Caitlyn Jenner's 70th Birthday Party Revealed Some Of The Kardashians Have Ended Their Feud With Her — But Others Have Not

    The last we heard, the Kardashians and Caitlyn Jenner had mutually cut ties with each other so this has come as quite a shock.

    Over the past few years, relations between Caitlyn Jenner and the Kardashians have become increasingly strained.

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    Things began going downhill when Caitlyn said some less-than-favourable things about ex-wife Kris Jenner in her first interview after transitioning in 2015.

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    In the Vanity Fair interview Caitlyn claimed that she'd been "mistreated" by Kris, and that "a lot of times she wasn't very nice". Caitlyn went on: "20% [of the reason why we split] was gender and 80% was the way I was treated."

    Her comments in the interview led to a huge fallout between Caitlyn and the rest of the family with the exception of Kim who acted as mediator and was still willing to attempt a relationship.

    Then, in 2017, Caitlyn gave the family advance copies of her autobiography which included further negative comments about Kris.

    However, the real drama kicked off when the book was published and the family claimed the advance copies they'd been given were edited. They went on to say that the published version contained two passages that they hadn't approved, which upset them all over again.

    The first was Caitlyn revealing she'd undergone sex reassignment surgery without telling any of them.

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    Kris, in particular, was worried about how the news might affect Kendall and Kylie.

    And the second was Caitlyn claiming that Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé's late father, Robert Kardashian, believed OJ Simpson was guilty despite being on his defence team.

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    Caitlyn went on to say that she believed Robert took a spot on the defence team in a bid to enact revenge on his ex-wife, Kris Jenner.

    When Kim discovered the claims in the book, she told her sisters: "It is so shady that Caitlyn gave me the book, and said, 'In the final version, there's a few more things in it, but don't worry, it's nothing about you.' So she lied to me. Because that is about me if it's about our dad."

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    At this point, the Kardashians announced that they were totally done with Caitlyn.

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    "My relationship with Caitlyn was strained, and I was trying to be respectful," Kim said. "But if you talk about my dad, I will cut you." Khloé added that Caitlyn was a "bad, mean person".

    And it seemed as though the feeling was mutual when, a year later, Caitlyn revealed that she was no longer speaking to any the Kardashians and only cared about Kendall and Kylie.

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    Speaking on Piers Morgan's Life Stories, Caitlyn said: "I don't talk to the Kardashians anymore. The only ones I am concerned about are Kendall and Kylie. They are my biological kids. I spent 23 years carting them around."

    She went on to add that she didn't tell the Kardashians about her sex reassignment surgery because she "didn't trust" them not to "leak it to the press".

    So it's come as a massive surprise this week to see that certain members of the Kardashian/Jenner family appear to have been working on improving their relationship with Caitlyn behind the scenes.

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    On Monday, Caitlyn celebrated her 70th birthday. And one of the first people to post a message of congratulations on Instagram was none other than Kim Kardashian, who wrote: "I love you forever."

    And after Caitlyn shared a post of her own marking the special day, Kourtney hopped in the comments to post a message wishing her a happy birthday.

    But then last night, the family gathered to celebrate with a birthday dinner. Of course, Kendall and Kylie were in attendance.

    But then this photo appeared online, and it showed that both Kim and Kourtney were there too!

    Khloé, however, was glaringly absent, suggesting that she and Caitlyn haven't healed their rift.

    Kris also gave the dinner a miss, suggesting that Caitlyn will probably be left off her annual Christmas party list for a second year running.

    And it's also interesting to note that Brody Jenner — Caitlyn's son from her second marriage — was a no-show as well.

    The relationship between Caitlyn and Brody has always been strained, but during his recent appearance on The Hills: New Beginnings, Brody expressed disappointment that they've continued to grow apart.

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    Speaking about his childhood, Brody said that Caitlyn "was just never really around. Maybe once every couple of years. Wasn't around for my graduation, wasn't around for any of my birthdays. There just wasn't really any relationship. It was very surface."

    Brody went on to say that just as he was beginning to reconnect with Caitlyn after her split from Kris Jenner in 2013, she came out as transgender and announced her plans to transition.

    He also commented on how much Caitlyn's personality has changed since she transitioned — something the Kardashians brought up repeatedly during their long-running feud with her.

    And, referring to his disappointment that Caitlyn bailed on his wedding last year to attend a showbiz event instead, Brody said: "What I've learned is just to not expect too much from her."

    So, while it appears some of the family are working to build bridges, I don't think we can expect a reunion between Caitlyn/Brody/Kris and Khloé any time soon.

    Ellie Woodward is Celebrity and Entertainment Editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ellie Woodward at ellie.woodward@buzzfeed.com.

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