It’s no secret that Kris Jenner is a controlling woman. Typically, her kids just put up with it, or, in the case of Kim Kardashian, dish it right back. But during last night’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the usually forgiving Khloé Kardashian decided that she’d had enough.
From trying to get Scott Disick to play ball to establishing contact with Lamar Odom, Jenner seems intent on either getting her children back with their former significant others or, at least, ensuring that they remain in each other’s lives. Everybody else agrees that this is a terrible idea, but Jenner is not one to be deterred by a little negative feedback from her kids.
A few episodes back, Jenner focused her energy on getting Disick more involved with his children, but this was an abject failure. With Disick still insisting on being an absentee parent, and Kourtney Kardashian sick of putting up with his crap, Jenner was forced to turn to another relationship in dire need of a little tender loving care: Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom.
Despite having briefly dated French Montana, Kardashian had yet to finalize her divorce from Odom. In Jenner’s opinion, this meant that there was still a chance. Jenner’s timing could not have been worse because she decided to interfere just as Kardashian finally resolved to cut Odom out of her life. A very frustrated Kardashian admitted, “[Odom] can’t commit to making us better, so I have to now step away and do what’s best for me.”
Kardashian chose to get her mind off Odom by taking a trip with Kendall Jenner and Corey Gamble. This initially made her feel better, but when she returned home, she discovered that her mom had given Odom her new phone number. As expected, this outraged Kardashian, who ultimately decided that, in addition to desperately needing to get away from Odom, she needed a break from her own mother!
Fans of Keeping Up With the Kardashians were nearly as annoyed with Jenner as Khloé was upon learning of her meddling. Many viewers have grown accustomed to Jenner getting overly involved in her kids’ love lives, but they still found this latest development disturbing.
A few fans, however, thought that the Kardashian sisters were way too hard on Jenner — and incredibly disrespectful.
It’s not easy for somebody as controlling as Jenner to give up on her kids’ romantic relationships, but when she attempts to get involved, she invariably does more harm than good. Now would be a good time for Jenner to give it up, but with Odom hospitalized not long after last night’s episode was filmed, this seems more unlikely than ever.