Caitlyn Jenner has opened up about her years-long feud with Ellen DeGeneres. According to the first keeping up with the Kardashians star, DeGeneres has “never” tried to contact her since that infamous talk show appearance in 2015.
Upon Big Brother VIP, Caitlyn remembered how she continued The Ellen DeGeneres Show months after coming out as transgender. DeGeneres began with “normal questions” before asking about his position on same-sex marriage. Caitlyn, a conservative Republican, had previously said she was against it.
“So I try to do my best and I thought I did well. But looking back, I could have handled a couple of things a little differently. Because I didn’t think [Ellen] he would respond the way he did, “recalls Caitlyn.” And then he said, ‘Well, it seems like you’re not for that.’ And I said, ‘No, I just said I’m in favor of gay marriage.’ The next week, he goes on Howard Stern’s show … and he says he was against gay marriage and totally burned my ass. And so, in the media, I got really hard on her. “
The Olympic champion said she debated calling her ex-wife Kris Jenner and asking her mom to ban the KarJenners from appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
“But I didn’t. I thought, ‘I don’t want to get involved in that,'” he admitted.
During the 2015 interview, Caitlyn called herself a “traditionalist” while talking about same-sex marriage.
“I’m older than most of the people in the audience. I like tradition, and it’s always been a man and a woman, and I’m thinking ‘I don’t get it,'” he said six years ago. However, he noticed that his stance changed over time to “I never want to be in front of anyone’s happiness.”
DeGeneres later told Stern that Caitlyn “still has a trial on gay marriage.”
“I really don’t know her,” he said at the time, “and I’m trying to understand it because I don’t quite understand it either, but I also want everyone to be happy. I want her to be happy, which is what I want for her, for me.” .
Caitlyn wrote about the moment in her revealing book. The secrets of my life, claiming that DeGeneres “alienated” her from the LGBTQ community. It was rumored, but not confirmed, that DeGeneres later banned Caitlyn from appearing on the daytime show. The Kardashians and Jenners are frequent guests.