Out of the spotlight, Brandon Jenner married his longtime girlfriend Leah Felder in Hawaii on Thursday. Curiously absent were Brandon’s famous stepsisters, the Kardashians.
Brandon Jenner married Leah Felder on Thursday in Hawaii. If the name sounds familiar to you, it’s because Brandon Jenner is one of Bruce Jenner‘s children from his second marriage to Linda Thompson. Leah is the daughter of former Eagles guitarist Don Felder.
Absent from the wedding were Bruce Jenner’s stepdaughters, the Kardashians. While Bruce Jenner’s two daughters, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner, served as bridesmaids, it’s not clear why the Kardashian sisters skipped the ceremony. Mom Kris Jenner did accompany Bruce and the intimate ceremony and reception consisted of just 36 close friends and family members at the ultra luxurious St. Regis Princeville Resort. Also in attendance was The Hills star Brody Jenner — Brandon’s brother — who served as Brandon’s best-man.
The groom’s mother, Linda Thompson, spoke to People magazine and gushed over the couple’s romance. “Brandon and Leah are the most beautiful reflection of each other,” Thompson told People. “They not only bring the best out in each other, they believe the best about each other.”
People magazine also reports the Kardashians did manage to send congratulatory wishes to Brandon Jenner and Leah Felder via the web. Kim Kardashian wrote on her blog, “Huge congrats to my stepbrother Brandon and his gorgeous new wife Leah!” Khloe Kardashian also sent her love to the newly married couple. “I just wanted to send a HUGE congratulations and so much love to my brother Brandon and his new wife Leah.” She went on, “Wishing you both all the happiness in the world!…So jealous I can’t be there!”
The 31-year-old Brandon Jenner met his wife Leah Felder in high school where they grew up together in Malibu, California.