'I still call her Dad - it's the last bit I have left,' Kendall Jenner speaks candidly on Caitlyn's transition
Published 23/09/2015 | 11:42
Model Kendall Jenner has made a rare, candid confession about her father's transition into a woman.
Caitlyn Jenner (65), formerly known as Bruce, made headlines around the world when she transitioned in June, appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair to introduce herself to the world.
Her ex-wife Kris, two daughters Kendall (20) and Kylie (20) and step-daughters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe all appeared on a special of their E! reality show entitled About Bruce soon after; but Kendall has largely avoided the topic in interviews.
In an interview with Women's Wear Daily, she said: "My dad is my dad, but he's not there physically anymore. But she lets me call her dad — that's the last little piece of dad I've got."
Kendall, who is the face of Estee Lauder and landed a place on Forbes' highest earning supermodels, said that she's known about her father since she was a child.
"It would probably be different for someone who didn't have to live it through the media," she added.
"But it's been a ride, for sure. It's an adjustment. It's something you have to get used to. But I've known since I was a kid. He never confirmed it to me, but I've known for a very long time. It's the same person.
"My dad says it herself sometimes, it's kind of like mourning the loss of someone, because it is."
Meanwhile, it was reported today that Caitlyn will not be charged with manslaughter related to a fatal car crash in February, because her conduct was "negligent, not criminal", but Los Angeles' District Attorney could still overturn that decision.
The Olympic gold medallist was involved in a four-car collision on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
Her vehicle collided with another and it was claimed she had been driving too fast. Caitlyn braked before she hit the Lexus, but the driver of the car died.
TMZ now reports "well-placed sources" at Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office say the people assigned to review the case deem Caitlyn's involvement "negligent" rather than criminal. This means she wouldn't be charged for vehicular manslaughter.