Caitlyn Jenner Recalls Convincing Robert Kardashian to Divorce Kris Jenner Over Private Dinner

Caitlyn Jenner details the candid conversation she had with the late Robert Kardashian Sr. during his messy divorce from Kris Jenner. Plus, find out her final words with the attorney before his death.

By Brett Malec Nov 16, 2023 1:00 PMTags
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Caitlyn Jenner is sharing new insight into her relationship with the late Robert Kardashian Sr.

In fact, the former Olympian revealed that during the famed lawyer's 1991 divorce from Kris Jenner, Caitlyn actually went to bat for her ex-wife during her messy breakup from Robert.

"She was having a rough time with Robert in the divorce when I came into the picture," Caitlyn recalled in Peacock's new documentary House of Kardashian, streaming now. "He was doing everything to kind of make her life miserable. I saw what was going on from the outside and just said, 'This is ridiculous.' So, I called Robert up and said, 'Hey, let's go to dinner.'"

"We met on Hamburger Hamlet on Sunset Boulevard, just the two of us in a booth in the back," the 74-year-old continued. "And I basically said to him Kris is moving on. Sorry, but she's moving on. I said, 'I can take over from here. So, let's just make this final signing of the papers as simple as possible.' And he did."

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One month after the divorce was finalized, Caitlyn and Kris married at a friend's house in Bel-Air.

"We had been together five months and having a wonderful time," Caitlyn noted of their relationship. "I wanted to get the wedding over with so we could move on with a normal life, even if it's four kids and four step-kids. As normal a life as we can make it."

Despite the bitter way Kris and Robert ended things—especially after she cheated on him during their marriage—Robert remained in his ex's life as they shared children Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Rob Kardashian. (Caitlyn also had kids Burt Jenner, Cassandra Jenner, Brandon Jenner and Brody Jenner from previous marriages before welcoming Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner with Kris.)

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The I Am Cait star even revealed the private last conversation she had with Robert days before he passed away from esophageal cancer in 2003.

"He was really hurting," she recalled, "and I said to him, 'Hey, remember if I was in your position, my only worry would be for my kids. That the kids are gonna get through this. I just want you to know that I will always be there for the kids.' And he says, 'Oh, you didn't have to say that. I knew you would.' And a week later he died."

House of Kardashian is streaming now on Peacock. And keep reading to relive Caitlyn's sweetest family moments with her kids.

With Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian & Kendall Jenner

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With Kendall Jenner & Kylie Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner is all smiles while hanging with her two daughters.

With Kris Jenner

Despite their ups and downs, the exes prove they are friends till the end.

With Kim Kardashian

Kim helps Cait perfect her selfie game!

With Brody Jenner, Linda Thompson & Brandon Jenner

The I Am Cait star celebrates Christmas with her ex and their two sons.

With Kylie Jenner

Cait celebrates her birthday during a family lunch date.

With Kylie Jenner

The dynamic duo grab lunch at Sugarfish in Calabasas.

With Burt Jenner and Casey Jenner's Kids

Cait's son Burt shared this adorable family photo of Cait with her grandkids (the daughters of Cait's eldest daughter Casey).

With Kendall Jenner

The supermodel gives Cait a big bear hug.

With Kylie Jenner

Another day, another selfie!

With Kylie Jenner

The two share a sweet moment on I Am Cait.

With Kim Kardashian & Kris Jenner

The trio attend a birthday lunch for Kylie in Malibu.

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