The 73-year-old was once one of the most prominent athletes in the 1970s. She won a gold medal and set a new world record at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, and after her career was over, jobs in the entertainment business followed.
At the time, she was known as Bruce Jenner, and in recent years has been in the spotlight for coming out as transgender and taking hormone treatments for a gender transition.
Her decision was courageous, and as of today, Jenner has turned into a role model for many.
Coming out Jenner bravely came out as transgender in 2015, and was worried about how her family would react to the news since they were unaware of her plans.
“That night I thought, ‘oh, it’s, like, over. Heart’s pounding… and I thought wouldn’t the easiest thing to be right now,” Jenner recalled.
As of today, Jenner has embraced her new life, which sure is way different than before. Kendall and Kylie will sometimes still call her “dad.” However, she said she had no problems with it, despite the confusion.
“I know we had a talk a few years ago and you were ok with us still calling you dad. How do you feel about that now,” her daughter, Kylie, asked her father in a video on her Youtube channel.
The same year Jenner publicly embraced her true identity, she also concluded her marriage with ex-wife Kris Jenner. The divorce was finalized that year, leaving the former athlete to navigate life on her own terms. In a recent interview, Caitlyn emphasized her current single status as she approaches her 74th birthday later this month.
Caitlyn Jenner’s revelation.
Speaking candidly in a recent interview with The Times, Jenner discussed her love life, and opened up about something she feels she will never do again.
“I’m fine. I’m not even close to looking for a relationship. I’ll never have a relationship in the future. I just don’t see that in my life. I am not looking for that.”
While the former reality TV star has experienced three divorces, she explained that being lonely is not concerning for her. First of all, her two dogs, Bertha and Baxter, provide her with companionship, as well as her “very large family”. She even said: “Every night of the week I could go to somebody’s house and have dinner.”
Rather than dating around, Jenner has been channeling her energy into various hobbies that bring her joy – such as flying airplanes and playing golf. Despite her past Olympic achievements, Caitlyn describes herself as “a relatively simple person” and added “it doesn’t take a lot to entertain me […] I fly airplanes. Play a lot of golf… I raced cars for 20-odd years. Racing cars is not the greatest way to make money or a career or business. You do it because it’s fun.”
In a recent appearance on the UK show This Morning, Jenner addressed her relationship with ex-wife Kris Jenner, stating: “Well, Kris, I really never talk to anymore.” She also said that communication between the pair is usually through her manager.
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