When Caitlyn (née Bruce) Jenner revealed her new name and her new look on the cover of Vanity Fair's July 2015 issue, the world was watching. The photographs, taken by iconic Vanity Fair photographer Annie Leibovitz, are undeniably breathtaking. They signify so much more than the external appearance of a beautiful woman – they also represent how far Caitlyn Jenner has come in her transition from the male body she says she felt trapped in her whole life. Caitlyn's soul has always been female, and for the first time, the whole world was able to see her as she has always seen herself.
Fortunately, Caitlyn Jenner has the outspoken support of her entire family. Both the Jenner and the Kardashian clans (including Kanye West and Scott Disick) welcomed Caitlyn to her new life with acceptance and open arms. Each Kardashian/Jenner had a different reaction to seeing Caitlyn as her true self for the very first time. Some reactions were hilarious, some incredibly heartfelt, and all express hope for the future. Caitlyn Jenner has been blessed to receive many words of support, encouragement, and love from her extended family and the public.Many transgender individuals do not have the money, power, resources, and visibility that Caitlyn Jenner has. She acknowledges this in her interview with Buzz Bissinger, and makes it clear that she would like to move forward as a guiding light for other people facing the same struggles.
For those who are curious, we've gathered all of the Jenner and Kardashian family reactions to Caitlyn's transition that were on the record.
Scott Disick Headed Over to Caitlyn's Malibu Home After The Cover RevealPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
The Daily Mail reports that Caitlyn's son-in-law, Scott Disick was at her side within hours of her Vanity Fair cover reveal. He reportedly left his home that he shares with wife Kourtney in Calabasas, and drove right on over to Caitlyn's home in the Malibu hills below Decker Canyon.In the "About Bruce: Part Two" episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Scott has a heart-to-heart with Caitlyn, where he revealed that their relationship had suffered, possibly because Caitlyn wasn't always her true self around him.
Cassandra Marino Had a Fun Girls Night with CaitlynPhoto: flickr / CC0
It's no secret that Cassandra Marino (Caitlyn's daughter with ex-wife Chrystie Scott) did not have the best relationship with her father growing up. Caitlyn Jenner admits in both the Vanity Fair article and the Diane Sawyer interview that she wasn't always around for her children. Cassandra admits, "I would have happily traded a distant father for a loving, involved mom."After Caitlyn's transition, Cassandra was privy to one of the girls nights that are now a frequent occurrence at Caitlyn's home in Malibu. "We could just be girls together," she said to Buzz Bissinger. Cassandra also told PEOPLE that "There is so much more to being a woman than our external appearance," and that she can't wait to explore those things with Caitlyn.
Kim Kardashian Gushed Over How Beautiful Caitlyn LooksPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BYIn an interview with Access Hollywood, Caitlyn's step-daughter Kim Kardashian revealed that she was the first family member to see her favorite role model as a fully-transitioned Caitlyn Jenner. "It was amazing, and she looked beautiful, really beautiful," she described to Billy Bush. "She was dressed up, beautiful make-up, beautiful hair, very, very beautiful and very comfortable."
Kendall Jenner Was The First Family Member To Share Caitlyn's Vanity Fair Cover ShootPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BYCaitlyn's daughter Kendall Jenner Instagrammed her support for Caitlyn by re-gramming Vanity Fair's video of Caitlyn's cover shoot.