Caitlyn Jenner: Kris mistreated me - I felt she needed me more because I was the breadwinner
Published 02/06/2015 | 11:07
Caitlyn Jenner feels she was "mistreated" during her marriage to Kris.
Yesterday the star - formerly known as Bruce - revealed her transition into a woman, gracing the cover of Vanity Fair in a revealing corset.
The 65-year-old was married to Kris, who is mother to their two daughters Kylie and Kendall, for over 20 years, but their divorce was finalised earlier this year.
During her interview with the glossy magazine, the former Olympic athlete recalled some of the darker sides of their marriage, which was documented on reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
"The first 15 years I felt she needed me more because I was the breadwinner," she admitted. "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. People would see how I got mistreated. She controlled the money, all that kind of stuff."
Kris also got her chance to speak out, arguing Caitlyn was "miserable" at the time because she wasn't able to be who she wanted to be.
Caitlyn's family have been very supportive of her transition, with daughters Kylie and Kendall and stepchildren Kim, Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian all publicly revealing how proud they are.
Kim - who is currently pregnant with her second child - immediately sent Caitlyn's Vanity Fair cover to the whole clan, but her brother Rob initially didn't cotton on.
"It was so funny because all the girls - we knew Caitlyn was shooting this, but my brother had no idea," she laughed to Access Hollywood.
"So I sent it on a mass text to everybody and my brother was on it, and he goes, 'Kim, why are you sending me this? Who is this woman and why do I care.'
"And I was like, 'Rob, that's Bruce - that's Caitlyn.' And he was like, 'Oh my god, she's beautiful.'"
According to a source, the star has always had the name Caitlyn picked out, even when she was a child. While her mother Esther is very happy with the transition, she hasn't got used to the new moniker.
"I still have to call him Bruce. His father and I named him that," she said. "It's going to be a struggle for me to get used to the change, but happily so... I'm very happy for him – or her!
"I was there last week, well actually, I got home a week and a half ago. And I met Caitlyn. She is… so much more at ease."