Caitlyn and Kris Jenner may have a had a tumultuous relationship, but the two were on surprisingly good terms immediately after their 2015 split.
In an interview with Jenny Boyland at the 92nd Street Y community center in New York City on Tuesday, Caitlyn opened up about the pair’s messy breakup, but said she gives Kris “a lot of credit” for one special surprise: The famous momager decorated Caitlyn’s new Malibu home.
“The day we took it, on June 1 at 8 a.m., she said I could not come over until that night. I came over and the completely empty house was fully furnished, every TV was working,” Caitlyn revealed. “She’s so well organized. I give her a lot of credit.”
“The dryer even worked. She bought all new stuff. She has very good taste,” she continued. “She worked a deal with Restoration Hardware. It was a very nice thought of hers. I appreciate that.”
The I Am Cait star has gone through ups and downs with Kris recently, especially after the release of her new memoir, The Secrets of My Life, in which she claimed she told Kris about her her struggles with being transgender at the beginning of their relationship.
“We hit it off from day one. I was honest with her. I’m sure I downplayed it. But I was honest with her,” she said on Tuesday. “When I married, her, I never thought … even when we went our separate directions, I never thought I’d be able to transition.”
“There are differences of opinions. I have my opinion, she has hers. She can go write her own book,” Caitlyn added. “Maybe that’ll happen. But it wouldn’t be as juicy as mine.”
“I got into work, started a family, started raising kids. I say it was a distraction, and Kendall [Jenner] and Kylie [Jenner] all say, ‘Oh, we were a distraction?’ I say, ‘Not you. You, I love.’ It was a distraction from who I was,” she shared of waiting until her mid 60s to transition. “I love being a parent. They’ve all done so extremely well and they’re hardworking kids.”
Caitlyn’s stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian, was the first to learn of her transition — and even offered her thoughts on her new name.
“She was very nice, open-minded,” Caitlyn recalled. “She never talked about it again for the next two or three years. You go, ‘Oh my gosh, does she think I’m a freak? Why won’t she even talk about it?’ I didn’t want to bring the subject up again. Years later, I finally decided and I went through everybody. I took each kid, all 10, and one at a time over to my house.”
“I said, ’It’s gonna be Caitlyn.’ She said, ‘Oh, thank god you stayed with the K’s. And I said, ‘No, it’s with a C.’ And she says, ‘Oh really?’ I had to get a little distance there from the family,” Caitlyn remembered of her conversation with Kim. “She says, ‘Well if you do it, you’ve gotta rock it. You’ve gotta take this seriously and look good.'”
The 67-year-old reality star also revealed during the interview that she would “seriously consider” running for office in the future.
See what she had to say in the video below.