Caitlyn Jenner officially transitioned to a woman in 2015, but she had originally planned to transition much earlier, before her 40th birthday.
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Jenner, in a new video recorded for AOL's Maker Conference, opens up about why she waited.
"Those were real dark days for me. I got a house in Malibu. I basically stayed there for six years, and I really started struggling with my identity, about 'Who am I?'" Jenner shared about the years after her first two marriages. "I tried to start doing things to make me feel better about myself. I started on hormones. My mission at that point was to transition before I was 40. Got to 39, I just couldn’t go any farther. And like three or four months later, I met Kris [Jenner]. We hit it off from day one and I was very honest with her, I had to be, I was a 36B."
Jenner moved forward with marrying Kris and left hormone therapy behind.
"Everything was really heading in the right direction and I made this decision to move on with my life, Kris and I together and this family," Jenner explained. "And, OK, I’ve got to get rid of these gender things and get off hormones and this and that. I actually had my boobs removed -- I never told anybody that."
He and Kris also had an agreement.
"The rules with Kris and I [were]: Don’t dress up, certainly around the house. If you really need to do that, when you’re on the road, take stuff and do that," Caitlyn revealed. "So I did that for years."
Less than a year after her split from Kris, Jenner made her debut as Caitlyn Jenner on the June 2015 cover of Vanity Fair.
"It was looking at yourself for the first time," Jenner said. "I thought after this whole life of struggle, there she is."