Caitlyn Jenner’s mum Esther has spoken meeting Caitlyn for the first time as the Olympian reveals her stunning Vanity Fair cover.
Esther, who spoke about how proud she was back in February, explained that she’d met her before the cover was released and that she looked ‘beautiful’.
AGH our tearducts can’t handle this all this loveliness. The support Caitlyn has received is AMAZING.
Speaking to Access Hollywood’s Stephanie Bauer, the 88-year-old said: “She’s beautiful!
“I was there last week, well actually, I got home a week and a half ago. And I met Caitlyn. She is… so much more at ease.”
She did, however, note that the change will understandably take some time to adjust to, continuing: “I still have to call him Bruce. His father and I named him that.
“It’s going to be a struggle for me to get used to the change, but happily so… I’m very happy for him – or her!”
She added: “You know who she reminds me of? My granddaughter Samantha. There is a lot of Sam!”
Esther also spoke about her first thoughts when Caitlyn, when she was Bruce, revealed that she would be transitioning, admitting that she initially wondered whether it was all for money.
She told Vanity Fair: “I woke up one night and all I was thinking about is: Why is it necessary (for Caitlyn) to go through all these surgeries? Is this all about making money? And that was bothering me.
“He’s lived a life the last 25 years – and I don’t know if it was both he and Kris or mainly Kris – it seemed like their lifestyle was about money; that’s why it came to my mind.”
Caitlyn, though, says she’s just wants to live the life she’s always wanted, insisting: “‘Oh, she’s doing a stupid reality show. She’s doing it for the money. She’s doing this, she’s doing that’. I’m not doing it for money.
“I’m doing it to help my soul and help other people. If I can make a dollar, I certainly am not stupid. [I have] house payments and all that kind of stuff. I will never make an excuse for something like that.
“Yeah, this is a business. [But] You don’t go out and change your gender for a television show. O.K., it ain’t happening. I don’t care who you are.”
Four for you, Caitlyn. You go Caitlyn.
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