Kris Jenner: I Regret Divorcing Robert Kardashian

Kris Jenner

Fadil Berisha for <em>New You</em> magazine

updated 10/10/2013 AT 3:00 PM ET

originally published 10/10/2013 AT 4:00 PM ET

Kris and Bruce Jenner may have called it quits, but the Kardashian matriarch says her late husband, Robert, was the one that got away.

“The one regret, if I had to do it over, would be divorcing Robert Kardashian,” Jenner, 57, tells the latest issue of New You magazine, on newsstands Oct. 19. “But then there wouldn’t have been Kendall and Kylie, so that’s the way I look at it.”

She goes on to say, “Everything happens for a reason, and we learn from our mistakes. I thought I was so smart when I was young; I was fearless.”

The mother of six also admits that she sees herself in all of her children.

Khloé is exactly how I am in the way she likes to nest and cook; the way she is with everything in her home – even the way she makes a bed and sets a table,” Jenner says about her 29-year-old daughter, who is in the midst of marital struggles with husband Lamar Odom.

As for new mom Kim, Jenner insists “our personalities are very much alike,” while when it comes to Rob, “my son is identical to his father, Robert – they look alike, act alike and have the same mannerisms. It’s an amazing reminder of what an amazing dad Robert was. He was a great husband and a good person.”

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