Every family has its fair share of highs and lows, and Caitlyn Jenner’s relationship with the Kardashians isn’t any different. After experiencing the pain of breakups, things would never stay the same between the spouses as well as the kids who may feel caught in the crossfire.
The Kardashian siblings witnessed it before, as their parents Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner separated in 1989, and finally got divorced in 1991. Then comes April 1991, when Kris had married Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner, a father of four from broken marriages of two. They proceeded to have two kids together namely: Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
In her memoir The Secrets of My Life in 2017, she described herself as the well-meaning but confused and helpless father figure. In the ebbing and flowing of family action around her, she silently prepares herself for the ultimate bombshell that she would eventually drop.
The former athlete, being the cover of Wheaties box and one of the most recognizable faces of the 1970s and ‘80s as the previous Bruce Jenner, confirmed in an interview with ABC News that she is, in all intents and purposes, a woman. Kendall and Kylie later showed their support, sharing how their dad has the biggest heart and his happiness echoes their own happiness as well.
After celebrating her 71st birthday on Oct. 28, Caitlyn surmised that she couldn’t be anything but better after her revelation. She said that Bruce has always been living in lies for every single day, from morning ‘til night, until Caitlyn finally takes over in truth. She even remembered Kendall asking whether to call her Dad, to which she replied that she’ll always be their Dad. Her kids decided to call her Dad ever since.
Among the Kardashians, Kim was supportive as well, though there’s been a huge adjustment on her part as she shared with E! News. Things were looking up according to her, and she’s positive that the wounds are starting to heal.
In her latest book, Caitlyn confessed that she’s still sorting out her relationship with her family. She admitted that initially, her transition has drawn the family together. However, she noticed that there’s been a gaping distance with many of them for the past several months. Caitlyn understands that her kids were already adults with lives of their own. She worries that her transitioning has been harder for them to accept that they let on because of the stirring support that they’ve shown in public. Perhaps she thinks that there is still a tiny hint of buried embarrassment, how they called her Dad when she doesn’t even look like one.