Jenner’s extended family is still adjusting to the former Olympic
decathlon champion’s decision to live as a woman, his stepdaughter Kim
Kardashian said Monday.
65-year-old Bruce Jenner, seen here February 3, 2010, in New York, went
public on his ongoing transition from male to female in a two-hour
television interview, telling ABC’s Diane Sawyer, “For all intents and
purposes, I am a woman.” (AFP Photo/Stan Honda)
think as long as he is happy and he wants to live his life however he
wants to live it, that just makes me happy. And I support him 100
percent,” she said in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show.
65-year-old Jenner went public on his ongoing transition from male to
female in a two-hour television interview Friday, telling ABC’s Diane
Sawyer: “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman.”
1976 Olympic gold medalist, who later in life returned to the spotlight
as the low-key step-dad in “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Jenner
surprised many in recent months as the gradual change in his appearance
became more evident.
– who is married to rap star Kanye West — said reports that the family
was divided were “all made up,” but she admitted: “There is still an
adjustment and there’s family therapy and we’re really close.”
She said there had been “hundreds” of family meetings, with expressions of “every emotion you could possibly imagine.”
said the family also had been consulting with organizations like GLAAD,
an advocacy group on gay, lesbian and transgender issues, on issues
such as “what do we call him? Do we say him or her? How do you be
Bruce has always been really, really good at explaining everything to
us even though it’s really new and these are new feelings — not newer
feelings for him, but for us to digest. He’s done a good job of walking
us through it.”
2007, they appeared together on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” with
their two children — Kendall and Kylie Jenner — and her four children
from a previous marriage.