CAITLYN Jenner is a member of one of the most famous families in the world.
Caitlyn’s episode of the Netflix docuseries Untold, which explores her rise to athletic stardom and the challenges she faced, is now airing on the platform.
Who is Caitlyn Jenner’s mum Esther Jenner?
Caitlyn Jenner was born Bruce Jenner on October 28, 1949.
Her parents Esther and William raised her just outside of New York City.
She was known as Bruce until June 2015, when she announced she was transitioning, and then had gender reassignment surgery in January 2017.
Caitlyn had a rather different upbringing to her mother, who grew up on a small farm where her family had three cows, a flock of chickens, and grew their own vegetables.
But the pair are understood to be pretty close, so much so that they speak on the phone almost every day.
And Esther, in her 90s, has been very supportive of Caitlyn’s transition, saying: “It’s nothing she asked for, it’s a condition and it starts in the mother’s womb.”
But she has been rather critical of Caitlyn’s ex-wife, and mother to Kendall and Kylie.
She alleged Kris was hyper-controlling and an unsuitable choice of spouse, although she has since said their relationship has improved.
Esther has also criticised the hugely popular Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which features Caitlyn’s family.
In an interview, Esther described the show as “plotless”, adding: “I wasn’t fond of that programme. There was no plot, and why it was such a hit I’ll never know.”
“When your child becomes, oh golly, world famous, it’s very difficult for a mother to put them in that category, she’s not a celebrity to me, she’s my kid.”
She added: “It’s just very difficult, but I’m no different than any other mother, I love my kids.”
Esther also branded Caitlyn’s appearance on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! “torture” to watch, vowing not to tune in to the show.
In an exclusive interview with Sun Online, Esther blasted: “That’s not entertainment to me, to see somebody frightened. I think she could spend a lot more pleasant times on the golf course.”
Who is Caitlyn Jenner’s dad William Jenner?
Caitlyn’s father is William Jenner.
It is understood he was a tree surgeon before he retired.
He has appeared alongside Caitlyn at several events in the past, but he remains much more out of the spotlight than mum Esther.