Caitlyn Jenner Says Family Life Was a ‘Distraction From Who I Was’
Speaking at the 92nd Street Y community center in New York City on Tuesday (April 25), Caitlyn Jenner opened up some more about life post-transition, including her relationship with ex Kris Jenner and her two children with the infamous Keeping Up With the Kardashians “momager,” Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
“I got into work, started a family, started raising kids. I say it was a distraction, and Kendall and Kylie all say, ‘Oh, we were a distraction?’ I say, ‘Not you. You, I love.’ It was a distraction from who I was,” Caitlyn revealed of the hardships of waiting to transition, according to Entertainment Tonight.
“I love being a parent. They’ve all done so extremely well and they’re hardworking kids,” she added.
Though while she may be on good terms with her kids, things are currently seemingly rocky between her and Kris, who recently lamented the way Caitlyn portrayed her in her memoir, The Secrets of My Life, in a clip from KUWTK.
Caitlyn insists that she and Kris are “fine with each other,” and also claimed that she told Kris she was transgender at the beginning of their relationship with one another.
“We hit it off from day one. I was honest with her. I’m sure I downplayed it. But I was honest with her,” she urged. “When I married her…even when we went our separate directions, I never thought I’d be able to transition.”
As for all the drama and confusion: “There are differences of opinions. I have my opinion, she has hers. She can go write her own book. Maybe that’ll happen. But it wouldn’t be as juicy as mine,” Caitlyn said.
Despite their differences, the I Am Cait star insists that the two were very friendly immediately following their 2015 split and Caitlyn’s transition, so much so that Kris apparently helped her ex decorate her new Malibu digs.
“The day we took it, on June 1 at 8 a.m., she said I could not come over until that night. I came over and the completely empty house was fully furnished, every TV was working!” Caitlyn recalled, gushing, “She’s so well organized. I give her a lot of credit.”
“The dryer even worked. She bought all new stuff. She has very good taste,” she continued. “It was a very nice thought of hers. I appreciate that.”
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