Caitlyn Jenner: 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Her
Former Olympic gold medal winner Bruce Jenner’s transition from Bruce to Caitlyn Jenner has been a long time coming. The athlete revealed in his interview with Diane Sawyer that he was in fact making the gender transition from male to female. Just yesterday, Caitlyn Jenner was revealed on the front cover of the July 2015 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. With that, a flurry of supportive messages for Jenner came out of the woodwork.
During the interview in which Bruce Jenner spoke with Diane Sawyer, he revealed at the time that he has felt like a woman since a very young age. He spoke of sneaking and wearing his sister’s dresses and even as an adult, hiding his true nature from the rest of the world.
Now, we have compiled a list of some things you didn’t know about the former Olympian’s transition.
7. Caitlyn Jenner’s New Name
Bruce Jenner chose the name Caitlyn and spelled with a “C” instead of a “K” in order to make her mark on the world as her own person. A source close to the situation said, “The name is what he always loved when he thought about this part of his life.”
She has told close friends that the choice in the spelling has everything to do about establishing her own identity away from the Kardashian family. She didn’t want to dis the Kardashian girls, but she wants to be her own person.
Can’t blame her there, can ya?
6. Wheaties Stands Behind Bruce Jenner
Bruce Jenner appeared on the Wheaties box in 1977 after becoming an Olympic gold medalist. General Mills is not wavering in their support for Jenner, telling TMZ, “Bruce Jenner continues to be a respected member of Team Wheaties.”
After Caitlyn Jenner was revealed on Vanity Fair, Wheaties was once again contacted to see if they switched up on their stance, but they stood their ground. They said, “We stand by our statement.”
5. Caitlyn Jenner Has Broken Social Media Records
When Caitlyn fired up Twitter in order to join the social networking service, people all over the world began to take notice. So much, in fact, that she has broken a record previously held by our Commander In Chief, President Barack Obama. Obama previously held the record for the shortest amount of time to reach a million followers at five hours, but Jenner accomplished that goal in four hours.
A rep for Twitter said, “Since she joined, there have been over 1.5 million tweets about Caitlyn Jenner, including an outpouring of support from users.”
Her first tweet yesterday was the picture of her Vanity Fair cover, followed by:
I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.
She followed that up with:
Another Jenner world record, and at 65? Who’da thought! Humbled & honored to have reached 1M followers in 4 hrs. Thank you for your support.
4. Jenner Has Yet To Undergo Gender Reassignment Surgery
As crass as it may sound, there are some of you are curious about if Caitlyn Jenner has fully transitioned from Bruce and the answer is not yet. It was revealed on the most recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians that Jenner had to “tuck” himself in for the Vanity Fair photo shoot and has yet to undergo the complete surgery.
He has, however, undergone surgery in order to make his facial features more feminine.
3. Caitlyn’s Mother Esther Jenner Is Supportive
At 88-years-old and likely completely set in her ways, Caitlyn’s mother Esther Jenner is fully supportive of what her child is going through. In a new interview with Access Hollywood, “She’s beautiful!”
Prior to introducing herself to the world as Caitlyn, she introduced herself to her mother. She said, “I met Caitlyn. She is…so much more at ease. I still have to call him Bruce. His father and I named him that.”
She added, “It’s going to be a struggle for me to get used to the change, but happily so. I’m very happy for him – or her!”
After 65 years of calling someone by one name, it’s easy to understand how it could be so hard to make that change, but we hope that she comes around rather quickly.
2. Kris Jenner’s Treatment Of Caitlyn Caused Her To Want To End Their Marriage
Caitlyn revealed in her Vanity Fair interview that she was mistreated by her former wife Kris Jenner and that it contributed to the breakdown of their marriage.
She told the publication, “The first 15 years I felt she needed me more because I was the breadwinner. Then really around the show, when that hit and she was running the whole show and getting credit for it and she had her own money, she didn’t need me as much from that standpoint. I think in a lot of ways she became less tolerant of me.”
She added, “A lot of times she wasn’t very nice. People would see how I got mistreated. She controlled the money, all that kind of stuff.”
It was also revealed that Kris Jenner knew of Bruce’s want to change his body and become a woman, but she turned a blind eye to it because of her need for money and/or fame.
1. Rob Kardashian Didn’t Recognize Caitlyn
While everyone on the planet was gawking in awe at the beauty that is Caitlyn Jenner, his former stepson Rob Kardashian had no idea who she was. His sister Kim spoke on the topic saying that she sent a picture of the Vanity Fair cover to Rob, but he was clueless.
She said, “He asked, ‘Kim, why are you sending me this? Who is this woman and why do I care?’ ‘Rob, that’s Bruce! That’s Caitlyn!’ He was like, ‘Oh my God, she’s beautiful!’ Then he called her and they had a love fest.”
All in all, Caitlyn Jenner’s big gender transformation reveal has paved the way for so many people who are going through similar situations. Not only that, but she’s gorgeous and has said that her Vanity Fair cover had to be shocking so that she could satisfy the public’s curiosity. Now that it has been sated, she can feel free to roam the streets without people hounding her.
Kudos to Caitlyn Jenner!