Who is Caitlyn Jenner? Im A Celebrity 2019 star and father of Kylie and Kendall Jenner


CAITLYN Jenner is one of the famous faces appearing on the latest series of ITV’s Im A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!

But she is no stranger to reality TV having appeared on the US version of the show back in 2003 and famously starred in Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Here is everything you need to know about her.

Caitlyn Jenner has signed up for I’m A Celebrity 2019

What has Caitlyn Jenner said about doing Im a Celebrity?

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has been maintaining a low profile since distancing herself from the Kardashian/Jenner clan.

However, the 70-year-old has thrust herself into the limelight once more now that she taking part in Im A Celebrity.

When asked by HOAR Online about heading into the jungle, she stayed mum about what viewers could expect.

Then as she was wished good luck on the show, she replied: “Thank you. I don’t know how it works.”

But Caitlyn has been in the jungle before in the US version back in 2003 – so she knows more than she’s letting on.

Her appearance came before her gender transition journey which began in 2015.

How much is Caitlyn Jenner being paid for I’m A Celebrity?

HOAR exclusively revealed the former athlete would be heading to Australia on November 1, 2019, having bagged one of the biggest fees in the show’s 19-year history.

ITV bosses have reportedly forked out more for Caitlyn, the worlds most famous transgender woman, than anyone else this year topping 500,000.

An ITV source said: Shes such a huge name and a great get for producers. ITV think she is one of their best ever signings. Its a real bolt from the blue. Theyve asked her every year for a long time, but she finally felt the time was right.

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Caitlyn revealed her transition in Vanity Fair

When did Caitlyn Jenner transition?

Caitlyn had gender reassignment surgery in January 2017, however she chose not to tell the Kardashian family about it.

In her memoir The Secrets of My Life, she wrote: The surgery was a success, and I feel not only wonderful but liberated.

She announced she will no longer be known as Bruce Jenner in an interview with Vanity Fair in 2015.
Her June 2015 Vanity Fair cover was released with the tagline: “Call Me Caitlyn”, revealing her new name and image from Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner.

As Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn appeared on Keeping Up With Kardashians with his ex wife Kris Jenner

When did Caitlyn Jenner split from Kris Jenner?

Caitlyn and Kris Jenner were married for 23 years and share two children together – Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

However, they announced their separation in October 2019.

Kris, 64, filed for divorce in September 2014, citing irreconcilable differences and by December that year the divorce was finalised.

The pair tied the knot in 1991 after only five months of dating, they were introduced by a mutual friend, who set them up on a blind date in 1990.

Caitlyn Jenner pictured with her daughter Kendall Jenner

Who has Caitlyn Jenner been married to?

The former Olympian was married twice before settling down with Kardashian-Jenner matriarch, Kris.

After graduating from university, Caitlyn married her first wife Chrystie Crownover.

During their marriage, the pair had son Burt and daughter Casey but divorced in 1980 after nine years of marriage.

On January 5, 1981, Caitlyn married actress Linda Thompson in Hawaii and the couple has two sons together, Brandon and Brody Jenner but by 1986, they had separated.

How many children does Caitlyn Jenner have?

Caitlyn has a total of 10 children, six of which are her biological kids and four step-children.

She had two children from each of her three marriages: Burt and Cassandra from her first marriage to Chrystie; Brandon and Brody from his second to Linda; and Kendall and Kylie with his last wife Kris.

Her stepchildren are Kris’s four children: Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian.

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Caitlyn Jenner pictured with Sophia Hutchins

Who is Caitlyn Jenner dating?

Caitlyn is reportedly dating 23-year-old Sophia Hutchins, who is also a transgender woman.

Although the pair are yet to confirm their relationship, the young mogul teased their romance in an interview with The Hidden Truth.

Were partners in everything we do, were inseparable, were business partners, we live together, we share a dog, we share family, we share a life together, she said.

As Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn won an Olympic Gold medal

Why is Caitlyn Jenner famous?

As Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn won a football scholarship to Graceland College in Iowa, however she had to quit the game after a knee injury.

Following her injury, the Graceland track coach then encouraged her to try her hand at the decathlon.

She later went on to win the gold medal for the event at the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976, earning the unofficial title as the “World’s Greatest Athlete”.

Is Caitlyn Jenner still on Keeping Up With the Kardashians?

No, the TV star has not been seen on the long-running reality show for a few years.

She made a camo appearance in 2016, a year after transitioning and she has starred in her own reality show, I Am Cait.