Entertainment TV Kris Jenner Reflects on Caitlyn Jenner's Transition in Robin Roberts Interview: 'It Was a Big Shock' During Wednesday's interview special, Kris Jenner said Caitlyn's transition was "a scary thing to go through" because the family knew "nothing about it" at the time By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Instagram Twitter Joelle Goldstein is the Staff Editor of TV for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle helps oversee all things TV, and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, America's Got Talent, Love Is Blind and Dancing with the Stars for her "work" responsibilities. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter, where she was co-nominated at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Magazine Article for feature cover story. She graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor's degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 6, 2022 10:14 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Kris Jenner is looking back on Caitlyn Jenner's transition and the way her family responded. During a conversation with Robin Roberts on Wednesday night, Kris was asked where she currently stands with Caitlyn, with whom she was married for 22 years and shares daughters Kendall, 26, and Kylie, 24. "We're fine. Yeah, we're friends," Kris, 66, said. "And I see her when she's at a family thing so it's, you know, settled down a lot." Recalling her family's reaction to Caitlyn's transition, Kris added, "I think it was a big shock. It's a scary thing to go through because you know nothing about it. It's a subject I never thought that I would ever have to directly deal with [or] confront [or] be understanding about. Something that I didn't you know, understand." Kris and Caitlyn, 72, announced their separation in October 2013. Two years later, Caitlyn publicly came out as transgender. The stars then went through a period of estrangement after Caitlyn's memoir was published in 2017. In The Secrets of My Life, Caitlyn said Kris knew more about her gender identity crisis than she claims she did, and both Kris and her daughters have been open about the fact that the book created a rift in the family. Kris Jenner. ABC Caitlyn Jenner Says It's 'Unfortunate' She's Not Involved in The Kardashians' New Hulu Show However, Kris and the rest of the family appear to have mended their relationship with the former Olympian since then. While talking to editor Kristina O'Neill for WSJ Magazine's The One last year, Kris confirmed that she and Caitlyn were "very respectful" with each other because "she's the father of two of my kids, and so that speaks volumes." Caitlyn and Kris Jenner. Kevin Mazur/Getty During that interview, Kris also shared similar sentiments about navigating the split amid Caitlyn's transition. "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 continued, "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." Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner. Caitlyn Jenner/Instagram Kim Kardashian Says She and Kanye West 'Will Always Be Family,' Champions Ex 'Speaking His Truth' Caitlyn was one of many topics that Kris and her daughters — Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian — discussed during Wednesday night's interview. The sisters also spoke about their individual relationships, including Kim's romance with Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson and her ongoing divorce from Kanye West, Kourtney's engagement to Travis Barker and the status of Khloé's relationship with ex Tristan Thompson. When speaking about her public divorce from the rapper, Kim, 41, said: "You want to take the high road and sometimes it's hard. I've always been a champion of him speaking his truth... when it comes to family, I mean, Kanye and I will always be family." She added of her relationship with Davidson: "I am a relationship kind of girl, for sure, and I wouldn't be with someone if I didn't plan on spending a lot of my time with them. Obviously, I want to take my time, but I'm very happy and very content. And, it's such a good feeling just to be at peace." Kourtney, 42, also opened up about her friendship-turned-romance with Barker, telling Roberts, "It's so funny when we think about like, 'This is us. Can you believe it?' I felt like deep down if we looked into each other's eyes and like, you know, made it physical that it would just be over." Meanwhile, Khloé, 37, spoke about Thompson's past infidelities and noted that while "I still think he's a great guy, and he's a great dad. He's just not the guy for me."