Bruce Jenner Vanity Fair Interview: Bruce Was Angry At Kids For Not Participating In Docu Series Documenting Transition To Caitlyn
Caitlyn Jenner formerly known as Bruce Jenner (although he didn’t go through with a sex change, I guess because of his age?) broke the internet on June 1, 2015 not only by tweeting the cover of the Vanity Fair Magazine–Bruce now “Caitlyn” also jointed twitter!
Take that Kim Kardashian!
I know Bruce wants to be referred to as Catitlyn and I respect that. Keep in mind: Below I am talking about Bruce, this was pre-surgery etc. No, Bruce did not get a sex change.
Since the magazine has not hit stores yet, I am not going to cover to the whole article for a few reasons: It’s not my story to tell, plus the read time is a whopping 40 minutes long, yes, it’s a long article and it is scattered; one minute they are talking about today then the next we are talking about 1970 again, at one point the writer admits to cross dressing himself… It’s all over the place. One thing I did want to focus on what I find profoundly disturbing; Bruce Jenner was angry with his adult children (Brody Jenner, Brandon Jenner, Burt Jenner and Cassandra Jenner) for not wanting to participate with in his docu-series that will be featured on E!
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Bruce Jenner Abandoned His Children From Previous Marriages After Marrying Kris Kardashian now Kris Jenner
In this very long article, we learn Bruce Jenner never really had a good relationship with his children from his previous marriages; Brandon Jenner,Brody Jenner, Burt Jenner and Cassandra Jenner. Matter in fact, Bruce wanted his wife to abort daughter daughter Cassandra Jenner–his wife did not abort Cassandra and Bruce admits he did not attend the birth of his daughter Cassandra. We learn when Bruce Jenner married Kris Jenner, his children claim his father became absent in their lives;
” Based on hours of interviews with the Jenner children, as well as his two ex-wives, a picture emerges of a father who had been absent for years at a time, insensitive, hurtful, and weak in no longer making an effort to keep up contact after he married Kris Kardashian. Caitlyn openly acknowledged to me mistakes made with them as Bruce Jenner. The regret is genuine. Juggling two ex-wives with a third wife was at times very difficult. But not seeing his children for long periods, beginning around the time of their adolescence, not acknowledging birthdays, not going to graduations, and intentionally not being there for the birth of his daughter were Jenner’s own decisions. ”
At one time, there was an earthquake, Brandon Jenner at the time was 12 years and told his mother his dad called to see if they were okay and his mother was delighted, then Brandon told his mother, “Just kidding”
“When the Northridge earthquake hit the Los Angeles region, in 1994, Brandon, then 12, told his mother that his father had called to see if the family was O.K. His mother was delighted that Bruce had called. “Mom, I’m just kidding,” Brandon told her.”
Bruce claims it was hard to communicate with his ex wife, the ex wife disagrees, nevertheless I am sure Kris Kardashian now Kris Jenner was a handful but it is still no excuse.
For Bruce’s older children, the issue of the transition has become a non-issue and that is great–they are there for their father. Things went down hill when the older children told Bruce now Caitlyn they didn’t want to participate in his upcoming “docu-series” (i.e., reality television in a fancy suit–authors description for docu-series) that will air this summer. The Jenner kids (minus Kendall and Kyle) not only were apprehensive of Bruce/Caitlyn using the same production company who produces shows like Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Total Divas, The Royals, and Botched the children feel this is not a good way to rekindle their relationship: On Reality TV
I couldn’t agree more. If you knew what goes in to shooing Reality TV, you would understand. So when you hear Kate Gosselin say, “the kids just go on with their everyday lives and they are filmed” that is not the case. Anyhow, the writer of the piece explains, it did not register with Jenner at first;
The last thing the Jenner kids want to do is reverse the rebuilding of the relationship. But despite numerous entreaties from their father as well as the head of E! programming, the Jenner children refuse to participate, forgoing financial gain and exposure in the process.
The writer goes to say;
At first their decision did not seem to register with Caitlyn. She kept hoping they could be persuaded because she knows from eight years on Keeping Up with the Kardashians the necessity of a family dynamic for ratings success.
The Vanity Fair Piece continues;
When she realized the decision was final, she became increasingly frustrated and on one occasion hurled profanities. She told me she felt “terribly disappointed and terribly hurt.”
This is where the paragraph above finsihes on Bruce being an absent father;
Caitlyn neither understands the tragic irony of those words nor recognizes her historical tendency toward self-victimization. Based on hours of interviews with the Jenner children, as well as his two ex-wives, a picture emerges of a father who had been absent for years at a time, insensitive, hurtful, and weak in no longer making an effort to keep up contact after he married Kris Kardashian. Caitlyn openly acknowledged to me mistakes made with them as Bruce Jenner. The regret is genuine. Juggling two ex-wives with a third wife was at times very difficult. But not seeing his children for long periods, beginning around the time of their adolescence, not acknowledging birthdays, not going to graduations, and intentionally not being there for the birth of his daughter were Jenner’s own decisions. The wounding only went deeper, given that Bruce Jenner was an exemplary father to the so-called Kardashian side, including Kendall and Kylie. In the course of their father’s journey, the Jenner children have gone through their own journey as well. “Love has nothing to do with gender,” said his daughter Cassandra. She paused for a moment and added this: “There’s no way to separate what he’s going through, the trap he’s been in for the past 60 years and how that has affected his choices around love and relationships. It’s impossible.”
Bruce Jenner now Caitlyn Jenner feels his show will help people and that is great and all, but let’s be real here–
You can’t help people unless you can help yourself, learning this about Bruce about what a not so “super dad” he was and then to learn they are working on rekindling their relationship, thinking all this time Bruce was the normal one out of the Kardashian Klan as far as him not being fame hungry as the rest of the klan, I have second thoughts. Knowing the Jenner kids not wanting to participate in his “docu-series” almost fractured their relationship again is jarring. You would think that would be the last thing on who we thought Jenner was. The Jenner kids never ran to the press and said he was an absent father, they participated in the sit down interview with Diane Sawyer and Vanity Fair, they are supporting their father now, hearing this is an unsettling. It also makes me wonder if Bruce Jenner leaked to TMZ he was caught wearing Kim’s and Kyle & Kendall Jenner’s clothes because he seems to love the attention. In the beginning of the interview, Jenner speaks about TMZ calling to ask if he was going through a sex-change and how he begged them to not print it, TMZ never said that–that is something a tabloid would say, tabloids don’t care about you, it makes me wonder if Jenner had a deal with TMZ? All the photos of him caught with nail polish, did Bruce plan this? It makes me wonder, I hope I am wrong.
Jenner makes it clear he is not doing it for the money–don’t get this twisted, being the ABC 20/20 interview drew in 17 million viewers, Caitlyn will make millions considering he allowed Jenner to keep everything from Keeping Up With The Kardashians and all the Spin Offs, it makes you wonder when Bruce now Caitlyn says;
“‘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,” Jenner assured. “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. 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.” She hopes the series will help lower the rates of suicides and attempted suicides in the transgender community.
In case you are wondering, Jenner finally accepted the fact his older children will not be participating in his docu-series and came to the realization it would be better for the show–not for the children, but for the show. (shaking my head) Not what is better for their relationship mind you. As far as Caitlyn’s relationship with his older children? Caitlyn planted a garden as a peace-offering;
“As a possible peace offering, Caitlyn went over to Brandon and Leah’s house recently, not to make one last charge to persuade but to help plant a garden. “I think the relationship will take a new shape,” said Brandon. “My hopes that the relationship would blossom, that we would turn over a new leaf, has kind of turned into, I just want a relationship that is sustainable. I just want to have the best parts as possible.”
On July 15 2015 will be Caitlyn’s first major public appearance, she will be awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPN’s ESPYs in Los Angeles. Its past winners include Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, and Billie Jean King. All 10 of her children and stepchildren are expected to be onstage when she accepts it.
Photo Credits: Vanity Fair (By the way, we purchased these photos, we can’t give permission for you to use them per contract and they were slightly altered)
I’m sure Kris Jenner the rest of the Kardashian Klan will participate. (Sarcasm) Of course they will!