Cassandra Jenner is candid about her “distant father” sorrows from the past. But she also revealed that she hopes that the woman the world once knew as Bruce Jenner will become more involved in her life after the transition to Caitlyn Jenner. And as one of Caitlyn’s first four children, the Vanity Fair interview gave Cassandra the opportunity to open up about her parental past, reported E! News.
In addition, Caitlyn herself revealed that she recognizes that she was a distant parent with Burt, Cassandra, Brandon, and Brody Jenner.
“I have made a lot of mistakes raising the four Jenner kids. I had times not only dealing with my own issues but exes. [It was] very traumatic and there was a lot of turmoil in my life, and I wasn’t as close to my kids as I should have been.”
For Cassandra, life with then-Bruce Jenner turned around when she started to transition from male to female and “moving towards his authentic self.”
But she also shares her brother Burt’s views.
“I would happily have traded a distant father for a loving, involved mom,” said Cassandra.
“I have high hopes that Caitlyn is a better person than Bruce. I’m very much looking forward to that,” added Burt.
However, as a result of how they feel, the four oldest children will not appear on Caitlyn’s new reality show, reported Business Insider.
And there are a combination of factors going into their refusal. Now in their 30s, Cassandra, Burt, Brandon, and Brody Jenner emphasize that they do support their parent. But they also worry that the new show will somehow mock or exploit Caitlyn.
“You go on E!’s website, the Bunim/Murray website, and you look at all the shows, every one of them is a circus,” declared Brandon.
In addition, he expressed concern that it would be portrayed as a feud.
“With Bunim/Murray and E!, it’s been the opposite of inspiration. Oh my God, we’re diving into the lion’s den — they’re gonna make a show about the Jenners versus the Kardashians.”
As the Inquisitr reported, Jenner’s oldest children also talked about their pain and forgiveness during the Diane Sawyer interview.
They emphasized that although they felt pain from their distant father, they also feel forgiveness as they acquire understanding of her secret struggles.
It’s taken 30 years for them to understand the layers that Jenner developed to hide his authentic self.
“We have a very complex relationship,” admitted Cassandra. “He’s disappeared out of our lives, especially out of my life. So … I’m looking forward to this next chapter.”
[Image Via Caitlyn Jenner/Twitter]