Caitlyn Jenner: It “Wasn’t Easy” Getting Through ESPYs Speech (VIDEO)

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Caitlyn Jenner ESPYs Arthur Ashe Courage Award

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Caitlyn Jenner ESPYs Arthur Ashe Courage Award


Caitlyn Jenner said in a backstage interview at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday that it “wasn’t easy” getting through her touching speech for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Watch below.

As Gossip Cop reported, Jenner opened up about her transition in a moving 10-minute speech. Towards the end, she started to get emotional, crying as she reflected on how supportive her family has been throughout her journey. While she didn’t appear nervous, a lot of forethought when into the appearance.

She told ABC’s Robin Roberts afterward, “I knew Arthur Ashe and I sat there in the audience on many an occasion and I thought to myself, ‘Boy, what if someday I could make a difference in the world and do what I’m doing, I wonder if I will ever get that?'” Jenner noted, “Tonight was the night.”

When Roberts commended Jenner for (mostly) “holding it together,” the former Olympic athlete and reality TV star, dabbing her eyes with a tissue, said it “wasn’t easy.” She went on to note, “It’s great to be in a position where myself and my family have been so supportive of what is happening. You know, my kids are great. My kids are absolutely wonderful. I am blessed to have just wonderful children.”

Check out the full interview below. Tell us what you think of Jenner’s post-speech comments.


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