Now that she’s officially identifying as a woman, Caitlyn Jenner is opening up about her failed marriages. She talks about the mistakes that she’s made in relation to his ex-wives. She also opens up about her older children and how her transition has affected her relationship with them.
While she was still living as Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn was married three times. His first wife was his college sweetheart Chrystie Scott and his second wife was Linda Thompson. His third marriage with Kris Jenner lasted the longest and their relationship has brought him back into the spotlight through the family reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
Now that she has chosen to be a woman and calls herself Caitlyn, she speaks about her mistakes during her previous marriages. According to E! Online, Caitlyn spoke to Vanity Fair about her gender identity struggle during the time that she was married to Thompson. She told her wife about her issues after four years of marriage and two children. She eventually started going on hormones and the changes ultimately led to their divorce.
After four years on hormones, Caitlyn decided to stop and go back to her old life as Bruce Jenner. It was then that he met Kris Kardashian and started a whirlwind romance with her. She finalized her divorce and the two of them walked down the aisle just seven months after the first date.
"When I met Bruce, he told me that he had done hormones back in the early '80s. This was a conversation that took place in the early '90s. So, what he was telling me happened a decade earlier, and he never really explained it. … Nobody mentioned a gender issue," Kris Jenner told Vanity Fair.
Kris called Caitlyn’s behavior “passive-aggressive” and her failure to relay the severity of the situation cost them both a lot of pain and anger. Caitlyn admits that she should have made her ex-wife understand the severity of her issues. She explains that it’s something that she can’t get out of and she should have been clearer with Kris and her other ex-wives.
Due to her gender identity issues, Caitlyn was also an absentee father to the four older Jenner kids. He had Burt, 36, and Cassandra, 34 with Scott, while he had Brandon, 33, and Brody, 31, with second wife Linda. Apart from his four Kardashian stepchildren, Caitlyn also had Kendall, 19, and Kylie Jenner, 17, with third wife Kris.
Burt told Vanity Fair that he’s optimistic that the transition will bring about a positive change in Caitlyn. “I have high hopes that Caitlyn is a better person than Bruce. I’m very much looking forward to that,” he said.