Kendall Jenner Shares the Heartbreaking Truth About Her Dad's Transition

Change is almost always hard, but that doesn't mean it's bad. Such was the case for Kendall Jenner, who recently admitted that Caitlyn's transition was hard on her as her daughter.


Caitlyn revealed her gender transition in April 2015, during a tell-all interview with Diane Sawyer on 20/20. She made her debut on the June 2015 cover of Vanity Fair, and has been living her authentic self ever since.

In Kendall's own cover story for the September 2016 issue of Vogue, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star revealed that the transition was tough on her at first, but now she can't think of her dad as anyone other than Cait. The 20-year-old shared:

Sometimes I look at a picture of my dad when she was a guy, and it makes me a little sad -- I get emotional. You have to get past it -- you've got a new person to love. It's kind of a blessing in disguise -- if that's not the wrong way to say it.

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She also admitted that it was really hard at first, even if she's completely supportive of it now. She explained, "I knew it was going to have its rough phase, but it's all super normal now. It's not weird at all."

One of the biggest things she confessed that she had to overcome was the worry that she wouldn't feel close to her dad in the same way she had growing up, because Caitlyn has always been into things more typically associated with men than women.

Kendall remembered growing up with ATVs and go-karts, and explained that her dad even taught her to drive stick shift at 16. She recalled, "It's super ironic to think about now, but it's something I can thank my dad for: how much of a tomboy I was."

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She added, "That's why I think the whole thing -- her transition -- was really hard for me, because I was like, 'But you taught me everything tomboy!'"

Thankfully, it all turned out well, and Kendall obviously realized that girly-girls like Caitlyn can still be into sports and vehicles -- they'll just probably wear lipstick and heels while doing it.

Nothing wrong with that.


Image via caitlynjenner/Instagram

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