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Caitlyn Jenner Opens up about Her Gender Identity Crisis and Divorce from Kris Jenner

Bettina Dizon
Sep 08, 2020
10:30 P.M.
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Caitlyn Jenner recently talked about her personal struggles with her identity and the real reason she and Kris Jenner divorced: “My identity was not a big part of us separating.”


Caitlyn Jenner has talked about her transition into being a transgender woman in the past, but recently revealed what it had to do with her divorce with Kris Jenner.

The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star made a guest appearance on Rob Lowe’s “Literally!” podcast to open up about what went on in her marriage, identity crisis, and many more.

Caitlyn Jenner attends the National Television Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on January 28, 2020 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images



While many believed that Caitlyn’s divorce with Kris resulted from her decision to come out as a woman, she proved otherwise. She said:

“After 23 years, Kris and I went our separate directions. My identity; it was not a big part of us separating. There was [sic] so many other issues out there.”

However, Caitlyn’s identity crisis, which resulted in self-exasperation, contributed to her temper with Kris towards the end of their union.

Bruce Jenner and Kris Kardashian at the City of Hope honoring Shelli And Irving Azoff with the 2011 Spirit of Life award at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. | Source: Getty Images



Caitlyn and Kris’ relationship became better after their divorce, and saw their issues suddenly evaporating. In fact, the Jenner patriarch had to tell her wife about the new name she chose carefully.

The former athlete, who battled gender dysphoria for most of his life, has been helping the LGBTQ community since his coming out by granting scholarships.

The momager initially thought that her former husband chose a name that began with the letter K to keep up with their family. “No, I’m going with a C. There’s got to be a little separation between church and state,” Caitlyn corrected her.


Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner at the Taste Of Beverly Hills Wine & Food Festival Opening Night on September 2, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images


Caitlyn’s first marriage was to her college sweetheart, Chrystie, whom she met at the Graceland University in Iowa.



Together they had two children, who sadly, the Olympic gold medalist did not grow close to. She later married model Linda Thompson, whom she had two kids with, Brandon and Brody.

Caitlyn’s third and final marriage was with Kris, whom she had two famous and successful daughters with, Kendall and Kylie.

Caitlyn Jenner and Kylie Jenner at the backstage inspiration wall at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images



Caitlyn celebrated her fifth anniversary as a transgender woman this year, just in time for the pride month celebration.


The former athlete, who battled gender dysphoria for most of his life, has been helping the LGBTQ community since his coming out by granting scholarships.

She has also been an inspiration to many individuals part of the community who struggle to cope and deal with their identity.