Caitlyn Jenner says divorce with Kris was not mainly because of being trans, there were 'other bigger issues'

The 70-year-old said 'because of my frustration with myself I might have been a little bit shorter with' Kris


                            Caitlyn Jenner says divorce with Kris was not mainly because of being trans, there were 'other bigger issues'
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Caitlyn Jenner has revealed that her being trans 'was not a big part' of her split from her former wife Kris Jenner. Caitlyn had been married to momager and reality TV star Kris for around 23 years before announcing their separation in 2013. Caitlyn, a former Olympian who was then known as Bruce Jenner, had announced her gender transition around two years later in 2015.

Caitlyn recently spoke to Literally! podcast and told Rob Lowe that 'there were so many other bigger issues out there' which had also contributed to the couple's breakup. The 70-year-old said that "because of my frustration with myself I might have been a little bit shorter with her, you know, near the end. But there was a lot, boy there was a lot of things going on - and then all of a sudden we didn't have any issues."

The pair had managed to reach an agreement in a 'calm' manner with Caitlyn saying, "You know what? You know it's not working. I know it's not working. I'm, you go get - you know, you have this house. I'll find another place." Caitlyn revealed that after she had agreed to leave their marital home, and find another house, Kris even helped her move. 

She 'even found the place. She decorated the place. She did everything, you know, in Malibu'. Kris had apparently told Caitlyn, "'I want you to feel comfortable.' And that was it, you know. And there I was, back in Malibu."

Bruce Jenner, Kris Kardashian arrive for the City of Hope honoring Shelli And Irving Azoff with the 2011 Spirit of Life award at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 7, 2011, in Universal City, California (Getty Images) 

Even though Caitlyn and Kris had an amicable divorce, the two had a falling out shortly after their divorce was finalized in 2015. Caitlyn had a small tiff with Kris and her three daughters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe whom she had with her first husband, Robert Kardashian, over Caitlyn's memoir 'The Secrets of My Life'. 

Kris was not particularly portrayed well in the book which resulted in Caitlyn offending her as well as the Kardashian sisters. In the book, Caitlyn had also written that her gender issues had been responsible for the breakup of her first two marriages to Chrystie Crownover and Linda Thompson.

When Caitlyn's marriage with Linda fell apart, she had contemplated the prospect of transitioning but decided not to after meeting Kris whom she married in 1990. The book states that the end stages of Caitlyn and Kris' marriage included "a toxic combination of her withering anger with me and my defensiveness, and generally being at each other's throats, and the kids asking their mother why she yelled at me all the time."

Caitlyn had written that she had worn women's clothes in front of Kris many times before the divorce but Kris has denied this completely and has insisted publicly that "nobody mentioned a gender issue" over the course of their marriage. 

We had earlier shared that Caitlyn had been quarantining with her partner Sophia Hutchins, 24. Caitlyn frequently takes to her Instagram to share her 11-acre Malibu compound which features some stunning views. Even though Sophia and Caitlyn have self-isolated together, they maintain that they are not dating and are not romantically involved.

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