More than 24 hours after Kylie Jenner shocked the world by welcoming her first child, dad Caitlyn Jenner is sending her congratulations. “My daughter just had a daughter,” wrote Cait on Instagram alongside a photo of Kylie as a baby. “It’s amazing to be by your side through this journey. She’s SO beautiful already. Can’t wait to watch her grow.”
However, it seemed like Cait wasn’t, in fact, by Kylie’s side during the birth itself. Every Kardashian was in Kylie’s special birth video — even Rob Kardahsian made a cameo — except for Caitlyn, who was noticeably absent. The former Olympic athlete was not featured in the 11-minute video compiled by the KUWTK star to announce the birth of her daughter, and fans were concerned about the omission.
“WHERE WAS CAITLYN JENNER IN KYLIE’S BABY REVEAL VID THOUGH? ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE IS WHERE,” one follower tweeted before another pointed out, “No sign of @Caitlyn_Jenner in Kylie’s baby reveal video. No public congratulations from Caitlyn on Twitter either.” This is surprising, seeing as Caitlyn made it known she was excited about becoming a grandmother again. “Caitlyn is excited for Kylie but is also worried and thinks she is too young to move forward with such a big life decision like this,” a source told Us Weekly last year.
So, where was Caitlyn? It turns out the 68-year-old was at the XPosé Benefit Awards in Dublin, where she accepted the Beauty Icon award. The event celebrated the best in fashion and entertainment in Ireland, making Caitlyn’s appearance at the show even weirder. “Delighted to be given the Beauty Hero Award by @benefit_ire and @TV3Xpose at the inaugural #XposeBenefitAwards,” she captioned a photo from the event just as Kylie was hijacking Super Bowl Sunday with her reveal.
However, we have a feeling her feud with the famous family could be to blame for her decision to skip the birth. “I don’t talk to the Kardashians anymore,” Caitlyn revealed to Piers Morgan in January. “I had not talked to any of the kids on that side. Kris [Jenner] probably a year and Kim about nine months and Kourtney I have not talked to them either.
She continued, “The only ones I am concerned about are Kendall and Kylie. They are my biological kids. I spent 23 years carting them around.” At least Caitlyn is sending her support now, but feud or not, she probably should have been there.