When Caitlyn Jenner was introduced to the world in 2015 via an instantly iconic Vanity Fair cover, it was seen as a significant social leap toward transgender acceptance, a public triumph for those their gender identity.
But privately, the lead up to that moment, to personal acceptance, had been a struggle for the former Olympic decathlete and for those around her.
In her upcoming book, The Secrets of My Life, Caitlyn writes of the impact her gender dysphoria had on her relationship with her third wife, Kris Jenner, 61.
“We fall in love quickly (we marry after seven months),” the 67-year-old writes, according to People. “Since — let’s not kid ourselves — everyone wants to know, Kris and I have good and frequent sex at the beginning.”
Yet while Caitlyn reportedly claims that their physical relationship was “imbued with love”, she admits she wasn't ever "entirely comfortable" sleeping with her wife.
"I tell Kris about my gender issues before I make love to her. This will always be a subject of dispute between us,” the book reads. “She insists that she was taken by surprise by my ultimate transition to Caitlyn, which obviously means in her mind that she did not know enough.”
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Caitlyn, who has begun gender reassignment surgery, told People in an accompanying interview that she first experienced gender identity issues as a child in the '50s and '60s.