Watch kanye meet caitlyn and 5 other emotional moments from the ‘i am cait’ premiere
It’s emotional, it’s heartwarming, it’s educational and most importantly, it’s real.
Caitlyn Jenner’s docu-series, “I Am Cait,” finally premiered last night and in it she cements her stamp as an advocate and a woman on a mission to help save lives. “We don’t want people dying over this stuff,” she says. “What a responsibility I have — I hope I get it right.”
And she’s well on her way to doing so, while also helping people understand what it’s like for a family to go through a transition together, and luckily, the Kardashian/Jenner family has supported Caitlyn along her journey.
Here’s a look at six heartwarming moments from the premiere episode that will give you all types of feels.
1. Kanye Meets Caitlyn
One of the most touching moments from the show is when Kanye West meets Caitlyn for the first time — “Kanye and I have never really been very close but I love his open-mindedness and I love how he has helped Kim come to grips with what’s going on,” Cait said — and says one of the most profound things about her very public transition.
“I think this is one of the strongest things that has happened in our existence as human beings, that are so controlled by perception,” Kanye tells Cait. “You couldn’t have been up against more, like your daughter’s a supermodel, you’re a celebrity, you have every type of thing, and you’re still like f–k everybody, this is who I am.”
2. Rob Calls Caitlyn
Even though Rob Kardashian’s first reaction to Caitlyn’s Vanity Fair cover was “Who is this woman?”, he instantly called her to tell her just how beautiful she looked and that her “cover looks amazing.”
3. Kris vs. Caitlyn: Fashion Face-off
There were some lighthearted moments as well, especially when Caitlyn shows off her new Tom Ford dress to Kim. The dress just so happens to also belong in the closet of ex-wife, Kris Jenner. Caitlyn then proposes a “who wore it best” fashion face-off.
“You should just come over at a time when I know she’s there and I’ll just pick out an outfit for her to wear and I’ll say, ‘Oh my god, I’m gonna take you to dinner. You should wear this.’ And you’ll stop by,” Kim said to Caitlyn before she added. “And we’ll both have the same outfit. That is funny. I better wear it before she does!”
4. Kylie Meets Caitlyn Via FaceTime
Caitlyn was not fully prepared for the first time she introduced herself to her daughter Kylie, who unexpectedly FaceTimed to talk. Caitlyn didn’t want to “scare” her, but Kylie, who was a little “loopy” from the dentist, said that she looked “pretty.” The two later met face-to-face and exchanged hugs and hair extensions.
5. Caitlyn’s Mom Is ’So Proud’
Need to have a good cry? Then you should watch the clip of Caitlyn’s mom, Esther, talking about how much she loves Caitlyn, and has never been more proud to be her mom.
“I was so proud of Bruce when he stood on that podium receiving that gold medal in Montreal. I had tears and the American flag was going up in the middle and I thought that I could never be more proud of him,” Esther said. “And you know, I was wrong. Because I am more proud of him for the courage that he has shown. I love him with all my heart and I certainly love her with all my heart.”
6. Caitlyn Gets Emotional
Caitlyn would be the first one to admit that her transition has been anything but easy. In the episode she reveals that at one point she seriously contemplated suicide.
“I know how these kids can feel. I’ve had some very dark moments in my life,” Cait says. “I have been in my house, with a gun and said, ‘Let’s just end it right here. No more pain. No more suffering,” she admitted. “That struggle, it’s real, and I’ve been there.”