“I am a woman,” said Bruce Jenner during his interview with Diane Sawyer and these words are saturating headline news today echoing this much anticipated reveal. When Jenner was asked by Diane Sawyer if he was a woman, his reply was, “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” according to MSN News on April 25.
Some of what Bruce revealed to Sawyer was a bit of a shocker, such as he took hormones for five years in the 80s because he has always known that he was a man with the soul of a woman. He tells Sawyer that the saying “being a man trapped in a woman’s body” is a description he detests, but for lack of a better one, this is how Jenner saw himself since he was five.
When Sawyer asked Jenner to clarify his sexuality he said, “You’re going back to the sex thing, it’s apples and oranges, said the patriarch of the Kardashian clan. The former Olympic athlete went on to explain how this is not a sex thing. Jenner said, “sexuality is who you are attracted to, gender identity is who you are, what is in your soul.” Jenner was adamant when saying “I’m not gay.”
Jenner confessed his love for Kris, his third wife with whom he fathered two daughters. The pair divorced in 2014. He said he had a “wonderful life with her. I learned a lot from her.” During the 850 episodes of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” that were filmed so far Bruce said he would find himself thinking that the one true story was his and he was too afraid to tell it during the episodes.
He believes that it could have helped so many people who were struggling with what he was. His decision to live the rest of his life as a woman has had a huge impact on his family, although they’ve mostly been supportive, especially “Kimberley,” Jenner reveals. Khloe has had the toughest time with Bruce wanting to live as a woman.
The interview wasn’t about Jenner having a sex change, that is something that may come down the line. This was the last time the world is to see Bruce Jenner as Bruce Jenner. He is going to be living life as a woman, complete with clothes, makeup, nail polish and all the things that go along with being a woman. In his new home he is building a “glam room” to keep all his clothes and accessories.
CNN Money commented on Jenner speaking in third person. They pointed this out when the 65-year-old Jenner told Sawyer: “Bruce Jenner has always been confused with my gender identity.” Referring to himself in the third person and calling the new Jenner “her,” was a bit awkward sounding and at times. It was almost as if he was talking about having a split personality, with Bruce Jenner and “her” being the two personalities.
Jenner exposed “her” to Sawyer during a private dinner with just the two of them and no cameras rolling. He did show the dress he was to wear to that dinner, a lacy black number that may have been an influence from Kris Jenner’s mode of dress. Sawyer said that “her” looked great.
It was very apparent he skirted the word “I” using “we” instead, again it sounded a bit on the awkward side. He explained how cross-dressing was a big part of his private life and since he was a young boy of seven or eight, he was sneaking into his mother and sister’s wardrobes putting on their clothes. He continued doing this all his life and was able to hide it from the family.
One day Kim came home to see Bruce in a dress and she turned around and left. She acted as if nothing happened. Bruce did talk to her about it, but it was kept like a secret and not something she mentioned to Bruce again.
The same thing goes for his two youngest girls. They had their laptop camera on monitoring the room because one sister thought the other was stealing her clothes.
Bruce had no way of knowing this and slipped into the room when no one was home to use “the only full-length mirror in the house.” He was dressed like a woman and his daughters saw this on the video, but again it was like a wall of silence went up and no one mentioned this.
It was hard to believe that in the house where Kardashian girls were all living that only one full-length mirror existed! It must have been hard for Bruce being around all the women primping and not being able to join in.
Sawyer asked Bruce if he was unfair during his three marriages to women because he knew he too was a woman. He said that he wasn’t as fair as I could have been, but he’s apologized to everyone. “I’ve apologized enough for my entire life,” said Jenner.
Overall folks learned that Bruce Jenner is extremely brave. He is a lonely person who more often than not plays golf alone rather than with anyone else. His family is getting used to the idea of Bruce getting ready to live his life as a woman, with some more accepting than others. He would not offer up the name he has for “her” because he thought it would be more fuel for the media circus that follows him day and night.