2015 has already been quite a year for the Kardashian family! After months of rumors concerning Bruce Jenner's drastically changing appearance, his mother, Esther Jenner, has confirmed that he is transitioning into a woman!
According to Esther, she knew early on that Bruce was "special."
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“I knew he was special from the time he was a little boy,” she told RadarOnline earlier this month.
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“Right now, I am more proud of him for what he’s allowing himself to do,” she admitted. Though Bruce has not yet spoken out about becoming a woman, she said he told her himself that he was planning on the transition.
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“I just learned about it,” she said. “Bruce filled me in, and we had a very long, long, long talk about it.”
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In regards to what the transition will entail, Esther said, “I have got to really educate myself.”
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Bruce is reportedly ready to tell the world about becoming a transgender, and is set to do an exclusive interview with reporter Diane Sawyer.
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Over the past few months, there has been much talk about Bruce's changing appearance, and he allegedly had surgery to remove his Adam's apple. He has since sported longer hair, painted nails, and even fuller lips.
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"Bruce realized that there’s no longer any need to wait since the family knows and the public is pretty much aware of what’s going on," a source confirmed to Radar.
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Esther explains that when Bruce told her about his transformation, she was taken aback. “When I first learned about it, yes, of course it was a surprise,” Esther told the Associated Press. “It was a shock. It’s hard to wrap your mind around it," she said.
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But it was clear that he knew exactly what he was getting himself into. “He said, ‘I want to be honest about my identity and I know this is coming out in the press,'” she revealed.
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“He said, ‘Mom, I’m still the same person.’ He said, ‘I’m still going to race cars, I’m still going to fly airplanes and I’m going to get my helicopter license.'”
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“I said I was proud of him and that I’ll always love him. … It takes a lot of courage to do what he’s doing.”
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