In an interview with Diane Sawyer (view here) a little while ago, Bruce Jenner, the former Olympian called "The world greatest athlete," finally revealed a secret that he has kept to himself for decades. He started the interview with this, “For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman,” he told Diane Sawyer during ABC News’ “20/20.” He continued, “People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life -- it is part of me,” Jenner, 65, said. “That female side is part of me. That’s who I am.” Bruce talked about his battle with transgender identity. As he continued the interview, he referred to himself as "Bruce and her." He said, “I look at it this way—Bruce always telling a lie. He’s lived a lie his whole life about who he is. And I can’t do that any longer." My brain is much more female than it is male,” he added. “It’s hard for people to understand that, but that’s what my soul is.” Bruce revealed that the first time he knew he was different was when he wore his mother's dress and dresses from his sister's closet in 1950 saying, “I marked the closet so when I put it back I could put it all back, everything back in the exact same spot so I wouldn’t get caught and, at the time, I didn’t know why I was doing it besides it just made me feel good.” He also spoke about cross dressing as well in his adulthood. “I’d literally go up into the hotel room, change [into women’s] clothes, and walk around,” Jenner said. What many thought was a secret he kept to himself, as listed above, Jenner revealed that for decades, his 'ex-wives and sister kept the secret of his gender identity.' Jenner recently told his six biological children – Burt, Cassandra, Brandon, Brody, Kendall and Kylie -- and four step children Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian. When asked about his children reaction, Bruce said, “They all cried. Mainly because they didn’t want anybody to hurt dad. They are very protective of me.” Shortly after the interview aired, the wait was over and the world was Introduced to Caitlyn Jenner below.
Caitlyn Jenner was introduced to the world on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.
Jenner children has been very supportive of her transition and last night at the ESPY Award was no different. Her children wore black and came together as she accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
Jenner looked beautiful as she accepted her award.
Overcome by emotions, she started to cried during her speech. Presenting Jenner with the award was Abby Wambach of the U.S. soccer team. Jenner received a standing ovation. During her speech, she thank Diane Sawyer. The two are now friends since the interview when Jenner revealed what many already knew due to the media coverage. Sawyer was also one of the first people excluding family to see Bruce Jenner transformed into Caitlyn Jenner.
During her speech, Jenner said that, "This transition has been harder on me than anything I can imagine, I never wanted to hurt anyone else, most of all my family and my kids," as she wiped tears from her eyes. Speaking about the Trans community, Jenner said: "If you want to call me names, make jokes and doubt my intentions, go ahead, because the reality is I can take it," she said. "But for thousands of kids out there coming to terms with the reality of who they are, they shouldn't have to take it." She continued, "Trans people deserve something vital; they deserve your respect. From that respect comes a more compassionate community." Watch the full speach below.
Most have criticized 17-year-old Kylie Jenner outfit of choice, saying that her looks are inappropriate for a child her age, due to the revealing nature of her outfits, last night she was completely covered up, but still looked beyond her years. Her look however last night, was beautiful and she looked great. While most of Jenner children opted to skip the red carpet because it was her night, daughter Kylie and Kendall Jenner both did not shy away from the red carpet. Big brother Brody Jenner and his girlfriend Kaitlyn Carter also walked the red carpet. Rob Kardashian who is fighting a few battles of his own, did not attend. See more images and watch Jenner speech below.
Sister Act: Kylie and Kendall both looked amazing as they stopped to pose for pictures on the red carpet.
Model Behavior: Kendall Jenner, looked beautiful as she walked the red carpet to support Caitlyn.
Another Kaitlyn Jenner is in the works in the name department if they do get married, but coincidently she has the Kardashians "K" trend going. Brody Jenner and girlfriend Kaitlyn Carter, walked the red carpet to support his dad. Caitlyn Jenner did say in the interview, that she wants her children to continue to call her dad.
Congratulations again Caitlyn Jenner. Continue to enjoy your inner peace now that you're living your truth. We don't have to agree, but we can respect people choices. Admire your courage.
Author: Ms. Vina
Join her and get an inside look of her life, as a writer/blogger, entrepreneur, Information Technology, and fashion expert. Watch her evolve as she makes her dreams reality by accomplishing one goal at the time.