Bruce Jenner told the whole world during his iconic 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer that he is indeed having a sex change into a woman. More importantly was taking the estrogen pill for 5 years in the 80’s but decided to stop and then resumed the estrogen pill 1.5 years ago.
His 3rd wife Kris Jenner knew since they met that Bruce Jenner loved to dress in women’s clothing but he downplayed the whole ordeal. Bruce made sure that Kris wouldn’t think too much into it, so when Kris saw him in a dress…she would say ‘Take it off now’…and that would be the end of the discussion.
What’s quite interesting about the interview is that Bruce Jenner’s sister and 2 ex-wives knew that he had struggles with his sexuality and who he was as a person. The good thing is that both wives’ never told anyone, even though there was major opportunity once Bruce Jenner stared on the hit show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’.
Bruce Jenner said about his public perception:
“I’m saying goodbye to people’s perception of me and who I am. I’m not saying goodbye to me because this has always been me.”
During 20/20 Bruce Jenner said his stepdaughter Kim Kardashian was the most accepting as she was the first to accidently catch him in a dress, as she walked into the house one morning. Khloe Kardashian who we’d expect to be ‘party central and upbeat’ was the least bit happy and still isn’t able to come to terms with Bruce Jenner’s transition into a woman.
Kim said on Twitter:
“Love is the courage to live the truest, best version of yourself. Bruce is love. I love you Bruce. #ProudDaughter”
During the interview Diane Sawyer said that Kris Jenner refused to comment on Bruce Jenner’s transition into a woman. At the same time the 2 previous wives give Diane Sawyer comments congratulating him. Kris Jenner needs to be happy for other people. For once it’s not all about her inner clan.
A fascinating quote from Bruce Jenner about keeping your mind open:
“Please be open-minded and have an open heart. I’m not this bad person; I’m just doing what I have to do”
Bruce Jenner said he’d love to do more for the Trans community even though he doesn’t consider himself a spokesperson, would still like to contribute. Then reconfirmed throughout the interview that the transition into a woman wasn’t a stunt to further promote the Kardashian brand.
It is a tough journey for Bruce Jenner to inform the world during his 20/20 interview that he is transitioning into a woman. Bruce defines his sexuality at the current time to be “Asexual” and there will be breast implants and further body part reconstructions in the months to follow. The transition is still a work in progress.
Check out some of the cute photos below!