'KUWTK': Kris Jenner is 'really happy' O.J. Simpson set the record straight on 'tasteless' affair rumors

Kris Jenner will never forget the friendship she shared with Nicole Brown Simpson. Her painful memories of Nicole's death -- exacerbated by annual media coverage, often salacious in nature -- played a large role on Sunday's Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

The episode, which was shot in June, followed Kris as she struggled to deal with the annual attention that is sparked by the anniversary of the murders of Nicole and Ron Goldman. 

Famously, Kris' former husband, the late Robert Kardashian, was on the legal team that successfully defended O.J. Simpson when he was charged for the murders, and with Kris having been a close friend to Nicole, she is often asked to comment or address the heartbreaking events year after year. With 2019 making 25 years, the attention and pressure was even worse.

However this year, the real frustration seemed to stem from a persistent rumor that she and O.J. once had an affair, which Kris flatly shoots down and calls "pathetic."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 31: Kris Jenner attends Premiere Of Paramount Network's 'American Woman' - Arrivals at Chateau Marmont on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 31: Kris Jenner; Kyle Richards; Faye Resnick and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave attend Premiere Of Paramount Network's 'American Woman' - Arrivals at Chateau Marmont on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 27: Kris Jenner in the Paddock before the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 27, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: (L-R) Talent Manager, Jenner Communications, Kris Jenner, Model Kendall Jenner, Founder, Kylie Cosmetics Kylie Jenner, Founder, The Business of Fashion Imran Amed and Founder and CEO, KKW Kim Kardashian attends an intimate dinner hosted by The Business of Fashion to celebrate its latest special print edition 'The Age of Influence' at Peachy's/Chinese Tuxedo on May 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Business of Fashion)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Kris Jenner attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble attend 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & the Catholic Imagination', the 2018 Costume Institute Benefit at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 08: Kris Jenner arrives at the The Daily Front Row's 4th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel on April 8, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 08: Kris Jenner speaks onstage during The Daily Front Row's 4th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel on April 8, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Daily Front Row)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 08: Kris Jenner (L) and Nicole Richie attend The Daily Front Row's 4th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel on April 8, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for The Daily Front Row)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 31: Kris Jenner attends KKWxMario Dinner at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills on March 31, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 13: Kim Kardashian West (L) and Kris Jenner attend Lorraine Schwartz launches The Eye Bangle a new addition to her signature Against Evil Eye Collection at Delilah on March 13, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Lorraine Schwartz )
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 07: Kris Jenner arrives for Dr. Paul Nassif's unveiling of his new medical spa with grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Nassif MD & Medical Spa on March 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/WireImage)
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - 'The Kardashian Family vs. The West Family' - The hour-long episode will feature the family that everyone has been waiting to see battle it out on 'Celebrity Family Feud,' the Kardashian family vs. the West family! The season premiere of 'Celebrity Family Feud' airs SUNDAY, JUNE 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Byron Cohen via Getty Images) KENDALL JENNER, KHLOE KARDASHIAN, MARY JO SHANNON, KRIS JENNER, STEVE HARVEY
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Kris Jenner attends the Rachel Zoe Fall 2018 LA Presentation on February 5, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Paris Hilton (L) and Kris Jenner celebrate with Belvedere Vodka at the Rachel Zoe Fall 2018 Presentation in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Belvedere Vodka)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: TV personality Kris Jenner arrives at the AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi - screening of 'The Disaster Artist' at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Kris Jenner (L) and Melanie Griffith attend the screening of 'The Disaster Artist' at AFI FEST 2017 Presented By Audi on November 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner attend the 2017 LACMA Art + Film gala at LACMA on November 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Kris Jenner attends the 2017 LACMA Art + Film gala at LACMA on November 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner on October 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Kris Jenner is seen on October 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nancy Rivera/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19: Reality TV Personality Kris Jenner attends the Tommy Hilfiger VIP reception and Julien's Auctions on October 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
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"It’s just lie after lie after lie and there’s only so much that one human being can take," Kris emotionally shared in a solo interview, after daughter Kim Kardashian told her about a new article claiming that Kris and O.J. once hooked up in a hot tub. She went on to call the claims "tasteless and disgusting."

"It’s just bulls**t," Kris later told daughter Khloe Kardashian. "I’m so over stupid rumors about things that never happened. I think it’s just really wrong, and you're almost forced to address them."

"I think it's just really unfair to Nicole's family and my family for these stupid rumors to be flying around out there," Kris shared, revealing that she and her legal team decided to sue.

In the midst of her frustration, Kris also sat down with her friend, Faye Resnick, who was a mutual friend of Nicole's. Together, the pair went out to eat at Toscana, a restaurant they used to eat at with their late friend.

Reminiscing on her life lead Kris to reconsider how she deals with her anger regarding tabloid coverage and the death of her friend.

"It’s hard to put into words how much I miss somebody that was such a big part of my younger life,” Kris shared in a confession interview. "Never underestimate what that person that you don’t have with you anymore has meant to your life and your soul."

"I think the way I want to focus on Nicole’s life in the future is just to celebrate the beautiful woman that she was," Kris added.

Ultimately, Kris shared her appreciation for O.J.'s decision to take to Twitter to shut down the long-lingering affair rumors once and for all.

O.J. made the remarks in a video he posted to Twitter in June shortly after joining the social media platform, sharing, "Bob Kardashian, he was like a brother to me. He was a great guy. He met and married Kris and they really had a terrific time together, when they were together. Unfortunately that ended… But never, and I want to stress never, in any way shape or form, have I ever had any interest in Kris romantically or sexually. And I never got any indication that she ever had any interest in me."

"So all of these stories are just bogus. Bad. Tasteless," O.J. added in the post.

"I'm really happy that he set the record straight," Kris said, while sitting with Khloe. "Done and done."

Keeping Up With the Kardashians airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on E!

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Nicole Brown Simpson before her death
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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER, 1981: O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown go to see the play 'Come Blow Your Horn' at Hollywood's Huntington Hartford Theatre in October, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 16: O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson pose at the premiere of the 'Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Isult' in which O.J. starred on March 16, 1994 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
O.J. Simpson, Nicole Brown Simpson and O.J.'s children attend the Naked Gun 33 1/3 Premiere at the Paramount Pictures Studio Backlot in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
O.J. Simpson and Nicole Simpson (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson during Fight Against Paralysis Benefit at Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Portrait of American former foorball player OJ Simpson and his wife, Nicole Brown (1959 - 1994), as they attend a party at the Harley Davidson Cafe, New York, New York, 1993. Simpson was tried for the murder of his wife (on June 12, 1994) and, though he was acquitted in the murder trial, he was found guilty of wrongful death in a subsequent civil suit--still later, he was found guilty of other felony charges (unrelated to the murder) and convicted in 2008. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
Nicole Brown and O.J. Simpson during O.J. Simpson File Photos at Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Betty Galella/WireImage)
O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson during Premiere of 'When Harry Met Sally' at Academy Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 13: Nicole Brown Simpson and O.J. Simpson attend the movie premiere of 'Ishtar' on May 13, 1987 in Century City, California. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 26: Athlete Joe Thiesmann, O.J. Simpson and wife Nicole Brown Simpson attend Fight Against Paralysis Benefit Gala on September 26, 1989 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nicole Brown and OJ Simpson (Photo by Gary Leonard/Corbis via Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 01, 1977: O.J. SImpson and his wife Nicole Brown Simpson at The Daisy nigthclub circa 1977 in Los Angeles, California. **EXCLUSIVE** (Photos by Brad Elterman/FilmMagic)
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