Last week, we all witnessed Kris Jenner lose her lid over her ex-wife Caitlyn Jenner's new book The Secrets of My Life in what became one of the most effective PR stunts tricking out of the Kardashian Klan's reality TV show in recent weeks.
If you have absolute no idea what I'm talking about, here's the momager's anguished response to the revealing memoir in the Keeping Up with the Kardashians promo clip:
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Clearly, a lot of information concealed in Caitlyn's book rubbed her ex-wife up the wrong way, leaving us guessing what it was exactly that could have made Kris's botoxed face magically contort to reveal actual emotion for once.
However, since The Secrets of My Life hit the shelves last Tuesday, we've finally been given the green light to decipher the explosive secrets within.
Below, take a look at eight of the most jaw-dropping details we learned from the former Olympic gold medalist's life pre-transition — backed up with direct quotes of course:
1. His First Wife Was Shocked To Learn Of Jenner's Gender Dysphoria
In her book The Secrets of My Life, Caitlyn recalls telling her first wife Chrystie about her gender issues. The Jenner revealed:
I told Chrystie in 1973 about my gender issues. It wasn’t by choice: she was putting clothes away and noticed a rubber band on one of the hooks of her bra. When she asked me about it, my first response was noncommittal: 'Gee, I don’t know.' It was not very convincing… there was no way out. 'That’s why the rubber band, because I’ve been wearing your clothes.'
2. Caitlyn's Second Wife Linda Was 'Revolted'
Similarly, her second wife Linda was shocked to find out that her partner wore women's clothing:
In that room I felt she was revolted by me. I know she did not mean to, but her reaction was my greatest fear realized.
3. She Gave Herself Krazy Glue Facelifts
As well as revealing that she wrapped cling film tightly around her waist, Caitlyn admits to also giving herself mini-facelifts with packing tape and Krazy Glue. She said:
There is only one drawback to Krazy Glue: it can sometimes stick to your skin so much that it takes a little piece of skin with it when you pull it off.
4. Caitlyn Jenner Pulled Back From Cross-Dressing In 1989
Fearing the watchful eye of the media, she stopped cross-dressing in the late '80s after the New York Times started investigating her. Soon after, Caitlyn met Kris Jenner:
So I stop going through transition in 1989. I can’t do this to my kids. I can’t do this to me. I can’t do this to society. It is not ready. I have to get back in the game. I have to once again establish Bruce as the dominant presence, no matter how much I loathe him. I need cover again…. Which is when Kris Kardashian and Bruce Jenner improbably find each other.
By this time however, she had already begun hormone therapy, meaning her breasts were a solid 36B.
5. After Marrying Kris, Caitlyn Undergoes Breast Reduction Surgery
Lying to the surgeon that her breasts were the result of steroid use, she had surgery after her wedding to Kris to reduce them:
The procedure is easy. He basically liposuctions them out, and from the vantage point of looking like a normal father I do look much better. But from the vantage point of myself I am sad…
6. Honesty Was The Best Policy In Kardashian-Jenner Household
Apparently, Jenner says she was honest with Kris from the start when it came to her gender dysphoria. So much so that the two even came to the following agreement:
Take Caitlyn on the road — but she is not to play in our home or hometown.
7. Her Children Reacted Differently To The Revelations That Their Father Was A Woman
While #KimKardashian reportedly gave Jenner advice on how to work the iconic Vanity Fair cover, her sons Burt, Brandon and Brody struggled to accept the magazine shoot:
Not only because they thought it was too risqué, but because I did not gauge how a son would feel seeing his father in a cream-colored bustier.
8. Caitlyn Talks About Deciding To Undergo The 'Final Surgery'
Without a doubt, Caitlyn is far happier in her body following the courageous decision to come out to the world as her true self. Speaking about undergoing the "final surgery" to remove her genitalia, she reveals in The Secrets of My Life:
I just want to have all the right parts. I am also tired of tucking in the damn thing all the time.
Will you be picking up a copy of The Secrets of My Life?
(Source: Entertainment Weekly)