In a newly released clip from a special two-part episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that focuses on Bruce’s announcement that he is transgender, Kris breaks down while opening up about the difficulty she’s had with accepting the truth about her ex.
“I have these memories of this life, and I feel sometimes that it didn’t exist,” she sobs to Kim Kardashian.
Kim’s take is more circumspect.
“He has to deal with this for the rest of his entire life,” she said. “Waking up and feeling like, ‘Whoa! This isn’t my body. This doesn’t feel comfortable.’ That’s the only way I can kind of imagine it. And you really have to let go.”
Kris has been fending off criticism that she did not say enough to support Bruce. Although she tweeted he is her “hero” after his Diane Sawyer special aired, producers at ABC said she refused to comment for the interview — a charge Kris denies.
The special episodes of KUWTK that focused on Bruce’s transition will air on May 17 and May 18, 2015.