Kris Jenner has three personas. She’s the mother to reality TV stars Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, and Rob Kardashian, as well as Kendall and Kylie Jenner, but Kris also is the momager of the entire Keeping Up With The Kardashians clan, managing their appearances as well as the reality TV show that made her entire flock (and herself) famous. In addition to those two roles, Jenner is a woman who went through a divorce from Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce, and sought to deal with her feelings in learning about her ex-husband’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner.
Kris recently reflected on how she felt about Caitlyn, including her former spouse’s dating life, labeling it “confusing,” reported UPI.
Visiting Ellen DeGeneres, Jenner discussed the admission from Caitlyn recently that she anticipates dating men. The announcement came as part of a promo for Caitlyn’s reality TV show, I Am Cait.
Kris, 60, emphasizes that she wants Caitlyn, now 66, to find happiness in being true to herself.
“[It’s] confusing,” Jenner said candidly. “[But] I really want her to be happy and be really comfortable in all the things she says she wasn’t — her true authentic self — for most of her life and knew when she was four that she had felt like that.”
Kris also defended herself from some reports that she had not accepted Caitlyn, analyzing her situation.
“Just getting used to all of that, I’m human. I have my feelings, but I try. It’s like the mourning of somebody that you feel like you’re never going to really see or be with again.”
Before Caitlyn shared that she is transgender last April, rumors and speculative reports swirled around then-Bruce Jenner.
Since then, Caitlyn has done numerous interviews, as well as her own reality show. In the new promo, she followed up on her initial comment that she was unsure if she would date men or women.
“To be honest, I don’t see [myself] dating women in the future,” said Caitlyn. “I’ve been there, done that, got three ex-wives.”
Jenner and Kris stayed together for 22 years, breaking up in 2013. Their offspring have become famous in their own rights, Kylie and Kendall Jenner.
In addition to talking about Caitlyn, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians momager discussed her son-in-law Kanye West’s Twitter rants and the O.J. Simpson trial on the Ellen DeGeneres show, reported the Daily Beast.
The Kardashians have been viewing the FX miniseries version of their family in The People vs. O.J. Simpson. Although Khloe complained that she feels the show is exploiting the family, Kris has a different vantage point.
At the time when O.J. Simpson dominated the headlines during his trial for claims that he killed Nicole Brown Simpson, Jenner was horrified. Kris had been close to Nicole but never knew that O.J. had repeatedly abused Nicole physically.
But that all changed when Jenner listened to the 911 tapes that served as trial evidence.
“We felt like we really failed her as a friend,” Kris now recalls. “You go through this and you discover things about somebody, and it was horrible.”
Jenner admitted she feels guilty that she failed to see what was happening, revealing that she will never lose her sense of feeling “horrible.”
Although the conversations that Kris had with Ellen were serious when it came to her former spouse and Nicole Brown Simpson, the reality TV star showed her sense of humor when she dished on Kanye.
Following the endless Twitter rants and meltdowns, Ellen questioned Kris about how she felt regarding Kim’s husband.
“Don’t you want to just say, ‘Stop tweeting?’ ” demanded DeGeneres.
“There have been days where there should be a no-tweeting law and I feel like, ‘I’ll ground him,’ ” Jenner admitted.
Although Ellen jokingly recommended that a “board of directors” pre-approve Kanye’s tweets, Kris attempted to decode one of West’s more shocking tweets.
“When he was like, ‘Oh, I am 53 million dollars in debt,’ that whole thing, what he was trying to say was that’s what he has done to spend on his clothing line over the last 15 or 20 years or whatever it’s been,” clarified Jenner. “But it comes out not exactly the right way and people get it misconstrued through the media. It’s complicated, what can I say?”
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