We are all well aware of Caitlyn Jenner’s youngest two biological children, Kendall and Kylie. However, there is much more than meets the eye about the other four Jenner children. With their lives a little more private, they have recently been in the spotlight more than some of them are used to. Ever since their parent Caitlyn came out with her identity transformation we have come to learn more about the Jenner children.
Burt, Casey, Brandon and Brody have always had a different relationship with their former Olympian and reality television star parent. With Caitlyn always being around for her younger two, Kendall and Kylie, there was never much mention of the other Jenner children.
However, each of the four older Jenners have made a life of their own, creating their own fame and doing what they really love.
Although their lives have been overshadowed due to the crazy popularity of their two younger sisters, (which many of us have always kept up with at one stage or another) below we have put together 20 fun facts that put the other four Jenners in the spotlight. From learning about their love lives to their relationship with their father, each fact will help the world get to know the other Jenners, just like many people know Kendall and Kylie.
20 The Family Tree
Caitlyn Jenner had four kids before Kendall and Kylie: Burton 'Burt', Casey, Brandon, and Brody.
Married to Chrystie Crownover from 1972 to 1981, the couple welcomed a son and daughter into the world. Their first child Burton ‘Burt’ Jenner was born in 1978 and their second child Cassandra ‘Casey’ Marino (nee’ Jenner) was born 2 years later in 1980. With a short-lived marriage to Crownover, their divorce was finalized in 1981.
This left a dent in the relationship with Caitlyn's first two children as they did not have a father figure around in the most important time of their lives. Casey struggled the most without her father, as she was born during the time her mother and father were going through their divorce.
Not long after the divorce from Crownover, Jenner remarried to actress Linda Thompson. 1981 was a very busy year; a divorce, marriage and the birth of another Jenner. Caitlyn and Lynda welcomed their first child Brandon Jenner. The couple’s second child, Sam Brody Jenner, was born 2 years later in 1983. With another short-lived marriage, Jenner and Thompson called it quits in 1986.
With all four children of Caitlyn Jenner missing the father figure they all hoped for, Jenner remarried in 1991 to Kris Kardashian. Jenner became a parent to the last of his children, Kendall and Kylie. Although they are the youngest of the six siblings, they are definitely the most talked about and well known throughout the world.
19 Brody Was Unaware Of Kylie’s Pregnancy
Although they are half-brother and half-sister, Brody Jenner only heard of the news that Kylie was pregnant when she gave birth. Brody told TMZ that he found out the news about Kylie being pregnant at the same time the public knew. “To be honest, I didn’t even know she was pregnant for the entire pregnancy.”
Brody was also open with TMZ about his relationship with Kylie, Kendall and the rest of the Kardashian family. They haven’t been in touch for a couple of years but since the birth of the baby, Brody stated he “would love to meet the baby.”
When Kylie announced her baby news on February the 5th 2018, she posted on Instagram:
‘I am sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions. I understand you’re used to me bringing you along on my journeys. My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world. I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew how. There was not gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness.
Pregnancy has been the most beautiful, empowering, and life changing experience I’ve had in my entire lid and I’m actually going to miss it. I appreciate my friends and especially my family for helping me make this special moment as private as we could. my beautiful and healthy baby girl arrived February 1st and i just couldn’t wait to share this blessing. I’ve never felt love and happiness like this i could burst! Thank you for understanding.’
But does that make it ok for not telling her half-brother earlier? We will leave this one for you to decide!
18 Caitlyn Wasn't There When Casey Jenner Was Born
There has been quite a bit of controversy behind the details of Casey Jenner’s birth. It has been revealed that Caitlyn Jenner was not present at the birth as she was with the rest of her children. It was a hostile time for Jenner and her wife Chrystie Crownover. Going through a separation, Jenner admitted to Vanity Fair, “Under the circumstances I could not even see myself being there”. This shock revelation was only revealed to Casey when she was thirteen years old.
The thought of termination crossed Jenner’s mind, however, Jenner explained to Vanity Fair that this thought was “rejected after 30 seconds”.
Although we can all look at this and think horrible things about Caitlyn Jenner, however difficult times in a person’s life can really take a toll on their actions. We must remember that the reason behind the termination thoughts and not being present to welcome her first daughter into the world was all due to the divorce she was going through. It does take a lot to admit one’s faults.
It would have definitely put a strain on Casey's relationship knowing that her father did not want her and was absent at her birth. However, years later it is evident that their relationship is slowly on the mends.
17 No Kardashians At Brody Jenner’s Wedding – Not Even Kendall And Kylie
Brody announced his engagement to girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter in 2016, making it public knowledge on his Instagram account. The drama does not stop on the set of Keeping Up with the Kardashians with the family. It has been rumored and reported by many media outlets including people.com that the Kardashians would not be attending Brody Jenner’s nuptials. Along with no Kardashians, his younger half-sisters Kendall and Kylie have not even RSVP’d.
“My two-little sisters, we never even heard from them, they never RSVP’d I don’t think” he told People.com.
Brody Jenner will marry his fiancé Kaitlynn Carter this year in a destination wedding in Bali, and it definitely looks like a few family members will not be attending. It definitely would be hard for new mum Kylie to attend a wedding overseas but there is no excuse for Kendall. Regardless of their choice, it is always classy to send back an RSVP rather than not respond at all.
However, Brody does not seem too upset about the whole thing as he continued to tell people.com “They’ll be missed. I would have loved to have had them there.”
The magazine has also stated that Caitlyn Jenner has RSVP’d but unfortunately could not make the wedding due to work commitments that she could not get out of.
Looking forward to seeing all the happy snaps of the island wedding.
16 Brandon And Brody Have Been On Reality TV
Kylie and Kendall are not the only Jenners that have been involved in their own reality television show.
In 2005 Brandon and Brody created the reality television show The Princes of Malibu. Premiering in 2005, the six-episode reality show followed the lives of the two brothers and their mother Linda Thompson. Although the series did not last long, Brody Jenner rose to fame when he was a star on the MTV hit series, The Hills in 2009.
One of the biggest series, Brody became a household name involved with some of the hottest people in LA. Brody has definitely held his own being part of the hit series. Making a name for himself without the help of his famous father and famous siblings, he was a reality star before we were keeping up with the Kardashians.
After the rise in fame, Brody Jenner continued the reality stint starring in his own reality series Bromance.
Both boys have also starred in various episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, adding to the drama of the series. Brandon and Brody made cameo appearances throughout different seasons of the hit show.
Actors and co-creators of television content of the past, this is really just one aspect of their life. I would love to see if they will create some new content any time soon!
15 Burton Has Known About Caitlyn’s Gender For Decades And Prefers Caitlyn Over Bruce
According to People.com, Burt knew about his Dad’s gender identity for over two decades. As an outspoken advocate of the group, Burt told Esquire.com, “A lot of people don’t know that this is something that I’ve known for, I think, 25 years.” Always the supportive son, he has never had any distaste towards his father's identity.
Many would wonder how the child of a transgender would take their parent choosing their new way of life. Caitlyn’s oldest son Burt has confessed that he prefers Caitlyn over Bruce. In Caitlyn’s interview with Vanity Fair, Caitlyn explains why Burt and many others prefer the new Jenner.
In the interview, Caitlyn mentions, “Bruce always had to tell a lie, he was always living that lie, every day, he always had a secret from morning till night. Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets.”
It’s been a wild ride for the Jenners, but it is becoming a more positive experience than a negative one. From calling Bruce a "jerk", Caitlyn feels that she has many more friends now than she has ever had before. This is evident with the positive relationships she is trying to create with her children. Caitlyn is living her truth, and that is always a good thing.
14 Brody Is Not His Birth Name
Out of all the Jenner children, Brody is the only one that does not refer to his first name.
Born as Sam Brody Jenner, the third child of Caitlyn opted to use Brody rather than Sam. Even though his half siblings Cassandra (known as Casey) and Burton (known as Burt) use different names, these are only short versions of their birth names.
Instead of a nickname, Brody has chosen to be called by his second name. I guess this is a common trend in Hollywood with many celebrities using a different name other than their birth name. One example of this which blew my mind was Meghan Markle. First an actress on the hit series Suits, then the wife of Prince Harry, the birth name of the new royal is really Rachel Meghan Markle. Although Rachel is her legal name, the wedding celebrant still called her Meghan. Who would have thought we would ever compare Brody Jenner to royalty?
Whether it is a Hollywood trend or a persona people are wanting to portray, Brody is definitely not the first or last to be called a name other than their birth name.
Even though his birth name is Sam, I don’t think we will be referring to this name any time soon.
13 The Private One: We Don’t Know Much About Casey Jenner
We don’t know much about Caitlyn’s oldest daughter; however, she came into the spotlight when she sat next to Caitlyn during their interview with Diane Sawyer.
I have tried to do further digging on the older Jenner, but to my dismay, I did not find anything new. This Jenner is definitely under the radar and has not been in any altercations that we know of.
However, we do know about her estranged relationship with her father and the change moving into a new relationship. With all the controversy the Jenner name carries, there is not much more I can tell you other than a little bit about her personal life. With a private Instagram account there is little dirt and minimal images I can find of her personal life.
Married to Michael Marino, they have two daughters, Isabella and Francesca and a son named Luke. This Jenner seems to love her privacy and not getting involved in any drama on or off the television screen. Instead, she is giving her children a normal as can be upbringing. Now with her father back in her life playing a bigger role than ever before, she and her beautiful children will be able to share wonderful memories moving forward. Good on you Casey!
12 Brody Jenner Has A Long List Of Exes
Out of the four older Jenners, Brody has been in the spotlight for many years thanks to his hit reality television role in The Hills. Due to his popularity, we have seen him grow in the public eye and his choices of girlfriends have been public too! With a long list of girlfriends, he also has a long list of exs. Below we meet a few:
Avril Lavigne: We know clearly Brody and Avril were an item as she was his plus one at Kim Kardashian’s wedding to Kris Humphries. But the pair only lasted two years before their split in 2012.
Nicole Richie: Childhood friends, the two had a brief fling, but decided they were better off being friends rather than a couple.
Kristin Cavallari: The Laguna Beach Star dated Jenner for a year and a half. She told US Magazine that it was her first mature relationship.
Lauren Conrad: Known to be Conrad’s new love interest when he joined the cast of The Hills. The pair have denied their involvement to US magazine telling them that it was all for show.
“We were just friends. We’d film a scene of us kissing or being in this lovey-dovey scene, and then right after it would be like, ‘Cut,’ and we’d be like, ‘Great to see you,’ and we’d go our separate ways." Jenner stated.
11 Brody: Reality Star, Jewelry Designer, DJ
Besides Brody being a household name in the word of reality tv and finding fame on The Hills, Jenner can add a list of other ventures to his resume.
Move over Kylie, half-brother Brody too has created his own line.
Deciding to stay away from the makeup industry and leaving that area to his half-sister, Brody has created his own jewelry line called Archangel.
The collection includes a range of rings and necklaces along with wallet chains and lighters. Thinking of buying something from the collection? Be aware you may need a small fortune. One item featured in the collection, the skull-and-diamond wallet chain retails at $92,000!
Other than his interest in jewelry, Jenner is fond of music and is a well know DJ.
Jenner has residences in some of the world’s hottest spots including OMNIA in Vegas, The Playboy Mansion and Eleven in Miami. His music is loved by many and continues to travel around America and the world playing sets and mixing music.
“I spend a big portion of my life looking out this window thing about how fortunate I am to be able to do this,” Jenner posted on his Instagram page. There is nothing more important than doing something you love as a profession. For Brody, he is one lucky man!
10 A New Bond Between Casey And Caitlyn
After Caitlyn Jenner admitted that she didn’t initially want her daughter and then not being present at her birth, the relationship between father and daughter was strained. However, ever since Bruce started the transition to Caitlyn, their relationship has been in recovery.
In the tell-all interview with Diane Sawyer, Casey was open about the strain within their relationship. The strain was much worse with her than any of her other siblings.
In the interview, Casey makes it very clear, although her father was absent for all four children, she explained that she suffered the most. “We have a very complex relationship, he (Caitlyn Jenner) disappeared out of our lives, especially my life. We didn’t talk for years.”
As it has been public knowledge that Caitlyn was part of Kendall and Kylie’s life much more, being around for them since they were born, there is no doubt that Casey feels she has missed out. Now with the transition from Bruce to Caitlyn, Casey’s childhood memories will hopefully be over shadowed by all the new memories they will begin to make.
This is evident when Casey made the comment, “My relationship with Caitlyn is much better than with Bruce.” Regardless of the gender identity change, Caitlyn is still known as ‘dad’ to Casey and the rest of her siblings.
9 Brandon Jenner Formed A Band With His Wife Leah
Brandon & Leah. Not only are these their birth names, but it is also the name of their band. Maybe not as original as we thought it may be, but it does have a certain ring to it.
The indie pop group has been influenced by reggae, soul and hip-hop. Brandon Jenner and Leah Felder have been married since 2012.
The husband and wife duo met in middle school and their love of music started to grow in high school. They have been singing and making music ever since.
The duo’s romance has helped create lyrics and melodies which have turned into songs. Their single ‘Showstopper’ became a household hit when it became the theme song of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
Brandon is not the only famous child in the group. His wife Leah is the daughter of Don Felder, former guitarist of the hit band The Eagles. Prior to the collaboration of Brandon & Leah, both performed together in a band called Big Dune.
Recently Brandon has released his first solo album. Although his wife is not part of this venture, she is apart of his music through the lyrics and is present in his music video.
Besides their musical career, Brandon and Leah have much more in common. In 2015 the couple welcomed their first child together, Eva James Jenner.
8 Burt Has A Special Meaning Behind His Name
As the oldest child and first-born son in the Jenner clan, Burt’s name is much more significant than we all might think.
Rather than being named after Caitlyn’s father, her first born was named after her younger brother. In 1976 Caitlyn’s brother Burton was tragically taken in a car accident.
Just after Caitlyn’s new-found fame as an Olympic hero and breaking the decathlon world record, she had made the decision to give her younger teenage brother her car. Unfortunately, Burt and his girlfriend Judith Hutchings, did not come home after their joy ride in the luxurious sports car. Spinning out of control, the Porsche was found smashed into a pole on the other side of the road. Sadly that day, two families lived a horrible nightmare which they wished they could have woken up from. Hutchings passed at the scene and Jenner died later in hospital with Caitlyn and his parents beside him. Although nothing can ever replace a sibling or a family member that has passed away, it was a testament of Caitlyn’s character how important her brother was in her life.
According to the Daily Mail UK, although Caitlyn Jenner’s children know about the tragedy, she hardly spoke about the sadness her and her family succumbed to all those years ago.
7 Burt Jenner Is A Professional Car Racer And Dog Hotel Owner
Racing for a living, Burt got his passion for fast cars from his father.
Not only a passion, Burt is a very good driver and competitor, winning the 2013 Ford ‘Octane Academy’. Burt Jenner also has his own website ‘Jenner Racing’ dedicated to all things racing.
This site is fueled with racing news of the racer along with images of his luxurious race cars he has been lucky enough to race. Besides racing cars, Jenner is an off-road truck racer. Adrenaline junkie much?!
Even after the transition of his father, Caitlyn Jenner still loves to enjoy a car racing session, according to people.com. After her transformation, Caitlyn and son Burt enjoyed a day out on the track in Las Vegas. Caitlyn Jenner was spotted in an Instagram post head to toe in race gear.
Although a lover of cars, he also has a love of animals.
When he is not behind the wheel, Burt is busy at his high-end dog hotel 'West LA Dogs'.
Along with being a doggy day care, West LA dogs has many other services including dog grooming and boarding with a large outdoor and indoor play area. I know where I will be sending my dog if I need a babysitter!
6 Brody Has Matching Tattoos With Ex Avril Lavigne
Dating singer Avril Lavigne for two years, Brody Jenner must have felt a strong connection with her. Things definitely got a little more ‘complicated’ after the couple decided to get matching tattoos.
According to TMZ, the pair got matching lightning bolt tattoos while they were in Las Vegas. The pair visited Mario Barth King Ink located in the Mirage Hotel. Brody got his tattoo behind his ear and Avril chose to put it on her wrist.
If we thought this wasn't bad enough, the pair went one step further for their other 'matching' tattoo. They decided to get each other’s name in scripted on their body.
‘Brody’ has been inked on Avril’s rib cage, whereas Brody decided to get the name ‘Avril’ written on his forearm.
Not sure if that was the best idea for the love birds, however, the question is, what did they do once they split?
Avril was clever and put her tattoo in a more private spot whereas, Brody chose to put it in an area where it can be seen with a t-shirt on. Not sure if that was the best move to make!
I am also not sure if they got the memo, but tattoos are a permanent thing and dating isn’t! I wonder what Brody’s fiancée Kaitlynn Carter thinks of the tattoos?
5 Casey And Burt Are The Only Two Without Reality Television Shows
Learning more and more about Casey and Burt, it is not surprising they have never had have their own reality television shows. The oldest two of the Jenner children opted for different professions other than Hollywood fame.
As we have learnt, Casey has decided on privacy rather than living her life in the public eye getting scrutinized for every move she makes. Casey is definitely living a life without chaos and drama with her husband and three beautiful children. She has even opted for a private Instagram account!
Although Burt has cameoed on Keeping Up with the Kardashians four times and once on I Am Cait, it isn't his forte. He has never been one to have his own reality television show or be more involved with the Kardashians and their lifestyle.
On National Post, Burt Jenner said, “I obviously look so un-kardashian-esque that nobody really puts two and two together. I enjoy that. It makes life a lot easier.”
Preferring the chaos on the track rather than on the television screen, Burt finds racing more real compared to the reality shows. Looks like we won’t be seeing much of Burt and Casey on any future reality television shows anytime soon.
4 Burt And Brody's Mom Dated Elvis!
Who would have thought Burt and Brody would have a connection to Elvis Presley?! Linda Thompson, the stunning mother of the two Jenner boys has been linked with the king of rock more than four decades ago.
With an interview with ET’s Nancy O’Dell, Thompson opens up with her relationship with Elvis back in the 70’s and the other loves later on in her life.
At the age of 22, Thompson met Presley in 1972. Dating for over four years, their romance ended in 1976, only eight months before the end of his life.
Thompson has told ET that she had seen prescriptions around the house along with alcohol bottles. As the partying and the frequent cheating by Presley continued, Thompson felt that it was not an environment she wanted to raise a family.
Although it was a tough decision to end the relationship, it was in her best interest. Five years later, Thompson married Jenner and had two beautiful boys she truly loves and adores.
After her divorce with Jenner, Thompson met music producer and recording star David Foster. Filing divorce 14 years later, Thompson has opened up about he three loves.
"I feel very blessed that I have been able to love three great men," Thompson says, "Three really wonderful, sensitive, complicated men."
3 The Other Jenners Support Caitlyn But Will Not Be In Any More Reality Shows
For reality television lovers, we have some bad news. I am sure we would love to see all the Jenners joining the Kardashians in a reality television show but there are some of the Jenner's are not interested. Unfortunately, according to Vanity Fair, a Kardashian-Jenner reality show will definitely not be happening.
When the idea of a reality show joining both families became more than just a thought, it was announced that the same production company that produced Keeping Up with The Kardashians would be involved in the new show. Along with the same production company it was announced the show would have some of the same executive producers.
Just like some of the episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the four oldest Jenner siblings claimed it would be a circus rather than being a true indication of what is happening in their lives. With these claims, the producers have spoken out and explained the series will be factual and portray what it is really like being a part of Caitlyn’s life. The producers believed it would not only be informative but inspiring.
“Jenners versus Kardashians” That is what Brandon believes would happen. Looks like we won’t be seeing them anytime soon playing happy families with the Kardashians! Sorry reality television fans, it looks like the Jenners won’t change their mind on this one.
2 Each Of Her Children Reacted Differently To Her Transformation
The Diane Sawyer interview with Caitlyn Jenner and her children was a great interview that showed the rawness of the family heartache and new transformations that were soon to come. We really got to understand how Bruce dealt with his emotions all those years before. Besides Caitlyn’s challenges before her identity change, she needed to speak to her children about what was happening. Each child dealt with it in a different way and spoke openly to Sawyer about it.
Although Burt was extremely supportive, he did struggle with the news as he had a very manly relationship with his father. Caitlyn's daughter Casey was concerned about the change and was concerned she was losing a parent.
“I just held his hand and I cried with him and I just told him how proud of him I was and how inspired I was.” She told Sawyer.
Brandon was the first child Caitlyn told about the news which was taken well. With his acceptance he told Sawyer, “I feel like I’m getting an upgraded version of my dad, of a parent.”
Out of the four oldest Jenner’s, Brody struggled the most with the news. “The first thing I though was ‘it finally makes sense,'" as he recollected his thoughts of the father he had growing up. Now he really knew why Caitlyn wasn’t the father figure he wanted. It was when Brody was a young boy that Caitlyn struggled the most with her gender identity.
1 They're All Looking Forward Rather Than Looking Back
Although there has been a visible absence of a father figure in the lives of the four older children; Burt, Casey, Brandon and Brody confided in the interview with Diane Sawyer stating they are all looking forward rather than look back to their past.
It was evident that Bruce seemed to vanish when their father left their mothers. In an unseen footage of the Diane Sawyer interview, the other Jenner’s speak about the absence and how it affected their relationship with their father. However, with this heartache, the four oldest children have come to realize that it is now important to look into the future and start having a better relationship with Caitlyn. Bruce is now just a memory.
“Us missing that time of our lives is still the hardest thing for us to deal with. We are trying not to look back just looking forward,” Brandon told Sawyer.
In the interview, Caitlyn accepts that she was not the best role model and not the best parent around. She makes this clear when she tells Sawyer, “I talked to all the boys about this after the fact, that, yeah, I didn’t do a good job. And I apologized to my kids for that.”
Finally, after years of strain, there is now the honesty within the relationships and a new found love for each other.
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