Kendall Jenner has revealed that her mother Kris Jenner knew about her father Caitlyn’s – formerly Bruce Jenner – desire to transition into a woman before they married. This is just one of the many revelations that the 20 year old bombshell makes in the September issue of Vogue where she is the cover girl.
The younger half-sister of Instagram celebs Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian explained how she figured things out for herself over the years. Jenner said that even as a kid growing up in the same house with Bruce Jenner, it was hard for her father to hide his true identity.
“We’re not judgmental. But obviously it’s strange having your dad, who was so male, completely reverse. It is definitely a gnarly experience. But my whole life we would, like, catch her, and we would be like, what is going on here? I think we know, but do we? At one point Kylie and I thought he was cheating on my mom, because he had makeup and nail polish. One time we found those squishy boob things. We found wigs. And then one time I actually ran into her. In this house. She had no idea. She would wake up really early just so she could dress up and move around the house and get that little kick for the morning, and then go back to being Bruce—take us to school, totally normal.
“So one morning I woke up at 4:00 a.m. so thirsty, came downstairs into the kitchen, and grabbed a bottle of water. And as I was coming back out, my dad was coming down the stairs in, like, a wig and makeup and shoes—the full nine. And she didn’t see me. I literally froze. Please don’t turn left. Because she could either turn left or turn right. Thank God she turned right and—to this day!—has no idea that happened. That was the first time I had ever seen her.”
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So Kendall Jenner and her sisters had plenty of time to get used to their father’s transition. It probably makes it easier for someone to accept a parent being a transgender when they learn of it at an early age. This in contrast to when the parent comes out when they are adults as in Jeffrey Tambor’s hit Amazon show Transparent.
As for Kendall’s mother Kris Jenner, the model had this to say.
“My mom knew. She knew since their third date.”
Kendall Jenner also explained to Vogue that she is more sensitive to the issue of gender when she looks at other people.
“You want to know what’s crazy? I want to be careful about how I say this because I don’t want it to come off wrong, because I’ve never said this out loud, but I have recently… even when I say ‘him’ or ‘her’ about someone who is clearly a guy or clearly a girl—even with my mom—I second-guess it now because of my dad.”
As for Vogue, it is certainly not surprising that the publication would choose Kendall Jenner as its latest cover model. She is only one of the world’s most popular models and objects of web searches. Social media cites like Instagram make a fortune off her posts, and so does she. According to Hollywood Life, Kendall brings in as much as $300,000 herself for some of her social media posts.
Think about that for a minute. Everyone likes to post their picture on Facebook and Instagram. But to get paid multiple figures for just one post? Some people could retire on that kind of money.
Models like Kendall get paid by companies to wear their merchandise, whether clothing, or jewelry, in their posts and get paid by the number of hits their pictures get on-line.
For some reason Kendall felt the need to keep a tight lid on her appearance in Vogue. Apparently, only her mother Kris Jenner and her sister Kim Kardashian were worthy of getting advance notice. At least that is what she told Ryan Seacrest in a radio interview on KIIS FM yesterday, according to E Online.
“I didn’t tell anyone in my family. My mom obviously knew, and then I think I spilled the beans to Kim.But I think she’s the only one that knew. She’s the best person to give a secret to.”
Fortunately for everyone we can expect to continue to see Kendall Jenner on the covers of many magazines in the years to come.
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