Well, that wasn’t quite the introduction we had envisioned. Surprisingly, Kylie Jenner met her dad as Caitlyn for the first time via FaceTime.
Before making her big reveal to the world with a stunning Vanity Fair cover, Caitlyn Jenner, 65, first had to introduce herself to her kids — including her youngest, Kylie Jenner, 17. So how did she do it? Well, HollywoodLife.com was one of the first to find out. We were at a private screening of the new docu-series I Am Cait, showing the moment when its star and her baby girl met for the first time — on an iPhone. Read on for all the details!
The premiere of Caitlyn’s groundbreaking show — which chronicles her foray into transgender advocacy — features the unexpected meeting between Kylie and the former Olympian’s self-described “authentic self.” While it was totally touching, it was just a wee-bit awkward as well. Let us explain.
The encounter was completely accidental. The Balmain Fall 2015 campaign model unintentionally FaceTimed her father following an appointment at the dentist, confessing she was feeling “kind of loopy.” “I don’t want to scare you,” a happily surprised Cait said as she answered the call. “You’re not scaring me. You look pretty!” Kylie gasped, clearly taken back by her dad’s beauty.
Soon after, Kylie finally met Caitlyn in person at her Malibu manse, coming over to also hang out with her grandma, Esther, and Caitlyn’s sisters. “Hey, pretty!” she exclaimed, running to give Caitlyn a huge hug.
Besides a warm embrace, Kylie brought with her teal extensions to weave into Caitlyn’s brunette mane to match her own signature hair color. So adorbs. “Isn’t this more fun than sitting around talking about sports?” Caitlyn joked about their girly get-together. “Or playing golf,” Ky-Ky quipped.
“Once it was out there, they saw the support that I was getting, especially in the celebrity world,” Caitlyn explained later on in the episode. “From Lady Gaga‘s little world to Miley Cyrus to Elton John. To see their support, I think it really made my kids feel, especially Kylie, that it’s gonna be okay.”
I Am Cait premieres Sunday, July 26 at 8 p.m. on E!
HollywoodLifers — what do YOU think of Kylie meeting Caitlyn for the first time on FaceTime? Let us know your thoughts!
— Evan Real, Reporting By Chloe Melas & Russ Weakland