updated 02/14/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/19/2012 AT 4:15 PM ET
Kim Kardashian’s future beau, take note.
“The next guy’s got to go through me,” stepfather Bruce Jenner tells Ellen DeGeneres.
After Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries came to an end after just 72 days, the former Olympian, joined by wife Kris Jenner on a recent episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, says he “can tell if it’s going to work or not” when he meets a potential bachelor.
In fact, he tells Ellen DeGeneres, he “had my questions” when Humphries sought his approval to marry Kardashian while the two were playing golf.
“In the back of my head I said, ‘I don t know if she is going to say yes,’ ” he recalls. ” ‘But it’s not my decision. Go for it.’ ”
At the time, he says, he considered the situation as a whole. Kardashian, 31, was ready to get married and start a family. She was in love.
“Maybe we should start questioning some of their decisions,” he says about the entire brood, which also includes Kourtney Kardashian, 32, Khloé Kardashian, 27, Rob Kardashian, 24, Kendall Jenner, 16, and Kylie Jenner, 14.
But momager Kris Jenner says she trusts her kids’ judgment.
“It’s our job to support them, so I don’t question some of their decisions,” she says. “Obviously, we have internal conversations ‘What the hell are you doing?’ ”