At 71, reality star Caitlyn Jenner has seen more than many her age. Born William Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Marie Jenner has 10 children and a host of grandchildren. Of the 10, 6 are biological and 4 are stepchildren. Burt, 42, and Cassandra, 40, are Cait’s kids by first wife Chrystie Crownover. Brandon, 39, and Brody, 37, are offsprings with second spouse Linda Thompson, and Kendall, 25, and Kylie, 23, are Cait’s children with third wife Kris Jenner. Besides, Cait is stepfather to Kris’s children from her previous marriage, namely, Kourtney, 41, Kim, 40, Khloe, 36, and Rob,33 -the famous Kardashians siblings from the reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The former Olympic athlete has close relations with all of them.
However, of all the children, the American TV star admits her relationship with her youngest biological child is the most special. Cait says she is “closer” to Kylie Jenner than her other kids. She tries to have dinner with Kylie at least once every week or two. Kylie always has great meals ready for Caitlyn and the two converse just about anything each time they meet up, says Cait. Common close friend Sophia Hutchins often join the pair over these meetups and the three spend hours talking over a glass of wine.
Caitlyn emphasizes that her other children are also close to her but they are more wrapped in their own lives and careers. She finds it harder to figure out what is going on with them. In comparison Kylie feels like an “open book” to her.
However, as a person, Cait feels Kendall is more like her than any of her other kids. Speaking on Dear Media’s ‘The Skinny Confidential Him & Her’ podcast, Caitlyn says: “She’s very athletic. We kind of both had the same attitude towards life.” Despite the similarities with Kendall, the bonding is undoubtedly stronger with Kylie. “Kylie is just the exception to the rule. I mean, she’s just — all the stars came together.”
Does that make Kylie Cait’s favorite kid? Caitlyn jokes that her favorite child “depends on the day”.
But being close with one’s children is no guarantee of never feeling lonely as a parent. All parents of grown-up children have their moments of feeling alone and Caitlyn is no exception. Despite good relationships with all her children, there are however times when the septuagenarian finds herself alone. She says, “With all my kids, I’m just very blessed. All my kids are great and they’ve all grown up to have their own lives. Now, sometimes, it gets a little tough when you’re sitting at the house, Friday night, and Sophia’s gone or whatever. And you’re sitting there going, ‘Wait a second. I’ve got 10 kids. I’ve got 18 grandchildren. I’m sitting here all by myself!’ Nobody’s called, and you’re looking at your phone, and shouldn’t somebody be calling me, you know? What, they all have their own lives? Yeah. Well, every parent deals with that. It’s nothing new.”