Bruce Jenner’s Mother Esther Tells All About Former Daughter-in-Law Kris Jenner: ‘She Was Backstabbing’

Bruce Jenner’s mother, Edith, recently did her first-ever sit-down interview, and she certainly held nothing back when discussing her son’s now ex-wife, Kris Jenner! The 88-year-old, who lives a quiet life in Idaho, recently sat down with MailOnline to talk about her former daughter-in-law’s ‘domineering’ personality, and why she was happy when Bruce told her that he and Kris were divorcing!

Esther said that she refused to speak ill of Kris during her 23-year marriage to Bruce, but is fine talking now that the couple are getting divorced. Esther noted that she actually proclaimed “Hallelujah!” when her son told her that he and Kris had split.

“It was necessary,” she told MailOnline. ‘I have a feeling it was him [that initiated the split], the way things were going…I hope [Kris] changes her name back to Kardashian I don’t want her to carry the name.”

Bruce Jenner’s mother Edith said some harsh things about his ex-wife Kris. (WENN)

Although she admitted that she doesn’t know the true reason that Bruce and Kris divorced, she said she suspects it was because of Kris’ ‘controlling’ personality.

“He was so controlled, she was such a controller. I think he had it up to here,” Esther said.

Bruce’s mother certainly didn’t mince words when describing her ex-daughter-in-law.

“She could insult you with a big smile on her face, I know,” Edith said of Kris. “What do you do with a person like that? You’re going to avoid them if possible. She was backstabbing as far as my grandchildren were concerned, and that is something I can’t stand.

“She’s domineering – it’s do it her way, or there’s no way. I had very little to do with Kris. I stayed away from her as much as I could,” she added.

Esther appeared on one episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians last year. It is the only time she’s ever been featured on the show.

“I had no desire to go on that show,” Esther said, adding that she only appeared to please Bruce.

Esther said she did not know she was being filmed during many of the scenes that made it into the episode, which made her angry with Bruce.

“I said I feel violated, you never told me…it’s like lying to somebody,” she said, adding that she has no use for the reality show starring her son and grandchildren.

“Why it’s such a popular show I’ll never know,” Edith said. There is no good morals, none.”