Did the Kardashian Siblings Ever Resent Kris Jenner for Having an Affair That Ruined Her First Marriage?
Kris Jenner might seem like she’s always had the perfect lifestyle, but even she’s experienced some low points over the years.
One of her biggest downfalls she still regrets to this day is the passionate affair she had while married to Robert Kardashian Sr. Although the affair was short-lived, it put a definite strain on the couple’s relationship leading Kardashian to divorce Jenner after 12 years of marriage.
Despite Jenner and Kardashian’s children being fairly young when all of this took place, they knew that their mother’s affair was the reason behind their parent’s divorce.
While Jenner’s infidelity played a huge part in her first marriage coming to an end, did the Kardashian siblings resent their mother for breaking up the family?
Jenner’s marriage to Robert Kardashian ended soon after her affair started
Although Kris Jenner might not have too many regrets in life, one thing she wishes never happened was the affair she had while married.
Back in 1989, a little more than 10 years into her marriage to Robert Kardashian, Jenner found herself engaging in a passionate love affair with a 23-year-old soccer player named Todd Waterman.
The pair first met during night out with friends in Los Angeles and instantly had a connection.
During a 2012 interview with Daily Mail, Waterman revealed that he was attracted to Jenner right off the bat and the pair couldn’t ignore the sexual tension that was between them.
“I’m sure we danced and had a good time in the club,’ he said. “We came back to her friend’s home in Beverly Hills. And our first time [we had sex] was in her friend’s closet. We found a little place in the house and consummated the relationship.”
Following their passionate moment in their friend’s closet, Jenner and Waterman continued their affair and experienced many passionate moments together.
The pair’s affair lasted about a year until Kardashian found out about his wife’s unfaithful ways.
In her 2011 autobiography Kris Jenner… and All Things Kardashian, the momager describes how her husband hired a private detective to catch her cheating.
Jenner recalls Kardashian confronting her and Waterman in a restaurant in Beverly Hills and things then going from bad to worse in a matter of minutes.
During his interview with Daily Mail, Waterman admits that he remembers things a little differently.
“I was driving in an open Jeep at the time. As I pulled out of my garage, it was about 5pm and a sunny day, he [Kardashian] comes charging out with a golf club in his 450 SL convertible.”
Kardashian eventually filed for divorce from Jenner and the proceedings were finalized in 1991.
The Kardashians were upset but could see that Jenner
Although the Kardashian siblings were young when their parents announced their divorce, the still took the news pretty hard.
Jenner recalls in her book that her children ‘cried and cried’ when she and Kardashian told them of their split and shared that the four siblings really struggled when their parents officially divorced.
While the Kardashian siblings didn’t really know of all the details behind their parents divorce at first, they knew that Jenner was the one at fault.
During a 2012 interview with Oprah Winfrey, the famous siblings revealed just how much Jenner’s affair impacted them.
“Always in life we always protected our dad because we felt bad for him because he didn’t want the divorce,” Kardashian West shared with Winfrey. “We knew it was our mom’s fault and we were well aware.”
The talk show host then asked if they were aware of Jenner’s affair at the time, which the siblings replied, “yes.”
“Kourtney and I for sure, we were really aware,” the KKW mogul admitted.
Khloé Kardashian chimed in, “I wasn’t” then Rob Kardashian confessed that he was completely in the dark up until Jenner’s autobiography was released.
Kourtney Kardashian really admits that she had a really hard time coming to terms with her mother’s affair.
“I was trying to put myself in her shoes and I’m like, ‘I would never do that my family,” the Poosh founder said.
While the divorce and the affair was a lot for the siblings to take in, they never held their mother’s past actions against her.
Though they were upset that Jenner and her affair broke up their family, they never found themselves resenting her and tried to see things from her point of view.