Bruce’s emotional confrontation with Kris was front-and-center during Part 2 of the ‘KUWTK: About Bruce’ special, and while most of their discussion involved the former Olympian trying to explain his transition decision, there were also some harsh words thrown around regarding the exes’ relationship.
Kris and Bruce Jenner held absolutely nothing back in their raw, emotional scene from the Keeping Up With The Kardashians: About Bruce special, which aired May 18. But the pair’s conversation didn’t only involve Bruce’s transition, as the 65-year-old also made a pretty shocking comment about his relationship with the Kardashian matriarch.
Kris Jenner & Bruce Jenner’s Fight On ‘KUWTK’: He Thinks She Treated Him Badly
Most of the exes’ emotional confrontation was about Kris’s feeling of betrayal regarding Bruce’s gender transition, but the conversation paved the way for even more of the duo’s issues to come out.
Kris and Bruce separated in 2013, and she filed for divorce almost a year later, but it turns out, their marriage was falling apart long before that. “You treated me badly the last 4/5 years of our marriage,” Bruce told Kris in the episode.
Whoa! Pretty intense, right?! To defend herself, the 59-year-old reminded her ex that he hadn’t exactly been honest with her during their relationship.
“Being honest is something we all would have appreciated,” Kris said. “The truth in your head is different than your actions. I always knew that you struggled with wanting to dress differently and dress like a female, and that was something you did when you got that urge. I don’t know when you went from, ‘This isn’t working for me anymore and I’m going to start taking hormones.’ You never told me you were taking hormones.“
We can certainly understand the frustration on both sides here — it must’ve been so difficult for Bruce to have been hiding this huge secret, while also feeling like he was being treated badly by his wife, but on the other hand, we can’t imagine how it felt for Kris to find out these shocking secrets her husband had been keeping from her.
The entire conversation was filled with tears, as Kris also shared with Bruce how hard and emotional it’s been for her to deal with his decision.
“I miss Bruce and it’s going to take me a minute to mourn that relationship,” she admitted. “You think you’re going to grow old with someone…I have to mourn Bruce Jenner because I miss Bruce, I’ll never be able to have Bruce, and all I have are my memories. I feel like Bruce died and it’s really hard for me to wrap my head around that.”
After some long, intense minutes of conversing back and forth, Bruce and Kris eventually came to an understanding, with him apologizing and her giving her unconditional support in hopes that her ex will be “happy.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think it was fair of Bruce to slam Kris during this conversation?
— Alyssa Norwin