Here’s a look at the life of Caitlyn Jenner, former Olympian and reality TV personality.
Birth date: October 28, 1949
Birth place: Mount Kisco, New York
Full name: Caitlyn Marie Jenner
Father: William Jenner, tree surgeon
Mother: Esther Jenner
Marriage: Kris Jenner (1991-2015); Linda Thompson (1981-1986); Chrystie Crownover (1972-1980)
Children: with Kris: Kendall and Kylie; with Linda: Brandon and Brody; with Chrystie: Burt and Cassandra
Education: Graceland College, 1973
Jenner is dyslexic.
Former stepparent to Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian.
After a football injury in college ended her career in the sport, Jenner began training for the decathlon.
1972 – Finishes the decathlon in 10th place at the Olympic Games in Munich.
1975 – Sets first world record at a decathlon meet in Eugene, Oregon.
1976 – Wins a gold medal in the decathlon at the Olympics in Montreal, breaking the previous year’s record.
1977 – Selected in the seventh round of the NBA draft by the Kansas City Kings, (although never making the roster).
1980 – Appears in the film, “Can’t Stop the Music.”
1981 – Stars in the television movie, “Grambling’s White Tiger,” and appears in the TV drama, “CHiPs.”
1986 – Inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame.
Late 1980s – Begins first gender transition, but stops the process around 1990.
2007-2021 – Appears in “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”
February 7, 2015 – Involved in a fatal car crash in Malibu. After an investigation, she is not charged. She later faces two lawsuits, but one is settled and the other eventually dismissed.
April 24, 2015 – In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Jenner comes out as a transgender woman.
July 2015 – “I Am Cait,” a reality series documenting her transition, debuts.
July 15, 2015 – Receives the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPN’s ESPYs in Los Angeles.
2017 – Her memoir, “The Secrets of My Life,” is published.
October 25, 2018 – Writes an op-ed for the Washington Post, rescinding her support for Trump.
March 17, 2021 – Jenner’s character, “Phoenix,” is eliminated from the fifth season of TV’s “The Masked Singer.”
April 23, 2021 – Announces she has filed initial paperwork to run for governor of California, although the results of the recall petition are not final until June 8.
May 1, 2021 – During a brief TMZ interview, Jenner says she does not support trans girls playing on girls’ teams. “This is a question of fairness. That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school.”
May 10, 2021 – In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Jenner says that she didn’t vote in the 2020 presidential election, opting instead to golf. However, public records from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Record show that she did cast a ballot in the contest. A campaign aide explains to CNN that Jenner did vote by mail, but only weighed in on the ballot propositions, not on the presidential or other down-ticket races.
March 31, 2022 – Joins Fox News as a contributor.