Retired Olympian and popular reality TV star whose transgender saga went viral on the internet is Bruce Jenner who is now known as Caitlyn Jenner.
Bruce Jenner Full Bio, Age, Height
The gallant 6ft 2inch Bruce Jenner was born in Mount Kisco, New York City on October 28, 1949 with the birth name Bruce Williams Jenner to parents – William Hugh Jenner and Esther Ruth Jenner. He has two sisters Lisa and Pam and a brother Burt whom they lost in 1976 to a car accident. Jenner spent his childhood days in New York and went to Sleepy Hollow High School where he did his freshman and sophomore years before transferring to Newton High in Connecticut to complete his junior and senior years. Upon graduation in 1968, he earned a football scholarship which made him attend Graceland College in Iowa from which he graduated in 1973 with a degree in Physical Education.
Jenner’s interest in track and field events came as a suggestion from his coach back in his college days who advised him to make the switch after he suffered a knee injury that affected his performance as a footballer. His first competition was in 1970 when he participated in the decathlon during a relay race in Iowa in which he emerged at 5th position. The Olympian continued breaking records in most of his races and in 1974, he took first place in the men’s decathlon events and was on the cover of Track & Field News magazine. In 1975, he won a gold medal at the Pan Amerian Games and broke a record set by the athlete Avilov at the triangular games in Eugene that had participants from U.S.S, U.S.S.R and Poland. His Olympic career came to an end after the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal where he set a new record for the decathlon games but officially gave a statement after the games and his victories that he won’t be coming back to the track, that was why he gave his best to all the events he participated in.
The retired athlete ventured into television shows in the 1980’s, some of which were disasters like the comedy Can’t Stop the Music. Jenner was also featured in the film The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story and Grambling White Tiger. He made a guest appearance on the police sitcom Chips and he was in video games videos like Olympic Decathlon and Bruce Jenner’s world-class decathlon. His most popular TV appearance was in the show Keeping Up With The Kardashians which was produced by his ex-wife Kri Jenner.
Caitlyn Jenner: The New Bruce Jenner
Jenner in June 2015 made a public announcement to the world about undergoing numerous surgical procedures that would transform him into a woman. In his famous interview with Diane Sawyer, the Olympian; now reality TV star revealed 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 made the cover of Vanity Fair’s July 2015 cover in which she wore a very revealing corset to flaunt her newfound curves. She was also among the women who won Glamour magazine’s women of the year awards in 2015.
Bruce Jenner’s Kids
Jenner was first married to Chrystie Scott in 1972 and the couple had two kids: a son Burton Jenner and a daughter Cassandra Marino Jenner before their divorce in 1981. That same year, he got married to the actress Linda Thompson in Hawaii. She gave birth to two sons for him named Brandon Jenner and Sam Brody. However, in February 1986, they parted ways and eventually finalized their divorce shortly after.
Jenner’s third marriage was to Kris whom he met in 1990 and they dated for five months before getting married on April 21, 1991. The couple have two daughters together: Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. Their marriage hit the rocks in 2013 after which they made an official announcement that they were parting ways. Kris Jenner commenced divorce procedures in September 2014 and by December 2014 it was finalized 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 earned up to 3million pounds. The reality TV star also makes around 78 pounds from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community for every rally held for them. From all these with appearances in the Keeping Up With The Kardashian and his Olympic earnings, Jenner is believed to have a net worth of about 65 million pounds.
Quick Facts About Bruce Jenner
Some quick facts about Jenner which would throw more light on his past and present life as Caitlyn Jenner include:
- He has been suffering from dyslexia from his childhood days.
- He won the 1976 Olympic Gold medal for America.
- In 1984, he became a member of Graceland University Athletics Hall of Fame.
- Jenner had to go through a 10-hour facial surgery in March 2015 which resulted in an emotional break down when it was done.
- He has intentions to become a senator in the bid to protect the LGBT community in the nearest future.