How Are Brody Jenner and Kylie Jenner Related?

All siblings fight. The Kardashian-Jenner sisters have their spats, just like the rest of us. For example, one year Kim and Kourtney got into it over scheduling for the family Christmas card picture. The fight culminated in Kim telling Kourtney that if she sat out the Christmas card photo shoot no one would m

That’s pretty mean, but the girls made up, as sisters almost always do. Given how tight the family seems on their show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, fans may be surprised to learn the clan has a kind of dark secret. Their relationship with their step and half brother, Brody Jenner, is essentially non-existent. 

How is Brody Jenner related to the family?

Kylie Jenner at the Met gala
Kylie Jenner | John Shearer/Getty Images for THR

The clan’s matriarch, Kris Jenner, was first married to Robert Kardashian. They had three daughters and a son. Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Robert. 

Shortly after her divorce from the famous LA lawyer, she married Olympian Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn).

Caitlyn’s marriage to Kris was not her first. In addition to her four children, Caitlyn brought children from her previous marriages into the union, including Brody.

That means that Brody and the Kardashians are step-siblings. Kris went on to have two daughters with Caitlyn, Kylie and Kendall. The girls are half-sisters to Brody and to the Kardashians.  

Brody says he’s always left out

The Kardashians are tight-knit, so it’s not surprising that they didn’t really welcome him with open arms. The level that they’ve taken things to is kind of sad, however.

Apparently Brody was invited to Kim and Kanye West’s wedding but didn’t get a plus one for Kaitlynn Carter. The couple saw this as a snub and didn’t attend at all.

It’s not just the Kardashians who snub Brody. His own sisters, Kylie and Kendall, didn’t show up at his wedding despite receiving invitations.

There will probably be another chance for Kylie and Kendall to attend their brother’s wedding, since Brody and Carter broke up after just one year of marriage.

All in all Kim is probably happy Carter wasn’t in her wedding photos, especially considering Carter is now famous for a brief and physical fling with Miley Cyrus

Is Kris to blame? 

We have to admit, Kris does kind of seem like the evil stepmother type. According to an insider, Brody blames Kris for driving a wedge between him and his siblings. “Brody had a lot of trouble building a relationship with Kris which was also a factor and another reason why the relationships are all strained. He feels he tried everything with the family. He’d love to have a relationship with his younger sisters deep down,” but Kris has made that almost impossible. 

He thinks his father had something to do with the situation as well. Of Caitlyn’s transition, Brody said “She’s a totally different person — I mean, it’s awesome. It’s great. She’s happy, she’s running around. She’s off living her life, so what I’ve learned is to just not expect too much from her.”

Really, it’s likely that both Kris and Caitlyn are to blame for Brody not being part of the family. The two of them decided to make a blended family, and they should have made sure everyone was blending well. 

It’s sad that Brody doesn’t expect his parent to include him in their family. The good news is that Brody has a loving mother who makes up for everything. His mom, Linda Thompson, supports him completely.