Although Kardashian West publicly supported Jenner’s journey, she cut ties after reading her book, which alleged Kris Jenner — Caitlyn’s ex-wife and Kim’s mom — knew more about her gender identity crisis than she’s admitted.
In an episode of KUWTK, the KKW Beauty mogul also revealed that she had been hurt by a chapter in the memoir in which Jenner implied that her late father Robert Kardashian thought his friend O.J. Simpson was guilty of having killed wife Nicole Brown Simpson and waiter Ron Goldman — despite having served as the NFL star’s defense attorney in his 1994 murder trial.
“My relationship with Caitlyn was strained,” the mother of three said during the episode, which aired October of last year. “I was just trying to be respectful. But if you talk about my dad, I will cut you.”
Despite their estrangement, in April of last year Kardashian West told Ellen Degeneres that she would “always love her” for helping raise her and her sisters.
During a conversation with Kardashian West on KUWTK, Kourtney revealed she didn’t think the 68-year-old had portrayed Kris Jenner correctly in her memoir.
“[Caitlyn's] so angry at mom, like for no reason," Kardashian West said, before adding, "She said, 'I didn't see a dime of my money.' She was insinuating that mom took the check and pocketed it and had this huge savings.”
"They made the money together," Kourtney added. "Even when mom would book appearances, I worked for her, I would hear her phone calls in the office. She would hustle to get speeches. She changed Caitlyn's career and she made her have this motivational speaker business."
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After Jenner announced her transition in 2015, Rob was quick to publicly support his former stepfather. “You have always been a role model to me and now more than ever, I look up to you. LOVE YOU !! !!” tweeted Rob, who was just 4 years old when his mother Kris, married Jenner in 1991.
But the same year Jenner announced her transition, Rob was facing his own demons: he had gained more than 100 lbs. and was battling depression. He also struggled when his big sister Khloé split from ex Lamar Odom.
“My dad died when Rob was 16,” Khloé explained to PEOPLE in October 2015. “Rob doesn’t have a father figure in his life. When [our stepdad] Bruce [now Caitlyn Jenner] was around, he was great, but he was going through his own things that none of us understood at the time. Lamar was [Rob’s father figure]. Once Lamar left – and it’s not Lamar’s fault at all – I think Rob didn’t know where to go. He was like, ‘I don’t have guidance anymore.’ ”
In September 2016, as Rob prepared to become a father himself (he welcomed daughter Dream with ex-fiancée Blac Chyna in November 2016), he explained why he retreated from the spotlight for nearly two years – and how that experience deepened his understanding of Jenner’s journey of transitioning from male to female.