Kim Kardashian Relives the Moment She Found Caitlyn Jenner Dressed Up Like a Woman: ‘Heels, Wig, Makeup and All’

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Kim Kardashian is using her new website for more than just makeup tutorials and selfies.

In a new KimKardashianWest.com blog post called “From the Desk Of: About Caitlyn,” the reality star shared a first-person essay, giving her own detailed perspective on Caitlyn Jenner’s transition through the years.

In the essay, she opens up about the time she found Jenner (then known as Bruce) dressed up like a woman 13 years ago. She elaborates on her personal experience because she thinks “it’s important for others who don’t really understand” because “maybe [her] story can help anyone else experiencing something similar.”

My mom was out of town with my little sisters, visiting my grandmother in San Diego, and I was living with her and Bruce at the time in Calabasas. I came home from a friend’s house and walked into the garage and Bruce was there, dressed up as a woman. Heels, wig, makeup and all! I don’t remember specifically what he had on because I put my head down and ran into my bedroom. Had I not overheard my dad and his friends discussing rumors that Bruce would dress up as a woman years before (when I was about 11 years old), I never would have believed what I was seeing. I thought my dad was jealous of my mom’s new husband, that he was joking with his friends on the phone, but suddenly I knew it was all true.

Kardashian then describes how she packed a bag, ran to her car, and called her older sister Kourtney crying. At the time, Kourtney was the only person she told and that “for over a decade, [they] assumed he was a cross-dresser, not transgender.”

So I kept the secret and didn’t tell anyone other than Kourtney. We did not tell my mom, either. I’m not sure why I didn’t tell my mom. I guess I thought it would break up her marriage, and Kendall and Kylie were so young…I just felt so bad. I literally tuned it out for over a decade and never even really thought about it.

Now, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star’s relationship with Jenner is stronger than ever. Kardashian says that she is happy and “so proud” that the I Am Cait star can share her story. Read the rest of of Kim Kardashian’s detailed essay here.