“I am Cait” aired a sneak preview of Kim and Khloe Kardashian sharing a moment of disenchantment with Cait Jenner over the Vanity Fair Magazine spread that introduced Cait to the world. At one point Caitlyn comes off as fuming over a comment that Khloe is trying to make, but in the preview Cait cuts her off. So who was there with the Kardashian and Jenner siblings dealing with the confusion and angst when Bruce first made his intentions clear of Caitlyn’s arrival?
According to Yahoo News on August 10, Khloe took a protective stand when Caitlyn mentioned her mom, Kris Jenner, in that Vanity Fair interview. She tweeted “I loved the Vanity Fair article! just didn’t think Caitlyn needed to mention my mom in the article.” She then posted, “Spread love and not hate (sic).”
Reports had Kris not taking the news very well of her ex-husband of 23 years and the father of her children transitioning into a woman. The reports of Kris’s angst around this news first surfaced when Caitlyn went public with her intention of no longer living life as Bruce Jenner. Despite the problems Kris was experiencing she managed to keep her dignity in check by keeping silent.
While fans often see way too much of the Kardashian family’s inner workings, one of the things fans didn’t see a lot of was how Kris handled Caitlyn’s arrival with Bruce’s two daughters, Kylie and Kendall. Fans learned from watching “I am Cait” that Caitlyn didn’t see the girls for a while when going through the transition.
The news broke and it was Kris who was left helping her daughters understand what their dad was doing. Finding out that the man you’ve called your husband and lived with most of your adult life is now living out loud as a woman might have been a tough fact for Kris to swallow even though the two were divorced. Kris was the parent there to deal with the added confusion the kids were dealing with around Caitlyn’s very public journey. This is for both the Jenner and Kardashian siblings, as Bruce was very much their father figure as their stepfather.
According to Entertainment Weekly Caitlyn still struggles with how she sees the world and this is seen often with finding the correct wording. She still refers to herself as her kids “daddy,” but that clashes with the woman figure that you now see. Her new friends in the transgender community have let her know that it is okay to have some of her old ways morph into her new life, as she shares her thoughts with this terrific group of women she now calls friends.
It looks as if Kris has managed to come to terms with Caitlyn’s transition as the two were seen in pictures over the weekend as they both helped Kylie Jenner celebrate her 18th birthday. Did Kris look like her comfortable self, no, but she managed to muster a smile while pictured with Caitlyn.
When “I am Cait” first aired, Caitlyn did say that she hasn’t seen some of the kids since her transition. Caitlyn said that while she gets the calls saying they’re all happy for her, still some of the kids won’t come to see her. One of those kids was Rob Kardashian, the only boy out of the Kardashian clan.
It is not known how Rob is really taking Caitlyn’s arrival and it is not known what Kris had to deal with initially with any of the kids when their father, whether biological or not, was no longer a man. For that reason it just might be that Kris has had a lot more to weather in the Caitlyn going public storm than folks give her credit for.
Many of the reports have Kris furious for Caitlyn stealing the Kardashian thunder and becoming a star on her own, but chances are there’s a lot more to the picture than a popularity war. While the fans watch Caitlyn finding her own fashion statements with her beautiful new clothes and bonding with her sister over sports bras on the tennis court, Caitlyn’s kids are coming to terms with this is now who their dad is.
Caitlyn is finding that her transition has put her into the limelight and in a place where she can do some good for the transgender community as a spokesperson. She’s gone on her road trip and is seen in her meetings working towards the goal of making this world a safer and happier place for the transgender community to live in. Kris is at home with the family and dealing with her kids as individuals coming to terms with all the changes life has thrown their way. Caitlyn’s decision, however brave, was a decision that changed things for the entire family, which is something Caitlyn’s mentioned before.
Caitlyn’s been thrust into the spotlight and given kudos for all she’s gone through to be true to herself, which was much deserved. Maybe Kris deserves a few of those Kudos too for the dignified way she has handled this as the matriarch of this one loving family in which Caitlyn is still a major part of?