Kim Kardashian & Caitlyn Jenner Clean Out The Closet On 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' & It's Emotional
Although the Kardashians do more in a day than most people (especially me) do in a lifetime, the past year has mostly been consumed with the family tackling Caitlyn Jenner's transition. If you've been watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Caitlyn's docuseries, I Am Cait, you already know that the experience hasn't been easy for anyone in their family. It's an adjustment for sure, and part of that adjustment? Getting rid of the parts of her old life that Caitlyn no longer needs. And on Sunday night's edition of KUWTK, Kim went to Caitlyn's house to clean out Caitlyn's oldcloset and ended up taking home some souvenirs for her family.
For herself, Kim kept the suit that Caitlyn wore to her wedding to Kanye West, and then brought home a collection of items she thought her mom and siblings would want to have. It was a sweet moment to see her (and honorary Kardashian Malika Haqq, of course) bond with Caitlyn. There's so much love in this family that it makes me happy just to witness it through my TV screen, and I'm glad to see that Caitlyn has remained so open with them, even when life throws challenges like this her way.
And as for those souvenirs? Kim obviously thought she was bringing home happy memories, but it wasn't that way for Kris — and understandably so. The person she was married to for literally decades is someone else now, and going through something like that definitely takes time to come to terms with, even if Caitlyn is a lot happier in her new life.
"I think going through something like this is difficult because the whole thing is something I've never dealt with before and I realize that I still have a long way to go before I can process all of this and understand it," Kris said. "Seeing these clothes and realizing that Bruce has thrown them out makes it real."
Kim also brought back many of Caitlyn's beloved polo shirts for her siblings, so that everyone could have a part of that old life to remember it by. It was heartbreaking to see how Kris is dealing with the transition, but I think it's a good thing that she does have tangible parts of that old life, like the clothes, to preserve those memories. They did have plenty of happy times together — and anyone who's seen a family vacation episode knows that. Caitlyn is Caitlyn now, but those good times don't just go away.
And like Kim said, that old leather jacket? It's going to look killer on Caitlyn.