Caitlyn Jenner's son Brody says he has 'learned not to expect too much' from his father: 'She’s like a 15-year-old girl now'
Brody Jenner can't seem to escape controversy when it comes to his dad Caitlyn Jenner. He once again threw shade at the reality star during the latest episode of 'The Hills: New Beginnings' on past Monday, July 1.
Brody, Caitlyn's son from her second marriage, was speaking about his dad during a conversation about what it was like to grow up with the famous father. He told his co-stars that he has learned not to "expect too much from her" and that she was like a "15-year-old girl."
He admitted that he was not close to Caitlyn while he was growing up because the latter was not around much.
"I didn't really grow up with my dad," he said. "When I was really little, we got to spend a little bit of time. But when he started the family with the Kardashian family and all that, I didn't really see much of him."
Brody, now 35, described his relationship with Caitlyn as "very surface," revealing that his dad was largely absent throughout his childhood, missed most of his birthdays, and didn't even make it to his graduation.
"Bruce was just never really around—every so often maybe once every couple years," he told his co-stars. "Wasn’t around for my graduation, wasn’t around for most of my birthdays so, yeah, it really wasn’t any relationship. It was very surface."
He said that, just as he started developing a relationship with his dad, Bruce came out as a trans woman, underwent a sex reassignment surgery, and became the most famous openly transgender woman in the world.
"I was just getting to know Bruce, and then Bruce became Caitlyn," Brody admitted. "Caitlyn is a totally different person than Bruce. It’s her true self, but Bruce was always holding a lot back and being somebody totally different."
"My dad, she’s like a 15-year-old girl now," he continued. " She’s a totally different–I mean, it’s awesome. It’s great. She’s happy, she’s running around. She’s off living her life, so what I’ve learned is to just not expect too much from her."
The comments came after, last week, during the show's pilot episode, Brody misgendered his dad multiple times during a conversation with Frankie Delgado about how his wife, Kaitlynn Carter, shares the same name.
"My dad, he also became a woman—don't want to forget about that one!" he exclaimed. "I had been dating Kaitlynn Carter for four-and-a-half years, and my dad came out and said that he wanted to be called Caitlyn. Two Caitlyns!"
While the internet was up in arms over the matter, neither Brody nor Caitlyn publicly addressed the issue.