Bruce Jenner to Open Up About Gender Transition: Sources

Sources say he'll sit down for interview, star in reality series
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2015 10:01 AM CST
Bruce Jenner to Open Up About Gender Transition: Sources
This Feb. 16, 2010, file photo originally released by shows Bruce Jenner at the DRIVE4COPD "Race for the Missing Millions" pit stop in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/www.Drive4COPD, Casey Rodgers, file)

Multiple gossip outlets are reporting that Bruce Jenner is indeed transgender, and Page Six reports that the 65-year-old Olympic champion and Kardashian stepfather will sit down with Diane Sawyer for an ABC News interview airing in May about the process of transitioning to a woman. That last bit has apparently caused some drama: As BuzzFeed reports, Jenner has also been filming his own docuseries about the transition for E!, the network that has long aired Kardashian reality shows, and E! is part of the NBC Universal family. NBC News is reportedly not happy that ABC won the sit-down interview. (Although, as BuzzFeed notes, "NBC’s only hope is that with the Kardashian-Jenners, anything can happen.")

Jenner's transition is also expected to be addressed on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and while ex-wife Kris Jenner hasn't said anything about it publicly, daughter Kim acknowledged last week that Bruce is on a "journey," and though she wouldn't give details, he's "the happiest" she's ever seen him. "I feel like that's his journey to talk about," she told Entertainment Tonight. "I think when the time is right, he'll talk about whatever he wants to talk about. I just think it's his story to talk about, not really mine." BuzzFeed notes that due to the secrecy surrounding Jenner and what he's going through, the tabloid press has been covering it in a "lurid" fashion, with gossip magazines making such "tasteful" moves as photoshopping a picture of Jenner's face onto an actress's body. (Jenner's mom recently confirmed his transition.)

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