Caitlyn Jenner has been struck by tragedy, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report. The star's much-younger girlfriend, Sophia Hutchins, 22, revealed the tragic news that her grandfather has passed away, the first big blow to hit the couple since they started dating last year. The college student posted a picture and loving tribute of her grandfather amid the tragedy. Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to hear more about the heartbreaking news, and to see Jenner, 68, and Hutchins still going strong.
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Jenner, 68, and Hutchins, 22, have became inseparable over the past year, living together in the former KUWTK star’s Malibu home and traveling the world.
“My amazing grandpa died, surrounded by loved ones, this morning. He was such an example of how a man should be,” Hutchins posted on August 27. “He was married to my grandma for 70 years. His legacy will live on with their 8 children, countless grandchildren, and great grandchildren. What a life well lived! R.I.P. Grandpa Love You.”
Jenner and Hutchins have received fierce criticism in their relationship, but have remained a united front.
Missing her son Brody's wedding while jetting off to Europe with Hutchins caused massive strife in Jenner's family relationships.
Hutchins was warmly welcomed into the extended Kardashian family, even attending Kylie Jenner’s 21st birthday party in early August.
Hutchins mother previously told Radar the family was pleased with the relationship. “Caitlyn has been a real supportive friend to her,” Amy Hutchins said.
Hutchins finally confirmed their relationship, telling a fan “Of course,” she and the former Olympian were a couple. We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.