Everyone else should have been Keeping Up With Bruce Jenner! The former Olympian revealed during his two-hour 20/20 special interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday, April 24, that his ex-wife Kris Jenner struggled with his gender transition from male to female.
In fact, it came to the point that she was the only one out of his three ex-wives who had "no comment" ahead of the buzzed about interview. ABC News asked all three of Jenner's ex-wives, Chrystie Jenner, Linda Thompson, and Kris for comments. Ultimately, the Kardashian family momager had no comment.
Kris, however, countered the claim on Friday with a direct tweet lashing out at gossip blogger Perez Hilton. "Kris Jenner has no comment for ABC news and the #BruceJenner interview. His other two ex-wives give supportive statements," Hilton first tweeted.
Moments later, Kris replied: "@PerezHilton f— you Perez no one asked me to comment ….and I'm sitting with Bruce now watching this show so let's keep it real…LOL…." (As Kim confirmed earlier Friday, the Kardashian-Jenner family is watching the special with Bruce in L.A.)
ABC News countered Kris' claims with a statement released to Us Weekly on Friday, April 24. "ABC News sent an email to her publicity team more than once," the network told Us. "They called and said no comment."
It was revealed during the 20/20 special from Bruce directly that Kris had difficulty accepting his transition. ABC News aired one specific clip from Keeping Up With the Kardashians of Kris berating her former spouse for his appearances and clothing choices.
"I loved Kris," Bruce noted to Sawyer on Friday. "I had a wonderful life with her. I learned a lot from her."
According to the father of six kids and four stepchildren, he believed intimacy with Kris was solid over the years. "I thought we had a pretty good sex life," he noted. "Later on, as I heard, maybe we didn't, I don't know, according to her. But I thought it was pretty good."
One thing that was blatantly clear to the Kardashian-Jenner family patriarch while the cameras were rolling? "We've had 425 episodes, I think, over almost eight years now," he said. "The entire run, I kept thinking to myself, 'Oh my God, this whole thing, the one real, true story in the family was the one I was hiding and nobody knew about it.' The one thing that could make a difference in people's lives was right here in my soul and I could not tell that story."
Smiling mischievously to himself, Jenner told Sawyer: "All this time… 'I had the story.'"
He then revealed how Kris reacted to his transition. "Yeah, it was tough for her," he recalled. "I get that. I understand that. Kris is a good woman. I've got no complaints about that." Still, if the Kardashian-Jenner family momager had been accepting at the time, their marriage would have remained intact, Bruce said.
Meanwhile, Kris – along with the rest of the Kardashian family – commended Bruce for his bravery on Friday, throwing their support behind him on social media. "Not only was I able to call him my husband for 25 years and father of my children," Kris tweeted. "I am now able to call him my hero."
Catch up on the entire special with Us Weekly's live blog from the two-hour interview.
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