Caitlyn Jenner is a 1976 Olympic decathlon men's event champion and American television personality. Prior to coming out as a transgender woman in 2015, she was known as Bruce Jenner. Jenner came to international attention by winning the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Given the unofficial title of "world's greatest athlete" for the Olympic decathlon win, Jenner became "an American hero" by winning an event back from Soviet Union athletes during the Cold War, followed by a career in television, film, auto racing, and business.
Jenner was born to Esther R. (née McGuire) and William Hugh Jenner, an arborist. He came out as a trans woman and, in June 2015, changed her name to Caitlyn and began to refer to herself with feminine pronouns. Many news sources describe her as the most famous openly transgender person in the world.
Prior to her public gender transition, Caitlyn Jenner had been married 3 times. Her first marriage was to
Chrystie Scott(née Crownover) from 1972 to 1981. They have 2 children, son Burton and daughter Cassandra, known as Burt and Casey. On January 5, 1981, Jenner married actress Linda Thompsonin Hawaii. By February 1986, they had separated, and they subsequently divorced. They have 2 sons together. Jenner's third marriage, to Kris Kardashian(née Houghton), occurred on April 21, 1991, after 5 months of dating. They have 2 daughters, Kendall and Kylie.