Kris Jenner on Caitlyn’s transition: ‘You have to do what makes you happy’
Caitlyn Jenner’s ex wife Kris, has broken her silence on the former Olympian’s transition, saying she thinks it’s “amazing”.
The step-parent to the Kardashians, Caitlyn Jenner revealed her new name as she appeared on the latest cover of Vanity Fair last month.
In an interview with the magazine at the time, Kris asked: “Why would you want to be married and have kids if this is what you wanted since you were a little boy? Why would you not explain this all to me?”
After a long silence, however, Kris has now opened up, speaking at Cannes to say: “I think it’s amazing. I think that someone following their dream is truly inspirational to a lot of people … you have to do what makes you happy.”
Kim, Kendall and Kourtney, Caitlyn’s step-children, have all publicly shared support for her transition.
Caitlyn herself posted a photo of her family – or at least a fair amount of her family! – together, including sons Brandon and Burt Jenner, daughter Kendall, step-daughters Khloe, and Kim Kardashian, with her husband musician Kanye West and their daughter North.
The star previously credited Kanye for helping his wife Kim, come to terms with and accept her transition.
Celebrities such as trans actress Laverne Cox have frequently paid tribute to Jenner’s commitment and love for her family.
After Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover was revealed, Ms Cox wrote a blog post criticising the focus on trans people’s appearances, and whether they conform to gender expectations.
She said previously of Jenner’s public coming out: “I think a lot of people tuned in expecting to see a spectacle, and they tuned in and saw a profoundly nuanced, complicated, beautiful human being.
“I had spoken to [Caitlyn] several months back, and the same person I had spoken to on the phone, who really just loves their children so much and wants their family to be happy, was the person I saw on television.”