Caitlyn Jenner’s Oldest Daughter Opens Up About Their Changing Relationship

While it’s surely been a struggle for Caitlyn Jenner’s entire family during this transition period, Casey Marino (Jenner) — Caitlyn’s oldest daughter with first wife Chrystie Scott — is entirely grateful for how it’s changed their relationship.

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Marino opened up to People magazine about their budding relationship, admitting, “My relationship with Caitlyn is much better than with Bruce, but we still have a lot of work to do.”

During her 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, Caitlyn was the first to admit she wasn’t the best parent to her older children (including Burt, Brandon and Brody Jenner) while hiding her internal struggle for so many years.

“We didn’t talk for years, and now we see each other every couple of weeks and talk on the phone, which I am grateful for,” Marino says.

Caitlyn’s eldest daughter believes part of her ability to be a better parent is due to finally living the life she wants. “She’s happier and more appreciative of her family. She is trying harder and there is a softness to Caitlyn that is new to me,” Marino reveals. “I think part of that is that when someone is happier, they are just nicer.”

In fact, Marino often joins Caitlyn for girls’ night during which they enjoy “talking about girly things like makeup and clothes.”

However, Marino makes sure to note: “There is so much more to being a woman than our external appearance. I am really looking forward to exploring that more with her.”