Caitlyn Jenner recently experienced some tragedy in her life when she found out that a close friend of hers died in a motorcycle accident. Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) news has the one-time Olympic athlete mourning the loss of her friend, Charles T Aaron, who passed away on June 21. If you search her name today, you’ll get a ton of information about her net worth, her family, her interviews, and much more. If you’re wondering, the Caitlyn Jenner net worth (which is the same as the Bruce Jenner net worth) is $100.0 million.
Since she’s in the news already, we thought we’d give you some fun facts about the reality TV star. So, without further ado, here are five facts about Caitlyn Jenner that you may not have known.
5 Facts about Caitlyn Jenner (Formerly Bruce Jenner)
She’s an Olympic athlete
If you do a search for “Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) Olympics,” you’ll be hit with a swarm of info from Jenner’s days as an Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete. Back in the ‘70s, Jenner was the champion in the men’s decathlon event and was even featured on the cover of Track and Field News magazine. In the 1975 Olympics in Montreal, she not only broke a world record but also took home the gold medal.
She identifies as asexual
The now-infamous Caitlyn Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer in which Jenner revealed that she was transitioning into a woman is almost old news now. What a lot of people keep wondering is whether she identifies as gay or straight. The answer to that is: neither. Jenner has stated that she is and always has been attracted to women, but because people are often confused about the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity and because she has not yet undergone sexual reassignment surgery, Jenner has stated that she currently identifies as asexual.
Her family is still struggling to accept her transition
Being the star of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the Caitlyn Jenner family is, understandably, struggling to accept the former patriarch as a second matriarch. Last summer, Brody Jenner admitted that while he’s glad to see his parent “much happier” that “there have been a lot of things that have been difficult to deal with.” A similar statement was echoed by Khloé Kardashian, who told People that she and her sisters will still in the habit of calling Caitlyn “Bruce.” Jenner herself, given her love for both the Jenner clan and Kardashian family, has been okay with their taking their time to adapt, saying they can call her whatever name they like and continued to celebrate Father’s Day this past weekend.
Her life pre-transition wasn’t always pleasant
While Caitlyn Jenner is happier now than she’s ever been, some of the times prior to the transition almost broke her. In her famous Vanity Fair interview, she admitted that Kris Jenner was often far from the best wife in the world, being very controlling, and that their split was far more about how Caitlyn was treated by Kris than it was about the former’s gender identity issues. She also contemplated suicide at one point when TMZ planned to publish the first news about her seeking gender reassignment surgery, going as far as to having the gun in her hand at the ready at one point.
She loves to race cars
Caitlyn Jenner’s need for speed doesn’t end with foot races; she loves to drive fast cars as well! Jenner took up auto racing after her Olympic career came to a close. She also loves to make racing cars a family activity, having taken son Burt and daughter Kylie with her on separate occasions. Back in the 1980s, she tried to transition from a track career to a car racing one but didn’t have much luck; her best result came in 1986 with a second-place championship finish.