Bruce Jenner is bravely revealing his most personal feelings about his gender transition in a very public way. And it’s just terrific that he will be surrounded by his loving Kardashian family when his Diane Sawyer tell-all interview on ABC airs.
Kim Kardashian couldn’t have been clearer at the Variety Power of Women event on April 25 — she and the rest of her family, including mom Kris Jenner, will be with him watching his Diane Sawyer interview.
Kardashian Viewing Party — Family Will Watch Bruce Jenner Interview
“We are watching it as a family,” Kim told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “I’m going to rush home after this amazing event and catch a flight to L.A. so we can all watch it together.”
That’s just wonderful.
This is an all-important moment for Bruce. “He knows this is going to be extremely emotional, especially for all his children and stepchildren, but at the same time there’s quite a bit of relief in the air too,” a source close to Bruce revealed exclusively to HollywoodLife.com.
Having to hold an enormous secret inside for sixty-five years and not be able to be your true self has been so difficult for Bruce — as it would be for anyone in his situation.
That’s why Bruce sees this interview as a celebratory moment, and one that he wants to share with those he loves the most — his family. It’s the reason that he has wanted to have a family viewing evening for all his Kardashian and Jenner children, an insider told us. He wanted them all to be together for the milestone moment.
“He’s happy that he’ll be surrounded by family for this big historic occasion and he’s comfortable and in a great place,” reveals the source.
Bruce is having catered food and champagne, because he sees going public as both a relief and a celebration. ” This has been 65 years in the making. Bruce is actually quite shocked he gets to live the life he’s always wanted to,” explains the source. “There was a time when he thought he’d go to his grave, never revealing his deep secret, let alone getting to live it.”
That would have been so sad.
Bruce Jenner: Loved And Supported By His Family ‘Till The End
Bruce has accomplished so much in his life: he holds the gold medal for the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics, he is a motivational speaker and a father and stepfather to ten children.
But if he never revealed who he truly was, even to his family, that would have been a tragedy.
His concerns about going public have been primarily about his children. “Those are the only ones I’m concerned with — I can’t let myself hurt them,” he told Diane Sawyer in a preview of his interview.
Well, Bruce, your children are going public with their support for you. Besides Kim speaking out about the entire family’s plans to be with you watching your interview, Kylie has also sent a very public message of loving support.
She took to Instagram on April 24 to post a funny photo of you in cut-off denim short shorts and a cropped T-shirt. It was a still taken of you when you made an adorable appearance in the hilarious film Can’t Stop The Music. Kylie added the caption: “daddy throwback. #Tonight #DianeSawyer #ABC #love.”
She couldn’t have been clearer. She loves you, as does all of your extended Kardashian/Jenner family. We’re so happy at HollywoodLife.com that you’re surrounded by love and emotional support from your family. They are setting an inspirational example, just like you are.
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Let me know.
— Bonnie Fuller