After a dreamy tropical island wedding to girlfriend of five years Kaitlynn Carter, Brody Jenner is now a happily married man — but there are still lingering hurt feelings that dad Caitlyn Jenner wasn’t there to see him tie the knot.
“It was a big disappointment,” Brody, 34, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s issue, on stands Friday. “Especially considering that she had known about the wedding for a year.”
Weeks ago, Caitlyn was set to attend, but last-minute work commitments prevented her from being able to get to Nihi Sumba Resort on Sumba island, off the coast of Indonesia, in time.
Caitlyn plans to throw the couple a post-wedding party in Los Angeles this summer.
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“We sent them an invite but we never heard back,” he said of his sisters. “I would have loved to have had them there.”
Although sources say Brody’s relationship with his father is now fine, it was strained for much of his childhood. Ultimately, “I wasn’t surprised” by the absence from the wedding, he says. “I’m pretty used to her doing that sort of thing.”
Despite it all, Brody, who wore a hand-stitched custom suit from STITCHED menswear boutique, is still relishing the newlywed life.
“It feels awesome,” he says. “I’m the luckiest man on earth to have Kaitlynn by my side.”