Sunday 18 August 2019

'She didn't know know how to handle it' - Caitlyn Jenner (68) reveals Kim Kardashian's reaction when she saw her in women's clothes for the first time

Caitlyn Jenner chats to Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show. Photo: RTE
Caitlyn Jenner chats to Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show. Photo: RTE
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

Caitlyn Jenner revealed on last night's Late Late Show how two of her children discovered her dressing up in female clothes at home years before she told them she wanted to make the transition from Bruce to Caitlyn.

Jenner (68), who revealed her identity as a trans woman in April 2015, told Ryan Tubridy that she didn’t realise her daughter Kendall had seen her in women’s clothes until years later.

"I was extraordinarily discreet and did what I had to do just in order to survive. I don't even remember whose clothes I was trying on but I just got caught a couple of times - once by Kim."

"Kendall said she caught me but I never knew she caught me," she said.

"Kim walked in the house and nobody was in the house and I was dressed. It kinda freaked her out a little bit, she didn't know know how to handle it and I called her later and then never talked about it again until years later and she said what the hell's going on with you?' and I sat down and talked to her about it," she told the Late Late Show audience.

Meanwhile, the Olympic gold medallist, who was married to Kris Jenner for 23 years, said she told her son Brandon, now 36, more gradually.

"We were talking about it but he knew the whole story! His mother would have told him about it but we'd never talked about it. He said, `dad, you know what? I've always been so proud to be your son," Caitlyn said.

"`If I go to the airport and I hand in my ID, they say was your father Bruce Jenner? I say, yeah that's my dad'. So Brandon says I've always been so proud to be your son but I've never been more proud of you than I am tonight.'"

"I cried and I thought I hope they're all this easy! But I started with Brandon and that was the nicest thing he could have said to me at that time when I was spilling my heart and soul out to him."

Caitlyn's memoir The Secrets of My Life which was published earlier this year discusses her transitioning, and her rift with her daughter Khloe.

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