Their marriage didn’t work out, but that doesn’t mean “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Kris Jenner doesn’t support her ex, Caitlyn Jenner. The former Olympian was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYs after she came out as transgender during a landmark interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer in April.
Kris wasn’t at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Wednesday night to watch Caitlyn accept her award in person, but she made sure to catch her speech. "I think it was amazing and very brave," Kris, 59, told Us Weekly Thursday. "I think she looked beautiful.”
Caitlyn enlisted Angelina Jolie’s stylist, Jen Rade, for her big night. She chose to wear a floor-length cream Versace gown for her first live appearance after revealing she was a transgender woman. “Cait is beautiful: She has great hair, gorgeous bone structure, legs for days. So I just wanted it to be about her and not let anything take away from that," Rade told People magazine.
While most of Caitlyn’s famous children and stepchildren attended the event, Kris wasn’t the only family member who didn’t show up. Rob Kardashian, who has famously struggled with a massive weight gain, failed to attend the awards show where she made her heartfelt speech.
"Trans people deserve something vital; they deserve your respect," Caitlyn said Wednesday. "From that respect comes a more compassionate community."
"If you want to call me names, make jokes and doubt my intentions, go ahead, because the reality is I can take it," Caitlyn said. "But for thousands of kids out there coming to terms with the reality of who they are, they shouldn't have to take it."
At the end of her speech, Caitlyn begged the audience to get educated about the transgender community. "I met Arthur Ashe a few times. I know how important education was to him," Jenner said. "Learn as much as you can about another person to understand them as well as you can."
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