In the clip, Ellen asks Cait if she thinks she should have done it earlier. She reveals that she's sort of started the process when she was in her 30's, taking hormones when she was living out in Malibu by herself. Then, she got to 39 and for some reason, she just couldn't do it. "It just wasn't the right time," she says.
Now, the right time has finally come. "I got to this point in my life that all of a sudden now, there I was back in Malibu, all by myself in a house with the same issues I had when I was 10 years old," she explained. "Now is the time. I've raised my family, I've got wonderful children, I've done so much in my life...maybe now is the time to talk on this issue, to come out publicly, because I was getting destroyed in the tabloids."
She really was. Before the Diane Sawyer interview, the tabloids were publishing unflattering paparazzi pictures of her, speculating about whether or not she was becoming a woman. At the same time, Cait understands that her fame has given her opportunities that others who went through the same journey have not had, like having her own TV show and going on The Ellen DeGeneres Show!
It is so nice to see Cait so happy, and in one simple line, she summed up why she's literally glowing lately, saying, "There's nothing better than to wake up in the morning and to be your authentic self."
Isn't that the truth!