Kim Kardashian Explains Why No Family Members Were There to Greet Caitlyn Jenner at 'I'm a Celeb' Elimination

Kourtney and Kim Kardashian with Kendall and Caitlyn Jenner
Kourtney and Kim Kardashian with Kendall and Caitlyn Jenner | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Did the Kardashian-Jenner family drop the ball on being supportive to Caitlyn Jenner, or did I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! use a little reality TV shadiness to get more ratings?

That’s the big debate this week after Caitlyn was eliminated from the Australian game show only to find that not one member of her family was there to meet her, as is custom. Fans and followers of Cait criticized her famous family for not being there for the former Olympian.

However, Just Jared reports that Caitlyn’s son, Brandon Jenner, recently spoke out about the mix up, and is placing the blame on the series itself. He replied to an Instagram user, “Honestly, nobody reached out to set it up. I think it might have been a ‘storyline’ the producers wanted to fabricate in order to get more empathy for Caitlyn. That’s how that kind of TV works.”

Brandon’s step-sister, Kim Kardashian, also backed up the statement. The KKW Beauty founder retweeted the Just Jared article, adding, “Exactly what Brandon said!!!! NO ONE from I’m A Celeb even reached out and asked for letters, appearances or anything from any Kardashians or Jenners.”

Though Caitlyn sadly had to endure the elimination without them, her daughters, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, surprised her by gifting her giant balloons that read, “Welcome home.” The I Am Cait star posted a pic of the surprise, writing, “Thank you my baby’s [sic].”

At least Caitlyn was able to come home to family love and support.