The retired Olympic athlete and popular reality TV star whose transgender saga spread across the Internet is Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn Jenner.
Bruce Jenner Full Bio, Age, Height
The gallant 6ft 2inch Bruce Jenner was born on October 28, 1949, in Mount Kisco, New York City, under the maiden name Bruce Williams Jenner as a son of William Hugh Jenner and Esther Ruth Jenner. He has two sisters Lisa and Pam and a brother Burt, who they lost in a car accident in 1976. Jenner spent his childhood days in New York City and attended Sleepy Hollow High School, where he completed his first and second years before transferring to Newton High in Connecticut to complete his junior and senior years. After graduating in 1968, he received a football scholarship that enabled him to attend Graceland College in Iowa, which he graduated from in 1973 with a degree in physical education.
Jenner’s interest in athletics stemmed from a suggestion he received from his college coach, who advised him to make the switch after he suffered a knee injury that impaired his performance as a footballer. His first competition was in 1970 when he participated in a decathlon during a relay race in Iowa, where he finished fifth. The Olympic athlete continued to break records in most of his races, and in 1974 he took first place in the men’s decathlon and was on the cover of Track & Field News magazine. In 1975, he won a gold medal at the Pan American Games and broke a record set by athlete Avilov at the Eugene Triangle Games, in which participants from the USA, the USSR and Poland took part. His Olympic career ended after the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, where he set a new record for the decathlon, but after the Games and his victories he officially declared that he would not return to the track, so he gave his best in all the events he participated in.
The retired athlete ventured into television shows in the 1980s, some of which were disasters like the comedy Can’t Stop the Music. Jenner also appeared in the film The Golden Moment: An Olympic love story and Grambling White Tiger. He made a guest appearance in the police comedy Chips and was featured in video game videos such as Olympic Decathlon and Bruce Jenner’s world-class decathlon. His most popular television appearance was the show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, produced by his ex-wife Kri Jenner.
Caitlyn Jenner: The New Bruce Jenner
Jenner publicly announced to the world in June 2015 that he had undergone numerous surgical procedures that would turn him into a woman. In his famous interview with Diane Sawyer, the Olympian; now a reality TV star, he revealed that he wanted to embrace his feminine side and that he had been struggling with his sexuality and gender identity for a very long time.
Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn Marie Jenner, was featured on the cover of the July 2015 Vanity Fair cover, where she wore a very revealing corset to show off her newfound curves. She was also among the women who were named Women of the Year 2015 by Glamour magazine.
Bruce Jenner’s Kids
Jenner was first married to Chrystie Scott in 1972, and the couple had two children: a son Burton Jenner and a daughter Cassandra Marino Jenner before they divorced in 1981. In the same year, he married the actress Linda Thompson in Hawaii. She bore him two sons named Brandon Jenner and Sam Brody. However, in February 1986 their paths separated and shortly after they divorced.
Jenner’s third marriage was with Kris, whom he met in 1990, and they met for five months before they were married on April 21, 1991. The couple has two daughters: Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. Their marriage broke up in 2013, after which they officially announced that they would separate. Kris Jenner initiated divorce proceedings in September 2014, which were completed in December 2014, but they were legally divorced in March 2015.
Bruce Jenner’s Net Worth
After his transgender procedures, Jenner started a reality TV show called I Am Cait, which is said to have made up to £3 million. The reality TV star also earns around £78 from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community for every rally they host. Of all these with appearances in Keeping Up With The Kardashian and his Olympic earnings, Jenner is credited with a net worth of around £65 million.
Quick Facts About Bruce Jenner
Here are some brief facts about Jenner that would shed more light on his past and present life than Caitlyn Jenner:
- He’s suffered from dyslexia since childhood.
- He won the 1976 Olympic gold medal for America.
- In 1984 he became a member of the Graceland University Athletics Hall of Fame.
- Jenner underwent a ten-hour facial surgery in March 2015, which led to an emotional breakdown when it was performed.
- He intends to become a senator soon to protect the LGBT community.