Caitlyn Jenner Shares Jaw-Dropping Message After O.J. Simpson's Death

Following the death of O.J. Simpson at 76, Caitlyn Jenner—who was married to the late Nicole Brown Simpson’s close friend Kris Jenner—responded with her thoughts on the news.

By Brahmjot Kaur Apr 11, 2024 5:30 PMTags
Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Reacts to O.J. Simpson's Death

Caitlyn Jenner is breaking her silence.

After O.J. Simpson's family announced he died at 76 after privately battling cancer, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum responded with her perspective on the news. 

As Caitlyn wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, April 11. "Good Riddance."

The Kardashians' ties to the Simpson family run deep, going all the way back to the late '60s when Robert Kardashian Sr. and O.J. became friends while in college and the football player was even best man during the attorney's 1978 wedding to Kris Jenner

When O.J. was arrested for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994, Robert served as one of the 10 attorneys on his defense team.

At the time, Kris—who had been close friends with Nicole before her death—was married to Caitlyn. (They divorced in 2015.) And while Robert—who shared kids Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Rob Kardashian with ex Kris—had a close bond with O.J., Caitlyn made it clear she didn't share the love.

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In fact, the 74-year-old—who shares daughters Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner with Kris—admitted she believed The Towering Inferno actor was guilty and even banned his name in their home during the 1995 trial.

"That night the verdict came in, Kourtney and Kimberly were in school and obviously they loved their father, and they should," Caitlyn recalled on I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here in 2019. "They'd been following this for a year and a half and when they walked in the door, I think it was Kourtney who said, 'Well, I told you he didn't do it.'"

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"And I just said to the girls, 'just because he got a not guilty didn't mean he didn't do it,'" she continued, "'and I don't want his name ever mentioned in this house again.'"

She also reflected on that moment in her 2017 memoir The Secrets of My Life and alleged that Robert knew O.J. was guilty but had joined his defense team to rekindle his relationship with Kris.

Kim recounted the allegations in a 2017 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, telling sisters "Robert told Caitlyn in secret after the O.J. murder trial that he believed his friend was guilty."

The 43-year-old rebuked Caitlyn's claims, adding that when it came to O.J., "Dad so believed in him."

Read on for O.J. Simpson's life in pictures.


Simpson was born in 1947 and started his football career at the City College of San Francisco. After playing for two seasons and being named a junior college All-American, Simpson transferred and started playing  for the University of Southern California's Trojans in 1967. 


The following year, he won the Heisman Trophy.


Following his college football career, the running back entered the NFL and played for the Buffalo Bills from 1969 to 1977.


In addition to playing football, Simpson explored acting—including in the movie The Klansman. He later appeared in The Towering Inferno, Killer Force and The Cassandra Crossing. 


Simpson attended the Cannes Film Festival with producer Patrick Wachsberger in 1975.


Simpson was married to Marguerite Whitley from 1967 to 1979. Together, they welcomed three children: Arnelle, Jason and Aaren. Aaren died following a drowning accident in 1979.

The family is pictured at their home in 1975.


Following his near-decade with the Bills, the athlete joined the San Francisco 49ers, where he played for a two seasons before retiring from football.


Simpson pictured here posing with his Ferrari at Warner Bros Studios.


After playing the game, Simpson became a sports analyst. Here, he can be seen covering a game for NBC in 1980. 


Simpson married Nicole Brown in 1985, the same year they welcomed their first child together, Sydney, and Simpson was inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

Here, the pair is pictured at an Oscars viewing party in 1983.


Simpson and Brown also welcomed a son, Justin, in 1988. The couple divorced four years later in 1992.

Here the family is pictured at the Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult premiere in 1994—the same year that she was killed.


In June 1994, Simpson was accused of murdering Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. He took off in a white Bronco, and millions of people watched the televised police chase.


Simpson's 1994 mug shot after his arrest.


Simpson went to trial in 1995, and the case captured the nation. He pleaded not guilty and was acquitted on all counts.

He was found liable for Brown and Goldman's deaths in 1997 in a civil lawsuit filed by their families and was ordered to pay $33.5 million in damages,  according to The New York Times.

Simpson would make headlines again when he penned the book If I Did It. The Goldman family later obtained the rights to the manuscript as a way to help satisfy the amount Simpson owed them, CBS News reported, and the subhead Confessions of the Killer was added.


However, these wouldn't be Simpson's last trials. In 2008, he was found guilty of armed robbery, kidnapping and 10 additional charges that were in regard to a memorabilia robbery in Las Vegas, and he was sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison, per The New York Times. Simpson, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, served nine years in prison before he was released on parole.


Simpson speaking at a parole hearing.

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