Los Angeles:Â Former Olympian Bruce Jenner, who is officially a woman with the name Caitlyn, has slammed ex-wife Kris Jenner for being “controlling”. Jenner, 65, has posed as Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine, two months after coming out as woman.
She got divorced from Kris in March after 24 years of marriage. “The first 15 years I felt she needed me more because I was the breadwinner…” Caitlyn told the magazine in the new cover interview.
“Then really around the show, 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. I think in a lot of ways she became less tolerant of me. A lot of times she wasn’t very nice,” Caitlyn continued. “People would see how I got mistreated. She controlled the money, all that kind of stuff.”
Kris, in her response, blamed Caityln’s gender crisis for the problems in their marriage. “He was married to me and he wasn’t who he wanted to be so he was miserable… All I was doing was working very hard for my family so that we could all have a wonderful future, and he was pissed off. At the end of my relationship with Bruce he definitely had a lot of social anxiety… That was one of the reasons we were in a struggle at the end.”
When Caitlyn went public with her transformation, Kris said she was stunned. “It was like the most passive-aggressive thing I think I ever experienced.”
Caitlyn said that any focus on her gender issues as the reason for the split is misguided, and that most of it was Kris’ fault. “20% was gender and 80% was the way I was treated,” she said.