Bruce Jenner’s Transition is Reportedly a ‘Really Hard Pill to Swallow’ for Kris Jenner

Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner is reportedly not taking the news of her ex-husband Bruce Jenner’s alleged transition from male to female very well.

In a new People cover story (on newsstands today, March 20, 2015), a source says Kris, 59, and Bruce, 65, have virtually no contact with each other, now that Bruce is living his life his own way after “taking a backseat in his own life,” a source said.

Furthermore, according to the insider, the fact that Bruce is becoming a woman is “a really hard pill to swallow” for Kris, who was married to the former Olympian for 23 years.

Last we knew of Kris’s opinion on Bruce’s transition was that she commented the “rumors” were “just dumb.”

Though Bruce has not personally confirmed or denied any report that he is indeed transitioning from male to female, for weeks a variety of sources have come out and confirmed the news, including Jenner’s own mother.

Bruce and Kris have two grown children together (Kendall and Kylie), not to mention a pretty well-blended family of 10 total children. At this point, the distance caused by divorce combined with his journey (which he may or may not be documenting) has seemingly severed any ties between Kris and Bruce.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians production source added, “The divorce caused a divide, but Bruce’s decision to share his transition has caused an even greater divide.”

“Regardless of whatever signs there were, it’s a really hard pill to swallow,” the insider added about Kris. “She truly went through a mourning period. And they really don’t talk now.”

A Kardashian family insider also added that Kris “just couldn’t emotionally handle it all when he finally came out with it.”

Bruce, on the other hand, “feels like Kris is used to getting her own way, and going ahead with his transition was not probably part of her plans,” a source close to him said.

Furthermore, when Bruce revealed his plans to transition, a source said “the whole family went through a rough patch,” and that, “It’s naturally a difficult thing to process and work through.”

In light of the news that Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney were the last to find out about Bruce’s journey, a Kardashian insider also spills that “there were weeks when they didn’t hear from Bruce.”

Most recently, Us Weekly issued a retraction for publishing quotes by Kendall, saying to the effect that she supported her dad and would always love him. That means there still is no verifiable source who has confirmed (or denied) that Bruce will be transitioning from a man to a woman.

Nevertheless, “His kids all love him very much,” says the insider, “and would do anything for him.”

Bruce will reportedly be undergoing his sex-change procedure this summer, delayed because of the tragic fatal car accident he was involved in back in February.