Caitlyn Jenner had one clear message to her famous children when she decided to vie for California's top job: stay away.
The former Olympian spoke about her gubernatorial campaign with California Rebel Base podcast, and she detailed how she broke the news of her desire to be Governor of The Golden State to her children.
"I called up each one of them and said, 'Hey, this is what I'm looking to do,' and I said, 'I want you guys out of it,'" Caitlyn said, according to The Daily Mail. "I told my kids, when you do something like this it's not just me making decisions. Obviously, I come first on the decision-making but then really the influencing and — I don't know if you know, but I have a very high-profile family."
Caitlyn, 71, had simple reasoning for keeping her family and politics separate. Any kind of endorsement – one way or another – could adversely affect their lucrative business endeavors.
"You know, politics can be a dirty business and they have brands, they have all the other things that they're doing, they have companies that they're doing," she said. "[I told them] I don't want you involved, I don't want one dime, I don't want one tweet, one Instagram post. I said 'just stay out of it.'"
Most of the Jenner-Kardashian kids stay pretty apolitical publicly, but Kim Kardashian, arguably the highest profile of the children, is an exception due to her work in prison reform.
"We've talked about it but I really didn't want her involved in this campaign whatsoever," Caitlyn said. "But, you know, as far as criminal justice reform, which I think is very important in California, she does have my cell phone number."
There have been reports that at least some of Caitlyn's kids are less than enthused about the gubernatorial run. In April, TMZ said Caitlyn's sons — Brody Jenner, Brandon Jenner and Burt Jenner — didn't want her to run and were even "embarrassed" by the bid and don't think she's remotely qualified to be Governor of California. They were also reportedly upset that Caitlyn didn't take their feelings into account before formally announcing her candidacy.