Caitlyn Jenner has had a tense relationship with her ex-wife Kris Jenner as well as her step-children Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and Rob Kardashian Jr. since transitioning to a woman in 2015, and after Caitlyn’s tell-all book is released on April 25th, it’s possible that their familial bond will become more strained.
According to the Daily Mail, Caitlyn’s memoir, “The Secrets of My Life’, will make a surprising claim about the late Robert Kardashian Sr., Kris’s first husband and the father of Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and Rob Jr. In the book, Caitlyn claims that Robert decided to defend accused murderer O.J. Simpson, even though he believed O.J. was guilty, because he wanted to get back at Kris and (then) Bruce for marrying so quickly after her divorce from Robert was finalized.
Of course, you’ll remember that one of the murder victims, Nicole Brown Simpson, was O.J.’s ex-wife and Kris’s best friend. While there was tension between Kris and Robert during Simpson’s trial, they eventually made amends. However, Caitlyn’s new book will no doubt open old wounds, though it is Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Rob that will be most hurt.
Robert Kardashian is an absolute hero to his children. In their eyes, their father could do no wrong, so they will no doubt be unhappy with their father basically being described as a man so jealous and angry at Kris that he would defend a man he believed to be guilty just to get back at his former spouse and their mother.
The break in Caitlyn’s relationship with her step-children can be traced back to April 2015 when Caitlyn did an interview with and appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair. In the article, the former Olympian lambasted her former spouse, insinuating that she was “mistreated” during their marriage. This accusation led to a blow-up between Caitlyn and Kim (which was of course was documented on Keeping Up with the Kardashians) with Kim telling Caitlyn, “You don’t have to bash us on your way up”.
Although it seemed like Caitlyn and Kim made up, her relationship with Khloe remains strained. On a recent episode of their reality show, the ladies had a heart-to-heart about the lack of communication between them and both gave the impression that they want to improve their relationship, but that could all change once Caitlyn’s book is published.
Considering the relationship between Caitlyn and the Kardashians is already fractured, a tell-all book spilling their family secrets certainly isn’t going to help mend fences. and if Caitlyn’s memoir turns out to be insulting to Kris or Robert, Caitlyn could very well lose all hope of reconciling with her former step-children.
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