After marrying Kris Jenner in 1991, even Caitlyn Jenner admits that her relationships with her four eldest children fell by the wayside.
However, now that she’s on her own and free to live a more authentic life as a woman, she has been striving to become a better parent – and to her children, it shows.
“I’ve known Bruce for a long time and I didn’t really get along with Bruce,”Brody Jenner – Caitlyn’s son with Linda Thompson – told E! News. “Caitlyn and I get along a little more, because Caitlyn is actually who she really is and she’s living her life finally now as the person she actually was.”
“Caitlyn is a much freer, happier person and I think that’s very special,” added Brody, 31, whose new show, Sex with Brody premieres on E! on July 10. “I think that the most important thing is that people who are in that situation, don’t be afraid to be yourself. Be yourself. And if you’re not accepted by your family, there will be people who will accept you.”
Brody is not the first of Jenner’s children to get candid about how their relationships have improved ever since she came out as transgender.
“My relationship with Caitlyn is much better than with Bruce, but we still have a lot of work to do,” Cassandra Marino – Caitlyn’s daughter with Chrystie Scott – previously revealed to PEOPLE. “We didn’t talk for years, and now we see each other every couple of weeks and talk on the phone, which I am grateful for.”
Her brother Burt Jenner agreed.
“I have high hopes that Caitlyn is a better person than Bruce,” Burt, 36, toldVanity Fair in the cover story that introduced Caitlyn to the world. “I’m very much looking forward to that.”