Caitlyn Jenner, the woman formerly known as Bruce Jenner, covers the new issue of Vanity Fair.
Several, lengthy snippets have been released from her interview. And they’re not very flattering to her ex-wife, Kris Jenner.
In short: Kris was controlling, unkind, and liked being married to a “trophy” spouse. Kris “tolerated” being a housewife until Kris was able to earn her own money through Keeping up with the Kardashians.
Caitlyn says, mistreatment and conflict over gender issues led to the end of their marriage. Kris denies this in the same interview.
Here is some snippets (via Us Weekly, with apparent misgendering/switching genders done by VF & Us Weekly).
Did Kris Jenner know about the hormone use back in the 1990s? Caitlyn Jenner insists Kris knew everything. But admits, it was “probably a mistake I made was maybe not having her understand—not the severity of it but that this is a condition you cannot get away from. From that standpoint maybe I blew it away a little bit, sort of ‘This is what I do.'”
Kris has her own version of events “When I met Bruce, he told me that he had done hormones back in the early 80s,” Kris recalled. “This was a conversation that took place in the early 90s. So, what he was telling me happened a decade earlier, and he never really explained it.”
Breast growth after hormone treatment Caitlyn, then Bruce, took hormones for YEARS, until the late 80s when she met Kris. At the time, Caitlyn/Bruce was a “good solid B cup.”
Kris recalls differently There was a “little bit of a man boob situation,” but “no B cup going on.”
The women’s clothing back in the 80s Caitlyn would wear girls’ clothes in front of Kris, who eventually set rules for when this was permissible. For example, “when [Caitlyn] was traveling [alone] but not at home.”
Kris denies this “A few times I would see a suitcase or things lying around the house [full of women’s clothes]… There wasn’t a gender issue. Nobody mentioned a gender issue. Somebody mentioned that [She]… liked to dress up.”
Caitlyn recalls the end of their marriage They married after 7 months of dating. Back in 1991. “The first 15 years I felt Kris needed me more because I was the breadwinner…. Then really around the show, when that hit and she was running this whole show and getting credit for it and she had her own money, she didn’t need me as much from that standpoint. The relationship was different… I think in a lot of ways she became less tolerant of me. Then I’d get upset and the whole relationship kind of fizzled.”
Kris wasn’t very kind “A lot of times she wasn’t very nice. People would see how I got mistreated. She controlled the money … all that kind of stuff.”
Kris insists, Caitlyn/ Bruce was socially anxious “[Bruce] was married to me and he wasn’t who he wanted to be so he was miserable…. All I was doing was working very hard for my family so that we could all have a wonderful future, and he was p*ssed off. At the end of my relationship with Bruce he definitely had a lot of social anxiety… That was one of the reasons we were in a struggle at the end. We fought a lot because we would go out together and before we got to the end of the block we were in a fight because he started saying, ‘When can we go home?’”
Kris blames the marriage issues on Caitlyn Kris asks: “Why would you want to be married and have kids if this is what you wanted since you were a little boy? Why would you not explain this all to me?”
Caitlyn blames marriage issues on Kris “Twenty percent was gender and 80 percent was the way I was treated.”