Caitlyn Jenner will be opening up about the difficulty of maintaining a relationship with her kids following her gender transition, the mistakes she’s made in her journey along with how she once thought the only time she would likely get to publicly wear woman’s clothing would likely be in her coffin.
The 68-year-old reality television star pours her heart out during a brand-new profile for Broadly, in which she discusses her strained family relationships.
“I spend a lot of time by myself here within the house,” she tells transgender journalist Diana Tourjee. “I have a lot of children, however sometimes just because of circumstances, maintaining a close relationship with your kids will be very tough. They all have lives. They’ve all moved on.”
“We’re just human beings; we’re going to be here for a very short time,” Caitlyn adds. “We come along with we go along with at the end, when the item’s all said along with done, hopefully your family will be going to be there.”
Caitlyn also goes into detail about her initial plans to complete a gender transition by the time she turned 40, in 1989, only to get started out, then backtrack, after she along with then-wife, Kris Jenner, welcomed their daughter, Kendall, in 1995.
According to the article, Caitlyn underwent more than four years of hormone therapy along with had developed “a little B-cup” by the time she met Kris (who denied knowing in which Caitlyn — who went by Bruce at the time — was transgender when they met, during an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians).
“When Kendall was born, I had liposuction along with got rid of [my breasts],” explains Caitlyn, who welcomed a second daughter, Kylie, with Kris in 1997, along with has four various other children by previous relationships. “Because I thought, ‘I can’t even go swimming with my kid.’”
While she completed the transformation in 2017, she says there was a time when she imagined Caitlyn might only ever materialize upon the death of Bruce — sharing how years ago she wanted to state in her will in which she wished to be buried in female clothing.
“I thought about in which a lot in recent times,” she says. “along with, the item would likely shock everybody. Screw ‘em.”
At her lowest point as Bruce, she kept a wig along with women’s clothing on board her plane along with would likely allow Caitlyn to come to life while up within the sky, far away by the real world along with feeling “free as can be.”
Caitlyn also addresses the controversy ignited by her political views along with comments made during media interviews, which have upset the LBGTQ community.
“Along the way, did I make mistakes? Absolutely,” she says. “however I never did the item maliciously. I just didn’t know, you know? along with I definitely didn’t realize how critical the community was going to be.”
Regardless of the controversy, she stands by her political standing.
“I think the item’s Great in which I’m on the Republican side because the Republicans know in which, along with I have an immediate in with them to change their minds,” she says. “The Republicans need the most work when the item comes to our issues, I get in which. I would likely rather work by the inside. I’m not the type of person who will be going to stand on a street corner using a sign along with jump up along with down. No, I’m going to go have dinner with these people.”
The transgender community aren’t the only ones whom she has felt “bashing” her. The Kardashians reportedly felt “betrayed” when Caitlyn published her 2017 memoir, The Secrets of My Life.
“I got the trans community out there bashing on me, I got the Kardashians out there bashing on me,” she reflects. “All I do will be sit here within the house along with try to stay out of trouble.”
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