that everyone handles stuff a different way. No matter what it is, you know. We’re all people. We all have different emotions.”
Wow. So… you’re handling it by being blatantly disrespectful and refusing to call someone you’ve known for nearly three decades by her chosen and legal name? Just because it’s “hard” for you? Because yes, Caitlyn definitely should have stayed in the closet and dealt with not being herself and pretending she was someone she wasn’t for the rest of her life. That wouldn’t have been “hard” at all. Kris Jenner is the fucking worst.
“I just thought she would be a little bit different,” Kris said. “Bruce had a distinct personality and, you know, had definite characteristics. And Caitlyn has some different ones, I feel.”
“Can you ever be great friends with Caitlyn? Girlfriends?” Billy wondered. “Curl up on the couch? Can this happen?”
“I don’t know about curl up on the couch, but she came over for a drink last night,” Kris said of her ex. “And that was nice.”
I don’t get where the expectations for them to be BFF is really coming from. Most people, when they end a marriage, don’t hang out on the weekends and act like nothing has changed. Sure, they have children together and they’ll remain civil, but acting as though because Caitlyn is a woman now that things will be different is stupid. And Caitlyn doesn’t really have different personality traits, she just has ones she likely couldn’t show previously when living as Bruce.
I think Caitlyn is really problematic in a lot of ways, but that doesn’t excuse Kris’ behavior at all, and I can’t believe she’s so blatant about it. Then again, I don’t know why anything shocks me with this family anymore.