In a recent interview on Good Morning Britain, Caitlyn Jenner admitted that she hasn't been keeping up with the Kardashians — specifically, Kim Kardashian. The reality star discussed her broken relationship with ex-wife Kris and the other members of the famous family.
In 2015, Jenner came out as transgender. The Kardashian clan was reportedly very supportive — until Jenner's memoir Secrets of My Life was released, that is. Caitlyn Jenner said that everything changed when the book came out. “I went overboard to be nice, to be friendly, to be open, but also tell my story and my side of the story,” she said. “Since the book came out, I’ve never talked to Kris again. Kim, I haven’t talked to in six, nine months, whatever it is.”
In the interview, Jenner insisted that she was proud of the book saying, "unfortunately, the Kardashians, and particularly Kris, didn't react that way."
On an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kris shed some light on why she was hurt by the tell-all book. "I read it, and basically the only nice thing she had to say was that I was great socially at a party one time," she explained. The book alleged that Kris knew more about Caitlyn's gender identity crisis than she admitted. Many things about Jenner's life both before and during her marriage to Kris were revealed in the memoir, but Jenner said, "The Kardashian side feels slighted by their noticeable absence."
"My heart breaks for my mom," Kim says of the book, The Secrets Of My Life as part of an interview with Ellen Degeneres on her show. "Because I feel like she’s been through so much and [Caitlyn Jenner is] promoting this book and she’s saying all these things. I don’t think it’s necessary and I just feel like it’s unfair, things aren’t truthful."
At one point on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kendall Jenner expressed hurt feelings over the book as well saying as well seeming confused by the portrayal of their family.
Since the book's release, Caitlyn Jenner said that she had grown distant from step-daughter, Kim.“I love Kim. She’s a great person,” she added. “I have such respect for her as a mother, as a businessperson, but like Kris, she is very opinionated, but that’s okay. I love that about her. It’s unfortunate, because actually Kim was the first one I talked to about this issue." She went on to express the sense of loss she felt from not having Kardashian in her life. "I love all my children. I raised them. I spent 20, almost 25 years of my life with all these kids," she added.
Despite her distancing from the Kardashians, Jenner said she remains close with daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner as well as her four children from previous marriages. “My kids — especially Kendall and Kylie, who I spent a lot of time with, and the Jenner side I spend a lot of time with — have been nothing but supportive, and from that standpoint, it’s been great,” she said in the interview. “But the Kardashian side, honestly, I really don’t talk to them very often, and … I just kind of deal with that. Fortunately, I have a lot of children."
As for Kim Kardashian, she expressed optimism during an appearance on The View back in June. "She'll always be a part of me," she shared. "We're just not that kind of family. We're just taking a breather. We'll get it together. It'll work out."
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