History in the making! Caitlyn Jenner is set to make her first big public appearance at the 2015 ESPYS on Wednesday, July 15, where she will accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
Though Jenner has already transitioned from male to female, participated in an emotional televised interview with Diane Sawyer, and was famously featured on the stunning cover of Vanity Fair’s July issue, the former Olympian, 65, has opted not to walk the red carpet at tonight’s event.
A source tells Us Weekly that, “She doesn’t want to draw an obscene amount of attention to herself and take away from the other deserving athletes.”
Accompanying the I Am Cait star to the event will be her three stepdaughters, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, who have all voiced their support for Jenner. Jenner’s biological children Kendall, Kylie, Brody, Brandon, Burt, and Casey Jenner and mom, Esther Jenner, will also all be in attendance.
Following the ceremony, the family will all get dinner together to celebrate. Another source adds that Caitlyn’s guest count for the event is at more than 60.
Another source tells Us that fellow trans woman, actress Candis Cayne will be Caitlyn’s date to the prestigious event. Cayne has been very supportive of Jenner since she transitioned and is an outspoken activist for trans rights herself. Despite false tabloid reports, sources confirm to Us that there is nothing romantic between Caitlyn and Cayne.
“Candis is currently single but is only interested in men, and Caitlyn is a woman,” a source close to the actress tells Us.
An insider tell us, “Caitlyn’s excited to be a part of the ESPYS and to be getting the award. She’s very proud and confident and seemed very obviously comfortable in her own skin.”
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