Caitlyn Jenner‘s manager and friend Sophia Hutchins recently denied that she is dating the former Olympian, after years of speculation.
The 25-year-old businesswoman spoke to People on Wednesday and told the media outlet that she and the 71-year-old have a strictly ‘parental, familial relationship.’
Hutchins also expressed that she is not and has never been interested in starting a romantic relationship with Jenner.
Setting the record straight: Caitlyn Jenner’s manager and friend Sophia Hutchins recently denied that she is dating the former Olympian, after years of speculation; they are seen in 2019
Hutchins told the publication: ‘I don’t want controversy. I am just trying to live my life. Caitlyn is a parent to me. I have said that a million times. It is a parental, familial relationship.’
The entrepreneur went on to remark that she is grateful to be connected to the Jenner-Kardashian clan and to have a close bond with Jenner.
‘I feel so blessed and humbled to be a part of such an amazing family and that she treats me like a daughter,’ she gushed.
Hutchins also expressed that her professional relationship with Caitlyn has been highly rewarding, as she stated: ‘I feel blessed that we are able to work together.’
Something different: The businesswoman recently spoke to People and expressed that she shared a ‘parental, familial relationship’ with the reality television personality
Successful pair: The entrepreneur also told the media outlet that she felt ‘blessed that we are able to work together’; the two are seen together in February of last year
She concluded by addressing the fact that the pair’s connection has been speculated on for years, with her further denying that anything romantic existed between her and Jenner.
‘There’s no hanky panky. I feel like I’ve been saying that for the past five years,’ she said.
Hutchins recently made a public statement on her Instagram Story to let her followers know that she never dated the former Olympian and that she was tired of having to speak about her personal life.
Not mincing words: Hutchins bluntly told the publication that there was ‘no hanky panky’ between her and Jenner; the pals are pictured at the 2018 ESPYS
‘Love the whole LGBT community but so tired of rumors that I am romantically with Caitlyn. I am only ever with men and only ever have been. Stop the rumors! It’s been years,’ she wrote.
Hutchins and Jenner first met in 2015 when they were introduced by their hairdresser, and they developed a strong friendship.
The good friends quickly bonded and the entrepreneur began managing the reality television personality’s finances not long after their initial meeting.
Longtime friends: Hutchins and Jenner met in 2015 after they were introduced by their hairdresser; they are seen with Kim Kardashian in February of 2020
The Pepperdine University graduate eventually moved in with her employer and eventually became the CEO of the Caitlyn Jenner Foundation.
The businesswoman went on to appear in several episodes of the docuseries I Am Cait, which was centered on the former athlete’s transition to life as a transgender person.
The former athlete has shown up in various photos that were shared to her manager’s Instagram account, and the two spent the past holiday season in each other’s company.
Hutchins has also spoken about her relationship with the athlete’s ex-wife Kris, to whom she has also grown close to over the years.
Staying close: The businesswoman eventually moved in with the reality television personality and the two spent the past holiday season in each other’s company