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Sarah Drew Finally Speaks Out on Grey’s Anatomy Firing!

This year’s Grey’s Anatomy casting shocker impacted a lot of fans. Some even proposed a boycott of the series.

Fans were not happy to see April leave the series. And no one was more disappointed than the actress herself, Sarah Drew.

For the first time, she is speaking out in detail about how the news was broken to her, how she reacted, and what she wishes had been different.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sarah Drew finally details how she found out that she was leaving Grey’s Anatomy.

First of all, she explains the reason that she was given.

“I was told that the show had too many characters,” Drew reveals. “And that they needed to downsize because they couldn’t service all of the characters effectively.”

So we shouldn’t blame Ellen Pompeo and her huge salary, in other words.

Drew explains: “They didn’t want any of us to be left in the background and not getting much of a story.”

Writing a book and writing a TV series are not the same, and have different considerations because there are real people involved.

Drew also shares that a showrunner explained why her character in particular went to the chopping block.

“Krista Vernoff said that she felt like April had been through so much and had come out the other side,” Drew says. “And that she didn’t know what she could put her through again.”

Viewers are familiar with watching a beloved character suffer again and again and wanting them to get their happily ever after.

Well, shows are built on conflict. Most characters don’t get a happily ever after and to get to stay on the show.

“It was really hard to hear that,” Drew admits. “But Krista had a lot of very complimentary things to say about the work that I had done — especially this past season — and that April was going to have her happy ending.”

The news was, of course, difficult to take.

“It was in the afternoon and I went back to my trailer and I did my crying and called my people,” Drew shares. “A whole bunch of people came into my trailer to give me hugs and cry with me and tell me they were so sad I was leaving.”

Thta sounds devastating.

“I was supposed to be shadowing Kevin this whole episode with the hope that I would get to direct an episode of Grey’s,” Drew reveals. “But [after being let go] it seemed like wasn’t a possibility anymore.”

She says that her Emmy nomination was a source of comfort.

“My confidence had gotten a bit shaken in the wake of being let go,” Drew confesses. “And the nomination after the fact made me go, ‘I don’t need to be worried about anything or have my confidence shaken.”

Like many Japril shippers who watched at home, Drew had imagined that things would go differently for her character.

“In the midst of it, I was devastated that Jackson (Jesse Williams) and April wasn’t an end game,” Drew confesses.

She thought that April would be looking into those famously beautiful eyes for the rest of her life.

“I thought Jackson and April were meant to get back together,” Drew admits. “And they were going to get married again and realize they’d been crazy and it was just going to be this long, slow burn.”

So many viewers have been there.

Drew acknowledges: “But after thinking about it, there’s a real sweetness to that story of April’s faith.”

Drew says: “She ran off with Jackson and loved him and wouldn’t regret a single second of that relationship because it made her heart grow and she got a beautiful daughter out of it.”

“She grew as a woman and as a person of faith,” Drew affirms. “All of that had to happen.”

That was not endgame for the character, however.

“But,” Drew says. “There was something beautiful about the redemption story between April and Matthew.”

When the show you love doesn’t end a character or storyline the way that you’d like, well, that’s why fanfiction exists.

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Kourtney Kardashian-Younes Bendjima Split Gets Ugly as Side-Piece Speaks Out!

As you’ve likely heard by now, Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima have called it quits after dating for much, much longer than anyone expected them to.

Proving once again that the eldest Kardashian sister has the absolute worst taste in men, Younes allegedly cheated on Kourtney while she ignored some textbook warning signs.

You’d think that after ten years with Scott Disick, she’d be more savvy about this sort of thing, but maybe all that time with the Lord has caused Kourt to lower her standards.

Like, as long as a guy is in the same country as her, and he’s not currently hospitalized for alcohol poisoning, that’s good enough.

Anyway, Kourt and Younes have called it quits, and the spilt should be an amicable one, as Bendjima was clearly just a rebound dude who overstayed his welcome.

Then again, Kourtney has been in exactly one serious relationship in her adult life, and that ex fell madly in love with his very next love interest, so she may have gone into this thing with high hopes.

Whatever the case, the relationship is now over, and by all accounts, it ended in ugly fashion.

Sources concur that Younes was caught cheating on Kourtney, an allegation he strongly denies.

Instead, the male model says he was unceremoniously kicked to the curb.

“Kourtney was the one who initiated the split,” he recently claimed.

Younes has confirmed that “Kourtney was the one who initiated the split,” but he takes issue with media outlets who want to “wanna make me the bad guy.”

“Once again you guys failed,” Bendjima wrote on Instagram this week.

“I’m not attached to this ‘life’ so you can’t touch me. I know who I am and where I’m from and where I’m going and that bothers you.”

Shortly after the split, Younes was spotted partying with former Hooters waitress and Kardashian groupie Jordan Ozuna, who was previously linked to both Tyga and Justin Bieber.

Ozuna has now issued a statement claiming that she and Younes are just friends.

“Younes and I are not involved romantically at all,” she wrote.

“We were both invited to Mexico for a mutual friend’s birthday party with 13 other people.”

The abrupt end to the relationship, coupled with the fact that Younes reportedly awfully friendly with Younes seem to support the cheating rumors, but some insiders claim otherwise:

“Near the end of the relationship, the two weren’t getting along and the age difference ultimately played a part,” one source tells E! News.

“Younes is young, and although mature for his age, he and Kourtney are at different stages in their lives.”

Well, hopefully, these two can just go their separate ways, and maybe one day they’ll reflect fondly on their time together.

Whatever the case, at least they don’t have kids together.

Sadly, Kourt is shackled to Disick’s drunk ass for life.

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Matt Roloff Speaks on Audrey: Is She Pregnant?!?

Matt Roloff would like your attention, please.

The Little People, Big World patriarch is aware of what many fans out there are thinking at the moment.

He apparently reads the Internet and is plugged in to the gossip circles and he knows what you’re wondering right now:

Is Audrey Roloff pregnant with her second child?

Chatter surrounding the status of Audrey’s womb is running rampant this week… and it’s sort of all her father’s fault.

A few days ago, you see, Matt Roloff shared a very sweet photo on Instagram, giving followers a sort of candid look at Audrey, husband Jeremy and daughter Ember.

As you can see below, Audrey is laughing and Jeremy is holding his child aloft, all while the immediate family hangs out at Roloff Farms.

Matt then wrote as an affiliated caption:

Today was a crazy day. …. I could explain. But better to just leave it at that. Im going to sleep a happy grandpa.

Interesting and sort of intriguing, right?

Why was Matt happy? Why did he deem the day to be crazy?

According to Radar Online, it was because Audrey and Jeremy had gathered their loved ones together that afternoon and announced they were expecting a sibling for Ember.

Hooray, right?!?

Not so fast, Matt now appears to be clarifying.

“Oh my goodness… my last post was much more innocent then the stir it caused,” the veteran reality star wrote on Thursday, adding:

“let me explain… had a long day with equipment breakdowns, setting up pumpkin season stuff etc etc.. so after a crazy day I’m sitting on my back deck with a few friends and Jeremy, Audrey and Ember pull up to say hi and watch the sunset with us..

“The joys of being a grandpa…. moments like that.”

Oh. Well. Darn. 

Matt ended his latest message with the following joke in a caption of a truly harmless image:

“Now… before everyone goes crazy again… this photo is simply me getting all the landscaping power tools cleaned up and ready to go.”

Har, har, Matt.

All this said, it still wouldn’t shock us if Audrey and Jeremy do announce another baby is on the way in the near future.

Their schedule is pretty clear going forward if they want to have unprotected sex around the clock and give it a shot, as the couple will NOT be returning to Little People, Big World.

Scroll down to see what Jeremy said about this decision last month…

After 14 years, over 300 episodes, and 17 seasons, the time has come.

A year ago I made the decision that this season would be our last. It has been an amazing run, and I can’t say thank you enough to all of you who have watched and supported us along the ride.

We have the most loyal fans on TV and we appreciate every one of you. You are what made doing this so fun.

We will still be supporting the family as they carry the #LPBW torch onward. This is a decision concerning Audrey and me specifically – the show must go on!

We have a lot of exciting stuff in the works and are eager to continue the work that the Lord has called us to.

Whether or not this means another kid some time, we’ll need to wait to find out!

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Ariana Grande Speaks Out About Pete Davidson’s Manchester Bombing Joke: It Wasn’t Funny …

Recently, the world was reminded that, many months before dating Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson made an unfortunate joke about the Manchester Bombing.

Ariana’s fans, understandably sensitive to the issue, reacted with shock.

Now, after giving it some thought, Ariana is speaking out.

In the autumn of 2017, Pete Davidson put his gallows humor on full display when speaking about Ariana Grande in stand-up.

At the time, he and Ariana were not even dating, let alone engaged.

He joked that the horrible Manchester bombing of Ariana’s concert in 2017 had been a measure of the level of Ariana’s fame.

“Britney Spears,” Pete noted for contrast. “Didn’t have a terrorist attack at her concert.”

It wasn’t terribly funny as a joke and, since Britney was doing her Vegas residency at the time, the comparison doesn’t really work, either.

But more or less everyone forgot about it … until a few days ago, when people dredged it up again now that Pete and Ariana are engaged.

A number of fans, who took the Manchester bombing very personally, were shocked.

(Keep in mind that, not only is a terrorist attack that kills multiple children serious, but a number of Ariana’s fans are too young to remember 9/11 and this may have been their first brush with non-shooting terrorism that touched them, personally)

It was one tweet by an Arianator that prompted Ariana to speak her mind on Pete’s joke.

The fan wrote: “I respect Ariana and I want her to be happy and everything, but she was just broken after the Manchester bombing.”

The fan’s tweet continues: “so I don’t know why she is still with Pete, like yeah he made that joke a while ago, but like it’s not funny, it’s just rude. This is my opinion.”

Ariana clearly gave this some thought before replying.

Ariana Grande Speaks Out on Pete Davidson Joke

Ariana replied with a tweet of her own.

“This has been very tough & conflicting on my heart,” Ariana admits.

Referring to Pete, she writes that “he uses comedy to help people feel better about how f-ed up things in this world are.”

He sure does.

“We all deal w trauma differently,” Ariana admits.

She’s right. Different coping mechanisms for different folks.

“I of course didn’t find it funny,” she admits.

“it was months ago & his intention wasn’t/ is never malicious,” Ariana says. “But it was unfortunate.”

There are a few things that we should all remember.

One, Pete Davidson’s father died on 9/11. He absolutely does not think that terrorism is funny, but he uses dark humor to cope.

Two, though this was a bad joke (honestly, barely a joke), there are lines that Pete is not crossing. He’s not wishing a terrorist attack on someone else, for example. He’s not hurling slurs.

Three, somebody making a crappy joke before you ever dated is really not breakup material. Sure, you can break up for any reason, but that would be … odd.

Four, and this can be the hardest to grasp, but the way that Pete spoke before dating Ariana was directed at a more adult audience. 

Now that he and Ariana are engaged, he will probably be more conscious that there are impressionable and emotional teens hanging onto his every word.

Ariana and Pete’s whirlwind romance has still caught a number of fans by surprise.

In fact, it was at Ariana’s tribute to the Manchester bombing victims that she and Pete were first spotted cozying up to each other.

Now the two are engaged, and it is understandable that some fans are still scratching their heads and trying to figure out what’s going on.

Some may even have misgivings about Ariana accepting the proposal of this man whom they barely know.

But they should remember that, though Ariana loves her Arianators, they are not literally her family. She does not actually need their permission to date or marry.

Fans should be happy to Ariana is happy.

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Portia de Rossi Speaks Out on Ellen DeGeneres Divorce Rumors

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres have been dogged by rumors of a $ 220 million divorce for years. Even so, they celebrated their 9th anniversary last fall.

But they’re very aware that reportings of an alleged impending divorce are circulating. And Portia is speaking up about them.

Though she acknowledges that it might sound strange, she finds those rumors encouraging.

Portia de Rossi spoke to Us Weekly about how she really feels about the perennial divorce rumors that follow her and her wife, Ellen.

“The divorce rumors came,” Portia says. “And then we really knew the perceptions had changed.”

The perceptions regarding gay marriage, she means.

Portia makes it clear that she is not cracking a joke, saying: “I’m not kidding.”

She explains why seeing rumors about her marriage felt oddly affirming … but is the first to admit that it seems counterintuitive.

“I know it sounds ridiculous,” Portia admits.

Portia continues: “But when that started happening I thought, ‘Oh, now we’re finally accepted.’”

That actually does make sense.

Portia explains: “We get the same s–t as every celebrity couple.”

In other words, people weren’t writing about her and Ellen’s marriage as if it were some strange novelty, either fraudulent or untouchable.

Instead, they were just circulating bogus reports about their lives, just like they would do for straight couples.

“Wow,” Portia remarks about tabloid rumors. “This is great that I’m pregnant, not pregnant, divorced, not divorced, whatever.”

Because what it means is that attitudes have shifted. Eric Trump may think Ellen’s part of the non-existent “Deep State,” but not directly because she’s gay.

“That means,” Portia explains. “There is an acceptance for this.”

And that’s wonderful.

Portia says that she and Ellen don’t exactly laugh off rumors about their marriage.

“I was at a newsstand …” Portia says, describing how she and Ellen respond to rumors about other couples. “And there was a cover of Brad and Jen.”

Since Jennifer Aniston’s split with Justin Theroux, many nostalgic shippers have wished for her to reunite with Brad Pitt.

“I literally just stared at it, and I was like, ‘They haven’t seen each other. … How is this even a thing? I know for a fact.’ …” Portia says.

“I actually took a picture of it,” Portia reveals. “And sent it to Ellen and said, ‘Can you believe this?’”

But while her disbelief at that time prompted a reaction, she says that they don’t let rumors about themselves get under their skin.

“Anyway, no, in other words, we avoid it,” Portia says of divorce rumors. “We don’t care.”

That sounds like a very healthy attitude!

Portia also spoke to People about how she regrets discouraging Ellen from doing stand-up.

“I shouldn’t say this,” Portia begins. That’s always a great way to start an interview. “But the truth is, I was kind of discouraging her from going back to stand-up.”

That’s a stunning revelation.

“Not because she is not brilliant at it,” Portia clarifies. “But she has a job … right?! And it is a full-time job.”

Portia continues: “She is so busy, and I knew that having to write her own material for an hour stand-up special, and travel with it, was going to be exhausting.”

Sometimes loving someone means advising them to not test their limits. Especially when they’re 60 years old.

“So I was suggesting that she put it on hold until she was done with her talk show,” Portia explains. “But, my wife is very impatient, and, a little like me, once she has an idea she just can’t shake it, and she just has to see it through.”

That is probably why Ellen is so successful. Why they both are.

“I am happy to say that I was wrong,” Portia says.

Portia is not afraid to admit when she is mistaken.

“I was really wrong, because it has given her energy, it has invigorated her,” Portia says of Ellen.

Just imagining all of that makes some of us want to take a nap, but not Ellen.

“And I had actually never seen her on-stage and doing stand-up before,” Portia admits. “I’ve seen her specials, but never in the flesh, and she is really good.”

That is so sweet!

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Chloe Dykstra Speaks Out After Chris Hardwick Denies Allegations

Last week, Chris Hardwick was accused of emotional abuse and sexual assault by his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra. She didn’t name him, but readers were easily able to connect the dots.

Hardwick strongly denied the horrifying accusations, which included claims of intensely controlling behavior, of using her sexually, of sickening emotional manipulation, and of working to end her career after their breakup.

Now that a week has passed, Chloe is opening up about what the powerful responses to her story meant to her.

“It’s been an intense couple of days,” Chloe writes on Instagram. “I have a few final words to say before moving forward. The link is in my bio. Sending love to all.”

That link leads to Twitter, where Chloe prefaces her lengthy and heartfelt words.

“Thank you all,” she tweets. “From the bottom of my heart.”

This is when her actual message begins.

“Thank you all so, so much, Chloe writes. “The outpouring of support and love I’ve received over the past few days has been incredible and unexpected.”

Unexpected because so many women who accuse famous, popular men of misdeeds end up villified, harassed, threatened, and even doxxed by angry fans.

“The people who have come forward with both stories validating mine,” Chloe writes, she sends her thanks.

Many on social media responded by saying that they had been through an experience similar to the one that she described.

In addition to the validation, Chloe appreciates the people who sent “stories of their own personal experiences.”

That, she reveals, had a powerfully positive impact on her.

Chloe writes that those personal accounts “have helped me immensely with my own healing process.”

It can be powerfully therapeutic to realize that you are truly not alone in your experiences.

“After years of therapy and rebuilding,” Chloe writes. “Your support has done so much more for me than all of it combined.”

That makes sense, though we hope that her therapist doesn’t take it personally.

She is referring to a widespread phenomenon in which those who have been abused — whether it’s emotional abuse or brutal violence — second-guess their own experiences and almost try to convince themselves that what they describe wasn’t half bad.

Part of that is society’s pressures for survivors to keep silent. Part of that is the mind games that abusers play with their victims. Part of that is just human survival instincts run amok, basically.

“This whole experience has opened my eyes to so much,” Chloe’s post continues.

Chloe says that she has learned a lot, “and my heart goes out to those trapped in unhealthy or abusive relationships.”

She has sympathies for those “who haven’t found the strength to leave” these toxic situations.

That might sound victim-blamey, but it takes a tremendous amount of strength to break through the fog of manipulation and threats in which many abusers trap their victims.

Chloe also acknowledges “those suffering in the workplace due to abuses of power or unfair treatment.”

Not everyone can simply leave, and she knows that.

If you have a four-year-old child at home and you’re their only provider, you might grin and bear it as you get harassed or groped at work because you don’t feel like you have other options.

Her heart goes out to all of those people, “and especially to those that don’t feel their voice can be heard the way mine has.”

Chloe Dykstra has fans and followers, despite the alleged efforts to ruin her career after her breakup.

“It is my hope, and it always was,” Chloe writes. “That women and men on both sides of abuse will make changes to either protect themselves, or to stop the cycle of pain their own behavior can cause.”

Honestly, stop being awful is a very modest request of abusers.

“These behaviors are insidious and often hard to spot,” Chloe warns. “We make excuses for them and, bit by bit, we can lose ourselves entirely.”

“Despite recent events,” Chloe continues. “I hope that everyone personally affected by my story can to find their own closure.”

Closure can be a key part of recovery. It’s not always possible, but it’s helpful.

She suggests that they might do so “through the support of loved ones and friends, the way I have.”

Note that she doesn’t specifically identify family. She is probably very well aware that, for many people, family is the source of this nightmare, not the haven from it. That is so sad.

Chloe adds that “in addition, my heart goes out to those caught in the fallout.”

Sometimes, when you call out something bad that someone did, you lose friends or make things uncomfortable with others.

Some people lose half of their family when they flee their abuser.

Chloe feels that, even though doing so was absolutely terrifying, coming forward with her accusations was a huge weight off of her shoulders.

“Having been able to lift from my shoulders that which was weighing me down,” Chloe writes. “I’m ready to move forwards in my life, finally.”

That is so beautiful.

And moving forward is precisely what she intends to do “instead of looking back with fear and sadness.”

We wish her luck!

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Meghan Markle Finally Speaks on Married Life, Makes Bold Statement About Prince Harry

Meghan Markle has made multiple appearances since becoming the Duchess of Sussex.

She’s even made her debut on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and has even established herself in British society to such an extent that she’s receiving backlash for her fashion choices.

So, yes, we have seen Markle ever since her monumental wedding to Prince Harry back on May 19.

But we haven’t really heard from Markle since this she officially became part of the Royal Family.

Not until now at least.

On Thursday afternoon, Markle enjoyed a walkabout in Chester, England, joining Queen Elizabeth II for her first solo engagement with the beloved monarch.

She carried herself very well, as you might expect, even prompting a number of smiles and laughs from the typically-stoic queen.

While speaking with residents gathered along the sidewalk, Markle also addressed her life as a newlywed, specifically giving folks her take on her very famous and handsome husband.

According to press on the scene, the new Duchess of Sussex referred Prince Harry as “best husband ever,” saying simply of being his wife:

“It’s wonderful.”

It is important to remember, of course, that Markle was once married to Trevor Engelson.

She split from him in 2013, but she actually does have a husband to whom she can compare Harry, making the above remark carry more weight.

Last weekend, the married twosome re-emerged in public together for the first time in a few weeks to join the queen at the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony.

As mentioned previously, this event marked Markle’s debut on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

We’ve since learned that Markle and Harry had been away from the spotlight because they found time to jet off to Africa for their honeymoon.

An insider has confirmed to E! News that the Royal Couple traveled into East Africa, to be accurate, and also visited more than two nations, where their activities included safaris and outdoor adventures, along with much-deserved rest and relaxation in the sun.

(We’re also guessing they had a lot of sex.)

“It was the perfect break and blend of their passions,” this E! source says. “Restorative and the perfect holiday before starting a very busy second half of 2018.”

Busy because Harry and Meghan will be making many public appearances?

Yes, we’re certain this is true.

But also busy because they’ll be preparing to be parents?

Indeed, questions about just when Markle will get pregnant have already started to circulate around the Internet.

We’re not about to add any pressure to the lives of these global stars, however. They only just got married!

We’ll just wish them all the best for a happy and healthy future and ask that they alert The Hollywood Gossip to any baby news prior to any other entertainment/gossip outlet.

We’d really appreciate it.

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Anthony Bourdain: Ex-Wife Speaks Out, Shares Pic of Daughter

Three days after Anthony Bourdain committed suicide, the celebrity chef, author and television host’s ex-wife has spoken out for the first time.

And she’s done so via a photograph of Bourdain’s only child, an 11-year old named Ariane.

In her first post on social media since Bourdain’s stunning death, Ottavia Busia posted a picture of the former couple’s only child with a microphone in her hand at DROM, a music venue in New York City.

Bourdain, who was 61 years old when he took his own life, was married to Busia, an Italian-born Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter, from 2007 until 2016.

She was his second wife.

“Our little girl had her concert today. She was amazing. So strong and brave. She wore the boots you bought her,” Busia captioned the snapshot, pointing out her daughter’s pair of studded black boots on Sunday.

She then concluded with a message directed at Bourdain:

“I hope you are having a good trip, wherever you are.”

Short, simply and beautiful, wouldn’t you say?

In public, Bourdain did not talk a lot about being a father.

But an insider tells People Magazine that he took an immense amount of pride in this role and, of course, in Ariane.

“It was quite evident that Tony was a ‘lighter’ human being around his daughter,” says this source, adding:

“When he spoke about her, his eyes danced. He talked about her constantly.”

Bourdain, of course, was found dead by his close friend Eric Ripert in a hotel room in France late last week.

According to the latest reports on the tragedy, Bourdain used his bathrobe belt to hang himself in the bathroom.

On the personal life front, he had been dating Italian actress Asia Argento.

This is what she Tweeted the day his body was found in France:

Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds.

He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine.

Bourdain was filming an episode of his Peabody Award-winning show Parts Unknown when he chose to end his life.

It’s unclear whether CNN plans to air the episodes of Season 12 that had already been filmed at some point; this feels rather irrelevant at the moment, of course.

Ariane, meanwhile, lived in New York City with her mother.

Bourdain arranged his work schedule so he could always spend at least five days a month with his daughter.

“I do feel I have things to live for,” he actually told People Magazine in February of this year, explaining at the time:

“There have been times, honestly, in my life that I figured, ‘I’ve had a good run – why not just do this stupid thing, this selfish thing… jump off a cliff into water of indeterminate depth.'”

However, parenthood gave Bourdain a new perspective on life, he added in this interview, referring to past dark times and saying:

“I don’t know that I would do that today – now that I’m a dad or reasonably happy.”

Those are chilling words to read now, aren’t they?

Let’s just hope Anthony Bourdain has found the peace in death that he could not find in life.

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Caitlyn Jenner: My Own Family Barely Speaks to Me

Though Caitlyn Jenner has come to realize that Trump is “the worst ever” for trans rights, she alienated a number of members of the transgender community with her support for him in 2016.

She also isolated herself from members of her own family. Tell-all books do not make for friendly family dinners.

Now, in a newly published interview, Cait discusses the distances from her children, and her regrets and mistakes as an activist.

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In a lengthy and newly published interview with Broadly, Caitlyn

“I spend a lot of time by myself here in the house.”

We should note that the actual interview took place last autumn. Which was before Cait began to seem inseparable from rumored girlfriend Sophia Hutchins.

“I have a lot of children, but sometimes just because of circumstances, maintaining a close relationship with your kids is very tough.”

She has six children, including Kylie and Kendall. She also played a parental role with the Kardashian children, so one could argue that she has ten children.

“They all have lives. They’ve all moved on.”

Things between Cait and her erstwhile stepchildren have turned downright hostile.

And though she still has a relationship with some, like Kylie and Kendall, they’re adults doing their own things.

Cait waxes philosophical about existence and life itself.

“We’re just human beings; we’re going to be here for a very short time.”

Ultimately, she hopes to have strong relationships with her loved ones that last until the end of her life.

“We come and we go and at the end, when it’s all said and done, hopefully your family is going to be there.”

It only recently came to life that Caitlyn at one time considered suicide.

In this interview, Cait reveals that she had thought about her eventual death, and, long before she ever publicly came out as trans, had considered a stipulation in her will that she be buried in what society considers to be ‘women’s clothes.”

Now, that would no longer be a shock. But Cait does share what she expects — or at least, hopes for — when she, as a Christian, one day dies.

“I hope when I get up there to the pearly gates, God looks down and says, ‘You did a good damn job, you won the Games, raised wonderful children, and you know, you made a difference in the world. Yeah, come on in.’ That’s the way I want to go.”

The subject of Cait’s conflicts within the trans community — her interviewer herself was trans, and knows this struggle from the inside — absolutely comes up.

Cait does acknowledge that she made some mistakes after coming out.

“But I never did it maliciously. I just didn’t know, you know?”

She also admits that, particularly after the initial widespread support that she received after coming out, she was not prepared for the criticisms from trans people.

“And I really didn’t realize how critical the community was going to be.”

It’s appropriate that this interview is coming out now, just days after her major conflict with a trans advocate and model went public in a big way.

After Carmen Carrera spoke out about Cait on TMZ, Caitlyn texted her — which we know because Carmen revealed those texts in a now-deleted Instagram post.

Cait wrote to her, saying:

“Instead of putting negative things out in the press, about me, which hurts what I’m doing, you should be aware of what I’m actually doing. Call me and I’ll give you an update.”

Carmen’s reply was … not friendly.

“Although I’m happy someone has knocked some sense into you, please don’t forget about how I came to you with ideas of moving this movement outwards and you said you’d help but you never did.”

Carmen did make an offer for how they could make nice, but apparently did not receive a reply.

“If you’d like to have dinner to apologize and make it up to me, lets do it. Less talking, more doing.”

It was then Cait’s gal pal, Sophia Hutchins, who told Carmen that she had “burned a bridge” with Cait.

In addition to sharing those texts, Carmen wrote about how she met and offered support to Cait before Caitlyn’s big reveal as a trans woman.

“What I found was this lady’s ego is way too big for no reason and she’s the most selfish person I’ve ever met.”

That goes hand in hand with how many people view Cait. She may be marginalized as a trans woman, but she’s still rich white conservative woman who may have trouble empathizing with people whose lives are so very different from her own.

“She even told me to my face that she ‘wanted to be #1,’ whatever that means. Doing humanitarian work means you have to actually be a human.”

Ouch.

“Honestly, what does she actively do everyday for trans folks? And why does she take credit for what real activists are doing?”

Those are some solid questions. 

Carmen then calls Cait’s qualifications into account.

“Who even is she?.. A retired athletic hero turned background reality star, who is now stealing credit from the already disenfranchised trans community all for her own public benefit?”

That … isn’t the least accurate characterization of Caitlyn that we’ve seen.

“Be who you really are instead of who you think you need to be to gain more popularity. I will not let you take advantage of my people.”

Carmen’s very public post then ends with a jab at Cait and Sophia:

“Also, since you’re too much of a coward to communicate, please do not send your sidekick to handle your dirty work. She’s just as fake as you are. @hutchins_sophia”

We can all observe that Caitlyn has alienated herself from both many trans activists and other members of the LGBT+ community and from many members of her own family.

But it’s worth noting that her biggest fear for decades, that she would be rejected because she is a trans woman, did not come true.

Instead, people are wary of her for her political actions and statements and, in the case of her family, for what they perceive to be betrayals.

You don’t write a tell-all book without facing some personal consequences, folks.

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