Caitlyn Jenner Opens Up About End of Marriage to Kris Jenner- Claims Kris Knew All
Caitlyn Jenner opened up to Vanity Fair about the end of her marriage to Kris Jenner and she claims Kris knew all. Kris Jenner has taken a lot of heat for carefully crafting the family’s image but it looks like Caitlyn is giving her a run for her money in the running your own PR show department after what looks like an orchestrated campaign to get debut Caitlyn.
Kris has previously stated that she had no idea that Caitlyn had any gender identity issues and that Kris was unaware that Caitlyn had ever begun taking hormones. In a special Keeping Up With the Kardashians:About Bruce, Kris cried with Caitlyn, saying, “I feel like you’ve died, like Bruce died and it’s really hard for me to wrap my head around.” In fairness to Kris, even if she did know, as Caitlyn claims, it still cannot be easy spending 25 years with someone and then have them transition. Kris has publicly supported Caitlyn since the airing of the interview with Diane Sawyer and later the About Bruce special.
In the Vanity Fair piece, Caitlyn and Kris have conflicting accounts about more than whether or not Kris knew that Caitlyn had a lifelong desire to transition. They also remember the end of their marriage very differently with both seemingly blaming the other. Caitlyn’s version has Kris relying on Caitlyn for money in the beginning of the marriage but having the tables turn after the success of their reality show. Caitlyn remembers changes in Kris’s treatment saying, “A lot of times she wasn’t very nice,” adding, “People would see how I got mistreated.” Of course there were episodes where Brody bristled over Caitlyn having to ask permission to buy things or to even make use of their yard. Brody along with Brandon planned on building a putting green at the house only to incite the rage of Kris.
Kris remembers the end as Caitlyn being the one with anger issues and social anxiety. She tells the mag, “He was married to me and he wasn’t who he wanted to be so he was miserable.” (Kris is speaking of Caitlyn pre-transition using the male pronouns) She acknowledges being aware that Caitlyn liked to dress in women’s clothing though has said she believed it was a cross-dressing issue, not a transgender issue. She asks, “Why would you want to be married and have kids if this is what you wanted since you were a little boy?” Whether her questions are genuine she asks again, “Why would you not explain all this to me?”
Despite the denials made by Kris, Caitlyn maintains that it was Kris’s attitude and harsh treatment that caused the end of their marriage, not the desire to transition saying, “Twenty percent was gender and 80 percent was the way I was treated.”
Since coming out to the world Caitlyn has expressed a desire to be respectful towards her family and try to ease them as much as possible into the transitioning process. In revealing Caitlyn she said, “Bruce always had to tell a lie. He was always living that lie. Every day he always had a secret from morning till night. Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets.”
In her attempt to have no secrets is Caitlyn alienating Kris Jenner who had been slow to show public support but who still did support her publicly? Is calling gender only 20 percent of the problem minimizing what both must have been going through as Caitlyn’s desire to transition became stronger? What do you think of Caitlyn’s comments on the end of the marriage to Kris? Let us know here at HaveuHeard.