Did Bruce Jenner’s rumored fling with Kris Jenner’s former best friend provide him with feminine things in a strictly platonic relationship? Or was that bond between Bruce and Ronda Kamihira more romantic? That’s the question that a family insider answered in a People interview.
“Everyone assumed he was dating her,” admitted that source.
But although the relationship between Kris’s ex-husband and ex-BFF upset her daughters, only Bruce and Ronda know just how intimate they became, added the insider.
“Who knows how intimate things got, but they knew each other for a very long time.”
Ronda also worked for Kris as her assistant. But she and Bruce increasingly turned to each other, and that relationship continued throughout the weeks prior to his public announcement about his transition.
But the family source believes that the situation was platonic. As he became more confident in his choice to transition to a woman, Bruce wanted to wear feminine items, and he trusted Ronda to make the purchases for him to protect his privacy, added the insider.
“It seems more like he confided in her. She would buy him feminine things he wanted. They had some kind of special bond.”
During an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim tried to get Bruce to confess the specifics of his bond with Ronda, including whether he was actually having a fling with her mom’s former BFF.
But Jenner defied his stepdaughter’s demands to explain himself, and contended that he was not going to allow his ex-wife to determine his friends.
“I don’t need to explain my relationship to anybody. Nothing is going on. Certainly my intentions are not to hurt Kris. I don’t want anybody upset, but Kris is not going to tell me who I can and cannot hang out with.”
However, Kim also revealed that her mother cried about what she saw as Jenner’s betrayal, reported the Daily Mail.
“Do you actually think that I’m dating anybody?” scoffed Bruce.
Kim responded with anger.
“I don’t care what you are doing, but I do think that because she is my mom’s friend she deserves to be a part of the conversation. My mom sits, no joke, and cries about it at night.”
As the Inquisitr reported, the Olympic gold medal winner has chosen to make a gradual transition, and that includes wearing more feminine attire.
Bruce reportedly underwent a nose job surgery and is having hormone therapy. But as he focuses on achieving his transition goals, family members are struggling with whether to belong to Team Bruce or Team Kris.
“Since my mom and Bruce have separated and he’s not around as much, it’s definitely more difficult to always keep in touch, and figuring out how to all stay in each other’s lives is definitely going to be an ongoing thing,” admitted Kourtney Kardashian.
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