Kris Jenner reportedly refuses to speak about Bruce Jenner with her close confidants.
The showbiz matriarch's ex-husband is reportedly planning to ''transition into a woman'' but her friends are growing increasingly frustrated as she hasn't filled them in on what's happening, despite a series of leaked stories made public.
An insider told the New York Daily News newspaper's Confidenti@l column: ''Basically if your last name isn't Kardashian or Jenner, you have no idea what's going on. These are people who are Kris' confidants. They talk to Kris, but it doesn't come up and they don't ask.''
The friend thinks it is ''shocking'' and ''devastating'' that Kris has chosen not to speak about the situation with her pals and has appealed to her to ''address what's going on, one way or another'' to ease the awkwardness.
Bruce, 65, first sparked speculation he had started the transition after appearing with longer hair and wearing makeup over the past few months and is said to be preparing to release a docuseries about his ''journey'' when ''he is ready''.
An insider added he also is trying to be respectful of his and Kris' kids – Kylie, 17, and Kendall, 19, as well as Burt, 36, Cassandra, 34, Brandon, 33 and Brody Jenner, 31, from previous relationships, and his stepchildren with Kris; Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Rob Kardashian – by undergoing the transition gradually.
The insider said: ''It will air when he is ready to be open about his transition.
''But he's acting more and more confident and seems very happy.
''He's being very smart about and also respectful about his transition. Instead of completely shocking everyone, his changes have been subtle, and his family has had the chance to slowly get used to his new looks and life.
''He's in such a great space. That's why he it's the perfect time to do something like this.''