Kris Jenner Finally Breaks Silence on Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair Cover, Reveal as Transgender Woman

Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner
Kris Jenner finally broke her silence on Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair cover reveal as a transgender woman -- find out what she had to say here. Robin Marchant/Getty Images; Annie Leibovitz

She speaks! Reality TV maven and momager Kris Jenner finally broke her silence on Wednesday, June 24, about Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair cover, which featured the former Olympian for the first time ever as a transgender woman.

The mother of six, 59, showed up to the Daily Mail's yacht party in Cannes, France, with her boyfriend Corey Gamble, where she spoke to Extra about the mega moment involving her former spouse once known as Bruce.

Kris, who herself looked lovely in a moonlight gray chiffon gown at the star-studded bash, praised Caitlyn's Annie Leibovitz-shot VF cover as "beautiful."

"I think it's amazing," she continued of her ex's transition from male to female. "I think that someone following their dream is truly inspirational to a lot of people…. you have to do what makes you happy."

While Kris spoke kindly about Caitlyn on Wednesday, the VF cover story written by Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger revealed a more tense side to their relationship.

"He was married to me and he wasn’t who he wanted to be so he was miserable," Kris told the mag, adding that Caitlyn's gender dysphoria wasn't properly explained to her until after they divorced in 2014. "Why would you want to be married and have kids if this is what you wanted since you were a little boy?" she asked Bissinger rhetorically. "Why would you not explain this all to me?"

Caitlyn, 65, meanwhile, insisted that the reality family matriarch knew about her dressing in women's clothing and her hormone use for many years — long before Kris claimed she found out.

Despite the slightly different version of events, Caitlyn tweeted that the 23 years of marriage she shared with Kris had its finer moments. "Reading the VF article reminded me of the love & good times Kris & I shared for so many years," the decathlete wrote on June 12. "Wouldn’t trade that time for anything!" The couple share two kids, Kendall, 19, and Kylie, 17.

For her first Father's Day as a woman, Caitlyn celebrated the holiday on Sunday, with five of her kids Burt, Brandon, and Kendall, her supportive stepdaughters Kim and Khloe, as well as Kanye West, Leah Jenner, and little North West.

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