Bruce Jenner wanted to abort his eldest daughter and did not surface when it was time to welcome her to the world.
The former Olympian’s daughter Casey, 34, told Vanity Fair that she only got to know her father didn’t want her until she was 13.
‘I never knew he wasn’t at my birth until I was about 13 years old and we were arguing on the phone about money,’ she told the magazine. ‘He kept saying, “You don’t know the whole story”.
‘I hung up the phone and was asking my mom what he was talking about until she confessed the history behind my birth.’
Bruce Jenner was married to his first wife to Chrystie Crownover from 1972 to 1981, with whom he had two children, Burton and Cassandra.
Dailymail reports in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, Jenner recalls that the couple found out Chrystie was pregnant halfway through their divorce.
Jenner brought up the idea of abortion but ‘rejected it after 30 seconds’.
When Casey eventually did arrive on June 10, 1980, Jenner was in a hotel room in Kansas City, crying.
‘Under the circumstances I could not even see myself being there,’ Jenner told the mag.
In the July 1980 edition of Playboy, Jenner had admitted: ‘My first reaction was that I didn’t want it’.
Chrystie also confirmed at the time that she had considered an abortion, but only because her husband wanted one.
‘When I found out I was pregnant Bruce raised the issue of an abortion, and I went along with him just as I always did,’ she told a January 1981 edition of People Magazine. ‘I had all the tests and had even paid for the operation.
‘But one night I was out to dinner and my friend asked me why I wanted an abortion. I told him, “I don’t want the abortion.” He said, “Why are you having it?” And I said, “Because Bruce wants it.”
He said, “You are having the abortion because the man that you are not going to be living with wants you to have it?”
‘I thought, what an idiot I am. I wanted the child very, very much. But I was conditioned to make decisions that were best for him. It was totally my choice to have the baby,’ she said.
‘But since then Bruce has been very loving and accepting of Casey,’ she added at the time. ‘We haven’t had any hassles over