Brody Jenner is getting real about his strained relationship with Caitlyn Jenner. On The Hills: New Beginnings Monday, the 35-year-old said he was crushed when his father didn’t attend his weedding.
“Not having my dad at the wedding, it was a bummer,” Brody said during a dinner with his wife Carter, 30, his brother Brandon Jenner, 38, and their mom Linda Thompson, 69.
Brody said: “Honestly, it really did hurt and I would have loved to have had her there. But she had better things to do. Apparently.”
Brody and Carter got married in Sumba, Indonesia on June 2, 2018. At the time, a source told People had “work commitments that have been set up for months and couldn’t be changed in the end.”
Brody admits that not being able to rely on his dad is hardly new. He said: “My dad and I have never really had a great relationship. Through all the ups and downs that my family has had, my mom has always been the rock.”
Linda encouraged Brody to find a way to forgive Caitlyn. She explained: “I met your dad, married your dad. I had this great, normal life here in this little house in Malibu until that fateful day where [Caitlyn] said to me, ‘I want to transition.’ ”
She later added, “My life just did like a 180. In my mind, I had lost my normal, my family, my wonderful husband that I had thought would be forever. I had lost my marriage and the father of my kids. I was devastated. But that was just a momentary reaction. My greater sympathy had to go out to Caitlyn.”