Kris Jenner, who was a close friend of O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson with her former, deceased husband, Robert Kardashian, remembers her last moments with Nicole with fondness.
In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 60-year-old reality star and momager shared her memories of the last time the two families went on a vacation together just three months before the June 12, 1994, murder of Nicole and Ron Goldman.
Kris Jenner, Robert Kardashian, and their kids, Kourtney, Khloe, Kim, and Rob Kardashian, frequently vacationed with O.J., Nicole and their kids, Justin and Sy. Jenner said memories of that last vacation are extra special.
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“That was such a fun trip. Nicole was in charge of music because she was so good at her playlists. I remember we watched Pretty Woman probably 10 times on that trip. It was our last vacation together.”
Robert Kardashian, who died in 2003 after battling cancer, was very close to O.J. and served on the “dream team” during the 1995 murder trial.
That trial is now the subject of the popular FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Kris offered her take on what the creators got right and what they missed.
Despite her intimate knowledge on the trial, Kris told ET that she was never contacted by the makers of The People v. O.J. Simpson to fact-check the material on her or her husband.
Jenner said one scene in particular, which depicted the Kardashian kids clapping when their dad appears on television, never happened.
“In one of the scenes, they show my kids sitting in front of a TV, watching the reading of what they thought was a suicide letter from O.J. We were hanging out at my house and this didn’t happen.”
Jenner said they also got her portrayal wrong in the series. Selma Blair plays her, and the creators neglected to note one important aspect of Jenner’s appearance during the trial.
“I was pregnant with Kendall when we were going through the trial, and she’s 20, so there you go.”
They didn’t get it all wrong, however, according to Jenner.
In a promotional tease for Tuesday’s upcoming episode, Selma (as Kris) is seen upset with David Schwimmer (as Robert) for defending O.J. Simpson.
Jenner said the portrayal of their division over whether Kardashian should continue to support O.J. Simpson was consistent with what really happened.
“There was definitely tension there. [Nicole] was one of my best friends, and he was my ex-husband. We were on different sides.”
Jenner has been open about the fact that she could see “signs” that pointed to O.J.’s guilt.
In 2009, Jenner talked about Simpson’s obsession with his wife, and the fact that she had been “living in fear” before her death.
“He was in love with her the minute he laid eyes on her. I remember Robert Kardashian getting that call, ‘I met somebody and you have to help me figure this out. I want to close this deal,’ he used to say.”
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Jenner said that Simpson was completely obsessed with his wife.
“He wanted Nicole to be a part of his life at any cost. It was almost an obsessive kind of love, when you think about it now and I look back … There’s signs that, I think that, looking back on it now, that I would have been more adamant about having her address, you know, because she did have a lot of fear that she expressed to all of us at the end. I think that when I look back on it now and how obsessive he was about her, and how much he had to have her, maybe that was a sign. I have no idea. We’ll never know.”
Over time, Jenner lost contact with Nicole’s kids, Sydney, who is now 30, and Justin, who is 27, but said she still thinks the world of them.
“Those kids are great.”
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story airs 10 p.m. EST Tuesdays on FX.
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