The relatively obvious and widely anticipated answer to the question, why hasn't Kris Jenner opened up about her ex, Bruce Jenner, and his gender transition, is finally revealed: because she's breaking her silence in her own TV spectacle, along with her Kardashian clan.
In a clip provided by E!, the pajama-clad mom is confronted in her bed by her daughter Kim Kardashian, calling on her to accept Bruce, a confrontation that ends with tears streaming down Kris Jenner's perfectly-done up face.
"I have these memories of this life," says Jenner, as she lounges, surrounded by luxurious pillows, "and I feel sometimes like it didn't exist."
Then, with a gentle stroke of her exquisitely french-manicured hand, Jenner wipes a tear from her eye, and the clip ends.
This preview is from E!'s upcoming two-part special episode of their popular reality series, entitled Keeping Up With the Kardashians: About Bruce. In addition to Bruce, Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Scott Disick will be featured. according to NBC's Tamron Hall, who announced the special on Monday'sToday show. E! is a division of NBC Universal, both of which are owned by Comcast.
Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer in his ABC News special last month that of his ten children and stepchildren, Kim is "by far the most accepting" about his transition. Her attitude, he said, turned around following a deep conversation about authenticity with her own husband, Kanye West.
E! says on its website "the two-part special will reveal intimate conversations that Bruce had with his famous family, in which they discussed his transition. The specials will also explore each family member's struggle to process his or her own feelings as they all work through hearing from Bruce directly about finally living life as the person he has always known himself to be."
The report on eonline.com noted that "Bruce Jenner is choosing to not live publicly in the media as a woman and will be referred to as Bruce Jenner and with male pronouns until he specifies otherwise."
The network promises viewers family home videos "that will remind viewers and the family of the special times they spent with Bruce as a father, husband and friend, and serves as inspiration for the memories they will create as Bruce lives his 'new normal.'"
E! also says it has an eight-episode documentary series in the works, chronicling Bruce's new life as a transgender woman. The first episode of the currently-untitled series will debut July 26 at 9 p.m. EDT. The series was put on hold following a fatal car accident involving Bruce Jenner that is still under investigation. Last week the victim's family filed a lawsuit against Jenner for wrongful death.
The report on E!'s website also provided links to GLAAD's resources "on what it means to be transgender" and the Trevor Project for help and advice on being trans... along with a plug, of course, for episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Sundays at 9 p.m., as would be expected.