Caitlyn Jenner’s new memoir The Secrets of My Life will give details into her upbringing in “an era of rigidly defined gender identities” and her life as “the ultimate symbol of manhood.” The book, releasing in April, will also talk about her life as a member of the Kardashian family, and that includes her former marriage to matriarch Kris Jenner.
The transgender woman, 67 writes that Kris “made her suppress her true self,” reports a source to Us Weekly.
Kris and Caitlyn, formerly Bruce, married in 1991, and Caitlyn allegedly told Kris that she wanted to transition. But according to the insider, “Kris pushed her into the closet.”
Another source says, “Caitlyn resents Kris for a life she didn’t get to live.”
The exes divorced in December 2014 after 22 years of marriage. The former Olympic athlete threw Kris under the bus in her coming out story in Vanity Fair’s July 2015 cover.
The family’s troubles and Caitlyn’s transition has been documented on E!’s reality shows. The memoir, according to the Amazon description, “uncovers the toll that these personal struggles had on her three marriages and, subsequently, the relationships with her children. She also talks candidly about her life in the public eye as a member of the Kardashian clan, what led to her decision to become Caitlyn, and how she, her family, the transgender community, and the rest of the world has since embraced her new life.”
And though Caitlyn and Kris do not have the best relationship, a source tells Us Weekly that Kris “will always be respectful because they share kids.”
The two share Kendall and Kylie, while Caitlyn was once the stepfather to Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and Rob Kardashian from Kris’ previous marriage to Robert Kardashian.
The friend tells Us Weekly that the three Kardashian sisters think the memoir is “deeply troubling.”
Despite the three failed marriages, Caitlyn still has an appetite for love. She was seen recently with a brunette woman at Nobu restaurant in Malibu this week.
They were photographed laughing together in a car, and it is unclear whether they are just friends or something more.
Life & Style reported that Caitlyn has signed up for a transgender dating site. “Caitlyn is using an alias and doesn’t have a profile picture up. She wants to make sure her future partner doesn’t want her for her money and fame.”
The source says Caitlyn will be “sticking to the transgender dating pool because the trans community understands her lifestyle and won’t judge her.”