Caitlyn Jenner–formerly known as Olympic track star and Kardashian stepdad Bruce Jenner–is featured on a newly-released Vanity Fair cover this month and is making headlines across the web with her new look. And while many of Jenner’s family members have openly supported her transition, her older children are speaking out about what it was like to meet Caitlyn for the first time.
Cassandra and Burt Jenner opened up to Vanity Fair about their feelings regarding the change, with Cassandra revealing that she felt Bruce had been a distant father.
“I would happily have traded a distant father for a loving, involved mom,” Cassandra said.
Burt seems to feel the same way, saying, “I have high hopes that Caitlyn is a better person than Bruce.”
Jenner’s stepchildren, who have been very supportive throughout the journey, took to Twitter today to share the Vanity Fair cover and announce to their fans how proud they are of Caitlyn.
We were given this life because you were strong enough to live it! I couldn't be prouder!!! Caitlyn,… https://t.co/Ho5O6swM0V
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) June 1, 2015
be free now pretty bird.
— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) June 1, 2015
After going through a ten-hour surgery for facial reconstruction, Jenner said that she had serious doubts about her decision to transition. The enormity of the change hit her, and then she remembered the struggle of the past several years.
“If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life. You never dealt with yourself,’ and I don’t want that to happen,” Caitlyn said.