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To­gether again?! Why Cait­lyn Jen­ner has gone run­ning back to ex Kris Jen­ner

She’d been dread­ing this mo­ment. Af­ter months of spec­u­la­tion about the fu­ture of her epony­mous real­ity show, which was suf­fer­ing from in­creas­ingly dis­mal rat­ings as it limped along last spring, Cait­lyn Jen­ner fi­nally an­nounced to the world that E! wouldn’t be bring­ing it back for a third sea­son. “Af­ter 2 amaz­ing sea­sons of @Iam­cait,” she tweeted on Aug. 16, “it’s time for the next ad­ven­ture.”

That new ad­ven­ture in­volves a fa­mil­iar face: her ex-wife Kris Jen­ner. Cait­lyn, 66, “wants to be back on TV so badly that she’s beg­ging Kris to let her re­turn to Keep­ing Up With the Kar­dashi­ans full-time,” a fam­ily in­sider tells In Touch ex­clu­sively. “Cait­lyn’s had about four con­ver­sa­tions with Kris about it.” But af­ter their con­tentious di­vorce, fol­lowed by a public war of words over what Kris, 60, did or didn’t know about Cait­lyn’s gen­der iden­tity is­sues, “Kris wants noth­ing to do with her.”

It’s not the first time Cait­lyn has asked Kris for help. Just be­fore E! can­celed I Am Cait, “Cait­lyn wanted Kris to go to net­work bosses and threaten to not pro­ceed with the next sea­son of KUWTK un­less I Am Cait got re­newed,” a source told In Touch in early Au­gust. “Kris balked at the idea. She feels like Cait­lyn is con­stantly de­mand­ing things but rarely shows any grat­i­tude.” Now Cait­lyn wants back on KUWTK. “She loves see­ing her­self on TV, loves the glam squad that comes with film­ing, loves hear­ing her­self speak. She loves it all!” says the fam­ily in­sider. “Cait­lyn also thinks this is a way to see [daugh­ters] Ken­dall and Kylie more.”

Kris isn’t the only one re­buff­ing Cait­lyn. “Kim [Kar­dashian] also feels Cait­lyn has milked them out of enough Kar­dashian fame, and they’re tired of her rid­ing their coat­tails,” says a

source. Cait­lyn’s E! show gar­nered its big­gest rat­ings dur­ing the first sea­son — 2 mil­lion peo­ple tuned in to watch the de­but episode — when story lines fo­cused on the Kar­dashian fam­ily’s re­ac­tion to her tran­si­tion and un­flat­ter­ing com­ments about how Kris treated her dur­ing their 23-year mar­riage. But by the sea­son two fi­nale in April, af­ter Cait shifted the fo­cus to her friends in­stead of her fam­ily, rat­ings had plunged to just 500,000 view­ers. “Kim’s not thrilled with Cait,” says the source. “She even told her, ‘ Your gig with us is up. You wanted a solo ca­reer — well, here you go.’”

But Cait­lyn isn’t giv­ing up. “For so long, she se­cretly wanted to be one of the girls,” says the fam­ily in­sider, “and now she’s telling Kris that this is her time to do it — on the show they started to­gether. There’s just one thing stand­ing in her way: Kris.” ◼

NO SEC­OND CHANCES “Kris thinks Cait­lyn made her choices and now she has to live with them,” says a fam­ily in­sider.

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