Bruce Jenner, former stepfather to the enormously popular Kardashian girls, has booked the first interview acting in his new female persona. The two-hour interview with Diane Sawyer is set to air on April 24 on a special edition of 20/20 9:00 p.m. ET.
TMZ reports that Jenner will “set aside his male persona” for the entirety of the interview. Jenner will not be revealing his new name yet, which will be disappointing to many.
Though Jenner will not be dressed as a lady during the interview, he will be conducting himself in the feminine manner which he plans to live his life after the gender transition is complete. In a report by New York Daily News, former Olympic gold medalist Jenner will discuss his life starting at the tender age of five, and the difficulties he’s had living essentially as a female trapped in the body of a man. Bruce Jenner: The Interview, which was filmed in February, will also touch on aspects at varying poignant times in his life.
Much of the interview will address how the decision to change gender has affected the Jenner and Kardashian family. The recent divorce from wife Kris Jenner, mom of Keeping Up With the Kardashians clan, has given way to many rumors but little true information as to how the family feels about the upheaval Jenner has caused. The interview is set to pinpoint this matter.
When Kris Jenner married Bruce in April of 1991, she already had four young children: Robert, Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian. In a true yours, mine and ours scenario, Bruce Jenner also had four children: Burt, Casey, Brandon and Brody. The couple have two children together, Kendall and Kylie Jenner. There is no accurate account of whether or not Kris was aware of Bruce’s wish to be a woman, but either way, after sharing a life together for nearly 24 years, the divorce, officially finalized last month, must have been a blow for the Kardashian mom.
The Kardashian family is not known for secrecy, however in this matter regarding patriarch Jenner, their lips are tightly sealed. Unfortunately, it looks like we are set to wait for Bruce Jenner: The Interview to air at the end of April before we learn the whole story behind the desire for gender transition.
What do you think about this? Is Bruce Jenner abandoning his family, or realizing an important dream?