Kris Jenner Opens Up About O.J. Simpson & Nicole Brown Simpson: 'They Were My Family'
The 60-year-old reality star recently opened up about the O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson she knew before the murder trial.
“[O.J. and Nicole] were two of the best friends I ever had in my entire life,” Kris told People ahead of the premiere of American Crime Story, which tackles the details of the case.
“I went to bed one night and I woke up the next morning and my entire universe had changed. They were two of the best friends I ever had in my entire life. They were my family. O.J. was like my big brother. So I not only mourned the loss of Nicole, but I mourned the loss of O.J. and that relationship,” Kris said. “I have these vivid memories of an amazing friendship and a life that we all had together. She was funny, she was beautiful and loyal and passionate and the best mom I had ever met.”
“I saw all the pictures and the police reports and I heard tapes of Nicole calling 911 [after she was abused by O.J.],” Kris added. “That was stuff I didn’t know anything about. I beat myself up because I felt like I wasn’t paying attention. Like, how did I miss this? But that’s typical in an abusive relationship – that the woman doesn’t speak out about how she’s being treated.”
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“My heart breaks because of all the pain and suffering she went through. I wish I had noticed the signs. She was fighting for her life many days I’m sure. I try to pay attention to things more now. I follow my intuition.”
“Domestic violence is a real tragedy in our lives,” says Jenner. “[Nicole's death] could have been prevented. I have five daughters so of course I want women everywhere, especially women of this new generation, to know the story. They need to realize that they have a voice and they need to tell somebody if someone has hurt them. And if Nicole’s legacy can be protecting other women, then that would be a really positive thing.”