Caitlyn Jenner's Ex-Wife Linda Thompson Congratulates Her 10 Children for Embracing Transition with 'Integrity, Strength and Empathy'

Caitlyn Jenner: Ex-Wife Linda Thompson Congratulates Jenner and Kardashian Kids
Linda Thompson
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07/17/2015 AT 10:50 AM EDT

Linda Thompson has high praise for sons Brody and Brandon Jenner– and the rest of Caitlyn Jenner's kids.

Thompson, Jenner's second ex-wife, took to Instagram on Thursday to commend Caitlyn's children and stepchildren for supporting the former Olympian's transition from male to female.

"Giving big props & recognition to Caitlyn's 10 children for embracing her transition with such grace & devotion," Thompson captioned a split photo of Caitlyn's children at Wednesday's ESPY Awards, with the top image showing Brandon and Brody with half siblings Burt Jenner and Cassandra Marino, and the bottom image including a group shot with Kendall and Kylie Jenner, as well as Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian and Kim Kardashian West.

"While Caitlyn deserves commendation for her courage & position to help others in the GLBT community, may it not go unrecognized that there are 10 kids, 3 ex wives, & other friends and family who are adjusting to their new reality & a new visage," Thompson wrote, referencing Caitlyn's other two ex-wives, Chrystie Crownover and Kris Jenner.

"My love & respect to especially these 10 who have demonstrated their integrity, strength & empathy," concluded Thompson, 65. "I think this needed to be acknowledged. All love … all respect …"

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The acknowledgement comes shortly after Caitlyn, 65, received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYs in an emotional acceptance ceremony on Wednesday.

"Congratulations @CaitlynJenner on your ESPY award," wrote Thompson in a separate Instagram post commending Caitlyn after her speech. "Your courage is indeed commendable. You looked beautifully elegant & spoke with grace and eloquence. Your children are a credit to life itself and deserve their own recognition for their loving devotion. #proudmoment."

This isn't the first time Thompson has shown support for Caitlyn. After Caitlyn opened up about her transition in a 20/20 interview in April, Thompson wrote in a Huffington Post op-ed that it is "impossible for those of use who are comfortable living in our own skin to fully grasp what an imprisonment that must feel like to be born in the wrong body."

As for Caitlyn, the reality star was seen strolling the grounds at the Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day celebration on Thursday, followed by a camera crew.

I Am Cait, her eight-part docuseries, premieres July 26 on E!
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