Not cool, mom! Esther Jenner reacted to her son’s debut as beautiful woman Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of ‘Vanity Fair,’ revealing she still calls her Bruce. Find out what else she said!
Caitlyn Jenner, 65, has received an outpour of support from fans, friends and family — but it seems like her mom, Esther Jenner, 88, is having a harder time accepting Caitlyn, formerly known as Bruce Jenner. The Jenner matriarch revealed that while she’s “happy for him,” it’s going to take her time to get used to the “change” — which is why she’s still calling Caitlyn Bruce!
Esther is very attached to the birth name she gave Caitlyn, and it might take her time to adjust to Caitlyn’s new identity. “I still have to call him Bruce,” Esther told Access Hollywood. “His father and I named him that. It’s going to be a struggle for me to get used to the change, but happily so… I’m very happy for him – or her!”
Aww! We’re certainly glad Esther is supporting Caitlyn, even if it will take time to get used to her beautiful new identity. Esther has even met Caitlyn, and said nothing but positive things. “She’s beautiful! I was there last week, well, actually, I got home a week and a half ago, and I met Caitlyn. She is… so much more at ease,” Esther said. In fact, Caitlyn reminds Esther of someone in particular (no, not Jessica Lange). “You know who she reminds me of?” Esther asked. “My granddaughter, Samantha. There is a lot of Sam!” So cute!
June 1 is a day to remember for Caitlyn, since it’s the day she made her gorgeous debut as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair — and it’s been an incredibly great day for her!
“Caitlyn feels like it’s her birthday because today is the day she’s longed for for 65 years,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “It’s a celebration of life! To finally burst out of the closet, on the freaking Vanity Fair cover, looking like a dame of esteem, class, and elegance, it doesn’t get any better than that! She’s finally alive and Caitlyn thanks the universe for her birth.” You go, Caitlyn!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Esther is refusing to support Caitlyn by calling her Bruce? Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler