Caitlyn is a parent to six biological kids and a grandparent to 14 grandkids.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on January 18, 2021. It has since been updated.
If you're wondering who is the woman who accompanies Caitlyn Jenner everywhere, she's Sophia Hutchins, and the two reportedly have been dating each other for years now. Their relationship came into question after Jenner was spotted with the 24-year-old at all red carpet events.
The former Olympic decathlete is already a parent to six biological kids (10 in total, including step-children) and a grandparent to 14 grandkids. Now, she is ready to embrace parenthood once again. According to The Mirror, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star wants to become a mother with her partner Hutchins.
A source close to the couple revealed that the two are thinking of starting a family. Talking to Closer magazine the source said, "Caitlyn and Sophia have spoken about starting a family together for the last year or so, and while Caitlyn’s already got ten children, she’s never had the chance to bring a child up in the role of a mother, which she’s always dreamed of doing."
It's not just Jenner's desire. According to the source, Hutchins wants the same. “Sophia’s also longing to become a mum, and Cait knows how important that is to her. They’ve decided to hire a surrogate to carry their much longed-for baby.”
Even though Jenner has managed to maintain a loving relationship with her biological daughters Kylie and Kendall, with ex-wife Kris Jenner, her bond with Kris and her Kardashian stepkids Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, and Rob are still strained. The reason for their relationship to fall out was the release of her tell-all memoir The Secrets Of My Life.
Both Kendall and Kylie have said that Hutchins is "really sweet" but they think that having a baby at the age of 73 is not a good idea for their mother. "The girls are all really worried about the stresses and strains of having a newborn on Caitlyn – especially Kylie, who says she struggles at 21, and that at 70, Caitlyn should be enjoying taking life at a slower pace after having raised her children."
However, Jenner is sure that she can handle the responsibility as she "assured them all that they’re in the early stages of interviewing nannies and will have a good support system in place, and says Sophia will be the main 'hands-on' mum," according to the source. Reports also surfaced that the 73-year-old turned to Kim for advice as she has prior experience.
The 40-year-old reality TV star hired a surrogate for the birth of two of her youngest children, Chicago and Psalm. The source said, "Kim’s been incredibly helpful and is the only one who’s been showing support, giving advice on surrogacy and her experiences. After the issues between them, Cait’s hoping this child will help reunite the family."
But who cares about others' opinions when your partner is right beside you? Hutchins has been supportive of Jenner's idea since the beginning. However, when this life-changing moment is going to take place in their life is still not confirmed. In fact, they haven't even confirmed their relationship status yet!
According to E! Online, during an interview with the Juicy Scoop podcast, Hutchins said that she and Jenner were never romantic. "It was never romantic. It was never sexual. It was very much friends. I would describe our relationship as we’re partners — we’re business partners."
"We have so much in common; we see the world so similarly and we both are such a good match for each other because we challenge each other. She challenges me in so many ways, has allowed me to grow in so many ways and I hope I challenge her to grow and I think because we share so many of the same passions and views, it's just a great match, a great partnership."