Kylie and Kendall Jenner call dad Caitlyn Jenner 'our hero'
Updated: Jun 16, 2020
Kylie and Kendall Jenner called their transgender father Caitlyn Jenner 'our hero' in the new Pride issue of People.
Caitlyn, 70, the former Olympian once known as Bruce Jenner, announced her transition on the July 2015 cover of Vanity Fair.
Now a half-decade later, Kendall revealed to People: 'When my dad came out as transgender, our relationship grew. She could finally be honest with me.'
The 24-year-old supermodel continued: 'We could talk about deep emotions she was feeling through that time.'
Kendall, whose mother is Kris Jenner, shared: 'Growing up my dad was not usually one to talk about her feelings so that was a big step for us.'
Said she: 'I used to watch old Olympic videos of my dad and wish I could be a part of those spectacular moments with her. There are so many stories she tells about her life and I love to just sit there and listen.'
Kendall explained: 'She has lived so many amazing lives in one lifetime. My favorite thing to learn from my dad is about my dad. Inspiring then and inspiring now.'
She added: 'Because of my dad’s bravery, I’ve learned to love what I love and not be ashamed of it. She’s been my role model since before I can even remember, from sports growing up to now with her wisdom. She’s so brave and I aspire to be as brave as her one day.'
Kendall, who told Vogue: 'I'm not gay!' in 2018 after years of lesbian rumors, told the new Pride issue of People she has been a 'daddy’s girl my whole life.'
Meanwhile Kylie dished: 'My dad has always been an inspiration to me, from winning the gold medal at the Olympics to getting her pilot’s license. However, watching her live out her true self has been the most inspiring of them all.'
Caitlyn told the new Pride issue of People that she would have declined to transition if any of her 10 children had been against the idea.