Brandon Jenner recently talked about his father and he said he was really never around growing up.
According to reports, Brandon, 38, revealed his father-son relationship in the book “To Me, He Was Just Dad,” a collection of stories shared by children with famous fathers.
Noticeably, Brandon referred to Caitlyn as a “he” probably because he was talking about the time before her transition.
In the book, Brandon shared that his parents, Linda Thompson and Caitlyn, born Bruce Jenner, divorced in 1986. Since then things have been very difficult for them as a family. He only got to see his dad a few times.
“I didn’t see my father more than half a dozen times between the ages eight and twenty-five,” he wrote.
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Caitlyn’s transition as the reason for divorce
He also shared that his parents decided to divorce because his dad wanted to start transitioning as a female. Back then, Brandon and his brother Brody Jenner were still very young to understand everything that was going on.
Eventually, his parents’ relationship became hostile causing an even bigger gap between Bruce and his sons.
While Thompson thought that Bruce was transitioning, she later found that he married Kris Jenner in 1991 and had two children, Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
According to Brandon, when Kris got married to his dad, it felt like family became a business for him. There were few instances wherein they met but as he noted, “Sadly the infrequent exchanges felt more like staged photo opportunities than real bonding.
He even revealed that they had staged photo ops for “family” Christmas cards. Brandon also admitted that when he got older, he decided to stay away from his father and the Kardashian lifestyle.
“I didn’t want to be part of their dynamic,” he wrote.
Brandon’s childhood memory of his father
In an anecdote of the chapter in the book, Brandon shared about a time when his father bought him a bike for $250 when he was still eight years old. However, he said that Bruce made him promise to pay him back for it.
Fixing the relationship
Although they had a very distant relationship in the past, Brandon confirmed that all of those were now just part of his childhood past.
His relationship with Caitlyn now is doing quite well especially after Caitlyn’s transition back in 2015. In fact, he said that they are now very close and are making up for the lost time.
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