Caitlyn Jenner Announces Death of Mom Esther at 96: Details

A devastating loss. Caitlyn Jenner’s mother, Esther Jenner, has died at age 96.

“I’m heartbroken to announce my mother handed away yesterday morning, peacefully,” the I Am Cait alum, 73, shared through Instagram on Friday, April 21, alongside a collection of images of her late mom. “Shedding a mom is exclusive within the sense that she is the one individual that cherished me my whole life. I’ll miss her tremendously. She was just a few weeks shy of 97 and lived a full life. Love you mother.”

Esther — who was outspoken about her love for her youngsters and grandkids, together with Kendall and Kylie Jenner — made occasional appearances on the household’s actuality exhibits all through the years and publicly supported Caitlyn when she got here out as transgender in 2015.

“My first feeling was, ‘I misplaced my son.’ Then I believed, ‘You recognize what? I’m gaining [a daughter]!’” Esther revealed on I Am Cait that yr.

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In a July 2015 Vainness Honest interview concerning her transition, the Olympian revealed that her mother had not but “met” Caitlyn — however she already had excessive hopes for his or her relationship.

“[My mom and I] had a dialog the opposite day, we had been speaking about numerous issues, and, you already know, she goes, ‘You recognize what, I feel I can have a greater relationship with Caitlyn now than I [could before],’” Caitlyn recalled. “And so when she ends the dialog, she goes, ‘OK, goodbye, Caitlyn.’ It was very humorous, very cute.”

When Esther and Caitlyn lastly got here collectively, the Jenner household matriarch had solely reward for her daughter.

“She is a lot extra relaxed,” Esther instructed Entry Hollywood in June 2015, including that she was thrilled for her youngster whereas acknowledging it could be “a battle for me to get used to the change.” She gushed: “I’m very pleased for [her]!”

No matter her emotions in regards to the household’s ventures into actuality TV — Esther was vocal through the years about her opinions on each Maintaining Up With the Kardashians and Hulu’s The Kardashians — she was enamored together with her grandchildren and supportive of Caitlyn’s former stepkids. The gold medalist raised Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian and Rob Kardashian after marrying Kris Jenner in 1991. The exes known as it quits in 2013.

“My two granddaughters, Kendall and Kylie, created [the Hulu series] and I like them dearly. They’re my blood,” Esther instructed The Solar in 2022. “And my 4 step-grandchildren — Kim, Kourtney, Khloé and Robert — really feel like they’re mine too.”

Esther was pre-deceased by her late husband, William Jenner, who died in 2000, and son Burt Jenner, who died in 1976. Together with Caitlyn and Burt, the couple shared daughters Pam Mettler and Lisa Jenner. Esther is survived by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.