In an interview with Diane Sawyer that aired Friday night, Bruce Jenner revealed to the world what we had all suspected for a long time. Jenner came out as transgender woman. While the entire thing was shocking, sensational and highly anticipated, it was also emotional, sad and revolutionary. When the person who used to be the epitome of American masculinity, declares he is not in fact a man, it’s a historical moment. Bruce is the first major American celebrity to come out as transgender.
Here are ten things revealed in the Jenner's interview. While the Kardashian/Jenner family is perhaps one of the most exposed families on the planet, it was surprising how much we didn't really know about the patriarch of this family, especially considering how much psychological suffering he has endured for most of his life, even as a child. Bruce's story, while clearly not representative of every transgender person, does reflect the silence and suffering of the community as a whole. After the interview, the world realized, once an athletic hero, Jenner has become a hero of a different kind.
A quick note about pronouns. Pronouns are a big thing in the transgender community. Many people who transition from male to female want to be referred to using female pronouns, such as "she" and "her." Bruce, however, prefers male pronouns, so that is how he will be referred to for the sake of this article.
10 Bruce Revealed He Has The Soul Of A Woman
9 Even As A Boy, Jenner Felt More Comfortable In Female Clothing
8 He Felt "Confused" When He Won The Olympics
7 He Considers Himself Heterosexual, But Also Asexual
6 He Had Already Begun Transitioning When He Met Kris Kardashian
5 All Of Jenner's Marriages Ended For The Same Reason
Jenner has been married three times. The first time was to Chrystie Crownover. They had two children, but the marriage dissolved due to issues with Bruce’s gender identity.
Linda Thompson was Jenner’s second wife. She penned an essay for the Huffington Post where she told her side of the story, which was released a day after his interview. She also revealed Bruce’s gender issues ended their marriage. Thompson said she wouldn’t have married Jenner in the first place, if she knew he “identified as a woman.”
4 He's A Republican
3 He Once Considered Suicide
2 Kanye West Has Been Especially Influential In Kim's Support Of Bruce
1 Bruce Has Had Tons Of Surgical Procedures, But Not That One Yet
Over the years, Jenner has had a lot of plastic surgery to feminize his features. It started with electrolysis to remove his facial hair and body hair (remember, this was the 80’s, way before laser hair removal), rhinoplasty, face-lifts, breast implants and a tracheal shave (to lessen the appearance of his Adam’s Apple) among other things. As for the surgery that is on everyone’s mind, Jenner isn't quite ready for that yet. But, he quoted his daughter Khloe when talking about future plans,“ If you’re living your life female, as Khloe would say, ‘You gotta have the vajayjay!” But when time is right, Jenner will not announce it to the world, “I would do it so quietly nobody in the world would ever know.”
Sources: telegraph.co.uk, radaronline.com, tmz.com, people.com
Leave A Comment
Looking for an AD FREE EXPERIENCE on TheRichest?Get Your Free Access Now!