The Kardashian-Jenner drama shows no signs of abating.
Brody Jenner, 32, has proposed to girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter, 28, after two years of dating, but will he invite step-sister Kim Kardashian to the wedding?
It was the snub heard around the world in 2014 when Kim and Kanye West said "I do" at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, without some of the blended clan present. Brody had checked the will not be attending box for Kim’s nuptials after he found out he wasn’t getting a plus one for his special lady friend. Kim had said on Keeping Up With the Kardashians that she believed the relationship wasn't serious, and wanted Brody to come alone. So, he skipped the wedding altogether, causing even more friction between himself and the Kardashians. Brody had already made it clear he wasn't a huge fan of Kim, or his former step-momager Kris Jenner.
So what’s the right thing to do?
“Well, it depends if he wants to build good will or burn a bridge,” says etiquette expert Diane Gottsman. “If you invite some family members and not the others it causes friction. But, Brody felt friction when his girlfriend wasn’t invited [to Kim’s wedding] so it depends how he wants the relationship with Kim to go.”
Diane says an invite or a snub can determine the rest of his future with Kim, and send a strong message as to whether he wants to start repairing the relationship or cut it off forever.
“He’s already upset and feeling slighted, but another negative doesn’t serve to make things better,” she says. “The etiquette is you want to be gracious overall, whether you choose to invite or not. It shouldn’t be done in a malicious or public way if he doesn’t invite her. If they don’t have a strong relationship, it’s his wedding and his choice to leave her out of it.”
Diane says if he doesn’t want her there, it’s ok, but he should realize there will be consequences and he shouldn’t be arrogant when he informs her.
“Kim and Kris [Jenner] shouldn’t be surprised, it will probably be more of the same friction if they do attend,” she says. “If Brody is interested in extending good will to the family, those relationships can change for the better.”
And because of his financial status, Diane says using a “limited seating” excuse is probably a bad idea.
“Kim didn’t have a limited seating, it was a snub,” she says. “Brody needs to do what will make him comfortable on that day, and not to retaliate. His wife has a big vote in that.”
It can go both ways for Brody—if he invites Kim, they can start to fix their relationship; if he doesn’t invite the entire family, he risks falling out with Kim forever. But maybe he considers that a good thing.
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