After the release of that horribly photoshopped transphobic InTouch Magazine cover and a period of prying speculation, People Magazine has reported that a source close to the Kardashian-Jenner family has told them that Bruce Jenner is “transitioning to a woman.” People also reported that a “different Jenner insider” told them that there is a docu-series in the works about Bruce’s experience. According to People, the source says that the series “will air when he is ready to be open about his transition.”
Here’s what the unnamed source shared with People:
“Bruce is transitioning to a woman,” says a source close to the family. “He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he’s doing. He’s in such a great space. That’s why it’s the perfect time to do something like this.”[…]”He’s being very smart about and also respectful about his transition,” the insider says. “Instead of completely shocking everyone, his changes have been subtle, and his family has had the chance to slowly get used to his new looks and life.”
I think we all kind of knew that the Kardashian-Jenner clan was going to address the on-going (and totally ridiculous) speculation around Bruce’s gender identity but I definitely didn’t expect it to be this soon.
I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t eager to see the docu-series People mentioned but part of me feels like there’s this horribly voyeuristic element to turning such an intimate part of someone’s life into Prime time television. Bruce has always been my favorite member of the Kardashian, in part because he was the voice of reason who steered clear of the spotlight on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
If the reports are true, then it would appear that Bruce may be doing what makes him happy and I wish him all the luck (and the privacy) in the world.
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