In the Vanity Fair profile, which is available early to subscribers, Caitlyn and Kris trade barbs about their 22-year marriage and how it ended. According to the profile, neither Caitlyn nor Kris is willing to accept blame for their marriage falling apart, painting a pained and somewhat-acrimonious picture of their split, which happened in 2013 with a divorce following late in 2014.
“The first 15 years I felt [Kris] needed me more because I was the breadwinner. Then, really around [the time of KUWTK], when that hit and she was running the whole show and getting credit for it and she had her own money, she didn’t need me as much from that standpoint…,” Caitlyn told Vanity Fair before adding, “I think in a lot of ways she became less tolerant of me. A lot of times she wasn’t very nice. People would see how I got mistreated. She controlled the money, all that kind of stuff.”
Kris contends that Caitlyn’s gender issues were the cause of their marriage falling apart, saying that Caitlyn “just decided, I’m done.” She goes on to call Caitlyn approaching her about the divorce “the most passive-aggresive thing I think I’ve ever experienced.”
“Why would you want to be married and have kids if this is what you wanted since you were a little boy?,” Kris adds. “Why would you not explain this all to me?”
Kris has gone on record saying that she did not know about Caitlyn’s desires to transition, though she admits she knew Caitlyn had undergone hormone treatments in the ’90s. She insists she did not know Caitlyn liked to dress in women’s clothing or that he hoped to transition entirely.
Now that time has passed, Caitlyn and Kris appear to be on better terms, though much has been made about Kris’ lack of public support following Caitlyn’s Diane Sawyer interview. She also did not make a statement of support after the Vanity Fair cover was released yesterday, making her one of the few family members not to do so.