While getting closer to her Big Brother VIP housemates, Caitlyn Jenner opened up about someone she wishes she was still close to: her ex-wife Kris Jenner.
The former couple, who share daughters Kendall and Kylie, confirmed their split in 2013 after 22 years of marriage. At the time, however, Kris revealed they had actually parted ways a year earlier, but not yet filed for divorce.
“From my standpoint, our relationship is not as good as it should be,” Caitlyn said in a clip obtained by Daily Mail. “I don’t have any hard feelings towards her. We did a great job and this and that. Yeah, I wish it was closer, but it’s not.”
Caitlyn went on to say Kris having “misgivings” about their relationship now was “an understatement.” Some of these misgivings, People reports, likely occurred after Caitlyn– who publicly came out as transgender in 2015– released her memoir in 2017. In her book, The Secrets of My Life, Caitlyn alleged Kris knew more about her gender dysphoria than she had admitted.
Kris and other members of the Jenner-Kardashian family have admitted the book caused a rift within the family at one point.
“But yeah, I mean, our relationship is okay. But it’s not– I think it could be better, just because of the kids,” Caitlyn continued. “That’s always the way when you have that. It’s all about how the mother and father get along together. Is it easy, is it good when they see each other? Is there any tension?”
Back in 2013, the couple issued a joint statement claiming they were living separately and “much happier this way,” but would “always have much love and respect for each other.”
“Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority,” they added.
Though the exes are no longer as close as Caitlyn would like them to be, Kris has described her current relationship with Caitlyn as “very respectful.”
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Caitlyn can have a seat with that comment. First of all, when she came out/transitioned, the whole family was nothing but supportive. Extremely supportive.
INCLUDING Kris, who would’ve had every right to be angry/upset/embarrassed over it instead. I’m all for people transitioning into who they feel they are deep inside, don’t get me wrong. But I also can imagine that it must be a roller coaster of emotions for the person’s former spouse. Especially when you have a slew of kids together and have been together for decades. And even more especially when you are ultra-famous and the fact that the entire world is going to be commenting & analyzing & making fun of your entire marriage & sex life.
Not every family would be supportive, especially to the level Caitlyn’s family was. But one by one, Caitlyn ended up pushing them away or hurting them. And then writes a book, which, incidentally could’ve been an incredible help to young people everywhere struggling with their identities, but instead was full of trash talk about Kris.
So, maybe look in the mirror if you’re wondering why you’re not as close to your family as you want to be.
Ugh I’m so over this Jenner. I wouldn’t be close to my ex even if we have children. Yes be cordial for the children during special events and communicate if you have to but like someone commented before me, she seems to only want to be relevant and she was for a hot minute but that ship sailed and everyone is over it. Also, does she ever think maybe they aren’t 100% comfortable with the change yet? Changing genders is hard for some people to accept and maybe that’s the deal? We can be accepting and understand but those living it as the outsider really need their time to digest what happened. No hate towards the LGBTQ community but I’m sure it was a huge shock to the family.
Oh please. This person only wants to be close with Kris for personal gain and so that she can become a bigger celebrity and not have to resort to celebrity big brother (a kardashian would never be on big brother). I can’t stand Caitlyn, she seems so have such a selfish personality/heart.
Um… why would they need to be close? They need to be cordial, of course, and be able to be around each other for special events with their kids but no. They don’t need to be close.
I mean, dude, what do you expect?
Also, Kris and Co are done with you. Dunzo. You add nothing to their agenda. At one point, you tried to overshadow them, and that’s just a huge no- no.
Just move on with your life. They have, you should too.
Your comment should have no down votes. I’m not the biggest Kardashian fan, but from my recollection, the Kardashians were open to a relationship with her, but she FOR SURE tried to overshadow them and said a lot of things that did not need to be said about them. As famous as they are, as soon as someone starts blabbing, you better believe they’re getting cut off and I don’t blame the Kardashians for being that way. Ever since she went from Bruce to Caitlyn, she’s come off as just so self absorbed and really unlikeable.