Candis Cayne has been by Caitlyn Jenner’s side throughout the reality star’s transition, sparking rumors of a possible romance. But are they actually dating? The actress addressed the rumors once and for all in a new interview. Click here to watch!
It was rumored Candis Cayne, 44, and Caitlyn Jenner, 65, had struck up a relationship after appearing on I Am Cait together. But was it all just hype? The transgender actress opened up about the status of their relationship for the first time during a new interview on Aug. 19, and her answer may actually surprise you.
It’s no secret that Candis and Caitlyn have been spending a lot of time together since the former Olympian came out as transgender back in May 2015. In the latest episode of I Am Cait, Candis even asked Caitlyn over for a sleepover date, suggesting a possible love connection. But to hear her tell it in her Aug. 19 interview with Access Hollywood, there’s nothing romantic about their relationship. “Caitlyn and I are really good friends. I really love her a lot, and it’s been amazing being by her side through this whole process,” Candis told the show’s hosts Billy Bush and Liz Hernandez, when asked if she and Caitlyn are dating.
Okay, so they’re just keeping things friendly for now. That’s all well and good, but what about the future? Does she see their friendship blossoming into something more later on down the road? “No. We’re just really, really good friends,” she said, adding that she’s attracted to men.
What type of man you ask? Don’t worry, she answered that question too, naming Jon Stewart, 52, as her ideal man. Why? “We believe in the same things, I guess,” she said of the former Daily Show host. “Sense of humor, politically on the right view… I just [like] that type.” Okay, now that is eye-opening! We definitely did not see that coming. After all, it wasn’t long ago that Candis and Caitlyn were spotted sharing a romantic night out together at Beso in Los Angeles.
Being the wonderful friend that she is though, Candis ended the interview by defending her new pal against criticism that Caitlyn’s show is misleading, as her transition has been viewed as more of a “fairy-tale,” due to her wealth and fame. Candis said that while Caitlyn’s experience may be different than most, she dealt with problems of her own. “She’s lived her whole life being transgender, but never being able to do anything about it. That’s just as hard as somebody like me, who at 24 decided that’s what I had to do with my life in order to be OK with things,” Candis explained. “So I went through other struggles, but she did also.”
What do you think HollywoodLifers — are Caitlyn and Candis really just friends, or is there something more going on here?
— Alyssa Montemurro