Kris Jenner claims she’s fine with her soon-to-be ex-husband, Bruce Jenner, dating her close friend and former assistant, Ronda Kamihira, but sources close to the Kardashian momager say that, at home, she’s fuming over her ex and her best friend hooking up. After all, she has divulged some of her innermost feelings and fears to Ronda over their 20-year friendship — including private information about her marriage to Bruce.
“Kris was in complete shock when she learned that Bruce and Ronda have been seeing each other,” a source tells Star. “She says she feels betrayed by both of them. She’s been venting to Kim [Kardashian] about it, acting like she’s totally devastated and saying she’ll never forgive Ronda. It’s tough, because her whole family knows Ronda and considers her a friend.”
And while some have questioned whether Bruce and Ronda are actually an item or if they’re just friends, Kris is still upset that neither of them told her about their relationship. “Kris hasn’t talked to Ronda about it yet because she’s not sure what to say,” the insider adds. “She knows she will end up going off on her, and nothing will come of that. Even if it’s platonic, for her to embarrass Kris so publicly is inexcusable. So when Kris does have words with Ronda about it, it won’t be pretty.”
Kris may be telling friends that she’s devastated by Bruce’s relationship, but some members of her inner circle suggest she actually might be responsible for the pairing. “She’s extremely manipulative, so no one would be surprised if she concocted Bruce’s dating scheme as a publicity stunt” — either to garner sympathy for herself or to draw attention away from Bruce’s increasingly feminine look.
This isn’t the first time Ronda has been involved in a romantic scandal, either. In the 80’s, she had an affair with a married man behind her own fiance’s back! In his 2003 autobiography Raw, British celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson claimed that he began a tryst with Ronda in 1984, when she was a 21-year-old culinary student in London and he was a married father with an infant son. He described his lust for Ronda as “totally overpowering” and “almost a sickness.”
Their relationship was so intense, said Antony, that he claimed Ronda even begged him to give her away at her wedding. She even persuaded him to open a catering business that she would run, but it soon went bankrupt and she left him to return to the U.S. Antony followed her and convinced her to give their relationship another try, but she dumped him again, leaving him heartbroken, his own marriage in ruins.
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