Kris Jenner Breaks Her Silence About Caitlyn Jenner's ESPY Speech

One person from Caitlyn Jenner's life was notably absent when she was given the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at Sunday's ESPY awards, and the world has been wondering what she has to say about it all. Ex-wife Kris Jenner finally reacted to Caitlyn's ESPYs speech, and her words were well worth the wait.

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In an interview with Us Weekly following Jenner's remarkable and powerful speech, in which she encouraged people to accept others for who they are and reminded the world that transgender people are often bullied, hurt, and commit suicide, the 59-year-old matriarch of the family had only glowing things to say about her ex.

I think it was amazing and brave. I think she looked beautiful.

Jenner has been mostly silent about Caitlyn's transformation and has instead allowed her children to serve as the support system their dad needs at this time. That isn't to say she hasn't been encouraging and complementary behind the scenes, but she doesn't seem to feel like it's her place to step up and hog the spotlight at this time or insist she be present at the ESPY awards and take anything away from Caitlyn -- and she should be commended for that.

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Caitlyn reportedly requested that ex-wives Jenner, Linda Thompson, and Chrystie Crownover not attend her first major public event -- so it's not like she singled out Kris. Remember, this can't be easy for Kris, either. She and Caitlyn were married for 14 years and there was a lot of love between them -- she is coping with both a divorce and the realization that her husband never truly felt like herself the entire time they were together. 

In the meantime, she has the added pressure of being asked to make statements about Caitlyn every time her ex appears in heels at a restaurant. It must be exhausting for Kris, and I feel she is handling it all with class and respect for Caitlyn and their children.

 

Image via krisjenner/Instagram

 

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