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by: Esteban On  Friday, July 17, 2015
Tags:  Caitlyn Jenner   Espy Awards   Espys  


When Caitlyn Jenner got up to accept her award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night, everyone watching at home saw her hug her mom and Diane Sawyer. And everyone saw the shots of her famous reality TV family sitting in the audience.

There was one member of Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPYs entourage, however, you might not have noticed at the time—a tall blonde bombshell named Candis Cayne.

Of course, the internet noticed her. The internet never misses anything. And in this case, it didn’t take long for the internet to speculate that Candis Cayne was Caitlyn Jenner’s date, and that the two are dating.

So who it Candis Cayne, and is she dating Caitlyn Jenner? Well, she’s a famous transgender actress, and no, she’s not dating Jenner.

Cayne, it turns out, is actually pretty famous in the transgender community. In 2007, she made history when she appeared in 11 episodes of the ABC drama Dirty Sexy Money, being the first transgender woman to play a transgender character on network television. Before that Cayne was well-known in the New York club scene. A trained dancer, she performed as a drag queen. The New York Times even did a profile of her back in 2004.

So what’s up with Candis and Caitlyn? According to Us Weekly, Candis has become a kind of mentor for Caitlyn Jenner in recent months as she’s undergone her transition. Though we don’t know what Jenner’s true sexual orientation is, we do know that Candis Cayne is not a lesbian. She likes dudes.

That said, while Candis and Caitlyn are not dating, Candis will be featured in Jenner’s upcoming reality show, I Am Cait.

So I guess that clears everything up.