Things went from tense to weirdly uncomfortable to an all-out confrontation between Kris and Brody Jenner tonight on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Things started off on the wrong foot when she didn't even invite him to Greece, then she spent the majority of the trip trying to win him over with awkward attempts that made everyone squirm. That scene in which she rubbed sunscreen on his back was one of the most cringe-worthy in KUWTK history -- and that's saying a lot!
Kris kept claiming he just didn't understand her. “I feel like he sort of judges me. A lot of times, he takes me the wrong way. Like he doesn’t get my humor ... I just want him to be part of the family.” But what she wasn't getting is that he's spent his life loathing her, and she hasn't done much to try and make anything better. And it was really up to her (who's supposed to be the adult) -- not him -- to do so.
At one point Brody told the cameras, "Over the years growing up, I thought Kris was the reason I didn’t see my father and kind of painted her as the villain.” Hearing how Bruce can't even have a putting green and seeing Kris boss him around all the time hasn't helped. I thought that would be Brody's big issue -- that he didn't like how she treats his dad -- but when they sat down, he revealed something different.
He accused her of loving her lavish lifestyle more than anything else. He told her she needs to look at her life and ask what's really important. When she said the most important thing to her is that all of her kids are happy, he snapped back, "That's a lie." Then: "I don’t think you’ve ever given two shits about the way Brandon and I have grown up.” Ouch.
Brody's a pretty mellow guy, but clearly he has a lot of pent-up feelings, and who can blame him? The fact that she didn't even invite him on this trip was pretty telling. So good for him for getting it out.
Kris didn't take it well. She started crying and told the camera:
This is one of the most hurtful attacks, I think, that has ever been thrown my way. I have tried so hard for so many years. I just don’t understand how we got here and I feel so defeated.
I'd love to hear more about how she's tried over the years. She certainly hasn't given any examples of doing so. It doesn't seem like Bruce has done much either, and I do think Brody is taking out some of his anger at his dad on Kris, which isn't fair, but it's understandable.
The formula for KUWTK usually results in a happy ending, so I'm fully expecting to see them work through this next week and start mending their relationship or actually start building one. There are years of pain there that have built up though, so I don't think it's going to be an easy road, and nothing is going to make Kris Jenner less annoying. But hopefully things can at least start to get better between them.
Do you think Brody went too far? Do you think Kris and Brody will mend their relationship?