– Both sisters said that Caitlyn’s transition helped strengthen their relationship.
Five years ago, Caitlyn Jenner told her children about her plans to transition. She recalled the experience to People, saying, “Honestly, if one of them had had a problem, I wouldn’t have done it.”
However, her daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner say that the experience has only helped strengthen their relationship.
“When my dad came out as transgender, our relationship grew,” supermodel Kendall told the outlet. “She could finally be honest with me. We could talk about deep emotions she was feeling through that time. Growing up my dad was not usually one to talk about her feelings so that was a big step for us.”
She adds that she has been a “daddy’s girl my whole life” and that “our relationship grows every day.”
“I used to watch old Olympic videos of my dad and wish I could be a part of those spectacular moments with her,” she continued. “There are so many stories she tells about her life and I love to just sit there and listen. She has lived so many amazing lives in one lifetime. My favorite thing to learn from my dad is about my dad. Inspiring then and inspiring now.”
“Because of my dad’s bravery, I’ve learned to love what I love and not be ashamed of it,” she said. “She’s been my role model since before I can even remember, from sports growing up to now with her wisdom. She’s so brave and I aspire to be as brave as her one day.”
Kylie echoed that sentiment, calling Caitlyn her “hero” and sharing how Caitlyn has inspired her. “My dad has always been an inspiration to me, from winning the gold medal at the Olympics to getting her pilot’s license,” Kylie said. “However, watching her live out her true self has been the most inspiring of them all.”
Caitlyn recalled the “emotional” experience of picking up her new driver’s license, which reflected her new name. “There I was. Caitlyn Marie Jenner,” she said. “But then, I wondered, did Bruce deserve to be thrown away like this? He did a lot of good things. He raised 10 kids. But I wasn’t turning around.”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.
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