The Kardashian/Jenner girls were all well aware of Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘Vanity Fair’ shoot, but Rob Kardashian had no idea — and when the cover came out, he didn’t even recognize her! Get the scoop on Rob’s stunned reaction, straight from Kim Kardashian.
We haven’t seen or heard much from Rob Kardashian, 28, lately, but thanks to his big sis, Kim Kardashian, 34, we know exactly how he reacted to seeing Caitlyn Jenner’s gorgeous Vanity Fair reveal. Can you believe he had no idea who she was when he saw the cover? When he found out, though, his response was totally endearing!
“It’s so funny, all the girls…we knew Caitlyn was shooting this. But my brother had no idea!” Kim told Access Hollywood at the CFDA Awards on June 2. “So I sent it on a mass text to everyone, and my brother was on it, and he was like, ‘Kim, why are you sending me this? Who is this woman, and why do I care?'”
How crazy — Caitlyn is so gorgeous, Rob didn’t even recognize her! Don’t worry, though…once his sister explained, the 28-year-old had an amazing reaction. “I was like, ‘Rob! That’s Bruce! That’s Caitlyn!'” Kim continued. “And he was like, ‘Oh my God, she’s beautiful.’ And then he called her and they had a love fest. It was so cute, but the moment was so funny.”
While we’ve seen Bruce interact with all his kids on the Kardashian side in the family’s reality show, Rob has been MIA for all the tapings (he hasn’t appeared on Keeping Up With The Kardashians in quite some time due to personal issues). But it’s great to know that he’s also supporting Caitlyn, just like the rest of the family!
Overall, the positive response to Caitlyn has been overwhelming, even from her ex-wife, Kris Jenner, 59 (she hasn’t directly responded to the cover, but has been supportive of her ex on KUWTK). However, in the Vanity Fair article, Caitlyn did admit that things haven’t always been perfect between him and the Kardashian matriarch.
“The first 15 years I felt [Kris] needed me more because I was the breadwinner. Then, really around [the time of KUWTK],when that hit, and she was running the whole show and getting credit for it and she had her own money, she didn’t need me as much from that standpoint,” Caitlyn told the mag, adding, “I think it a lot of ways she became less tolerant of me. 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.”
Ouch — pretty harsh! But, don’t worry, because things are all good now. In the Kardashians’ About Bruce special, Caitlyn (still living as Bruce then), admitted, “You know, Kris is a really good woman and I love her to death. And the love and acceptance I have gotten from Kris is absolutely overwhelming.”
HollywoodLifers, tell us — what do you think of Rob’s reaction to Caitlyn?
— Alyssa Norwin