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Caitlyn Jenner reveals she thought about suicide before transitioning

Evoke.ie logoEvoke.ie 19/05/2017 Bronwyn O'Neill

© Provided by Associated News Caitlyn Jenner revealed she contemplated committing suicide before transitioning during a Loose Women interview.

Whilst on her promotional tour for her new book The Secrets Of My Life the Olympian bravely talked about her transition. She told Jane Moore and Linda Robson that she thought about ending her life at her lowest points in her life.

Caitlyn admitted to stopping herself because she wanted to be a role model for other people struggling with their gender identity.

Caitlyn Jenner revealed she contemplated committing suicide before transitioning during a Loose Women interview.

When asked why she was able to stop herself from using the gun she had bought Caitlyn opened up about the pressures of fame.

‘It’s the easy way out – sometimes you get to that point in life, you think about that. TMZ and the press were destroying me. I knew they were coming out with a story about a trachea shave. I said, “Isn’t that stupid, I need to be a voice, I don’t need to silence myself”.’

She also discussed how she secretly dressed as a woman discussing her techniques on not getting caught.

She described how she would ‘mark the closet where the clothes were…so I knew I put it back exactly where’ she found the clothes.

She revealed that she got very good at hiding her identity from the rest of her family. However, she did say she was caught once or twice by her youngest children Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

They were very young, I don’t think they fully understood,’ she explained.

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She also described when she began to dress in women’s clothes as a young boy.

‘At 7 or 8 i was dressing up in my mum’s clothes. Nobody knew! That’s why I had secrets. I got very good at hiding.’

The reality star recently opened up about her gender reassignment surgery and confessed she was finally happy with her body and who she is.

‘There’s nothing else to be done. Everything’s in place! I’m all here. It’s about whats between your eyes, not what’s between your legs,’ she said during her interview on the talk show.

She revealed she is confident in her body now after years of being unable to be who she truly is.

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