Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner’s relationship has spanned decades, but it has experienced a significant decline. Their journey began in 1991 when Kris married the former Olympian shortly after her divorce from Robert Kardashian. Together, they welcomed Kendall and Kylie Jenner, expanding their blended family which already included Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob Kardashian. The airing of “Keeping Up with The Kardashians” brought both highs and lows, including shifts in Caitlyn and Kris’ dynamic.
In 2013, after a 22-year marriage, Caitlyn and Kris decided to part ways. In a joint statement, they expressed contentment with their separation, emphasizing their enduring love and respect for each other. Despite their hopes for an amicable split, their relationship took a different turn.
At the outset of 2015, it seemed as though Caitlyn and Kris were poised to maintain a friendly post-divorce connection. In a special segment of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Caitlyn praised Kris’s character and the acceptance she received. However, a month later, Caitlyn’s perspective on Kris shifted dramatically when her revealing Vanity Fair interview was published.
In the interview, Caitlyn suggested that Kris had become less accepting of her transformation, revealing feelings of mistreatment. While Kris was quoted in the article, the depth of Caitlyn’s revelations was as surprising to her as it was to the rest of the world. Kris candidly expressed her anger and regret over meeting Caitlyn. The ensuing years saw a series of attempts at reconciliation followed by further distancing, culminating in Caitlyn’s memoir release in 2017, which Kris believed painted her in an unfavorable light.
Since their split, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” continued without Caitlyn’s regular presence. In 2022, Kris indicated in an interview with Robin Roberts that she and Caitlyn were on amicable terms, primarily interacting at family gatherings. However, Caitlyn’s perspective in October 2023 painted a different picture. She disclosed that her communication with Kris was minimal and primarily facilitated by her manager, Sophia Hutchins. Caitlyn lamented the diminished connection, particularly given the significant experiences they had shared.
Their story exemplifies the complexities and evolutions that can occur in even the most enduring relationships, underscoring the need for open communication and mutual understanding.