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Observer article today - Caitlin Jenner's son

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HollowTalk Sun 29-Mar-20 19:19:55

I've just been reading this article on fathers in The Observer - the piece by Brandon Jenner is awful to read. I think it'll ring a few bells for anyone living with someone like that.

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TBHno Sun 29-Mar-20 19:29:27

Caitlyn comes across as quite selfish from that article. That poor kid sad

Cooroo Sun 29-Mar-20 19:35:46

An interesting read. Sad.

JemimaTab Sun 29-Mar-20 19:35:49

I hadn’t realised CJ’s transition had gone quite that far back. They sound extremely self centred. Sounds like it was confusing for the kids/wives. The pronouns are all over the place in the article too.

ScrimpshawTheSecond Sun 29-Mar-20 19:36:33

'Once he decided to go through with the transition, I was the first of her children she confided in. As soon as Dad said it herself, I was so happy for her.'

JaneEyre7 Sun 29-Mar-20 19:43:33

Blimey, that's some fucked up family dynamic.

You can't help but feel that the future generations aren't going to fare much better. They're all so obsessed with media and image that I can't see bringing up balanced kids features much on the radar.

Strongmummy Sun 29-Mar-20 19:56:33

Sounds like a very depressed person who had major issues parenting. I’m very pleased that father and son seem to be reconciled

TinselAngel Sun 29-Mar-20 20:23:12

Did Kris Jenner know he'd (correct pronouns for the time) started to transition then changed his mind before they got married?

Strongmummy Sun 29-Mar-20 20:30:12

@TinselAngel I don’t think so, but definitely became aware of his thinking into the marriage. It came as no surprise when he amounted his intentions

Strongmummy Sun 29-Mar-20 20:30:51

*announced not amounted 🙄

ScouseMar Sun 29-Mar-20 20:39:14

Gosh that was a sad read, what a terrible excuse for a father Bruce/ Caitlin was shock

TBHno Sun 29-Mar-20 20:40:56

As far as I remember, CJ claims that Kris knew the entire time, but Kris denies this...

YesIDoLoveCrisps Sun 29-Mar-20 20:45:44

I think that Caitlyn Jenner just dumped the children from her first marriage for her step children. Very sad. She’s lucky her son has the kindness to have her in his life now, many people wouldn’t.

Justhadathought Sun 29-Mar-20 21:38:00

Sounds like a very depressed person who had major issues parenting. I’m very pleased that father and son seem to be reconciled

Maybe! Sounds to me like the son has done all of the work - out of his own emotional need.

Justhadathought Sun 29-Mar-20 21:39:57

My understanding, from watching an interview, was that Jenner had been cross dressing for many, many years.

MrsDoylesTeaBags Sun 29-Mar-20 22:01:19

God that's really sad. The part where CJ was racing with Brandon and Brody really stood out for me. I've never watched any of the programmes but what messed up families they seem to be.

In contrast Jeff Bridges comes across as a lovely father and grandfather.

AnyOldSpartabix Sun 29-Mar-20 22:57:42

Poor Brandon. So much more I’d like to say, but I won’t.

pingbloodyping Mon 30-Mar-20 00:15:31

Worse than Julian Lennon who’s dad publicly d’cked off and left him??? Most of the fathers featured here aren’t covering themselves but it seems that caitlins son is suffering from the same issue as the rest - lack of attention. Her son is saying their relationship was crap after Caitlin/Bruce met the wife and abandoned the old family for new.

Tezza1 Mon 30-Mar-20 04:57:09

@MrsDoylesTeaBags In contrast Jeff Bridges comes across as a lovely father and grandfather
I remember reading decades ago that Lloyd Bridges, Jeff and Beau's father who was quite successful in his own right in the film & TV industry, prioritised his family over work.

wrongsideofhistorymyarse Mon 30-Mar-20 07:11:33

What a sad story

Ameanstreakamilewide Mon 30-Mar-20 10:09:55

I wonder if (among other things) that's why Kris Jenner makes that dopey programme, cos it's deliberately light and fluffy.

If we dug a little deeper beneath the glamour and polish of Kris Jenner, as an individual, i bet there's actually a tender woman underneath.
If you keep those feelings at arm's length, they can't hurt you.

I dunno...

MrsDoylesTeaBags Mon 30-Mar-20 15:41:31

It was a really interesting article and very sad. Tezza that's an interesting point, it seemed that only Jeff Bridges and John Wayne made a conscious effort to be involved in their growing child's life.

With the other dads it seemed they struggled to connect until their children were older or if the child made the effort to become more involved first. I think with the Jenners the difference is that obviously the transgenderism adds futher complexity to the relationship.

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