"They are all relieved and so overwhelmed by the positive reaction from the public," a family source revealed to E! News exclusively. "The girls have come a long way since the special was taped, but having it air was therapeutic."
Fans were touched by the emotional, two-part special, especially Bruce's tearful chat with Kris Jenner. According to the family source, the conversation between the exes was unplanned, and as a result felt "very intimate and more private."
"It was on a Sunday, and Bruce called Kris and said he was coming over," the source revealed. "There wasn't the usual ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ crew available, so in order to document their talk, they hustled to get a camera and sound guy they've been working with for years, who are like part of the family."
Bruce admitted to Kris during the special, "You're the toughest one to talk to about this." Kris answered, "Maybe because I'm the one you lied to the longest." Bruce tried to reassure her, "I still love you, baby."
"I just want you to know that you were a great dad, you were a great friend, and you were a great partner," Kris said. "At the end of the day, it's not about my feelings. It's about you and I just want you to be happy."
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