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Esther Jenner Recalls Meeting Her Daughter, Caitlyn Jenner, For The First Time

In this June 1, 2015 photo, a journalist looks at Vanity Fair's Twitter site with the Tweet about Caitlyn Jenner, who will be
In this June 1, 2015 photo, a journalist looks at Vanity Fair's Twitter site with the Tweet about Caitlyn Jenner, who will be featured on the July cover of the magazine. Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender Olympic champion formerly known as Bruce, on Monday unveiled her new name and look in a sexy Vanity Fair cover shoot -- drawing widespread praise, including from the White House. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender campaigners -- and many well-wishers -- welcomed the high-profile debut, as did the 65-year-old Jenner's family, which includes the media-savvy celebrity Kardashian clan. 'I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self,' Jenner wrote in her first tweet after the magazine released the July cover photo by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. AFP PHOTO / MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Esther Jenner opens up about the experience of meeting her daughter, Caitlyn Jenner, for the first time in a new interview.

The 89-year-old told People magazine that "it was a wonderful day" for both mother and daughter, noting, "It takes so much courage to do what she's doing."

"I love her, and she's happy," she added. "That's all that matters."

Still, she admitted that adapting to the news has been an ongoing process: "It's going to take some time, but I will adjust."

It's been a whirlwind week for Caitlyn Jenner, 65, who revealed herself in a stunning Vanity Fair cover story, featuring photographs by Annie Leibowitz, on Monday.

In an extended version of the interview, she opened up about her mother's reaction, telling Vanity Fair's Buzz Bissinger:

"We had a conversation the other day, we were talking about a lot of things, and, you know, she goes, 'You know what, I think I can have a better relationship with Caitlyn than I can with Bruce,' because we’ve always had a little tension in our relationship throughout the years. [...] And so when she ends the conversation, she goes, 'O.K., good-bye, Caitlyn.' It was very funny, very cute.

She'll delve deeper into her journey in an eight-part docuseries, "I Am Cait," which will air this July on E!.

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