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Brody Jenner Says He Didn't See His Dad Caitlyn Jenner Much Growing Up : "It Really Wasn't Any Relationship"

"It was very surface," Brody Jenner says of his relationship with his dad after Kris Jenner entered the picture.

By Tamara Palmer
Brody and Caitlyn Jenner

Brody Jenner didn't see much of his father, Caitlyn Jenner, growing up, and they never developed a deep relationship, he said on Monday's episode of The Hills: New Beginnings.

“I didn’t really grow up with my dad,” Brody, 35, told the group. “When I was really little we got to spend a little time. When he started, obviously, the family with the Kardashian family and all that, I didn’t really see much of him.”

“Bruce was just never really around — every so often, maybe once every couple years. Wasn’t around for my graduation, wasn’t around for most of my birthdays so, yeah, it really wasn’t any relationship. It was very surface,” he said in interview segments as well as during a dinner party on the show.

There was one point when they became closer, but then Bruce Jenner transitioned into Caitlyn Jenner, who is a much different person. Brody was just getting to know Bruce, and then Caitlyn emerged.

“It’s her true self," Brody explained, "but Bruce was always holding a lot back and being somebody totally different.”

Brody summed it up by saying, "She is way happier as Caitlyn, and that's ultimately the most important thing. It's awesome, it's great, but she's off living her life. So what I've learned is to not expect too much from her."

Meanwhile, Caitlyn has said publicly that she feels isolated from her children.

"I spend a lot of time by myself here in the house," she said in an interview with Broadly last year. "I have a lot of children, but sometimes just because of circumstances, maintaining a close relationship with your kids is very tough. They all have lives. They've all moved on."

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