Caitlyn Jenner on suicide: 'It's the easy way out'
Keeping Up With The Kardashians and I am Cait star, Caitlyn Jenner, bravely opened up about her struggle with her identity and her transition into a woman.
Caitlyn, 67, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, confessed that at her lowest ebb she had even considered suicide.
She said: 'It's the easy way out - sometimes you get to that point in life, you think about that. TMZ and the press were destroying me.'
'I knew they were coming out with a story about a trachea shave. I said: "Isn't that stupid, I need to be a voice, I don't need to silence myself". It wouldn't do any good whatsoever.'
Caitlyn explained that from a very young age she knew that she wanted to wear women's clothing.
She said: 'At seven or eight I was dressing up in my mum's clothes. Nobody knew. That's why I had secrets. I got very good at hiding.'
But despite getting very good at hiding her secret, her youngest daughters found out.
She said: 'One thing I'm proud of, I never got caught. I got caught once or twice by the kids on the security cameras though.'
'They were very young, I don't think they fully understood. But my whole family knew. There's knowing and then there's talking about it.'
Caitlyn has six biological children, including Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and explained that she does worry about the impact her transition has had on her kids.
She said: 'I always worry about it affecting my children. You wonder how it's going to affect other people. I'm a better person now that I was back then.
'Some have more difficulty than others dealing with it, but it's a work in progress.'
And Caitlyn says she is finally 100 per cent happy with her body and who she is.
She said: 'There's nothing else to be done. Everything's in place. I'm all here. It's about whats between your eyes, not what's between your legs.'
'I am extraordinarily confident with my body now, that took a long time. It's nice to be able to wake up in the morning and be yourself, it's so simple.'
'It took my entire life to come to that decision. You're no more a woman after the surgery - it's about who you are.'
She also talked about the suggestion that transgender women will never be 'real women.'
Caitlyn said: 'I do agree – my journey to womanhood was very different. It took a very, very long time. I missed out on a lot of things of womanhood.
'I did not experience a lot of things of womanhood, I did not feel sex discrimination growing up, periods all of that, I never have to deal about getting pregnant, just getting other women pregnant – that was my problem – I was on a hot streak there for a while.'
'There was a lot of things I never did have to deal with. So I am very comfortable with the words "you are a transwoman" because my experience was different than most woman.'
When asked if she would want a male or female partner to date, Caitlyn insisted that romance was the last thing on her mind.
She said: 'I have no idea. It would be a good person, I am not looking for that in my life. No, [I’m not dating] I have no real desire. I’ve already been through all of that. My life is full of family so I don’t have a great desire for that.'
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