Caitlyn Jenner and Sophia Hutchins seemed to have confirmed their relationship last night when they appeared together at the 2018 ESPY’s.
There have been months of speculation that Caitlyn Jenner and Sophia Hutchins are an item. They have featured on each other’s social media and been seen out and about for a while now, but they have not walked a red carpet together thus far. Before attending the show, Jenner uploaded a photo of herself and Hutchins in full glam, captioning it, “Sophia and I off to the ESPY’s. Bringing back old memories of my first public outing. Life is good!”
Hutchins, who is also a model, has been a fixture in Jenner’s life for quite some time and vice versa. Reportedly, Jenner is the one that inspired her to transition. The Pepperdine University alumnus told her university’s newspaper (while still a male by the name of Scott), “There were two motivating factors that encouraged him to transition: Watching Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner’s interview announcing her own gender transition on ABC’s 20/20 and strong support from his family and friends.” For Scott, Jenner’s journey, “made it so much more real for [him], like normal and successful people do this and people are OK when they do it.”
Hutchins met Jenner after her transition and the two have spent a lot of time together since, particularly since the middle of 2017. They went to Los Cabos, Mexico, together at the end of October and Jenner brought Hutchins along to celebrate daughter Kendall Jenner’s 22nd birthday. Like Kendall and Caitlyn’s other daughter Kylie, Hutchins is also a model.
Although the two spend a lot of time together, all of the couple’s sources continue to assert that the two are just friends and that Jenner has not been interested in dating since her transition. Despite this, other reports suggest the couple are living together and share ownership of a dog. Hutchins frequently posts pictures from a location that starkly resembles Caitlyn Jenner’s Malibu residence.
Before transitioning, Jenner was married three times and had six kids and four step-children with her ex-wives. She has had a particularly tough relationship with her last wife, Kris Jenner, who she was married to for 21 years and with whom she had Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Before transitioning, Caitlyn (then Bruce) alleged that Kris had known of her being a transgender all along, whereas Kris asserted she had known of Caitlyn’s gender dysphoria at best, but did not know the extent to which her feelings went. The couple do not have any communication anymore.
Caitlyn Jenner appeared post-transitioning for the first time at the 2015 ESPY’s.