It has been widely reported that Bruce Jenner is in the process of undergoing a sex change, with various sources – including the 65-year-old’s own mother – confirming that he is transgender.
Now, the Olympic athlete is thought to have shocked his tight-knit family by revealing that he has known that he was born the wrong gender since he was just five year’s old, and has been keeping his “true self” hidden from the famous klan for their entire lives.
According to TMZ, despite his inner battle, Bruce has “never been female” around his children or ex-wife, Kris Jenner, which is believed to mean that he hasn’t worn female clothing in front of them, nor has he spoken out about his transition until now.
It has previously been said that notorious ‘momager’, Kris, has known about Bruce’s upcoming male-to-female transition for years, and the only reason that she denied the rumours was to protect the couple’s youngest daughters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, from being teased.
A source told RadarOnline: “It certainly was no secret to Kris, and she was aware of Bruce’s female tendencies from very early on.
“Yet, Kris chose to have children with Bruce.
“And as their daughters, Kendall and Kylie got older, and the rumours about their dad were making the rounds, Kris was forced to lie about it to protect the girls.”
By the sounds of it, Bruce’s daughters were aware of the speculation surrounding their dad from an early age, with the source adding: “From a very young age, the girls, especially Kylie, would ask Kris why people would say that about Bruce.
“Kris didn’t know what to say because it was true, but she didn’t want the girls to know.
“Denying it was the only thing Kris could do, it was almost as though Kris thought if she kept denying it, Bruce would stop.
“Everything that Kris did was to protect the girls because she didn’t want them to get teased by their friends.”
Meanwhile, Bruce’s mum, Esther Jenner, came forward to showcase her undying love and support for the star, however, she revealed that she had only just learned about his transition herself.
Bruce has not yet commented on his gender reassignment in public, but he has filmed a tell-all interview with Diane Sawyer about the speculation.
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