Jenner says the model and the style savant have "kept a really level head" growing up in the spotlight

By Lanford Beard
Updated July 09, 2015 08:30 PM
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Kylie and Kendall Jenner have grown up under the watchful eye of the world, and no one is more impressed than big bro Brody Jenner.

Jenner told E! News on Thursday that his stepsisters have “kept a really level head through it all,” including enduring adolescence on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and now growing into successful young businesswomen like their famous mom Kris and older sisters Kourtney, Kim and Khloé Kardashian.

In fact, the 31-year-old Sex with Brody host credits his stepsisters for how Kendall, 19, and Kylie, 17, have found their way in the spotlight.

“I think their older sisters have paved the way … and have really been able to teach them the valuable lessons about Hollywood and how to take it,” he said.

Jenner scoffed at recent reports that he had disowned the Kardashians in the wake of the split between Kris and Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce).

Though they’re not legally siblings anymore, he said, “I love the Kardashian girls, and I still consider them my sisters.”

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As for Caitlyn herself, Brody reiterated that their relationship has only improved since Caitlyn introduced herself to her family – and the world: “I loved Bruce, and I got to see Bruce sometimes growing up, but Bruce had a lot of secrets. Bruce was a different person. With Caitlyn, it’s night and day. Caitlyn is so happy and free and open. There’s no secrets. She just talks more. It’s like I’m getting to know a new person.”

And that person, said Brody, is “as happy as can be.”