On last night’s (July 15) episode of The Hills: New Beginnings, Brody spoke candidly of the disappointment he feels over Caitlyn skipping missing his marriage to Kaitlynn Carter. The 35-year-old discussed the matter over a family dinner with his wife, brother Brandon, and mother Linda Thompson.
During the scene, Thompson opens with how Caitlyn’s transition impacted their relationship. “I met your dad, married your dad, had this great happy life here in Malibu until that fateful day where Bruce said to me, ‘I want to transition,’” Thompson revealed, according to Us Weekly.
“My life just did a 180. In my mind, I had lost my normal, my family, my wonderful husband that I had thought would be forever. I had lost my marriage and the father of my kids,” she continued. “I was devastated. That was just a momentary reaction. My greater sympathy had to go out to Caitlyn.”
Showing sympathy to Caitlyn has been difficult for Brody, who still hasn't forgiven his father for missing his nuptials. “Not having my dad at the wedding, it was a bummer. Honestly, it really did hurt,” Brody confessed. “I would have loved to have had her there, but she had better things to do, apparently.”
As a consolation, Thompson pled her son not to harbor that pain. “I don’t give Bruce, Caitlyn a pass for not being a father. I don’t think there’s any excuse ever to not be there for your children,” she said. “It’s not what you would ever do — to have a child and not call them on their birthday and be a parent to them. … I’m not excusing Caitlyn, I’m just saying it’s forgivable.”
“Everything in life is forgivable, and it’s not even for the other person, it’s for yourself,” she added. “You have to forgive, so it doesn’t eat away inside you.”
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