The Low Down What Caused the Rift Between Caitlyn Jenner and the Kardashians Published 3 months ago on Nov 14, 2018 By Eric Sumner Caitlyn Jenner changed the world twice. Once in 1976 when she took home a gold medal and set records in the Montreal Olympics as Bruce Jenner, and the second time in 2015 when she came out to the world as a transgender woman. Both as Bruce and as Caitlyn, she has been heavily tied to the Kardashian family pop-culture powerhouse through her 24-year marriage to family matriarch Kris. Since introducing herself to the world as Caitlyn, though, Jenner has had a fallout with the Kardashian family – and drama ensued. Here’s how it all went down, and where they are today. 1. It Started At A Low Point Bruce Jenner was at a low point of his life in 1990. It had been 14 years since the American icon won gold and set records in men’s decathlon in Montreal, and eight years since his last booking for a public appearance. He was the embodiment of a washed up star –housebound and hopeless. nivoteam.info But it was far from the last chapter of Jenner’s life. The Olympic champion didn’t know it, but he’d meet someone that same year who would turn his life around and also set him on a life-changing path that would grab headlines all over the world. 2. A Blind Date One day, Bruce Jenner was set up on a blind date with a woman named Kris Kardashian. Jenner won Kardashian’s heart in the most unexpected way – through his dinner order that evening. Apparently, Jenner ordered a meatloaf, of which Kris more than approved. The two then began dating regularly and things progressed fairly quickly. US Weekly Just a few months in, the two decided to move in together. They were house hunting together one day and stopped at a restaurant. Jenner dropped to a knee and proposed. Neither of them could have predicted the events their union would spur, or how it would all end. 3. Bruce Jenner – New And Improved After Bruce and Kris Jenner married, Kris, being the businesswoman that she is, set out to turn around her husband’s career. She started from scratch, by replacing his agents and revamping his image. By the time she was done, Bruce Jenner’s name was plastered on a gym equipment line and the former champion was relevant again. US Weekly But that was only what the public knew about Bruce and Kris’s marriage. There was something brewing beneath the surface in Bruce’s private life that only he knew about. The American hero had started doing something that would change his and his wife’s life dramatically. 4. Kendall & Kylie Join The World Bruce and Kris Jenner didn’t waste time in their marriage – and it wasn’t all business. Just two years after their sealing the deal, Bruce and Kris, who was already a mother of four from her previous marriage to Robert Kardashian, had their first child, Kendall. The two were madly in love and flying high in the sky. seventeen.com The pair continued to work to build the Jenner name in show business through it all – family life didn’t get in the way. Indeed, with the Jenners and the Kardashians, family only made them stronger. They had their second child together, Kylie Jenner, in 1997. Soon, things wouldn’t be so simple for the pair or their new family. 5. Enter Kim Kardashian While influential, the Kardashian family, headed by Kris Jenner, wasn’t a powerhouse of fame that it would eventually become. Yes, Bruce had already been an American icon who, at one point, was even the face of Wheaties’ marketing campaign. But the entire family’s influence was about to be much, much bigger than that. Pinterest And the real family revolution wouldn’t come from Bruce – not initially, at least. One of Kris Jenner’s daughters from her previous marriage, Kim Kardashian, was making moves that would change the entire family’s future in ways they couldn’t have possibly imagined at the time. It’s unclear whether even she knew what was about to come. 6. Kim Kardashian & Paris Hilton In the early 2000s, the Kardashian family had already been socially prominent. Kris opened her own production company, called Jenner Communications, based in Los Angeles. She was also involved with mentoring her older daughters. Indeed, it was around that time that Kim Kardashian really began to be seen at all the right places at the right times. Cosmopolitan Working for prominent socialite Paris Hilton (the two were also good friends), Kim Kardashian learned the tricks of her mentor’s game – and they were numerous. Hilton was a prime example at the time of being famous for being famous. Soon, Kim would use what she’d learned to her advantage. Of course, Bruce would be along for the ride. 7. Keeping Up With The Kardashians By 2007, the student was already beginning to become the master – Kardashian became the nation’s symbol of being famous for being famous. That’s when the show Keeping up with the Kardashians, produced by Ryan Seacrest, first aired. The show’s stars were the three Kardashian sisters (Kim, Khloe and Kourtney) and their high-profile relationships, along with Bruce’s and Kris’s daughters, Kendall and Kylie, and theirs. Pinterest Of course, Bruce and Kris appeared as well. The extent to which Bruce had a stage throughout the show is up for debate. However, the show’s ratings went nuts. Still, there was something Bruce Jenner was keeping to himself throughout it all. What was it? 8. Tension Simmering In The Background In the first seasons of Keeping up with the Kardashians, Bruce Jenner’s role on the show was mainly to be in the background. As he later described it, Jenner was “a well–meaning but slightly doddering patriarch who has no life of his own and is subsumed by the women who surround him.” Naturally, it wasn’t a life with which Jenner was satisfied. Gearlive.com At the time, he mostly just dealt with the situation by tolerating it. That would soon cease to be the case, when he would reveal the secret of a lifetime – one that would change the world and the nature of his relationship with his family. 9. Enter Caitlyn Jenner In June 2015, Bruce Jenner would reveal to the world what he’d been hiding his entire life. In an internet-breaking Vanity Fair interview, Jenner reintroduced herself to the world as Caitlyn. It turned out the Olympic hero had struggled with gender dysphoria her entire life, she has said, though of course she didn’t know it as such growing up in a conservative town. NBC News But no longer. From then on, Jenner identified as a transgender woman and, for the second time in her life, became an icon. This time she was to champion the transgender cause. But how would her family take the news? Did they already know? 10. Did Kris Know? When Caitlyn Jenner introduced herself to the public, the world wondered whether her insanely famous family knew she was going to make the announcement. Further, they wondered whether any of them knew that Jenner had been struggling with gender identity throughout her life. Harper’s Bazaar And it appears Kris could have had some idea. When she met Bruce Jenner – Caitlyn lends toward use of the male pronoun when referring to her life pre-transition – he had already been on hormone replacement therapy for four and a half years! Indeed, Jenner had planned to transition before turning 40. But did he tell Kris about any of it? 11. False Pretenses? This is where the intra-family controversy began, particularly between Caitlyn and Kris Jenner. Kris accused Caitlyn of having married her under false pretenses on national television. Kris didn’t think, in a million years, that her husband was going to transition, she said. HuffPost But Caitlyn told The Guardian she was honest with Kris about her gender issues from the get-go. “Did I downplay it some? Of course I did. Because I was coming up off six years of hell, and of course I wanted to get back into the game,” Caitlyn said, adding that “I didn’t think 25 years later I would transition.” But what about Caitlyn’s children and step-children? 12. Kim And Kendall If Kris Jenner had at least some idea that Caitlyn struggled with gender issues as Bruce, did their children know as well? Was there ever cross-dressing in the house? Kardashian and Jenner fans everywhere wanted to know. Luckily, the Kardashian clan is rather transparent on such topics. Elite Daily Apparently, Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner discovered their father was transgender well before Caitlyn Jenner announced it to the world – or, at least there were certainly hints of it. Both walked in on Caitlyn trying on women’s clothing in separate instances pre-transition. The clues were there. After Caitlyn’s big announcement, though, everything would change. 13. The Family Initially Seemed Supportive In the very beginning of Caitlyn Jenner’s very public transition, her relationship with Kris Jenner seemed fine. Indeed, all the Kardashians came out as supportive of their step-father (they still call her “dad”) in the initial phases of Jenner’s transition, as did Kendall and Kylie. bravotv.com But beneath the surfaced, tensions were brewing. It appears that, while Jenner claims to have been mostly transparent with her family, some issues were brushed under the rug – and they apparently weren’t only related to the transition. Soon, everything would come under the spotlight. And there were clues things weren’t going to remain as they were. 14. The Fallout Begins Caitlyn and Kris Jenner officially split in March of 2015 – just months before the announcement – but they remained on friendly terms. Slowly, though, Caitlyn Jenner and the Kardashian clan began to fall out, largely because of a few very specific claims she made about family matriarch Kris during her interview with Vanity Fair. pulseheadlines.com Caitlyn discussed her split from Kris in the interview in a way that painted a picture of mistreatment throughout their relationship. Why exactly did the pair split? “Twenty percent was gender and 80 percent was the way I was treated,” was Caitlyn’s analysis. Had Kris been more accepting of her, she said, they’d have still been together. The Kardashian sisters weren’t happy about the accusations leveled against their mother and manager, and they made it known to her. 15. The First Confrontation Just two months after Caitlyn Jenner emerged into the world, Khloe Kardashian confronted her about comments she had recently made about Kris. And she wasn’t the only one. Kim Kardashian West, by now married to controversial hip-hop icon Kanye West, herself confronted Caitlyn about her comments on a her new reality show, I am Cait. People “I read the Vanity Fair,” Kim said to Caitlyn, “and I think there are some things that you said that you might not realize are hurtful.” Kim was known to be relatively sympathetic to Caitlyn, even after the Vanity Fair interview. Nevertheless, it was a turning point for all of them. And more was still to come. 16. Kris Jenner’s Reaction In October 2015, Kris Jenner was seen reacting explosively to Caitlyn Jenner’s comments about her in the Vanity Fair interview on the tenth season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. It wasn’t the first time, but it was perhaps the most powerful. On that episode, she cried her criticism down the phone to an expressionless Kim. Pinterest “I honestly wish I never met this man,” she said. In the rest of Kris’s expletive-laden rant, she basically tells her ex-husband to to take a long walk off a short pier. “All Caitlyn can talk about is that my mom mistreated her and was awful and all these really rude things,” Kim told the camera. Soon, Khloe would up the ante. 17. Khloe Takes To The Talk Shows Khloe took the feud with her step-father to the next level when she went on the Ellen show to accuse Caitlyn of being dishonest with the family in November. She only found out about the transition on camera – and not from Caitlyn – she claimed. HollywoodLife/YouTube Khloe started out 2016 on the Howard Stern Show to further criticize her step father – in even blunter terms. According to Khloe, Caitlyn bombarded her with angry text messages after her appearance on the show. Drama begets drama, and Caitlyn’s reaction certainly fueled the fire. By now she had been mostly banished from the Kardashian family. But there was still at least one Kardashian keeping in touch with her. 18. Father’s Day With Kylie By August of 2016, Caitlyn Jenner was beginning to be totally isolated from the Kardashian family. Some might argue she brought it upon herself, but she would surely say she was just being honest about her life when she reintroduced herself to the world. Elle Caitlyn spent Father’s Day watching basketball games with her youngest daughter, Kylie, “the only one” who invited her over, according to her. Kim Kardashian West took issue with Caitlyn’s account, claiming she had invited Caitlyn for brunch. Kim, arguably the most famous Kardashian, still aimed to be neutral throughout the fallout. But still, this was small-time drama compared to what was to come. 19. Kris Demands Loyalty In October 2016, Kris fumed at Kim when she learned she had helped Caitlyn prepare for the ESPY awards in July 2016. Kim had only sought to remain neutral between the estranged couple, she told her furious mother. Kris wasn’t having any of that. Entertainment Daily “I want loyalty. I don’t want f***ing neutral,” Kris said, exploding at Kim. “I’m trying to be as gracious as I can, I’m trying to be as understanding as I can. I’m betrayed. I’ve been f***ed over on so many levels that your head would spin.” Still, the next bombshell in the saga was yet to drop. 20. When It All Exploded April 2017 was the month that the conflict simmering between Caitlyn Jenner and the Kardashian clan would totally explode. Caitlyn Jenner released her book titled The Secrets of my Life, in which she laid out major grievances against her ex-wife, Kris. US Weekly The allegations were truly explosive – Caitlyn said Kris had control over all the money the couple made from Keeping up with the Kardashians, that Caitlyn was the brains behind the show and that the Kardashians weren’t included in a Diane Sawyer documentary about Caitlyn, so the public wouldn’t mistake it for a publicity stunt. The book was the straw that broke the camel’s back on the Kardashian family. 21. Kris Wasn’t Happy Kris Jenner wasn’t happy with the allegations leveled against her in Secrets of my Life, claiming everything in the book was “made up” and that she had never “been more angry and disappointed in anyone in her life.” Indeed, she took to The Hollywood Reporter to address the claims in August 2017. People Kris harshly rebuked Caitlyn Jenner’s claim that Keeping up with the Kardashians was her idea, and not the matriarch’s. “It’s so absurd,” Kris said. “I’m not sure what the motivation was for her to say something like that. Maybe somebody should remind her it’s called Keeping up with the Kardashians.” Ouch. 22. Kim Takes Another Shot It seems Kim’s patience with her step father was tested too far after the book came out. “It’s taken her a really long time to be honest with herself so I don’t expect her to be honest with my Mom now,” Kim said. “It’s just so hurtful. I wish her all the success in the world but not at our expense.” USA Today Kim took aim at another part of Caitlyn’s book that suggested that her father, the late Robert Kardashian who defended OJ Simpson in the infamous 1992 trial, at one point believed OJ did it. This infuriated Kim, who then called Caitlyn a “liar” and “not a good person” in the premiere of season 14 of KUWTK. However, Kendall Jenner wasn’t as harsh on Caitlyn as her half-sisters were. 23. Kendall Weighs In For the first time, Caitlyn’s daughter, Kendall, weighed in on the controversial book. She was diplomatic – specifically saying a lot of the claims in the book are “not true,” but also making clear she didn’t think her father meant to harm anyone. Time Magazine “The weird part is I don’t think it’s purposeful lying, I think she really just thinks that’s what happened,” Kendall told her mother, Kris, on KUWTK. “And then she goes around dissing the Kardashians, but those are the kids that you raised. If you have a problem with them you raised them.” But Caitlyn wasn’t done revealing things to the public. 24. Caitlyn On Piers Morgan Fast forward to December 2017. Caitlin revealed on Piers Morgan Life Story that she didn’t initially tell her ex-wife or step-children about her gender reassignment surgery because she didn’t trust them not to leak it to the press. “I had already been living as Caitlyn for a year and a half, ok, nobody knows anything,” she said, adding that “I didn’t want them to leak it to the press.” Digital Spy In case it wasn’t clear enough, Morgan asked whether she didn’t trust the Kardashians. “Of course not – of course I didn’t trust them,” Jenner said. So it looks like relations between Caitlin Jenner and the Kardashian clan are still rocky. But what is Caitlin up to now? 25. What Is She Up To Today? Since Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender, she has been seen as a de facto spokeswoman for the transgender community, even though she has had a rocky relationship with that community, who has at one point labeled her too privileged to be connected to its plight. Hollywood Life Jenner has also been rumored to become engaged to a transgender woman named Sophia Hutchins after initially being “just friends.” The 21-year-old student is 47 years Jenner’s junior, and also aspires to be a model. Hutchins, who initially avoided labeling the relationship, has said she and Jenner just share an understanding. However, the engagement has since been denied. Sources: Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, Mirror UP NEXT Photos of the Old Wild West You Won’t Believe Exist!... 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