Caitlyn Jenner is opening up about the difficulty of keeping her extended family together. She admits it's hard to stay in touch with her kids.
Laying It All Out
The 68-year-old Olympian and trans rights activist opened up to Broadly in a wide-ranging interview covering her controversial political stances and her reputation within the LGBTQ community, among other topics.
Jenner came out as transgender back in 2015 and has been at odds with ex-wife Kris Jenner and her former stepchildren, including Kim Kardashian West, ever since. Jenner even admitted that she hasn't spoken to Kardashian West in over a year.
Their difficulties arose when Jenner published her memoir, The Secrets of My Life, which made certain accusations against Kris. The family was also openly upset by Jenner's Vanity Fair profile, in which she seemed to point the finger at Kris for stopping her from being herself all the years they were married.
Things Have Changed
As for whether she still keeps in touch with her stepkids, and her two other famous children Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Caitlyn admitted it's been hard.
"I have a lot of children, but sometimes just because of circumstances, maintaining a close relationship with your kids is very tough. They all have lives. They've all moved on," she advised.
The trans activist also has son Burt, 39, and daughter, Cassandra, 37, with ex-wife Chrystie Crownover, as well as sons Brandon, 36, and Brody, 34, with ex-wife Linda Thompson.
She played an integral role in raising the extended Kardashian clan following the death of patriarch Robert Kardashian.
Looking To The Future
In spite of everything that's happened, Jenner expressed hopes that the family could work things out in future.
"We're just human beings; we're going to be here for a very short time. We come and we go and at the end, when it's all said and done, hopefully your family is going to be there," she shared.
This past Mother's Day, Caitlyn celebrated with online tributes to Kris, Kim, and new mother, Kylie, who gave birth to daughter Stormi Webster on Feb. 1.
Left out entirely were mother-of-three Kourtney, and Khloe, who gave birth to her daughter, True Thompson, on April 12.
Learning From Her Mistakes
As for her well-publicized issues with the trans community, Jenner admitted she would do things differently if she could go back.
"I never did it maliciously. I just didn't know, you know? And I really didn't realize how critical the community was going to be," she admitted.
Jenner focuses on improving the lives of the transgender community through her Caitlyn Jenner Foundation, which raises funds for organizations providing healthcare, suicide prevention, and housing services to trans people in the L.A. area.