Kris Jenner has long insisted that she was kept in the dark about ex-husband Caitlyn Jenner’s transgender identity.
However, in her cover story for the September issue of Vogue, daughter Kendall Jenner revealed that her mother had known about Caitlyn from the beginning.
‘My mum knew,’ the 20-year-old model shared, adding: ‘She knew since their third date.’
In an April episode of Caitlyn’s E! reality series I Am Cait, Kris and the former athlete could be seen once again disagreeing on how in the know the momager was.
The two chatted about the transition while sitting at a table of Caitlyn’s friends, one of whom – Jennifer Boylan – asked if she had told Kris about it ‘early on.’
Kris responded ‘No,’ to Caitlyn’s dismay, before adding: ‘She keeps saying she told me, but she didn’t.’
She insisted the two had merely shared a throwaway conversation in which Caitlyn (then Bruce) had asked if Kris wanted to have more kids, replying emphatically when she said that she did not.
Caitlyn also said that she used to cross-dress in front of Kris, though later the Kardashian matriarch set up rules that she could only do it while traveling on her own – not at home.
Kris, however, denied setting down rules, and said that her ex never cross-dressed in front of her, and the only evidence that she found of that was ‘a few times I would see a suitcase or things lying around the house.’
Meanwhile, Kendall spoke of accepting her dad through the transition, while calling it ‘a gnarly experience.’
‘We’re not judgmental. But obviously it’s strange having your dad, who was so male, completely reverse,’ she said.
She also discussed ‘catching’ Caitlyn throughout her life, noting that at one point she and sister Kylie, 19, thought that their father was cheating on Kris because they found make-up and nail polish.
‘One time we found those squishy boob things. We found wigs,’ she said, before recalling running into Caitlyn in the family home.
She explained: ‘She would wake up really early just so she could dress up and move around the house and get that little kick for the morning, and then go back to being Bruce – take us to school, totally normal.’
One morning Kendall accidentally interrupted that alone time as she went downstairs at 4am for a bottle of water.
‘As I was coming back out, my dad was coming down the stairs in, like, a wig and makeup and shoes – the full nine.
And she didn’t see me,’ she said.
‘I literally froze. Please don’t turn left. Because she could either turn left or turn right. Thank God she turned right and – to this day! – has no idea that happened. That was the first time I had ever seen her.’-Daily Mail