Caitlyn Jenner says she didn't tell the Kardashians about her gender reassignment surgery because she didn't trust them not to leak it to the press.
As well as opening up about the one word she said to Kim Kardashian in 2017, Caitlyn spoke candidly on Piers Morgan's Life Stories about her turbulent relationship with ex-wife Kris Jenner, and the Kardashian siblings. Namely, due to the fact Caitlyn sent Kim a preview copy of her memoir, The Secrets Of My Life, before it was released out of courtesy–but had specifically removed the section which confirmed she'd had gender reassignment surgery.
"They didn’t know that you had actually had the surgery?" Morgan asked, when Jenner admitted to removing the segment of her book.
"No I didn’t tell anybody. Why? It’s none of their business," Jenner responded. "It’s not that big a deal. Nobody knows. I had to be honest, the book is about honesty. It’s called The Secrets Of My Life. No it really wasn’t a big deal. I had already been living as Caitlyn for a year and a half, ok, nobody knows anything. Because I didn’t want them to leak it to the press. There was no reason for them to know about it."
When asked if she didn’t trust the Kardashians, she replied: "Of course not–of course I didn’t trust them."
In her autobiography The Secrets Of My Life, Caitlyn explains how she made the decision to undergo surgery as she was tired of people asking if and when she was going to have it done. Radar Online cites the section as reading:
"The surgery was a success, and I feel not only wonderful but liberated. So why even consider it? Because it’s just a penis. It has no special gifts or use for me other than what I have said before, the ability to take a whiz in the woods. I just want to have all the right parts. I am also tired of tucking the damn thing in all the time.”
"I am going to live authentically for the first time in my life. I am going to have an enthusiasm for life that I have not had in 39 years since the Olympics, almost two thirds of my life. You want to know, so now you know. Which is why this is the first time, and the last time, I will ever speak of it."