Caitlyn Jenner became the topic of a conversation between Kylie Jenner and Ellen DeGeneres on Ellen’s show that aired Monday. It was during that conversation that Kylie admitted to liking Caitlyn Jenner over Bruce Jenner.
“I’d like to talk about, if you don’t mind, Caitlyn,” Ellen DeGeneres said to Kylie Jenner. “So your dad, who was Bruce, is now Caitlyn. And that’s got to be a lot for you as a young woman to deal with; the transitioning [of] your dad.”
Kylie admitted that it wasn’t easy dealing with Bruce’s transition into Caitlyn Jenner. In fact, she claims it was “the only thing I bottled in.” She also said she likes Caitlyn better than Bruce, and that sort of makes sense, too. Bruce Jenner wasn’t who he was meant to be, so he was no doubt uncomfortable and uptight. Caitlyn Jenner is who Bruce was meant to be, resulting in a much happier, easier-to-get-along-with person.
Kylie told Ellen that she “got through it,” but kept quiet about the transition for quite some time.
“There’s not a huge secret in the family [anymore],” Kylie shared. “I feel like there was always this big secret, and I’ve honestly known about it for a really long time.”
“We actually caught him [as Bruce], dressing up as a girl when my sister and I were like, six and seven maybe,” Kylie Jenner added. “So, we’ve known for a while there was something, but it was something we never talked about.”
Kylie went on to say that she is happy Caitlyn Jenner has been free to live as her “authentic true self” since the transition was completed in July.
“I think that other girls and boys my age will maybe see that I’m so accepting and be accepting of other people, too,” Kylie said.
Kudos to Kylie Jenner for opening up to Ellen DeGeneres about Caitlyn Jenner, and to Ellen for making everyone who appears on her show feel loved and very worthwhile.