Bruce Jenner Promo Boosted By Mel Gibson's PR Rep Prior To Trans Surgery: Esther And Kris Jenner Speak Out [Video]

Bruce Jenner has become the subject of a promo series from ABC News, designed to whet the viewer's appetite for the full two-length special interview with Diane Sawyer. Now, in the second promo leading up to that April 24 air date, Jenner is seen giving more hints of just what he will reveal about his highly speculated gender transition, reported the Orlando Sentinel.

And while the promo ads give only hints, it's Bruce's own mother, 88-year-old Esther Jenner, who has been the most candid about her son's plans to become a woman.

"Right now, I am more proud of him for what he's allowing himself to do," declared Esther of her 65-year-old son.

Recalling how he won an Olympic gold medal, Jenner went one step further in thinking about the long journey that Bruce has traveled.

"I am more proud of him now than when he stood on that podium and put the gold medal around his neck."
As the Inquisitr reported, Bruce plans to follow the Diane Sawyer interview with his sex-change operation. The date of that procedure is scheduled for the end of May to the start of June.

Recognizing that he needs guidance on how to manage the increasing publicity surrounding his transition, Jenner has hired entertainment PR counselor Alan Nierob, according to O'Dwyer.

That's the same PR maven who worked with Mel Gibson, Steve Martin, Liam Neeson, and Denzel Washington. Nierob came on board Jenner's team following his car crash, which resulted in the death of a woman.

But what really will be revealed during that interview remains the subject of speculation only. From revealing a new name, as some tabloids have reported, to dating plans, the rumors continue to pile up.

As for Jenner's own family? Kris Jenner finally broke her silence, reported Yahoo UK.

Asked about the rumors that her ex-husband is transitioning, Kris was blunt.

"I'm not even answering that," she initially said. "It's just dumb."

However, Kris puts the emphasis on their relationship now that they are separated.

"Bruce is great. Bruce is good. We're good friends. In life, you realize on some level you're happier living apart than you are together and that's what happened with us. We just grew apart. We weren't getting along like two people in love should be getting along. And it's been kind of amazing, you know?"
What do you think about Bruce Jenner's promo videos above? Will you watch the special when it airs? Post your comments below.

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