Caitlyn Jenner reveals that being transgender enabled her to finally breathe’ and be authentic.
The former Olympic athlete feels lighter now that she has completed her transition in 2015.
“I’ve been able live my life authentically for nearly seven years now. It’s been the best thing that I’ve ever done,” the 72-year old told The Daily Telegraph on Sunday.
Change: Caitlyn Jenner (pictured) has revealed that coming out as transgender allowed her to finally ‘breathe’ and be her authentic self. The former Olympic athlete feels lighter after she completed her transition in 2015.
The reality star explained that it felt like someone had lifted 1000 pounds off your shoulders, and you could finally breathe.
Caitlyn, who was a transwoman, came out in April 2015 on Diane Sawyer. She underwent sex affirmation surgery January 2017.
She said that she felt she had done everything she could as a parent at this time in her transition.
“When you finally come out, you feel like somebody has lifted 1000lbs off your shoulders and you begin breathing,” the reality star explained. Pictured with Kylie Jenner and her daughter Kylie
She has six biological children – Burt Jenner, 43, Cassandra Marino, 41, Brandon Jenner, 40, Brody Jenner, 38, Kendall Jenner, 25 and Kylie Jenner, 24.
As well as three step-children, Kim Kardashian, 41, Kourtney Kardashian, 42, and Khloe Kardashian, 37.
She says that people become more accepting.
Family: Caitlyn felt she had done everything she could as a parent during her transition. She has six biological children including Kendall Jenner, 25 and Kylie Jenner, 24, as well as three step-children, Kim Kardashian, 41, Kourtney Kardashian, 42, and Khloe Kardashian, 37. Pictured with Kris Jenner, North West
She says that people become more accepting. “It was all up to me. I made the decision that I would do this, and maybe I can make some difference.
The former athlete said, “It was down me and I made it my decision to do this and maybe this can make a change as doing this gives me great platform in a very marginalised communities,”.
Caitlyn celebrated her 72nd birthday on Thursday, 28 October.
Friday was a special day for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians actress. She expressed her gratitude to her family for helping her celebrate her birthday.
Kim wished Caitlyn Happy Birthday via Instagram Stories earlier Thursday.
Happy Birthday! Caitlyn celebrated her 72nd birthday on Thursday, October 28. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians actress expressed gratitude to her family for helping her celebrate her birthday on Friday
The reality star posted a picture of the duo, along with a sweet caption reading: ‘Happy Birthday @CaitlynJenner. I love you so very much and can’t get enough of you.
Caitlyn will next appear on the Australian reality series Big Brother VIP.
She is also participating in a campaign for the next governor of California.
Soon: Caitlyn will next be seen in upcoming appearance on Big Brother VIP. She is also participating in a campaign for the next governor of California.