The Bruce Jenner interview continues for a second hour. It’s taking me a bit of time because there is so much to say and the commercials are extremely short.
Bruce has six biological kids and four step-kids. Bruce was terrified to tell them. He doesn’t want to do anything to hurt them. He told Brandon first. AKA the normal one. Brandon is the gentlest one. Brandon says that there were clues all along. Brandon says he was a bit relieved. Bruce says that he thinks they are all a little embarrassed. But Diane says that his four oldest children all called her up to support their dad on the show. Brody says his first thought was it all finally makes sense. They were old enough to notice when Bruce was on the hormones and developing breasts. Burt says he remembers a day in junior high when he had to get up and leave class because he was aware of a the term “gender struggle” and he was terrified his dad was going to transition into a woman and he would never see him again. The oldest four have come to terms with this pretty well. The oldest daughter takes comfort in the fact that she will be able to call “her” dad. They all find their father very brave. Brandon wants everyone to know he is even more proud to call Bruce dad. Brody referred to him as Bruce once during the interview. Brad says he used to call him big guy, so now he is going to have to find another term.
Bruce says that of the rest of his kids, the first one he ever told was Kim. She caught him wearing a dress. It doesn’t sound like they had a conversation, she left and went for a ride and they never talked about it again. When all of the TMZ stories came out she asked him about it so he told her everything. Kendall and Kylie caught him on tape once. They never discussed it.
Recently, they all set down and he told them. They all cried. He says Kendall and Kylie are very protective of him and don’t want anyone to say hurtful things about him. Bruce says Khloe is taking it the hardest. He was surprised like I am. Khloe seems to be the most open-minded and compassionate out of all of them. Khloe has known Bruce since she was five. He is her rock. She has had a lot of loss in her life with her father dying and her marriage breaking apart. It saddens me to know that Khloe is struggling with this, but I think anyone in this situation would find it difficult to grasp. Courtney’s only concern is her kids. Kim said she had a break through on the issue. She says Kanye helped get her through it. Kanye says he is married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and has the most beautiful baby in the world but he had nothing if he can’t be himself. I am not even going to go there. Bruce says Kim has been the most accepting and the easiest one to talk to. She just wants his to be properly styled and represent the family well.
Kendall and Kylie told the show if he is happy, they are happy. There were no quotes from the Kardashians. I just thought about something. Kendall has been wanting to drop her last name recently. I wonder if this is the catalyst behind that. I think Kendall and Kylie should have been on with their Jenner half-siblings. But they are young and this is heavy stuff.
They talk a bit about the transgender community failing to embrace him for fear he will somehow set their progress back. They show lots of transgender bashing. The discuss the high suicide rate. It’s heartbreaking.
Bruce Jenner comes out as a constitutional Republican. I think Diane find this more flabbergasting than the transgender thing! LOL.
Bruce in all of his religious struggles over the issue has decided that perhaps this is the reason that god put him on this earth.
Bruce says he will still love all the “male” hobbies that he enjoys now. He has been back on hormones for a year and a half. He will have his face and breasts done. He has referrals and plans for the genital reassignment surgery, but he has not made a decision one way or another. He is not in any rush. And if he does it. He would due it so quietly no one would ever know.
Diane is hell bent on sexual orientation. She asks if he gets married again after the transition, would it be a woman? How many times does he have to answer this?
Diane asks Bruce, if he were her, what question would she ask Bruce. He contemplates and says, “Are you going to be okay?” So she asks him and he says “Yeah, I hope I am going to be okay. Think I’m going to be okay.” He invites her to have dinner with “her.” He wants to show her the dress he will wear if she accepts. Diane is thrilled to be allowed in is closet. He says it’s not a great closet but in his next house he is going to build a “glam room.” Ugh That sounds very Nene Leakes. He has his and hers closets. Literally. Bruce shows her a lovely black dress. Diane says, “By the way, that night she looked great. And really happy.”
Bruce says he is looking forward to being able to wear nail polish so long that it can actually chip. Bruce’s mother did a video telling Bruce she is very proud of him and she wants him to be happy. She is more proud of him now than when he was standing on that Olympic podium. His sister is there and has not yet seen “her.” Diane asks what his dad would say. This chokes Bruce up. He wishes he would have told him. He would not have taken it well. He cries.
And that is the end of Bruce Jenner. I don’t think he will bother dressing like a man anymore.