It’s been a few years since Caitlyn Jenner started her public transition. With her memoir Secrets of My Life coming out later this month, we’re being given an inside glimpse of what it was like for the Olympian to struggle with her gender identity for all those years. In the two years since Caitlyn’s come out and transitioned, her kids have (for the most part) been pretty quiet about how they’ve felt. Now, Kendall Jenner is speaking about how her parent Caitlyn’s transition affected her, and how she came to terms with such a major change.
In her Harper’s Bazaar cover story, when asked about Caitlyn’s transition, Kendall describes how hard it was for her. Since she’d been so close with Caitlyn pre-transition and had always known her as Bruce, it was a strange process for her to hear about the changes her family was about to go through.
“When she told us, and told us that it was going to be a real thing, it was an emotional couple of months,” she said. “And if I would talk about it, I would cry, just because you’re mourning someone… losing someone.” Eventually, Kendall realized that her parent was still there, adding, “I realized that I should just be thankful that I still have my dad. It starts to just become normal. You’re just like, ‘Okay, cool.'”
And while living such a public life might seem strange to most, Kendall says that while everyone else looks at her family through the lens of KUWTK, to her, they are just a family. “It’s probably hard for anyone else to understand that, but it’s so normal for me.”
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(h/t E! Online; photo via Araya Diaz/Getty)