Bruce Jenner opens up on gender change in tell-all interview

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It was the moment that we had waited for, and last night Bruce Jenner finally confirmed his gender transition to the world during an emotional 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer.

The 65-year-old Olympic gold medallist and reality star revealed all during the highly-anticipated special, and gave an emotional insight into his decision.

“For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” he told Sawyer. “My brain is much more female than it is male. That’s what my soul is. Bruce lives a lie. ‘She’ is not a lie. I can’t do it anymore.”

Bruce told Sawyer that ‘she’ has been a part of his life from an early age, and revealed that as a child he would try on his mother’s dresses to make himself ‘feel good’, but put them back before anyone would notice.

He also admitted that he has been dressing in women’s clothing privately for quite some time now, and while he wasn’t ready to introduce ‘her’ to the world yet, he did bring Diane into his closet to show her some of his dresses.

Bruce revealed that he plans to completely transform into a woman, and he is currently taking female hormones. He insisted, however, that – as far as he knows – he is heterosexual.

The star expressed his concern for his family in anticipation of the interview broadcasting worldwide, but also admitted that he is excited about the future.

When asked by Diane if he was going to be okay, Bruce replied: “Yeah. I hope I’m going to be okay. I feel like I’m going to be okay. 2015 is going to be quite a ride.”

“I’ve got my health; I’ve got my children; I’ve got my family; I’ve got seven grandkids now – I’m actually really excited about the future; about what I could be able to do, to do some real good in the world,” he added.

Needless to say, Bruce’s family came out in full support on their social media accounts, with 17-year-old daughter Kylie paying tribute to her dad.

“Understandingly, this has been very hard for me. You will hear what I have to say when I’m ready to but…this isn’t about me. I’m so proud of you, Dad. You are so brave. My beautiful Hero,” she tweeted.

Ex-wife Kris also hailed Bruce as her ‘hero’, writing: “Not only was I able to call him my husband for 25 years and father of my children, I am now able to call him my hero.”

We can’t imagine how nerve-wracking that moment must have been for Bruce. We wish him every happiness for the future.

 

Proud son.

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