Finally, Bruce Jenner decided to confirm the fact that she is transitioning to a woman. This way, Jenner put an end to months of speculation and rumors indicating that he was undergoing a complex gender transition process. The former Olympic gold medalist made the announcement during an ABC interview aired on Friday.
Jenner revealed that for “all intents and purposes, I am a woman.” “People look at me differently. They see this macho male, but this female side is part of me, it’s who I am. I was not genetically born that way,” Jenner confessed. This was the first time when Jenner publicly talked about being transgender. Bruce went on to confess that he has been undergoing hormone therapy for about a year and a half now, but he is still undecided when it comes to reassignment surgery.
During the interview, Bruce was also asked if he had made up his mind on the name he will be using once the transition is completed. The star declined to reveal anything on that matter, citing privacy concerns. Bruce revealed that he told his children about his intentions, claiming that they “all cried, mainly because they don’t want anybody to hurt Dad.”
The entire Kardashian-Jenner family has remained silent about Bruce and his transitioning, although they all expressed their support for the star. Kris Jenner did not comment, either, but she also shared a message on Twitter, supporting her former husband. Kris and Bruce divorced in 2014. The star of Keeping Up with The Kardashian has actually been Bruce’s third wife. His previous wives, Chrystie Crownover and Linda Thompson, have also expressed their support for Bruce.
Bruce is not afraid to share with the world this whole process, so he will be the star of a new documentary series, aired by E!, which will be focused on his transition. Bruce Jenner confessed that he actually had to come out, as this secret had eaten away at him all these years.
“The one real true story in the family was the one I was hiding, and nobody knew about it,” Bruce explained. “The one thing that could really make a difference in people’s lives was right here in my soul, and I could not tell that story.”