Caitlyn Jenner and Khloe Kardashian aren't what you'd call close anymore. In fact, Khloe hasn't spoken with her former stepfather in years.
From the way that Khloe spoke in a recent interview, it sounded like Caitlyn will never see Khloe's baby.
Is Khloe really going to ban Cait from seeing her stepgrandbaby? For the matter, is Caitlyn Jenner invested in meeting Stormi Webster's little cousin?
Family is complicated. Even in the Kardashian clan, where "the power of family is everything," there are tense and strained relationships.
Sometimes, things progress from being strained and they reach a breaking point.
Recently, during an appearance on the UK talk show, Lorraine, Khloe responded to a question of whether having this baby might change her broken dynamic with Caitlyn Jenner.
"I don't think that affects anything with Caitlyn," Khloe said. She's regarded Cait with contempt ever since, in her view, Cait's memoir was insulting towards Kris Jenner.
Khloe continued when prompted: "[Things are] just as they are."
InTouch Weekly's source says that this means that Caitlyn will never meet Khloe's child.
"It’s safe to say that Khloe won’t be letting Caitlyn anywhere near that baby."
This source comes pretty close to quoting Khloe at first.
"I don't think it affects anything with Caitlyn. Things are just as they are."
But then they elaborate.
"Khloe has no intention of reconciling with Caitlyn. As far as she’s concerned, Caitlyn totally overstepped the mark by publicly attacking Kris in her memoir."
Caitlyn didn't see her memoir as an attack on anyone.
But it looks like Caitlyn hasn't really tried to bridge the chasm that opened up between her and Khloe.
"Caitlyn hasn’t reached out to Khloe at all, not even after the news broke that she’s pregnant -- something Caitlyn knew was a huge thing for Khloe."
The whole world knew that it was a big deal for Khloe.
Some say that it's a sign that Cait has just written off her former stepdaughters.
"It’s sad because [Caitlyn] was a such a large part of Khloe's life growing up, and she loved [her] deeply, but since transitioning into Caitlyn, Khloe feels like she really doesn’t know her former stepfather at all anymore."
On the other hand, perhaps it was Caitlyn respecting Khloe's antipathy enough to not try reaching out. Best case scenario.
Though reports of Khloe's pregnancy came out in September, Khloe finally announced her pregnancy to the world months later.
"My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient."
After her religious statement of gratitude, Khloe follows up by thanking the father-with-a-lower-case-f, baby daddy Tristan Thompson.
I still at times can't believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!!"
It sounds like her pregnancy really brought the couple closer together.
"You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you've been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love!"
Khloe also extended her thanks to fans for their patience and understanding over her months-long refusal to confirm or deny her pregnancy.
"Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we've been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately."
A strange choice for a reality star, but ... sure. Totally her right and her decision.
"To enjoy our first precious moments just us. Thank you all for understanding. I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed, and scared all in one!"
Khloe was absolutely overjoyed and delighted to share that with her fans once she was good and ready.
"But it's the best bundle of feelings I've ever felt in my life!"
It's just a shame that Caitlyn Jenner can't share in that happiness.
To be clear, we're not condemning Khloe for keeping Cait out of her life and we're also not condemning Cait for not being in Khloe's life. Sometimes, family members just drift apart when they're adults.
Is there room for Khloe and Caitlyn to mend fences one day? Many fans hope so.
Right now, however, Cait should be allowed to live her life and Khloe should be allowed to embrace becoming a mother without having to think of the things that she's lost in life.