Caitlyn Jenner Says She and Kris Jenner are ‘Fine With Each Other’ in New Diane Sawyer Interview
Caitlyn and Kris Jenner aren’t exactly on the same page.
Two years after announcing her plans to transition to become a woman in her 2015 ABC News special, Caitlyn sat down with Diane Sawyer once again for a follow-up interview, where she opened up about her relationship with Kris.
On Friday’s 20/20 special, “Caitlyn Jenner: The Secrets of My Life,” Caitlyn addressed her relationship with her ex-wife, and said that the two are “fine,” despite Kris’ claims otherwise.
“Do I talk to … Kris all the time? No,” Caitlyn revealed. “She’s kind of moved on. I have certainly moved on, but we’re fine with each other.”
In a new promo for Sunday’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kris gives a much different account of their relationship status, declaring that she’s “done” with Caitlyn after reading her new memoir, The Secrets of My Life.
“I read it and basically the only nice thing she had to say was that I was great socially at a party one time,” Kris tells her daughters Kim and Khloe Kardashian in disbelief. “None of it makes sense. Everything she says is all made up. Why does everything have to be that Kris is such a b**ch and an a**hole?”
“I really tried hard to improve the relationship and spend a little bit of time, thinking maybe there’s something here that I’m not seeing,” Kris says. “I’ve done nothing but open up my home, and my heart, to a person who doesn’t give a s**t. So, I’m done.”
“I’ve never been so angry and disappointed in somebody in my whole life,” she adds.
Later, Kris tells the cameras that she’s ready to stand up for herself.
“I’m not gonna be used as a person who benefits someone else’s life just to make them look better,” she confesses. “I just can’t sit back and be an enabler anymore.”
Caitlyn also opened up about her relationship with her children in the 20/20 special, admitting that her transition has been hard on her six biological children (Burt and Cassandra with first wife Chrystie Scott, Brandon and Brody with second wife Linda Thompson, and Kendall and Kylie with third wife Kris) and four step children (Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian).
“Some [of my children] I have remained very close to,” she said. “A couple of them … I’m a little more distant. I have to admit, I’ll sit here and wonder, ‘Is it because of my transitioning? Or is it because their life is so busy that they don’t call, like, all the time?'”
“Nobody calls that much,” Caitlyn confessed. “I mostly reach out to them. Obviously, the Jenner side calls more, but they all have their own lives.”
“It’s never easy when you go through something — transition like I did. Everybody in the entire family has to make some major, major, major adjustments, and that’s not easy on me and it’s not easy on them,” she shared, admitting that there were times that she wasn’t always the best parent.
“There’s no excuse for not being a good parent, no matter how many problems that you have. No excuse for that,” Caitlyn said.
A source revealed to ET on Thursday that Caitlyn’s relationship with Kris and her Kardashian stepchildren has started to deterioriate as she continued to share her side of the story in her new memoir, The Secrets of My Life, out April 25.
“Caitlyn’s relationship with the Kardashians — Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Rob — is distant,” a source revealed to ET on Thursday. “They will always be nice and cordial with Caitlyn, mainly for Kendall and Kylie’s sake, but their relationship will never be the same as it was with Bruce.”
“The man who was in their lives for so many years is gone, and they don’t have the same relationship with Caitlyn,” the source added. “Nothing bad happened, and they hold no grudges about the change Caitlyn made in her life, it’s just different. They see Caitlyn when she is invited to an event for Kylie and Kendall, but there isn’t private one-on-one time with them anymore.”
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