Bruce is not in the process of becoming a woman, according to a new report but he is said to be suffering from an ‘identity crisis.’ HollywoodLife.com spoke with top experts who reveal that Bruce might be suffering from a disease known as body dysmorphia.
Bruce Jenner‘s looks have been dramatically changing but it’s only because he’s trying to look more “youthful,” according to People magazine. The former Olympian has reportedly “never expressed interest in becoming a woman” but the family friend reveals that he is going through a “personal transition” now that he and Kris Jenner have split.
Bruce Jenner Suffering From Body Dysmorphia?
Body dysmorphia is considered to be a mental illness which manifests when an individual takes “excessive concern” about their physical appearance, which they perceive is flawed. Although People’s source claims Bruce is not suffering from this disease, Dr. Gilda Carle tells HollywoodLife.com that this most certainly could explain Bruce’s constant nips and tucks.
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“Bruce Jenner seems really unhappy with the physical cards he’s been dealt,” Dr Gilda Carle, 30-Second Therapist at the Today Show tells us. “BDD is imagined ugliness. Obviously, if Bruce is that unhappy with his body this may be an apt diagnosis.”
A family friend claims that Bruce is definitely having an “identity crisis,” especially since his marriage of 20 years has ended.
“He wanted to grow his hair long, so he did,” the source says. “He wants to get manicures, so he gets them. And he’s always hated the way his Adam’s apple stuck out.”
The source makes it seem like he might consider getting more plastic surgery and this time to get rid of his “man boobs.”
Bruce is definitely concerned with his looks and always ha been. The show made him more hyper-aware. Certain angles make him look like he has ‘man boobs.’ He knows that and he hates it.
The family friend adds that Bruce’s changing looks are simply because he wants to look and feel young again.
“The guy is getting older and doing what he can to keep a youthful look,” the source says. “If that means plastic surgery, so be it.”
Bruce Jenner Feeling ‘Tremendous’ After Surgery
Bruce, Kylie and Khloe went out to lunch, and HollywoodLife.com can reveal that they actually discussed Bruce’s recent surgery where he had his Adam’s Apple shaved down.
“All is great,” a source told us Bruce told the girls. “I’m feeling tremendous.”
The insider also told us that Khloe was very understanding.
“Khloe also told him how much he means to her,” the source added. “How he’s such an important man, an inspiration in her life and how she supports his decision to leave the show.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Bruce is suffering from body dysmorphia?
— Reporting by Caitlin Beck, Written by Chloe Melas