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Kim Kardashian West says Caitlyn Jenner will “always be a part” of who she is, and says the rift between Caitlyn and the Kardashian family won’t last forever.

The 36-year-old reality star has had a strained relationship with Caitlyn — who was formerly known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing gender reassignment — since she released her memoir Secrets of My Life earlier this year in which she slammed her relationship with Kim’s mother Kris Jenner.

But Kim has said the family will “get it together” and forgive the “I Am Cait” star eventually, but says they’re “taking a breather” for now.

“She’ll always be my stepdad and always be a person that raised me and taught me so much in life. [She] stepped up to the plate, took over for my dad when he passed away, and I’ll never forget what Caitlyn instilled in us as kids and was a part of who I am today. I’ll never forget that. She’ll always be a part of me.

“We’re just taking a breather. We’ll get it together. We have siblings. It’ll work out,” Kardashian West said.

The ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star admits she was “a little shocked” by the contents of Caitlyn’s memoir, but understands that she might just be telling her side of the story.

“[I was] a little shocked [by Caitlyn] putting some things out there that just weren’t true or didn’t really make sense or were hurtful … When I feel like at the end of the day, my mom and Caitlyn had a 25-year relationship and you have to have some respect for it.

“Maybe their stories are different. Maybe their accounts are different. I don’t want to discredit her feelings or her account, but when all of us were there witnessing some things and seeing things really differently, it was just a little bit surprising to me,” she said.

Speaking during an appearance on “The View,” which is set to air on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Kardashian West said: “I definitely got upset about [the memoir]. In our family, we definitely are always so close and stick through everything. Everything is definitely going to be fine.”

  • britishrose

    kim is so desperate, how can you appreciate a he/she who pretended to be a man and was all up in your moma closet and make up when she wasnt home , a man who suppose to have filled your powerful daddy shoes by taking on his children to raise and turned out to be a freak? and you all said you knew nothing about him being queer, also how can you respect a tranny who deprived his two daughter and 2 sons of a father for the rest oftheir lives where they gotta be passed by men who dont wanna marry a woman or man with a queer tranny freak for a father whom committed murder and walked? girl bye bye birdie , if you think just cause you need some sympathy from the LGBT community you wanna through your daddy legacy under the bus , ,not enough that you and khloe and koourtney and rob has shamed robert k senior to his grave . if he was alive hed wish he was dead . oj simpson was a major blow to your father kim and this is a grave digger blow with bruce jenner . what man would wish this tragedy on his children even the average family would be hurt over bruce transition . he will never live a normal life and you can also credit him for people not feeling sorry for you getting rob , , and for rob with a hooker , ,and kourtney with a narcassistic alcholic ex and khloe with a drug head LAMAR and you kim auaggh you aint had a good man since reggis bush . girls bye