The Momager, 65, was married to the former Olympic gold medal-winning athlete, 71, for 24 years until Caitlyn decided to transition after a life spent battling gender dysphoria.
The demise of their marriage was in 2015, and the public split was tough to digest for both – especially for Kris.
There’s been a lot of water under the bridge now, and the pair are on track to build a foundation for a friendship following the breakdown of their romantic union.
Opening up about what their relationship is like at this moment in time, mum-of-six Kris told WSJ Magazine : “I think it’s very respectful,” Kris said of their current relationship. “She’s the father of two of my kids, and so that speaks volumes.”
Speaking about Caitlyn’s transition, Kris admitted it was a “shock” when the family found out that her ex was set to go through with it.
“I think one of the most interesting things that we all learned was that none of us had been through anything like that before in a million years,” Kris said.
“And we didn’t know how to process that — and it was a process, it was a shock, and then it was a reality, and it was something that we had to absorb and try to wrap our heads around and learn about.”
She added: “What I thought was interesting about that was, I’m sure many people who are fans of our show weren’t expecting it either and were as confused at times and sad at times, happy at times, because there’s so many different ways of looking at it.”
While Kris described her connection with Caitlyn as “very respectful” she says that she perhaps didn’t handle her ex’s transition correctly at the time.
She added: “I’m the kids’ mom, so trying to navigate that was hard because I wanted to be the best parent I could be and do the right thing and I didn’t always know what that meant in that situation.”
Kris and Caitlyn share two daughters together; Kendall, 25, and 23-year-old Kylie.
Before marrying the Olympian, Kris was married to Robert Kardashian. The lawyer was best known for his part in the highly televised trial of OJ Simpson.
The pair had three daughters and a son together; Kourtney, 41, Kim, 40, Khloe, 36, and 34-year-old Rob.
Kris is currently in a relationship with Corey Gamble after the pair got together in 2014.
It comes as Caitlyn expressed interest in hiring Kris as her manager in the latest teaser for Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
In a clip for next week’s episode, Kris can be heard telling Kourtney: “So I got a call from Caitlyn. She’s looking for something to do with her career.
“But I just don’t know, am I going to want to go down this road?”
It’s unclear at this time whether or not Kris decides to help Caitlyn out.
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