The lengthy Vanity Fair piece about Caitlyn Jenner and her journey in transiting from Bruce Jenner to the woman she is now is packed with secrets from her past as well as with the Kardashians. Click through to read 14 revelations from the article.
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The 65-year-old had facial-feminization surgery and breast augmentation on March 15, which took “roughly 10 hours.” She does not have any “buyer’s remorse” about the procedures.
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Caitlyn once “contemplated suicide with a gun”, when TMZ called about the tracheal shave in 2013. That’s when she, still known as Bruce, sat down with each of her kids individually to talk about the transition.
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Caitlyn will make her first public appearance at the ESPY’s on July 15 where she will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award with all of her 10 children and step-children expected to be on stage.
Caitlyn once lifted her shirt to show her son Brandon Jenner her breasts after undergoing the boob job. “Whoa, I’m still your son,” he said.
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The Jenners are still calling Caitlyn “Dad,” but do not know what their children will call her. “I envision…having a 15 or 16-year-old daughter who knows her grandparents as ‘Mapa’ or whatever Dad wants to be and loves that grandparent for who she is,” Brandon said.
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Brandon is also worried the docu-series on E!, I Am Cait, will be similar to the Kardashians, but E!’s head of programming Jeff Olde said “it’s not at all a Kardashian spin-off” and “will not resort to spectacle.” Caitlyn started shooting for docu-series in May, for which she has “full creative control” as executive producer. However, the Jenner kids refuse to participate” in it.
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So far, the show has plans to show Caitlyn’s outreach for the transgender community, “if she can still hit a golf ball 200 yards off the tee, even with those very ample breasts” and a road trip with “several transgender women.”
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Caitlyn said she “has no idea what the future will hold” in terms of her sexual appetite, but she doesn’t care. “If you have a list of 10 reasons to transition, sex would be number 10.”
on June 10, 2011 in Burbank, California.
No doubt it’s been a tough time for Caitlyn and Kris Jenner, who divorced last year, but according to VF, they “agree on virtually nothing.” “He finds it implausible for her to suggest she was not aware of his gender struggle,” Buzz Bissinger wrote. “He said he did cross-dress in front of her. But ultimately he said she set down rules: he could cross-dress when he was traveling on his own but not at home…Kris said he never cross-dressed in front of her…and also said she never set down any rules.”
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While Caitlyn said the marriage ended because Kris was “not very nice,” Kris told Vanity Fair that Caitlyn ended it “without explaining his gender dysmorphia until after they were divorced.” “It was like the most passive-aggressive thing I think I’ve ever experienced,” she said.
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Kris and Bruce divorced with no lawyers, but Kris took “sole possession of all the business interests and intellectual properties in her name—including Keeping Up With the Kardashians and its spin-offs.”
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In the years after winning the 1976 Olympics, Caitlyn said: “Underneath my suit I have a bra and pantyhose on. They know nothing about me.”
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Caitlyn, once thought about “going to Denmark and coming back to his four young children as Aunt Heather.”
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Caitlyn said she doesn’t get “hung up” about others using the correct pronouns and names, and even once messed it up herself. “It’s just habit,” she said. “I said, ‘Hi, Bruce here,’ and I went, Oh f—k, it ain’t Bruce, I was screwing up doing it.’”