#SadMama. The season 12 premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians was an emotional roller coaster, especially for Kris Jenner, who broke down during a phone call with her ex Caitlyn Jenner. The mom of six, 60, tackled multiple problems in the new episode on Sunday, May 1, including Khloé Kardashian‘s tense relationship with Cait.
In one scene, KoKo tells her mom that her former stepdad, 66, sent her a barrage of nasty texts after she was asked about Caitlyn’s transition on the Howard Stern Show. In the no-holds-barred January 2016 interview, Khloe remarked: “We felt betrayed because more businesspeople [knew] … We felt so, like, what the f–k! We’ve been asking you, and why do people know? I never want someone to feel like they have a one-up on our family.” Perhaps not surprisingly, Khloe’s comments didn’t sit well with Caitlyn.
After Cait sent her some mean messages, the Strong Looks Better Naked author requested that her momager “handle” the situation — which Kris attempted after a glass of pinot. Unfortunately, emotions flared after Kris expressed to her ex that she was “a little concerned” about the feud.
“Well, she’s out there talking s–t about me,” Caitlyn replied. “See, now, I don’t want her talking about me, OK? You don’t go on f–king Howard Stern, call me a liar.”
“She was doing interviews, and I don’t think she really thought about the fact that you might come up,” Kris replied. “We’re the parents, we have to be the bigger force of their emotional stability.”
Caitlyn, though, brushed off Kris’ concerns, which prompted the Kardashian family matriarch to bring up the Olympian’s July 2015 Vanity Fair cover story. As reported at the time, Caitlyn claimed to Buzz Bissinger that Kris knew about the transition during their 23-year marriage.
“What do you think I said to you about Vanity Fair?” Kris sniped back as tears welled up in her eyes. “Say something nice or you don’t say anything at all! All you said was negative s–t! So, now you know how I feel! This is not intentional. You’re making this, like, so hard. Khloe isn’t out to get you. You were her father! OK, but you were her dad since she was 5 years old. Like, give her a break!”
By then, the floodgates had opened and Kris was crying at home alone. “Being a mom can be so difficult when you have to protect your kids and look out for what’s best for them. I hate it when any of my kids are having a hard time about anything, and it can sometimes be so overwhelming that I just want to break down. But at the end of the day, I want to be there for them no matter what.”
Cait then advised Kris to tell Khloé to call her. “I will calmly discuss it, OK? All right?” she said before hanging up.
KUWTK airs on E! on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.