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The Jenners Opened Up About The O.J. Simpson Trial In This Interview From The '90s

"Sometimes you just don't know. You don't know what's going on behind closed doors."

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On the FX series, Kris Jenner is played by Selma Blair.

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Jenner was once married to Robert Kardashian, and they were both close friends with Nicole Brown Simpson and O.J. Simpson.


This Good Morning America interview from over 20 years ago gives some insight into how the Jenner family was feeling at the time of the infamous trial.

"I think they're adjusting as well as they can for the situation that they're in," Kris said of the Simpsons' children at the time.


"I don't see them nearly as much as I used to, but I did have Sydney, you know, for a few days this summer, and my kids went down there and saw them, so they stayed in touch. And you know, they're OK."

"I don't take down my pictures I have of Nicole," she continued. "They see their mother's face and her presence. They know that their mom is in heaven. They have a great love for their mommy and her memory is not lost in that house."


"I don't think they know too much about what happens in the day-to-day courtroom because I know the Browns make a real effort to keep that out of their house."

Kris Jenner also said that she and her ex-husband, Robert Kardashian, a defense attorney for O.J. Simpson, did not talk about the case at all with each other.


"The only thing I discuss with him is the children ... we don't get into it because I think what would happen is, our opinions are so obviously black and white that, what good is it gonna do?"

In the interview, Kris said O.J. Simpson called her a few times from jail. "I believe that he was reaching out and wanted to talk to me," Jenner said. "I've known him for 20 years."


"[He said,] 'I didn't do it,' unprompted. I asked a lot of questions. It was so early on, and I just listened to him and I think he listened to me, because I think there was a fondness that the two of us had for each other for a long time. You know, we were friends."


Caitlyn Jenner also contributed to the interview, saying the whole situation was "very difficult."


"It's been tough enough on the adults; we try to understand what's going on. But there's a lot of kids that are involved here, too — young people who are growing up knowing that the person they used to call Uncle O.J. and Auntie Nicole, they're gone. Their lives changed immediately. I think we can handle it as adults, but we have to be so protective of the young kids and how they perceive what's going on and try to talk to them so they can understand what happened here."

"I think you have to find out a lot more about your friends,” Caitlyn said. “Sometimes you just don’t know. You don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors.”

The verdict was approaching at the time of the interview, and the Jenners wanted to see justice for their friend Nicole.


"We have to see justice here. Two people were brutally murdered ... somebody's gotta pay for that crime. And if it doesn't happen, whatever the jury comes up with, there's gotta be justice in this case," Caitlyn said.

H/T: Huffington Post


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