Esther held nothing back in her critique of the “Momager,” or the personality flaws she says she spotted over the past two decades-plus.
“Kris is domineering: it’s her way, or there’s no way,” she said. “She can insult you with a big smile on her face. I don’t think she treated anybody very well."
In addition to Kris’s personality flaws, Esther wasn’t a big fan of her approach to mothering, remembering how when now-teens Kendall and Kylie were young children, “Kris was always running out to eat with her girlfriends, and she left Bruce to take care of the babies.”
As for Esther’s Olympic legend son, he “is ecstatically happy right now” and “seems like himself again” in the wake of the split, his mother told the magazine. While married to Kris, she said, she became a man she didn't recognize.
In particular, she remembered how when Kris would badmouth Bruce’s kids, her son “would be sitting right there like he didn’t hear a word."
“I don’t know why he didn’t speak up — maybe because she tries to control everything," Esther said.
The Idaho native said that Kris tightly clamped on the pursestrings during the marriage too, recalling how “Bruce couldn’t even buy one of his little toy helicopters without asking her for cash.”
Kris, who’s currently dating much-younger boy toy Corey Gamble, has generally taken the high road in the parting, telling TODAY last month of Bruce: “He's still the father of two of my children, and so we're friends."
For more on this story, check out this week’s edition of OK! magazine.