In the newest issue of ‘Vanity Fair,’ Caitlyn admits that Bruce was so distraught over the breakdown of his marriage to first wife Chrystie Crownover, and had confused feelings about his gender, that he made a suggestion which he later regretted. Find out all the details here.
So shocking. Bruce Jenner wanted his eldest daughter, Cassandra Jenner, aborted and he was not present for her birth, Caitlyn Jenner, 65, reveals in the newest issue of Vanity Fair magazine. Sadly, Casey found out that her father didn’t want her when she was just 13 years old.
“I never knew he wasn’t at my birth until I was about 13 years old and we were arguing on the phone about money,” Casey, 34, told Vanity Fair. “He kept saying, ‘You don’t know the whole story’. I hung up the phone and was asking my mom what he was talking about until she confessed the history behind my birth.”
Bruce was married to first wife Chrystie Crownover from 1972 to 1981, and they share two children together — Casey and Burt Jenner. It wasn’t until they were halfway through their divorce that they found out Chrystie was pregnant with Casey. At first, Bruce brought up the idea of an abortion, but “rejected it after 30 seconds.” He also told the July 1980 edition of Playboy that his “first reaction was that I didn’t want [the baby].”
When Casey was born on June 10, 1980, Bruce was not present in the hospital room. “Under the circumstances, I could not even see myself being there,” Caitlyn told Vanity Fair. Obviously, Bruce had confused feelings about his gender, and was dealing with a lot at the time.
It’s sad to hear that Bruce and Casey had a rough relationship during her upbringing, but on a positive note, Caitlyn now talks to her daughter, Casey, more than ever. “We [now talk] more than we ever have,” Jenner told Vanity Fair. “We [can] just be girls together.”
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