Earlier this week, Bruce Jenner’s mum came forward to seemingly confirm that her son was undergoing a sex change operation, something that the 65-year-old’s ex-wife, Kris Jenner, had previously outright denied.
It has now come to light that the reason Kris was so against discussing Bruce’s male-to-female transition was because she wanted to protect the couple’s youngest two daughters, Kendall and Kylie.
It is reported that the reality star and ‘momager’ had hoped that by denying the rumours she would prevent the teen girls 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 a very 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.”
Bruce’s mum, Esther Jenner, came forward on Tuesday to showcase her undying support for the athlete, revealing that she had only just found out about his transition herself.
The proud mother told Radar Online: “I just learned about [his transition].
“Bruce filled me in, and we had a very long, long talk about it.
“I have never been more proud of Bruce for who he is, himself as a father, as an Olympian, a wonderful public speaker.
“He instills enthusiasm in people. He’s gifted.”
Esther went on to add that she “did not know” about her son’s gender battle until recently, but is fully supportive of his upcoming change, in fact, she couldn’t be more full of pride: “Right now I am more proud of him for what he’s allowing himself to do.
“I am more proud of him now than when he stood on that podium and put the gold medal around his neck.
“He deserves all the respect.
“I support him wholeheartedly. I just love him like I always have.”
N’aww, is anybody else getting a bit emosh?
The former Olympian has previously been said to be “relieved” that he has received nothing but support from all of his children and grandchildren, with these words of love from his mother no doubt being the cherry on top.
Whatever’s going on, we just know that as long as Bruce is happy, we are happy – and it is sounding to us like he couldn’t be happier.
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