A new promo for I am Cait reveals Caitlyn Jenner’s fear of letting her children down, as the tearful reality star says, “I want my children to be proud of their daddy.” She later hugs her youngest daughter, Kylie Jenner, and shares other emotional moments from the former Olympian’s courageous journey.
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The new poster girl for the transgender community is seen celebrating her transition with a group of friends and her 88-year-old mother. Esther Jenner has previously spoken about the long chat in which Cait, formerly Bruce, revealed plans for surgery to become a woman.
Now she admits: “My first feeling was, ’I lost my son.’ Then I thought, ’You know what? I’m gaining’.”
In the clip, the ladies are also shown clinking champagne glasses in a toast “to Caitlyn”.
Another scene showed the 65-year-old reality star visiting young transgender people to give them her support. Caitlyn was seen hugging the teenagers – before declaring: “We’re all beautiful”.
Stepdaughter Kim Kardashian also makes an appearance, helping Caitlyn to organise her wardrobe. A funny moment comes when Kim points out that one of the dresses in the closet is also owned by Kris Jenner, whom Cait was married to in her former life as Bruce. Kim laughs and says: “Mom has that”.
Kim and husband Kanye were among members of the family that gathered to celebrate Father’s Day with their former patriarch a few weeks ago. Cait looked relaxed and happy to be surrounded by her nearest and dearest on that special occasion.
Since then she has attended a gay pride event in New York, where she was the star of the parade with fans calling out her name. No doubt helped by advice from Kim, she also showed off her newly minted style credentials in a series of elegant outfits.
The key message Caitlyn wants to communicate in her new show which airs on Sunday 2 August is that there are to be “no more secrets” and this promise has made her feel free. The programme is also her way of thanking the trans community for their encouragement which has been “overwhelmingly positive”.
“I feel such a responsibility to this courageous group to try to get it right and tell all sides of the story,” she says. “To me, that’s always the biggest question: am I doing it right?” she said. “…I have so much to discover, and hope you’ll join me on this adventure.”