Caitlyn Jenner talks about transition and identity, failed marriages in new memoir

FP Staff

Apr,27 2017 17:00 52 IST

In her latest memoir titled The Secrets of My Life, Caitlyn Jenner has revealed several details about living as Bruce Jenner and her marriage to Kris Jenner. The former Olympian is the parent of Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

Caitlyn Jenner. Image from Facebook

Caitlyn Jenner. Image from Facebook

She revealed that she always identified as a woman, despite living and dressing like a man. She added that she used to steal makeup from her then wife and children, as well as wear women's lingerie. She writes about how she underwent gender reassignment nearly two years after announcing that she was a transgender woman. Jenner said that it made her feel not only wonderful but also liberated.

While she does not rule out the possibility of finding a male companion, she says that she never intends to have a female sexual partner in the future, and that sex was no more a priority for her. This chapter was written before the final stages of the reassignment process.

About the OJ Simpson trial, Caitlyn Jenner says that Kris Jenner's ex-husband Rob Kardashian did not believe that his friend Simpson was innocent, despite being part of his legal team. In the book, Jenner also wonders about whether Kardashian defended Simpson as revenge against Kris, who was friends with Simpson's late wife. She also said that she prevented her daughters from taking Simpson's name when she was still married to Kris.

She also confesses to dressing up as a woman while still being a man and sneaking out to public places. She talks of one particular incident when she had to visit the restroom during one such outing when she was dressed as a woman, and speaks of the sheer anxiety she felt while standing in line, hoping no one would take notice.

With respect to Kris Jenner, she says that her ex-wife did not know enough, considering she was surprised by Caitlyn's transformation.

Kris Jenner has reacted quite negatively to the revelations in the book, accusing her ex-husband of portraying her in a bad light and making up information.